So far I’ve only had to do 2 oil changes and filter changes (air, cabin and fuel filters). About $250 for about 48,000 mi.
OEM recommended oil changes are at 20k. I did the first 2 at that recommended mileage but am a little gunshy about running that many miles before oil change. Will change to 15k oil changes from now on. My 2012 Sprinter oil change recommendation was 10k and thats where I pretty much kept to that mileage before changing.So far I’ve only had to do 2 oil changes and filter changes (air, cabin and fuel filters). About $250 for about 48,000 mi.
2 oil changes in 48,000 miles ?
What’s the recommended interval ?
Since we kinda know what it cost to run a sprinter and a transit, how about somebody posting real numbers on a promaster to let us know what the cost per mi to run one. Just so we can compare between the three.
The following are maintenance costs for a 2015 Ford Transit T-350, 3.5 Ecoboost, long and tall. These costs are for maintaining this Transit as it came from the factory and do not include extras like Espar, house batteries etc.
Oil Changes: 32 oil/filter changes, synthetic blend oil. $864
Air Filter: 220,206 miles. 3 @ $69
Headlights: Upgraded OEM halogen low and high beam headlights to Opt7 LED. 4 @ $260
Tires: 82,500 miles. Replace OEM Hankook 235/65 R16 with Michelin Defender 245/75 R16 4 @ $921
220,181 miles. Replaced Michelin Defenders with 4 new Michelin Defender 245/75 R16 @ $943
Wiper Blades: 220,206 miles. 8 @ $114
Giubo: 179,641 miles. Replaced flex disc (giubo) with Ford's final fix. $0
Transmission Flush: 220,206 miles. 2 @ $352
Spark Plugs, Serpentine Belts: 2 @ 220,206 miles. Parts and labor $850
Throttle Body: 139,412 miles. Parts and labor $441
Coil Boots: 159,647 miles. Parts, 6 at $50
Windshield: 166,229 miles. $509 before Panther discount. Total: $259
Rear Brakes, Pads, Rotors: 167,492 miles. Parts and labor $673
Differential Gasket and Lube Change: 220,206 miles. 2 @ $371
Induction Clean: 179,641 miles. Parts and labor $363
Replace Oxygen Sensor: 2 @ 220,206 miles. Parts and labor $730
*Driver Door: Replaced and body work: $1312, not included in maintenance costs.
You're welcome. I will continue to post my maintenance costs a couple times a year. Hopefully my cost per mile will drop some over the next 50,000 miles barring any major repair.Thanks for sharing Moot!
Probably what most of us would expect for the first 200K. Please keep us posted on the next 200-300K ....
I also was concerned with the 8% difference in speed and distance with switching to larger diameter tires. For a short time I relied on my Garmin for accurate speed readings. I used an old iPone, a Bluetooth dongle and downloaded the UltraGauge app which enabled me to adjust the speed and mileage by 8% to compensate for the larger diameter tires.I would change tire size but with 2 of us switching driving I'm afraid the 5+ MPH difference at highway speed might cause an issue.
I don't recall why I didn't 225/75 R16 tires. I wanted to try Michelins and possibly they didn't have that size in a load range E. Regardless, I hated the Hankooks. I was disappointed I got 82,500 miles out of them. I was hoping for 50,000 so I could replace them with decent tires. The Michelins are so much more stable in cross winds and on ice and snow.Curious, why didn't you go with LT225/75R16