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 Post subject: ICE Mileage?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:59 am 
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Hi,

Quick question, is there a way to tell how many miles are on your ICE? I use EV mostly to and from work and rarely use the ICE, how do I know when to change the oil? Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: ICE Mileage?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:28 am 
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stevorh wrote:
Hi,

Quick question, is there a way to tell how many miles are on your ICE? I use EV mostly to and from work and rarely use the ICE, how do I know when to change the oil? Thanks.


The Outlander's maintenance schedule is based on vehicle mileage, not engine mileage. In the US, oil changes are due every 7500 miles or 6 months, even if the engine hardly ever runs. I think that's overkill, especially since synthetic oil is required, but that's what Mitsubishi requires to maintain the warranty.

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 Post subject: Re: ICE Mileage?
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Over here the scheduled oil change is once every 20.000 km or once a year. I think even that is overkill.

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 Post subject: Re: ICE Mileage?
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jaapv wrote:
Over here the scheduled oil change is once every 20.000 km or once a year. I think even that is overkill.


Agreed. It's annoying that Mitsu didn't come up with a more realistic maintenance schedule for the PHEV. At 6 months, I'll have to drain synthetic oil that will be almost brand new. And synthetic oil changes aren't cheap.

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 Post subject: Re: ICE Mileage?
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Okay, that's what I thought. That's frustrating! At the very least I wish there was a way to track how much your ICE has been used.

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 Post subject: Re: ICE Mileage?
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stevorh wrote:
Hi,

Quick question, is there a way to tell how many miles are on your ICE? I use EV mostly to and from work and rarely use the ICE, how do I know when to change the oil? Thanks.


Hi, in EU - once per year is standard.
As they say, no matter how much the ICE has run, one year is more or less the "best before date" for an engine oil that's installed in an engine. Contaminations picked up by the oil (petrol, etc), or resulted by the heat are the primary factors behind this consideration. In my service document I have 20,000 km service intervals set up.
Of course, if you rarely use the ICE - like myself too - you'll never pass 20,000 kms in a year, at least, not with the ICE.


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 Post subject: Re: ICE Mileage?
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mrqz wrote:
Hi, in EU - once per year is standard.


I'd be fine with a year, as that was the oil change interval for the Cherokee I traded in for the Mitsu (which didn't even use synthetic oil). But having to take a step backwards and change the oil every 6 months is going to get old. At least the first one is free.

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 Post subject: Re: ICE Mileage?
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I also wish there was a battery level percentage meter somewhere. As best I can tell it only gives your a visual level and a range, is that correct?

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 Post subject: Re: ICE Mileage?
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stevorh wrote:
I also wish there was a battery level percentage meter somewhere. As best I can tell it only gives your a visual level and a range, is that correct?


Correct, though the battery is divided into 16 level blocks on the power flow screen, so those should equate to 6.25% per block. I agree that a numeric percentage meter would be much better.

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 Post subject: Re: ICE Mileage?
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generaltso wrote:
stevorh wrote:
Hi,

Quick question, is there a way to tell how many miles are on your ICE? I use EV mostly to and from work and rarely use the ICE, how do I know when to change the oil? Thanks.


The Outlander's maintenance schedule is based on vehicle mileage, not engine mileage. In the US, oil changes are due every 7500 miles or 6 months, even if the engine hardly ever runs. I think that's overkill, especially since synthetic oil is required, but that's what Mitsubishi requires to maintain the warranty.


I don't think synthetic oil is specified, at least not here in Australia.


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