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#4698456 - 03/18/18 10:03 AM Ford Oll life schedule
Camprunner Offline


Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 1002
Loc: MA.
So I just purchased a 2017 Lincoln MKZ with the 3.0 twin turbo. It does not seem that I can choose when the OLM will go off in miles. Lincoln says the OLM should go off no more than 7,500 miles or less? Frankly I would rather change the oil no more than 6,500 miles this motor being a twin turbo direct injection motor.

First off does anyone know on most Ford & Lincoln's can you set the OLM to go off at a specified millage? And what do you all think of changing at 6,500 miles instead of 7,500? I will be having the dealer change it they use Motorcraft simi synthetic and the car has a recommended 5w30.

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#4698458 - 03/18/18 10:06 AM Re: Ford Oll life schedule [Re: Camprunner]
JLTD Offline


Registered: 12/15/17
Posts: 361
Loc: US
Congrats on the new car. On the last Ford I owned, you had the option to set the oil life at a certain %, not a distance. I don't know anything about the 3.0TT engine's oil longevity so would use a UOA to decide if it were me.
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#4698467 - 03/18/18 10:15 AM Re: Ford Oll life schedule [Re: JLTD]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: JLTD
...... the option to set the oil life at a certain %, not a distance.


If you can do this, it is far more useful information.
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#4698502 - 03/18/18 10:43 AM Re: Ford Oll life schedule [Re: Camprunner]
tcp71 Offline


Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 237
Loc: Alberta
Setting the Olm to a percentage was removed on the fords Iím aware of it 2015 or so. You can only reset these days. The 3.0 is based on the CGI block 2.7 tt used in fords. It tends to dilute the oil somewhat. I would stick with to 5k mile changes. Things to watch for:
Composite oil pan has proven troublesome to seal on the 2.7. Watch for wet spots.
The oil drains in a gush. It comes out FAST. huge mess if youíre not ready.

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#4698546 - 03/18/18 11:25 AM Re: Ford Oll life schedule [Re: Camprunner]
Old Mustang Guy Offline


Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 964
Loc: Rockwall, Texas
I would change at 5k and reset it. That's what I did on the Acadia. Of course it had D.I. And known timing chain wear issues.

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#4698793 - 03/18/18 04:07 PM Re: Ford Oll life schedule [Re: Camprunner]
Whimsey Offline


Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 4011
Loc: The Garden State
Our 2017 Explorer 2.3 EB's iOLM cannot be adjusted for % of oil life you want. It can only be reset. And after a year it appears that the iOLM in this Explorer is only a mileage count down to 10,000 miles. It doesn't matter the driving conditions, whether local, highway, summer or winter it always counts down 10% for every 1,000 miles driven. I've been doing UOA's to try to determine the OCI's I should do based on the season.

Whimsey

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#4698873 - 03/18/18 05:27 PM Re: Ford Oll life schedule [Re: Camprunner]
Camprunner Offline


Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 1002
Loc: MA.
I think I will stick with 5,000 mile OCI I have a feeling this motor will be tough on oil I will do a UOA after the motor is broken in or around 10,000 miles to see where I am at.

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#4698967 - 03/18/18 06:56 PM Re: Ford Oll life schedule [Re: Camprunner]
advocate Offline


Registered: 01/17/12
Posts: 112
Loc: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The 2.7 and 3.0 are proving to be pretty easy on oil. Use a good synthetic oil and follow the monitor while under warranty. Nothing to worry about on them. If you feel like changing it soon then sure why not. Just keep track of your mileage and do it. But the iolm will adjust the interval to your habits. And you likely will not see the full max interval anyways. Just about every uoa Iíve seen looks fine on them. I wouldnít worry.

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#4699050 - 03/18/18 08:07 PM Re: Ford Oll life schedule [Re: Camprunner]
Onug Offline


Registered: 03/19/12
Posts: 306
Loc: Washington, USA
As others have pointed out, Fordís iOLM will adjust the % remaining based upon your driving habits. It maxes out at 10,000 miles and drops from there. Normal driving will probably keep you right around 10,000 miles. I do a fair amount of idling and mine has dropped to around 8,000 this cycle.

The 5,000 mile OCI is kind of a baseline for EB owners, especially if you donít care to perform a UOA and see how things are working. After the first 10-15k miles, I recommend going 5,000 miles or down to about 20% remaining on the OLM and testing the oil to see how things look.
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#4699308 - 03/19/18 04:50 AM Re: Ford Oll life schedule [Re: Whimsey]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 17148
Loc: PNW
Originally Posted By: Whimsey
Our 2017 Explorer 2.3 EB's iOLM cannot be adjusted for % of oil life you want. It can only be reset. And after a year it appears that the iOLM in this Explorer is only a mileage count down to 10,000 miles. It doesn't matter the driving conditions, whether local, highway, summer or winter it always counts down 10% for every 1,000 miles driven. I've been doing UOA's to try to determine the OCI's I should do based on the season.

Whimsey


I know 2015+ Mustangs OLM will count down even if the car sits in the garage. Ford has programmed it to go from 100% to 0% in 365 days. Not sure if that is negated to some degree due to the car being driven. Just saying it will count down without even being driven because Ford wants you to change the oil every year even if the mileage requirement isn't met.
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#4699458 - 03/19/18 08:34 AM Re: Ford Oll life schedule [Re: Camprunner]
tmorris1 Offline


Registered: 07/15/03
Posts: 2312
Loc: MN
The one on my 2012 F-150 5.0L seems to be almost straight mileage related for 10k. If I set to 100% it is at 50% at 5000 no matter how I drive (winter or summer). I change around 5-7.5k. Maybe the newer Fords are smarter, but mine doesn't seem to be.


Edited by tmorris1 (03/19/18 08:35 AM)

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