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Read this elsewhere this morning that most 11 Fords will get this feature. Its a oil life monitoring system similar to what GM and Honda have. Its not just a glorified mileage counter. Can anyone confirm this? I didnt know where to post this so feel free to delete this if needed. Thanks.

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Read this elsewhere this morning that most 11 Fords will get this feature. Its a oil life monitoring system similar to what GM and Honda have. Its not just a glorified mileage counter. Can anyone confirm this? I didnt know where to post this so feel free to delete this if needed. Thanks.

How to reset the Oil Life? - The Mustang Source

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Yes it is true they had a section in the owners manual about it.
 

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Yes it is true they had a section in the owners manual about it.
Thanks, I will go and try to look it up. I was not aware of this feature at all. I think this is a great thing. From the oil analysis reports I have read these things work great and eliminate the guess work with oil changes since everybody has different driving habits.

Now if Ford would fix my last gripe of having glorified idiot lights for gauges. :rolleyes:
 

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Now if Ford would fix my last gripe of having glorified idiot lights for gauges. :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

I really want a coolant temp gauge. (or is it gage?) I added a oil temp and head temp on my 65 Corvair. (air cooled). I know I really don't need one, but I don't need a new car either. At least have it as an option.

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I totally agree with the glorified idiot light complaint. It will never happen though. The warranty costs associated with real gauges are too high b/c most in the general populous freak out when the oil gauge drops at an idle and bring the car in to the dealer. The dealer tells them thats normal and charges ford for the time. Some money could be saved if they just fessed up to the fact that the gauges are fake and deleted them. If you're not going to do it right...don't do it.
 

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I totally agree with the glorified idiot light complaint. It will never happen though. The warranty costs associated with real gauges are too high b/c most in the general populous freak out when the oil gauge drops at an idle and bring the car in to the dealer. The dealer tells them thats normal and charges ford for the time. Some money could be saved if they just fessed up to the fact that the gauges are fake and deleted them. If you're not going to do it right...don't do it.
Tell GM that. They still have the real deal and for the most part put more units on the road than Ford overall. I still have a Gm truck and I love the real gauges. I understand your logic but its still unacceptable to me.
 
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