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Old 05-16-2011, 08:14 AM
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Question Resetting "change oil soon" Message

I don't have my owners manual handy for my 2010 F-150 and was wondering how to reset the "change oil soon" message that appears everytime I start the truck. Thanks
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:16 AM
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Ahhh, but you have access to the Internet.

https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenan...ls/default.asp
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:40 AM
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Yes, my "change oil message" recently came on and only after about 3,000 miles. What's up with that?
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How many months since it was changed? It's not computed based solely on miles...
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How many months since it was changed? It's not computed based solely on miles...
I think its been about 6 months. There are instructions on how to reset it and I did that then and now the oil warning message is back. Easy to reset, just could not understand why it was back so soon. More of an academic issue than a PIA.
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The new 2011 5.0L says oil changes every 10,00 miles. THAT'S CRAZY!!

I've reset my computer to 60% (6,000 miles) and use only synthetic oil. I got the maintenance package - free oil changes for 3 years.
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The new 2011 5.0L says oil changes every 10,00 miles. THAT'S CRAZY!!

I've reset my computer to 60% (6,000 miles) and use only synthetic oil. I got the maintenance package - free oil changes for 3 years.
Not saying you're wrong, but future buyers should read the fine print.

It usually means free scheduled oil changes based on the manufacturer's recommended maximum interval based on standard (not severe) service using MC 5W20 syn blend.

FWIW, there have been plenty of owners that have had UOAs done after 7500 miles (MC 5W20 syn blend) with excellent results.
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Not saying you're wrong, but future buyers should read the fine print.

It usually means free scheduled oil changes based on the manufacturer's recommended maximum interval based on standard (not severe) service using MC 5W20 syn blend.

FWIW, there have been plenty of owners that have had UOAs done after 7500 miles (MC 5W20 syn blend) with excellent results.

I most certainly understand what you're saying. I told the dealer myself that the owners manual said that the intervals were 10,000 miles. They said that the plan I got (dealer add-on) was scheduled for every 3,000 miles but agreed that 10,000 was too much - especially because I tow lots of weight. We agreed to split the difference at 6,000 miles.

I agree, we'll see what they do when the 2nd change is due. The first one was done at 6,000 miles.
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