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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 30th April 2019, 14:17 Thread Starter
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Servicing Costs

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I’ve read previous older entries on here, but wondered what owners are currently paying for annual services?
Been quoted 295 for a fairly basic - oil, air oil, fuel and pollen filters, on our 2014 1.6d.
I’ve already changed the oil since the last service (about 8,000 miles ago just before I bought it from a Ford Dealer) and am probably quite capable of carrying out the rest myself (armed with YouTube/Google). Obviously I wouldn't get the book stamped though. Unless I’m not aware of something particularly expensive/difficult on the B Max this seems damned expensive!

Noticed the dipstick rising up a couple of times recently and allowing a small amount of oil to spray out. Am assuming it could be the crankcase breather hose either leaking or blocked - will order a new one and fit ASAP - meanwhile nylon ties fitted to stop the dipstick rising up again.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 30th April 2019, 15:41
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Is it a Diesel ? on a Diesel the sump oil rising is usually the leakback pipe putting Diesel into the sump, very dangerous because it dilutes the lubricating oil.

Jack, B-Max Titanium 1.5 diesel,intercooler,SOHC, manual G/B, Moondust Silver,30/9/2016.
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Yes, a 1.6d. Oh, I’ll look that up, thanks
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 8th May 2019, 15:42 Thread Starter
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Well, no feedback given (thanks Jack for the info re oil), so I can't compare. But FYI everyone I got it serviced for 149 by main dealer plus half price MOT, so 'reasonable'. And it passed (after rectifying one minor issue, which didn't cost me anything)!

Wish they'd put notes in the service book as to what has been carried out - went back to Ford Huddersfield who were able to give me full details of previous services (they were the only ones the car had been taken to before now). Turned out I'd been quoted originally for work not due till next year or beyond!

The video message of the underside of the car and a running commentary was a nice touch.
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