... great! This is all relevant to the driving conditions, load, distance, and temperature, all play a role. However, this crap about one size fits all oil service intervals is without doubt horse poopI checked my oil today at the 2500 mile interval because I was curious about the dirty burnt oil you had discovered. I’m glad to say that my oil level was full and still very clean.
Hi , I have a XL ECO 4K with 4K in 4 months.
I just checked the oil and it is clear and golden color and right on the line. We did take it on a 1000 mile week trip with hard pulls in the Sierra’s but most was flat land.
I am going to change it at 5k , but thanks for letting me know.
love my Maverick.
You still have to go by the owners manual. The oil life monitor is not going to protect your warranty.Ford uses an iOLM, an algorithm running in it's computer, to keep track of engine stress & determine a good guess on oil life. Your dash light then comes on to tell you it is time to change oil. Simple as that.
Actually, the iOLM does protect you, in the Owners Manual clearly stated, unless you are in a very dusty environment. The iOLM does not account for dust, as in desert environments.You still have to go by the owners manual. The oil life monitor is not going to protect your warranty.
I am hoping the DI fuel dilution will help reduce the turbo oil coking concern/Sarcasm. A 5k oil change interval will be what I am using considering climate and usage conditions. You have got to consider all the pertinent factors for your own oil change interval.I don't need to analyze oil. I get customer that come that do for engine rebuilds, I can show you bearing failures if you like from these prolonged intervals, specifically at direct injections (turbo or not).. Main thing is fuel dilution, look it up. It is an bearing killer cause thins the oil but keep sending you oil in if it makes you feel better.
And the 3k is not my recommendation, it is Ford's engineers requirements so you can take that up with them.
Oil sealed up in a bottle or jug is not exposed to temperature swings & H2O & gasoline exposure from combustion. Also mechanical shearing with extreme pressure & temperature. This is what ages oil (oxidation, sludge formation, molecular shearing, etc.). A bottle is extremely easy on oil, & it can last for 30 years in there. Spec becomes obsolete though.If oil goes bad after a year why do the containers in the stores not have expiration dates?
Is that with the catch cans or without ? Thanks
Since earlier in the week, I have been planning to hit the road this weekend, and during a fluid inspection on my 2022 EcoBoost-powered Ford Maverick, I discovered that my oil was trashed. I am talking about dark, with a burnt and gas smell. Although it is pretty HOT out here in Southwest Florida, the viscosity was also quite heaving for a 5W 30. I am not sure if Ford is shipping these trucks with a unique break-in formulation, but if your odometer has clocked more the 2500 miles, I think you need to consider an oil service soon, rather than later. Here is my experience with a few extra mods. As always, your comments and suggestions are always welcome!
Again wrong. See reading comprehension is not your strong suit but that's ok. That's why we are here to give the correct info. First, oil change should not exceed a year between changes or 10k which ever comes first. You drive 1000 miles a year then you still need to change it once a year regardless of what the oil monitor says.Actually, the iOLM does protect you, in the Owners Manual clearly stated, unless you are in a very dusty environment. The iOLM does not account for dust, as in desert environments.
The Owners Manual clearly states to change oil when the iOLM dash light comes on.
if mistakes are made, engine warranty could be in trouble:
If you or a tech forgets to reset the oil-change reminder at each oil change, you should never exceed 10k miles or 1 year as a final rule. The iOLM already applies those limits but people often forget to reset the iOLM, essentially telling it u just changed oil and filter.
Then warranty is protected.
Mercury in your tuna affecting something upstairs? ....Again wrong. See reading comprehension is not your strong suit but that's ok. That's why we are here to give the correct info.
So you agree on the one year and 5k miles for dusty areas which is not going by the oil life monitor which was my point. And you mind quoting the owners manual about hot climate so we can really see who has a reading comprehension issue?Mercury in your tuna affecting something upstairs? ....
You're obviously not an engineer, technician, or for that matter anybody familiar with Ford's Owner's Manual or Ford's requirements, or the industry's history with OLM algorithms.
It's OK, your ignorance can be corrected by Mechanical Engineers on this forum.
First, obviously, on page 439 of the Owner's Manual, there are 2 statements saying to use the iOLM dashboard warning light:
"Your vehicle lets you know when an oil
change is due by displaying a message in
the information display."
"Your vehicle comes with an oil change
reminder that determines when you should
change the engine oil based on how you
use your vehicle."
It keeps track of heat/cold cycles, duration, and all, even for taxi severe-service type usage. (page 443 of OM).
As I already clearly stated, again here, dusty conditions cut the max 10k miles, 1-year oil change interval in half, page 443 of the OM.
You're also confused about the "Hot Climate Oil Change Intervals" where Ford says Africa, Middle East, etc., countries where they may not be able to get oil a step above just basic SM or SN quality (i.e., no WSS-M2C962-A1 or for that matter the typical dexos1 level oil, and maybe none of the N. American market viscosities aren't available), they do ask for 3k mile intervals with inferior oils in hot 3rd world countries, yes. That's not the U.S. & Canada.