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Old 11-28-2016, 09:24 AM   #16
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I've emailed my dealer for advice as mine also recently came on (change oil now) at around 3600kms.

Will post back with their reply later today.
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My oil life is down to 90% just 251 kms after I changed the oil and reset it. That projects to just 2,510 kms before it is going to tell me I need to change the oil again !
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Ok, so the receptionist at the dealership just got back to me.

The technician advised her that the sensor is part of an "intelligent" system and that the oil should be changed.

Was quoted $325 for the privilege.

My car was built nearly a year ago, so it could probably do with one.

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My mechanic charged $100 including a genuine Ford oil filter.
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Ok, so the receptionist at the dealership just got back to me.

The technician advised her that the sensor is part of an "intelligent" system and that the oil should be changed.

Was quoted $325 for the privilege.

My car was built nearly a year ago, so it could probably do with one.

Hey Drew,

What the hell are they using for Oil, liquid gold.

My last 2 HSV Clubsport R8's, had the oil changed every 7500 kms.

They took 8 litres of oil.

I bought 2 x 5 litre bottles of Mobil 1 5W 30 at around $80 per bottle, total $160, from Repco, (on their 20% or 30% off weekends).

The HSV Dealer charged $80 to change the oil.
That was 45 minutes.

Total price, $240 and I had 2 litres left over.

My last Clubsport had the oil changed in April this year, so the prices are current.

I plan to supply my own oil, probably Mobil 1 5W 30 when I get my first oil change in my Mustang.

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What oil does our car need?
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What the hell are very using for Oil, liquid gold.
They call them stealerships for a reason!

Looking at local options for oil changes - the cynic inside me suspects that this "Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor" has been designed and implemented for no other reason than to massage the dealership bottom line.
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FWIW I got the dealer to change mine at the 3000km service. It ran up to about the $280 mark. The indication was that the oil filter is in a terrible spot so it's more labour to get to it, but when I've seen someone in the US complain that they got ripped off at 100 bucks...

That's likely to be the only time they ever change it.
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What oil does our car need?
They need a 5W-20 synthetic to spec WSS-M2C945-A or ACEA A5/B5. Nominal volume 7.5 litres. I used a Nulon fully synthetic 5W-20 that met WSS-M2C945-A ($100 for 10 litres from Super Cheap.)

Note that it is just the oil that needs changing when the message comes-up - not the filter as well. (Means it's a nice simple exercise.)
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Looking at local options for oil changes - the cynic inside me suspects that this "Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor" has been designed and implemented for no other reason than to massage the dealership bottom line.
Your inner cynic and mine would get along just fine
I wonder if I change the oil, take a sample of the used oil to be tested and it comes back as fine and not requiring a change if FordAU are going to reimburse costs?
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They need a 5W-20 synthetic to spec WSS-M2C945-A or ACEA A5/B5. Nominal volume 7.5 litres. I used a Nulon fully synthetic 5W-20 that met WSS-M2C945-A ($100 for 10 litres from Super Cheap.)

Note that it is just the oil that needs changing when the message comes-up - not the filter as well. (Means it's a nice simple exercise.)
Our Australian delivered Mustangs require 5W-30.

This has been decided by Ford Australia, taking into account of our climatic conditions.

This specification is listed on Page 194 of your Australian Mustang Owners Manual.

I have spoken to Ford Australia Technical Advice on 2 occasions, re the Oil Viscosity for our Australian Mustangs.

On both occasions they advised 5W-30, not 5W-20 as on the Oil Filler Cap.

They also advised a Technical Service Bulletin has been issued to Ford Dealers, advising to use only 5W-30.

I know, you can go on forever re Oil Brands and Viscosity.

I'm just stating what is in the Owners Manual and what Ford Australia have told me.
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Our Australian delivered Mustangs require 5W-30.

This has been decided by Ford Australia, taking into account of our climatic conditions.

This specification is listed on Page 194 of your Australian Mustang Owners Manual.

I have spoken to Ford Australia Technical Advice on 2 occasions, re the Oil Viscosity for our Australian Mustangs.

On both occasions they advised 5W-30, not 5W-20 as on the Oil Filler Cap.

They also advised a Technical Service Bulletin has been issued to Ford Dealers, advising to use only 5W-30.

I know, you can go on forever re Oil Brands and Viscosity.

I'm just stating what is in the Owners Manual and what Ford Australia have told me.
That IS confusing!

1. P194 of MY manual talks about the SYNC2 system, but p188 says "5W20 to meet WSS-MC945-A, WSS-M2C948-B or ACEA A5/B5"

2. P26 of my "Customer Assistance, Warranty & Service Guide" says "SAE 5W-30 to meet WSS-M2C913-D or ACEA A5/B5"
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That IS confusing!

1. P194 of MY manual talks about the SYNC2 system, but p188 says "5W20 to meet WSS-MC945-A, WSS-M2C948-B or ACEA A5/B5"

2. P26 of my "Customer Assistance, Warranty & Service Guide" says "SAE 5W-30 to meet WSS-M2C913-D or ACEA A5/B5"
What version of the Owners Manual do you have?

I'm pretty sure mine is the third edition.

Just checked, mine is the 3rd edition.

Printed February 2016

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What version of the Owners Manual do you have?

I'm pretty sure mine is the third edition.

Just checked, mine is the 3rd edition.

Printed February 2016
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Seems they had 5w 20 and 5w 30
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