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Suzie68
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Oil change interval change

Post by Suzie68 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:31 am

I'm trying to remember how to change the oil life reminder and can't remember how it goes. Anyone remember/

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mmsstar
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Re: Oil change interval change

Post by mmsstar » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:21 pm

1. Select this function from the
SETUP control for current display
mode.

"OIL LIFE XXX"
"RESET IF NEW"


2. Press and release the RESET
control to display “IF NEW OIL
HOLD RESET”.

3. Press and hold the RESET
control to display OIL LIFE SET TO
100%. Your oil life is now reset.

To set the oil life to 100% without system warnings displayed:
Press SETUP to display “PRESS RESET FOR SYS CHECK”.


1. Press RESET to start the System
Check which will display “OIL LIFE
XX% RESET IF NEW”.


2. Press and hold the RESET until
“IF NEW OIL HOLD RESET” is
displayed, then release.

3. Press and hold RESET control
again until OIL LIFE SET TO 100%
is displayed. Your oil life is now
reset.

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The first time I got the oil changed I did it at one of those quick lube places, it took longer to rest it than it did to change the oil :lol: Since then the dealer has changed oil & serviced it and they reset it
Drove an 06 LTD FWD from July 08 to August 10, moved on to a 2011 Flex

Suzie68
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Re: Oil change interval change

Post by Suzie68 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:29 pm

Thanks, but that isn't what I meant.
I want to change the drain interval, before, I changed it from 3000 to 5000 miles, now I would like to try changing it to 10000 miles.
That's the beauty of Amsoil, and sending in to be analyzed.
And please keep your opinions on 10000 mile oil change to yourself, I've been using Amsoil for 20+ years and it's never let me down.

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Re: Oil change interval change

Post by mmsstar » Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:54 pm

Since Ford reccomends changing the oil after 5000 miles I don't think you can change the "nag" to anything else. I could be wrong.

FWIW I have not seen any one posting on being able to (or come to think of it, wanting to) change the interval either here or on the Tarus/Five Hundred or Fusion forums
Drove an 06 LTD FWD from July 08 to August 10, moved on to a 2011 Flex

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Re: Oil change interval change

Post by WGRoper » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:35 am

I wish I could do this as well. I run synthetic oil and use a 7500 mile interval. I have an app on my iPhone that I use to keep up with maintenance, so it nags me when the mileage comes around, but I wish I could change the interval in the Driver Info Center thingy.
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