Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Minneapolis, MN
An oil change on the 1.6L can be tricky due to the filter placement, but not impossible. Unless they have a special tool, dealership mechanics do them all the time. If it's the first oil change, be aware that the factory filter is put on with a machine and can be a bear to remove because it's over tightened. You may want to consider having the dealership do the first change because of this.
The best and easiest way is to get yourself some carbon fiber ramps, remove the under body shield, which is easy, but requires a torx head driver, a #15 if I recall, a metric socket for 3 or 4 of the screws and a metric socket for the drain plug, I don't recall those sizes. Make sure you have a filter wrench that fits the 910S filter and have at it. From pictures I've seen, the filter is on the side of the engine and a bit of a reach and contortion. Just make sure you can get to and feel confident you can remove the filter before draining the oil, just in case you have to drive to the dealership to have the oil changed. Good luck.
2014 C-Max Energi