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Maintenance & Fuel Cost per Mile

I will hit 40,000 miles on my 2014 Turbo Diesel JGC Limited 4X4 in October, not long before I hit my purchase anniversary. Have been doing all the regular maintenance myself plus having very recent issues with "Improper DEF" and transmission shudder than some of you have experienced as well.

Since my purchase in November ,2013 I've been keeping records of fill-ups and all maintenance costs and have attached the summary.

Bottom line is that maintenance has cost an average of 2.6 cents per mile and fuel has cost 12 cents per mile.

Is cost per mile the way to look at this? Does anyone have significantly different results thus far? What do you think the comparable gas burner would cost?

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Re: Maintenance & Fuel Cost per Mile

Forgot to attach the summary if you're interested in the detail.
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Re: Maintenance & Fuel Cost per Mile

Boy are you pushing out those oil changes especially the first one. I would be taking an oil sample and sending it to a lab going out that far. You must be driving all highway miles to put them on that fast so maybe you are ok at almost 10K. Yikes! I know the owners manual states 10K, but also they say you can go 7,500 on regular conventional motor oil.
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Re: Maintenance & Fuel Cost per Mile

Yes, cost per mile is the correct way of looking it from a maintenance and fuel cost perspective.

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You should also be factoring in the full purchase price of the vehicle, including sales tax along with insurance and annual registration in order to get the true cost of ownership.
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Re: Maintenance & Fuel Cost per Mile

Anyone driving 40k/yr is probably 90%+ highway and the 10k oil change interval for the required synthetic is not an issue.
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Re: Maintenance & Fuel Cost per Mile

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Anyone driving 40k/yr is probably 90%+ highway and the 10k oil change interval for the required synthetic is not an issue.
That's what I've thought as well.

You might notice that my check engine light came on this week and the dealer said it was due to a poorly installed air filter 10k ago. I remember having a bit of a time getting the housing to close properly so it certainly could be that I screwed up there. Then I saw the thread where you and others were discussing poorly designed air filters that come apart around the edges.

Anyway it might be a good idea to check those air filters to make sure it's not coming apart on you.
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Re: Maintenance & Fuel Cost per Mile

That's exactly why I suggested oil sample to lab. Bad air filter = dusted engine. There is a problem with bad air filters on this engine. Hope that's not the case with yours.
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Forgot to attach the summary if you're interested in the detail.
What's the $1K expense yesterday?
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What's the $1K expense yesterday?
Poor labeling. That's the total maintenance cost from purchase to current.
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