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Old 07-12-2008, 10:27 PM   #1
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Well, that time has come. My NEW 08 SE had its first oil change. I don't do dealerships, did it myself. Nice and simple, easy access to all components. Switched to synthetic, using Castrol 5W-20. Was going to use Ford synthetic but it was almost 2 dollars more/litre then the Castrol. Ford owners manual says 8000km oil changes but did mine at 6500. Want to do 7500km changes now. Have a long trip coming up and wanted to get it done now. No leaks, no problems yet, averaging 500+km per 3/4 of a tank, and that is almost all city driving. Great car to this point.


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Old 07-13-2008, 12:08 AM   #2
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Very cool! I need to learn to do my own oil changes, I've watched my dad but I forgot most of the details. $50 US for synthetic is just retarded.
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^^^ Hey Jemel, I wouldn't lie dude, I would rather have someone else to do it then to do it myself. Plus my aim for Mobile 1 Synthetic @ 10,000miles+, $5 dollars a quart at walmart plus another $18.00 so it would be around $48 or so...... Your very close too!
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Well, that time has come. My NEW 08 SE had its first oil change. I don't do dealerships, did it myself. Nice and simple, easy access to all components. Switched to synthetic, using Castrol 5W-20. Was going to use Ford synthetic but it was almost 2 dollars more/litre then the Castrol.

I don't understand why you said you switched to synthetic, the 08s come with full synthetic already in them.
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you can go to walmart get 5 quarts of mobil 1 for $28 bucks!! thats what i do!
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:59 AM   #6
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does it affect your warranty to do the oil change yourself? i'd like to go back to changing my own oil because the stealership is across town and i hate being forced to either leave it and pay for a cab (the dealer covers one trip) or having to sit in their stupid lounge for hours on end like i did last time.
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an oil change shouldnt take but like 25 minutes.. very simple to do, maybe have slight problems with oil filter from time to time but thats about how long i take to do mine
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I don't understand why you said you switched to synthetic, the 08s come with full synthetic already in them.

Where did you hear this from?

There's very few cars that come with full synthetic in them and those that do are normally high end sports cars only.
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Just keep records (and receipts if you want to cover ALL the bases) to show the changes were done - that way you're covered...
A GOOD dealership (not stealership) goes the extra mile to take care of problems for customers who have them do all their work, but FINDING a dealership like that....
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I don't understand why you said you switched to synthetic, the 08s come with full synthetic already in them.
No they don't. They come with motorcraft synthetic blend, as does nearly every other ford/lincoln/mercury vehicle. It is a blend, not a full synthetic motor oil.
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