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Today 12:01 PM
leavingmarks At a little over 7k since last change. Will probably change the oil out right before our road trip to Maine in July.


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Today 09:42 AM
wavsine
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Originally Posted by IngotFoFo View Post
This is definitely an "opinions are like a**holes" thread we have going here.
Yes and no. We can definitely split hairs over 3k, 5k change intervals etc. But having someone recommend going longer than the max 10k allowed by Ford is no longer an opinion. It could jeopardize your factory warranty.

Actually, Ford issues conflicting information about oil change intervals. The owner's manual says when the IOLM alerts or 10k/1 year max. But Ford's general recommendation for cars built after 2008 is 7500 miles/6 months if driven under typical conditions or 5,000 miles/6 months under less typical conditions:

https://owner.ford.com/how-tos/vehic...ngine-oil.html
Today 09:04 AM
felixthecat
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Originally Posted by IngotFoFo View Post
This is definitely an "opinions are like a**holes" thread we have going here.
That being said, here's my .02. I always change religiously at 5,000 for several reasons. Its the easiest to remember when to change, a nice even number like 75k, then 80k etc.. If I was to drop to every 3,000 miles, I would be changing my oil almost every month which is ridiculous, it's bad enough doing it every two months. And also as one other member stated its a good way to check over everything: air filter, washer fluid, check for any leaks, etc. And since you've got er jacked up, why not rotate your tires on the same schedule? But we all have different situations, If changing it every 3,000 means only changing it twice a year then go for it. I've always done every 5,000 on all my vehicles including my powerstroke which is pushing 315k and driven hard. 5k seems to be the most consistently recommended interval IMO
Ditto^^^^^^me too, including the 'stroke.
Today 07:35 AM
IngotFoFo This is definitely an "opinions are like a**holes" thread we have going here.
That being said, here's my .02. I always change religiously at 5,000 for several reasons. Its the easiest to remember when to change, a nice even number like 75k, then 80k etc.. If I was to drop to every 3,000 miles, I would be changing my oil almost every month which is ridiculous, it's bad enough doing it every two months. And also as one other member stated its a good way to check over everything: air filter, washer fluid, check for any leaks, etc. And since you've got er jacked up, why not rotate your tires on the same schedule? But we all have different situations, If changing it every 3,000 means only changing it twice a year then go for it. I've always done every 5,000 on all my vehicles including my powerstroke which is pushing 315k and driven hard. 5k seems to be the most consistently recommended interval IMO
Yesterday 11:44 PM
rebelx
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Originally Posted by felixthecat View Post
Hopefully closer to 5-6K
I was thinking 7.5-9k, lol
Yesterday 11:20 PM
felixthecat
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Originally Posted by rebelx View Post
Yup, that's why I mentioned I wouldn't be going that far. Definitely keeping it under 10k!
Hopefully closer to 5-6K
Yesterday 11:18 PM
rebelx
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Originally Posted by wavsine View Post
That's bad advice for three reasons:

1. They are basing their recommendation on the assumption that your next oil fill will hold up in exactly the same way the last batch did. It may or may not and 12k is pushing the envelope. Why in the worlld would anybody want to risk their engine trying to eek out the last tiny bit of TBN?

2. Even if your oil holds up and you have reserve TBN, your tiny FL-910S oil filter has a finite filtering capacity. It could very well be plugged and bypassing dirty oil at 12k miles.

3. It violates the Ford manufacturer warranty. (10k limit)
Yup, that's why I mentioned I wouldn't be going that far. Definitely keeping it under 10k!
Yesterday 11:14 PM
felixthecat
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Originally Posted by wavsine View Post
That's bad advice for three reasons:

1. They are basing their recommendation on the assumption that your next oil fill will hold up in exactly the same way the last batch did. It may or may not and 12k is pushing the envelope. Why in the worlld would anybody want to risk their engine trying to eek out the last tiny bit of TBN?

2. Even if your oil holds up and you have reserve TBN, your tiny FL-910S oil filter has a finite filtering capacity. It could very well be plugged and bypassing dirty oil at 12k miles.

3. It violates the Ford manufacturer warranty. (10k limit)
This^^^^^^+ I don't care what someone is telling you to go 12k on oil, don't do it. I'd go to 5-6K & thats it.
Yesterday 11:00 PM
stefcio007 On my '95 Golf I would do an oil change (+filter) every 5,000km (about 3,000 miles?) and I did it myself so I could buy expensive oil and it was still cheaper than getting it done by someone else.
A full tank of petrol (gas?) is only a bit less than doing an oil change.
Apparently 10,000 km (~6,000 miles) is what I should do for more recent cars.
I also know that the job was done right, yes I have been ripped off once before so that made me learn how to service my car myself.
Yesterday 10:26 PM
wavsine
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Originally Posted by rebelx View Post
Blackstone Labs is recommending I go to 12k the next time I want to change oil because there's enough additive left in the oil to not have to worry..
That's bad advice for three reasons:

1. They are basing their recommendation on the assumption that your next oil fill will hold up in exactly the same way the last batch did. It may or may not and 12k is pushing the envelope. Why in the worlld would anybody want to risk their engine trying to eek out the last tiny bit of TBN?

2. Even if your oil holds up and you have reserve TBN, your tiny FL-910S oil filter has a finite filtering capacity. It could very well be plugged and bypassing dirty oil at 12k miles.

3. It violates the Ford manufacturer warranty. (10k limit)
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