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02-26-2013 12:11 PM
AZfocus2012
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42K. Wasn't sure that there was OEM ones. Will look into this. Hopefully they're not painfully expensive.
Most OEM's are platinum/iridium plugs now days and usually have 100K mile life. I would check the owner's manual maintenance schedule and see. If the car is running fine and gas mileage appears normal, I would just wait a while on the plugs.
02-26-2013 12:03 PM
novus
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How many miles do you have on it? I think the OEM's are good for around 100K miles, althought I might change them around 50K-75K. I have heard many on here recomend using the OEM motorcraft plugs unless you have made modifications that might benefit from a hotter/cooler plug.
42K. Wasn't sure that there was OEM ones. Will look into this. Hopefully they're not painfully expensive.
02-26-2013 12:01 PM
AZfocus2012 [QUOTE=novus;4609459]Does anyone have any recommendation on spark plugs as well? Might as well do them while I'm under the hood.

How many miles do you have on it? I think the OEM's are good for around 100K miles, althought I might change them around 50K-75K. I have heard many on here recomend using the OEM motorcraft plugs unless you have made modifications that might benefit from a hotter/cooler plug.
02-26-2013 11:54 AM
novus Does anyone have any recommendation on spark plugs as well? Might as well do them while I'm under the hood.

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It depends on the interval you are going to use. I use a 5K mile interval and just use the Motorcraft filter and semi-syn blend. If you want to do the 10K interval I would probably use the Mobile 1 like you have been doing. The motorcraft semi-syn blend is good oil and it is cheap, that is why I use it.
I do 5K intervals on Synthetic. Before I switched to Synthetic on my truck, I use to do 3K on Conventional oil.

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I am intrigued about this seafoam stuff.

How many miles do you have on your vehicle to mandate the use of this. It seems as though this product is good for older vehicles. Let me know your thoughts!

Furthermore, I have been thinking about an oil change as well. I have 1800 miles on my car but people on here are always talking about all these metal particulates from the break-in period. Can I have some opinions on this? I wouldn't mind doing this since this is my first new vehicle and I want to take care of it properly.
I have almost 42K so that's kind of the reason why I use it. But I actually don't use SeaFoam. I use something called Mopar Combustion Chamber Cleaner. (MCCC) You spray it right into your intake vs putting it into your oil/gas.

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OMG, don't get this list started. I am an early oil changer, as are a lot of folks. Some will argue waste of money, maybe so, but I like peace of mind. Yes, there will be plenty of tiny shiny things and maybe a few larger pieces in the first oil that comes out of a new engine. I have seen it first hand over half a dozen times on every new car and motorcycle I have had. Will it damage the engine to go the manufactures first recomended interval of 10K miles, probably not. I just like to get some fresh oil in my new car usually around 1,000 miles maybe less, then I feel better running the crap out of it latter. The manufacture recomended intervals are fine, I just choose to make up my own intervals. Here is an article by someone who may have a clue, as opposed to some who will rant here.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars...k-in-a-new-car
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You are welcome, that guy is a little anal, I would do the 20-50 miler, but usually wait a little longer and just do it once. You should be fine. I just don't get some people waiting 10K miles just because Ford says you can?
10K is a bit extreme to me. But I generally check my oil about every week to see what it looks like. 5K is generally the sweet spot of when it needs to be due.

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mobil1 synthetic 5w20 with OEM filter
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Get the motorcraft 910 filter and the mobil1 syntec oil will be fine, it always is.
That's what I was thinking. Thanks.
02-26-2013 11:35 AM
RAF_S197 mobil1 synthetic 5w20 with OEM filter
02-26-2013 10:15 AM
AZfocus2012
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Thanks AZ focus. Great advice and great article (just skimmed it for now but I will be reading it more thoroughly when I have some more time).

By the sound of it I have waited too long even! Guess I will get this done ASAP.

I'll rep you if I can. I love AZ! My grandparents live out there. Thanks again!
You are welcome, that guy is a little anal, I would do the 20-50 miler, but usually wait a little longer and just do it once. You should be fine. I just don't get some people waiting 10K miles just because Ford says you can?
02-26-2013 10:10 AM
liquidblue88 Thanks AZ focus. Great advice and great article (just skimmed it for now but I will be reading it more thoroughly when I have some more time).

By the sound of it I have waited too long even! Guess I will get this done ASAP.

I'll rep you if I can. I love AZ! My grandparents live out there. Thanks again!
02-26-2013 09:52 AM
AZfocus2012
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Furthermore, I have been thinking about an oil change as well. I have 1800 miles on my car but people on here are always talking about all these metal particulates from the break-in period. Can I have some opinions on this? I wouldn't mind doing this since this is my first new vehicle and I want to take care of it properly.
OMG, don't get this list started. I am an early oil changer, as are a lot of folks. Some will argue waste of money, maybe so, but I like peace of mind. Yes, there will be plenty of tiny shiny things and maybe a few larger pieces in the first oil that comes out of a new engine. I have seen it first hand over half a dozen times on every new car and motorcycle I have had. Will it damage the engine to go the manufactures first recomended interval of 10K miles, probably not. I just like to get some fresh oil in my new car usually around 1,000 miles maybe less, then I feel better running the crap out of it latter. The manufacture recomended intervals are fine, I just choose to make up my own intervals. Here is an article by someone who may have a clue, as opposed to some who will rant here.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars...k-in-a-new-car
02-26-2013 09:47 AM
Krizayjm Sea foam is great! I use it after every oil change in all my cars atv's dirtbike jet skis lawn mowers ect. My first car sat for a few years by the previous owner was an older car with a lot of miles ran like crap so I put some seafoam in the tank and vacuum line. Livened the car right up ran smooth. A bit pricy compared to other injector cleaners but it does so much more than that. Highly recommended
02-26-2013 09:13 AM
liquidblue88 I am intrigued about this seafoam stuff.

How many miles do you have on your vehicle to mandate the use of this. It seems as though this product is good for older vehicles. Let me know your thoughts!

Furthermore, I have been thinking about an oil change as well. I have 1800 miles on my car but people on here are always talking about all these metal particulates from the break-in period. Can I have some opinions on this? I wouldn't mind doing this since this is my first new vehicle and I want to take care of it properly.
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