In the past (before my c max) I would change both cars oil and filter on same day. This all depended on when one of the cars got to a certain mileage. As long as I was getting dirty, I figured I would do both cars and be done. This worked out well.
Now, I havent found a straight answer regarding changing oil on the c Max if the oil minder hasnt already lit. Question is Even though the oil change reminder isnt lit at the moment, IF I change the oil, will I be able to reset the oil minder so it knows the oil has been changed right now at this moment? I would hate to get out of sync with the oil minder not knowiing I just now changed the oil.
another question is Can I somehow view what the oil minder is currently thinking about the current oil? You know, at what stage the current oil life is in its opinion?
Last question about this (I hope) After I have the oil filter and oil swapped out, I ALWAYS start the engine and look for oil filter leaks. HOW do you, could you, start the ICE while its still up on ramps? in other words, how could I force the ICE on immediately without running the battery down by running the ac or heat etc?
While I really like the idea of the cover on bottom of engine, I also really dislike having to deal with the plastic fasteners that hold it up. I have had a few cars like this and its a love / hate relationship. You guys find it a hassle too? Seems I will have to remove one of the fasteners and then buy a few just like it before I start the job in case I break or lose some of em.
Thanks for your input