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2010 v-10

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by CityGuy, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    I am just looking for some info regarding this vehicle. We have a 2010 Ford 4 door v-10 fire truck and are trying to understand how the truck's oil system judges when it is time for an oil change? We do not put aloft of miles on the truck and usually 2 times a year it says it is time for an oil change. I know in the newer chevys it has a display showing how much oil life is remaining but the ford does not. Is it based on driving miles? Is it based on a computer "testing" oil consistency?
    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. woodchuck2

    woodchuck2 Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    Based on hours, i am guessing the trucks sits and idles a lot.
  3. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Is this a brush truck or a utility/transport truck? I would think the computer goes on time or miles what ever comes first.At the Ambulance company we go by miles on service intervals. We put many miles a day on them.Half the day is spent at idle. They may get an oil change every 5 weeks.
  4. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    It is a brush/first medical responce truck. It does do some ideling but most of the time it sits in the station. Most of time it gets started and run is for monthly maintenance checks.

    This is why we are trying to understand if the oil change light comes on based on miles(1200 for the year), Or if it is based on hours run. I do believe it has an hour meter in the computer. Not 100% sure.
  5. collins590

    collins590 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I'm not sure on the new fords because I'm reaching 12,000 kms way before 6 months, but on my lancer(car) there is a countdown for kilometers and months, and is either 6000 kms or 3 months, what ever comes first. So based on this I'm going to say the service light comes on every 12000 kms or 6 months.

    Yes I know you use miles and not kilometers but you get the point.