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Post by hicky on 3rd November 2018, 20:39

today I have had a warning that I need an oil change.now I normally have this done when the car is serviced.when I had my fords I went from service to service without this warning.i am due my 3 year service and mot in march next year.now have I been stiched and not had the oil changed on my second service or what.seems strange will check oil level in morning.has anyone had to have an oil change before their service time.???

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Post by hicky on 3rd November 2018, 20:42

ps would it do any harm if I ignore it till my next service if the oil is up to normal on dipstick.???

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Post by Gar Green on 3rd November 2018, 21:15

hicky wrote:today I have had a warning that I need an oil change.now I normally have this done when the car is serviced.when I had my fords I went from service to service without this warning.i am due my 3 year service and mot in march next year.now have I been stiched and not had the oil changed on my second service or what.seems strange will check oil level in morning.has anyone had to have an oil change before their service time.???

More than likely, the service reminder was not reset when you had your service. If you are a Petrol, you can reset it yourself through the dash menus.
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Post by hicky on 3rd November 2018, 22:40

cheers gareth will do. Very Happy

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Post by graham04 on 4th November 2018, 12:52

This is coming more common with other manufacturers as well . I wouldn't worry about it unless you are covering big mileages in which case an oil change would possibly be needed.

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Post by hicky on 4th November 2018, 15:08

cheers checked and the oil level is ok.

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Post by Gar Green on 5th November 2018, 15:58

If anything it’ll be an oil degradation light. The levels can be fine but the oil could be spent. But I wouldn’t suggest that in this case.
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Post by JOHNWALES on 7th November 2018, 22:53

I presume that you have an invoice for oil at the last service. What mileage have you done since that service ? I periodically check out the options on the information panel, including the intervals for changing the oil; and I suppose it is just a case that the garage forgot to reset the system. If they had intentionally conned you on the oil change, they surely would have made it a point to cover their dishonesty by resetting the system.

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Post by graham04 on 10th November 2018, 13:56

Constant short journeys can kill the oil sooner than expected, although I suspect that manufacturers err on the cautious side when it comes to oil life. If you are within the recommended mileage It shouldn't be a problem.

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Post by hicky on 10th November 2018, 21:58

can you reset this and is it easy to do.???

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Post by hicky on 12th November 2018, 19:43

sorted reset it.cheers gareth. Wink

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