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Old 04-14-2009, 03:24 PM   #1
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7500 Mile Oil Change vs 3000

So I got my new 09 SES oil changed for the first time at 7600 miles. Just like the manual says. (5000 for hard driving, 7500 for good). I do highway so I don't stop and start hard.

Anyway, I took it to the dealer since I get free oil changes for life there. They replaced the oil and filter and then tagged my car with the sticker that said next oil change for 10600! What gives? Its the Ford Dealer, you would think they would give me another 5000 to 7500 miles on it. Not 3000 which is an old wives tale. I feel like I need to call and ask what gives. Anyone else have this problem? I should check the invoice and see if they gave me synthetic.


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Old 04-14-2009, 03:39 PM   #2
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makemore money if its every 3k (customer paying)

i ran normal oil in my old zx3 anf went 7500 miles before i changed mine.
nothing happened.

we had a lady come in and she went 30k miles without changing oil.
she just would pour oil in every time the check oil light came on.

it was like hardened brownie when they took the valve cover off.
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:13 PM   #3
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If you get it for free and have the time, why not?? I do mine every 5000K, but I do my own using mobile 1 syn.
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But they don't make more money.. it's free

My dealer does the free thing too, I just pay for filter its $7 something + tax

I went in for my first at 3000, well 2958 to be exact.. they put the sticker on and the guy put 6000, I went in at 5981, the clown that wrote my next sticker put 8981 I got upset about that.. lol I ended up going in at around 9050 or so
But this time, they upped my interval to 5k. Sticker says 14050 now

Maybe that's what they're doing to you
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I doubt they're giving you a full-synthetic oil. I personally wouldn't wait till 7500miles if the dealer is filling it with Motorcraft semi-syn...5000miles tops.
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if its free then 3k should be a good thing...i tend to stick with the wise tale...full syn. every 3k.
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I go every 3k miles, i actually do it myself most the time. I usually go with mobil one
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oh and also, if you don't like waiting that long or short, just go in when ever you want, just be reasonable and not show up like every day
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If you get it for free and have the time, why not?? I do mine every 5000K, but I do my own using mobile 1 syn.
^^X2 on everything.... I do mostly highway, but i beat the piss out of it. My oil still comes out damn near as clean as the new stuff going in though.
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My dealer was doing it for free until they closed, I went every 3000. Now I'll put full synthetic and maybe do it every 4 to 5000 miles.
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