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#21 OFFLINE   David Moore

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 05:28 AM

I have not ever heard of C-Max owners having  to add oil between changes before. Since you drive mostly hybrid it will be interesting to see if the oil change notification message occurs at less that 20k miles. Also the 2013 model uses 5w20 and newer models now use 0w20. 

 

Tom

The oil level is down at the bottom hole of the dipstick.  https://goo.gl/photo...71DVDB1ppC1dPCA

 

I may just top it up but if a tire shop is going to charge me $20-30 to rotate the tires it probably makes better sense just to get the oil and tires done at the dealership.  I haven't done my air filter either and I might just add that to the list too although I wouldn't mind having a go at pulling that out myself.  I did the cabin filter in about 15 minutes.  









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#22 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 07:36 PM

I just went and checked my oil, 9k miles later (49k now) and its still on the full mark.  Out of the 9k maybe like 4k are ICE.

 

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#23 OFFLINE   wcshaff

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 02:11 PM

Just had my complimentary oil change at the Ford dealership.  2013 C-Max with 19K miles, owned 3-1/2 years.  The oil light had not come on for the first time, perhaps because of the high percentage of electric miles with the car.  In any case, I talked with the service manager and he said Ford was seeing sludge build-up in these cars when waiting this long between oil changes. It seems that the recommendation may be moving to more frequent changes, say every 10-12K miles.   



#24 OFFLINE   Tom_NC_1

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 06:47 PM

Just had my complimentary oil change at the Ford dealership.  2013 C-Max with 19K miles, owned 3-1/2 years.  The oil light had not come on for the first time, perhaps because of the high percentage of electric miles with the car.  In any case, I talked with the service manager and he said Ford was seeing sludge build-up in these cars when waiting this long between oil changes. It seems that the recommendation may be moving to more frequent changes, say every 10-12K miles.


The manual recommends 20k miles or two years so you are way over time time window. It is interesting that the IOLM does not show a reminder after two years. The IOLM track the milage as I have observed using an xgauge in my ScanGauge. I have heard nothing from Ford about changing the oil change recommendations. After my second oil change at 39k miles just prior to a long trip the dealer service did put a reminder sticker on the window for an oil change in 6 months or 5k miles. I think they do that on every car that gets an oil change, indicating that the dealers don't read the manuals.

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#25 OFFLINE   fotomoto

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 07:22 AM



The manual recommends 20k miles or two years so you are way over time time window. 

 

I recently got my indication.    I got in on the half price Mobil One rebate offer so total costs for DIY was about $15 for a full syn oil change. :2thumbs:   https://mobiloil.com...and-mobil-super

 

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Being I have a 2013 purchased in 2014, it's well over the two year time frame so it's probably safe to say the warning is only mileage based.    :wink:       I saved a sample to send in for analysis.   :detective:


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#26 OFFLINE   dicko

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:48 AM

I just got my notice but it popped up at 12k miles for a 2014 model. So somewhere along the line Ford lowered the threshold for the warning.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 09:25 PM

Mine popped up at exactly 20200 miles also.

 

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#28 OFFLINE   Levi Smith

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 05:53 AM

I just got my notice but it popped up at 12k miles for a 2014 model. So somewhere along the line Ford lowered the threshold for the warning.

How much of the time are you driving on gas?



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Posted 09 August 2016 - 07:04 AM

Can't say. I've only put 5 tanks of gas in it in the two years since bought it.



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Posted 09 August 2016 - 07:42 AM

Can't say. I've only put 5 tanks of gas in it in the two years since bought it.

Have you run into the oil maintenance mode at all?

 

Just wondering if the oil life monitor actually determined some reason in your case that the interval would be shorter or if there is some other functional change.



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Posted 09 August 2016 - 02:00 PM

Nope, never had the  oil maintenance notice.

 

I'm thinking maybe there's some sort of time criteria.  I only put 6000 miles a year on it and its been 2 years. It could be triggering on the time frame rather than on the mileage.



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Posted 09 August 2016 - 02:29 PM

It is, either 20k miles or 2 years whichever comes first.

 

By the way, I should say this, don't treat this car like an electric only vehicle...don't forget you also paid for an engine with the car so go places and use that also, not just the battery.  If you limit your range to stay on electric all the time, you'll end up with a dead battery and a new engine down the road (or maybe a rusted one), you know what I mean?

 

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 02:30 PM

 I only put 6000 miles a year on it and its been 2 years. It could be triggering on the time frame rather than on the mileage.

 

Mine tripped at approx. 3 years/20k miles but I'd say that nearly 90% of my ICE driving is long duration, high speed driving which is easy on oil.



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 03:27 PM

I drive the 2013 model C-MAX Energi.  My oil maintenance notice never triggered before I had the oil changed at 20,492 total miles.  This was after driving the car for two years and six months.  I've driven the car now for a little over four years.  Total mileage now is 28,995.  I've changed the oil just that one time in October 2015.

 

Looking at my invoice, I see that Sunnyvale Ford charged me for additives that I never asked for — BG MOA Oil Supplement and BG CF5 Fuel System Cleaner.  Is it because the C-MAX Energi is a PHEV that requires infrequent oil changes?  I would guess no — that it's probably just standard procedure for an oil change at Sunnyvale Ford.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:04 PM

I have changed mine at 20k miles.  It is like any other car except for the 6 or so bolts to remove the under-carriage  protector.     With my driving 20k miles equates to about 3-4K of ICE usage.   Easy reset procedure on the dash to (several YouTubes) if you want to DIY.  Mobil One is cheap at wally world in the 5 quart containers for the 0w20 or 5-w-20 weights.  Maybe costco too is now carrying those weights and the mobil 1 is cheap.  Wallyworld and AZ also carry motorcraft synblend (not sure if the have that weight.)










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