Akua
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20,000 Mile Checklist Maintenance

Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:55 pm

Hey Folks,

My 2017 FFE has reached its first maintenance schedule (20,000 miles). After seeing what's on the list I question whether or not
I should bother with it. Rotate tires, check brakes, air filter etc....

Should I bother? Its only 75 bucks. Or is it a waste of time. On my ICE vehicles I had them at ford on schedule on time without batting an eye.
Thanks,

jmueller065
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Re: 20,000 Mile Checklist Maintenance

Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:12 pm

When I had ours I just took it to the dealer and had them rotate the tires $15.
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spirilis
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Re: 20,000 Mile Checklist Maintenance

Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:50 pm

I rank among the most foolish by requesting the dealer change the transaxle fluid for $82. Call me superstitious but after 20K worth of break-in I bet it'll help with wear over 200K miles having the original fluid drained.
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Akua
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Re: 20,000 Mile Checklist Maintenance

Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:13 pm

Spirilis,

Excuse my lack of knowledge, but I didn't know the FFE's used tranny fluid on a 1-gear drive?

Thanks,

jmueller065
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Re: 20,000 Mile Checklist Maintenance

Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:41 pm

Akua wrote:Spirilis,

Excuse my lack of knowledge, but I didn't know the FFE's used tranny fluid on a 1-gear drive?

Thanks,
Sure there isn't a torque converter but there are gears and they do need lubrication.
2018 Cajun Red Chevy Bolt
2016 Magnetic C-Max Energi (lease returned)
2014 Sunset Escape
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spirilis
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Re: 20,000 Mile Checklist Maintenance

Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:50 pm

I am not sure but is the motor also cooled by the trans fluid? There is water/glycol coolant to carry the heat away but I wouldn't be surprised if the motor windings were bathed in the oil too for heat transfer.

Not the same type of setup but the Ford hybrid trans (Fusion & C-Max Hybrid and Energi) use the trans fluid to bathe the motor windings.
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Akua
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Re: 20,000 Mile Checklist Maintenance

Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:15 pm

Question for the record;

The engine itself is liquid cooled, also, the battery itself is liquid cooled/heated?
Two separate cooling systems?

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spirilis
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Re: 20,000 Mile Checklist Maintenance

Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:15 am

Akua wrote:Question for the record;

The engine itself is liquid cooled, also, the battery itself is liquid cooled/heated?
Two separate cooling systems?

Thanks,
Yes and the cooling systems are selectively linked with mixing valves - also the DC/DC converter and motor drive inverter are in there, as is the cabin heater loop.
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Re: 20,000 Mile Checklist Maintenance

Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:47 am

Akua wrote:Hey Folks,

My 2017 FFE has reached its first maintenance schedule (20,000 miles). After seeing what's on the list I question whether or not
I should bother with it. Rotate tires, check brakes, air filter etc....

Should I bother? Its only 75 bucks. Or is it a waste of time. On my ICE vehicles I had them at ford on schedule on time without batting an eye.
Thanks,
You can change the cabin air filter (which after 20000 miles I would highly recommend) yourself. It's a bit of a PITA to smash back in, however there are many videos on Youtube to show you how to do it.
2015 Magnetic FFE (aka Magneto) - Retired
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spirilis
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Re: 20,000 Mile Checklist Maintenance

Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:46 am

Akua wrote:Question for the record;

The engine itself is liquid cooled, also, the battery itself is liquid cooled/heated?
Two separate cooling systems?

Thanks,
More on the cooling system w/ diagrams here- http://www.myfocuselectric.com/forum/vi ... tem#p28539
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