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this is after 586 miles on oil. in the right light you can see that it now is about the same distance above the top of hash as it was below the top of the has 586 miles ago. Checked at the same time in morning, same garage and same orientation- pulled in versus backed in.
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put a match to it yet?

i think you're over worrying this at the moment.
maybe go at least a 1000 miles between checks.
give your brain a rest.
Then why does it keep on rising? Here is a picture from this afternoon after driving it and letting it sit 15.

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Then why does it keep on rising? Here is a picture from this afternoon after driving it and letting it sit 15.

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Its now halfway between high hash and the top dot. When I changed it last week it was under the high part of the hash.
 

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you could have a fuel/oil problem
you could be having issues getting a proper reading
you could be seeing atmospheric and temperature variances.
you could have OCD

bottom line, get your oil tested if you're overly concerned or let it go longer and don't nitpick the little changes. its like the wives who weight themselves after every meal, it just doesn't help.

you just changed your oil, your good for 10000. checking it after every trip is just going to drive you nuts.
give it a good chunk of miles over a vast amount of different driving scenarios. i'd say another 500 minimum, preferably a 1000. you're under warranty, go the full 10000 and be brave. if the engine grenades itself, you'll get another.
 
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you could have a fuel/oil problem
you could be having issues getting a proper reading
you could be seeing atmospheric and temperature variances.
you could have OCD

bottom line, get your oil tested if you're overly concerned or let it go longer and don't nitpick the little changes. its like the wives who weight themselves after every meal, it just doesn't help.

you just changed your oil, your good for 10000. checking it after every trip is just going to drive you nuts.
give it a good chunk of miles over a vast amount of different driving scenarios. i'd say another 500 minimum, preferably a 1000. you're under warranty, go the full 10000 and be brave. if the engine grenades itself, you'll get another.
I hear you but in the back of my mind is ford telling me its overfilled and not honoring warranty. With that said, it's not overfill now though its getting there, and I have an app tomorrow and will bring this up so its on record. Its creating up on its own.
 

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Its now halfway between high hash and the top dot. When I changed it last week it was under the high part of the hash.
you are literally going to drive your self insane over this!!
 

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I am a ford fanboy!!
And i deal with Ford issues,
Not chevy,
Or toyota,
Or honda,
Or Hyundai,
So id rather have ford problems
 
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I'm just covering myself. If the level is above the high dot, its not supposed to be per manual. I won't give ford an excuse to try to blame this on me. Eff them.
 

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I'm just covering myself. If the level is above the high dot, its not supposed to be per manual. I won't give ford an excuse to try to blame this on me. Eff them.
I had my dealer document my rising oil problem. Now I just drive it and don't obsess about it. I change the oil more frequently (every 4k - 5k) than I ordinarily would , but that is not a big deal to me. I also learned that a longer highway trip (as opposed to short city trips) will bring the oil level back down some. Chill and enjoy your Ranger. Otherwise, like Greg said, you are going to drive yourself crazy and you will ruin your ownership experience.
 
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just dropped off to address the vibes from a stop- they are applying the tsb- the thunk when coming to a stop/leaving a stop, and the making oil issue. they need me to pay them for an oil change. i get it. talked with the general manager- he overheard me talking to the service writer. anyhow, my complaint is rising oil level, not lowering and i made that clear. but they need to do it so that they can then take it to ford. so fiona gets another oil change, 600 miles later. the service writer was like "you know it takes 6.2 not 6.0 quarts..." smfh. How can the oil be higher with 6 quarts as opposed to 6.2? had to talk slower and more clearly the second time to make sure he got what i was saying...

they did finally get me a loaner and they had a quick meeting to see if they could get al the work done while i have the loaner over next 4 days. vibe tsb == 1 hour, lube the shaft == 1 hour, oil change. Seems like they should unless the tsb does not fix the vibes or the thunk isn't fixed... we shall see.
 
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well i got the truck back. same day. i suppose me hogging up their loaner and the GM getting involved helped. the service manager was highly engaged in attempting to solve the vibe from a stop and the thunking. So I applaud him on that. The thunking has to wait till they get the prop shaft grease/clamp in but they applied the rear axle pinion tsb. seems to have helped. vibe is still there i think but i need to take it on a good drive to really see. the oil level was spot on and i could tell it was changed. no mess though under truck and no issues with the filter flap. so they did a pro job for that. i will update and see how my level goes over the next so many weeks. they used motorcraft 5w30 and fl900s filter as i recall reading on the sheet.
 

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well i got the truck back. same day. i suppose me hogging up their loaner and the GM getting involved helped. the service manager was highly engaged in attempting to solve the vibe from a stop and the thunking. So I applaud him on that. The thunking has to wait till they get the prop shaft grease/clamp in but they applied the rear axle pinion tsb. seems to have helped. vibe is still there i think but i need to take it on a good drive to really see. the oil level was spot on and i could tell it was changed. no mess though under truck and no issues with the filter flap. so they did a pro job for that. i will update and see how my level goes over the next so many weeks. they used motorcraft 5w30 and fl900s filter as i recall reading on the sheet.
What has been their response so far with the rising oil? Did they do anything at all other than convince you to pay for a premature oil change? Are they planning on doing anything going forward (such as having you bring it in after XXX miles so they can verify the rise)?
 
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What has been their response so far with the rising oil? Did they do anything at all other than convince you to pay for a premature oil change? Are they planning on doing anything going forward (such as having you bring it in after XXX miles so they can verify the rise)?
so they said i had to have the oil changed, by them, in order for ford to proceed with next steps, if any. Their logic was that they can't tell ford what exactly i put in- though i have receites and everything but that's not enough according to the general and service managers. They said if the level hits the top dot, let them know. I suppose they want to be sure the customer is doing it right and not putting in something they are not supposed to- different weights etc.... I understand the logic. so i paid the $44.

If it turns out that there is a problem that is warranty-able, i will push for them to pay me this money back. He mentioned i'd have to pay for a couple oil changes and i didn't say anything but to me, i just paid for one. If it rises up to the dot and past, there is a problem, unless they are chalking it up to break-in. But i am now up to just shy of 4500 miles. You'd think it would be broken in by now.
 
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