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Old 11-14-2011, 12:45 PM   #1
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Has your oil change monitor alerted you?

I have asked this in several threads about oil changes with no response, and I am starting a thread since there are several members following the new recommended oil change schedule. Seems like there is quite a few members over 10,000 miles on their 2012 Focus that should be able to answer this question.

Anyone over 10,000 miles on the oil change-----did your oil monitor alert you?

I don't think any members on this forum have posted that they have had the "change oil" message.

I would like to know if it's working or not....but the stats don't look good so far. I have 9,600 miles on mine and no alert.



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Old 11-14-2011, 01:00 PM   #2
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/subscribes. I've asked a few times, too. This is the only car I've seen with an OLM that doesn't have a way to see the current status (i.e. 50% oil life remaining).
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:37 PM   #3
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Run up the miles and have blackstone test your used oil. They will tell you if it was done or still have life in it
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:50 PM   #4
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I am at 8270 miles, and was coming here to check this as well. I stopped in to get it changed today, but their air compressor broke while waiting, so they sent me on my way, made an appointment for Thursday morning, by then I hold be just over 8500. I'll get the tires rotated at the same time.

Still no oil life indicator though...

While there I finally saw anouther Frosted Glass focus, until today the only one I had seen since I bought it two months ago was my own.
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My Staturn had this as well, After I had about 150K KM on it, I started waiting for the Oil Life Monitor to tell when to change it. Usually a little over 10,000KM, it would come on. I was also using synthetic oil.
Having said that, my dealer did say that although the light wouldn't come on till around 10,000KM, they recommend sticking to the scheduled maintenance, 8000km, which is what I plan to do... for now.

And, what is the Frosted Glass??? Haven't seen/heard of this before.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:27 PM   #6
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...what is the Frosted Glass??? Haven't seen/heard of this before.
Frosted Glass is the name of the color


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and a great color it is! (I may be biased!)
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and a great color it is! (I may be biased!)
Glad to see someone else with one. I love the color and how is contrast with the black trim. Not alot of them on the road, my wife who was always walking up to any black car with my old focus thinking it was mine, hasn't made that mistake once with the new car.
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Frosted Glass is the name of the color


LOL, Thanks, have never seen that colour before. Nice.
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LOL, Thanks, have never seen that colour before. Nice.
It looks more ice blue there, as it does under street lighting. Under daylight it looks mure teal / sea foam green. It is actually a color that seems hard to photograph accurately.
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