|Yesterday 11:24 PM|
Geez, that's just a general recommendation for ANYTHING made after that year (2008) vs. prev. to that year.
Continue reading and they give info. on the IOLM, but forget to include the 1 yr/10k max. in the Focus manual for MkIII types with that system.
You could also grump that it isn't accurate for some cars older than 2007, go back far enough and the 5k recommendation is excessive miles between changes. (Model T or A anyone? How about the flathead V8?)
|Yesterday 04:24 PM|
You go with what is in writing. If you pull out your owners manual and it says 10K max then that would be your max oil interval. What holds up in court or any actual factory warranty case is your printed owners manual
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|Yesterday 03:31 PM|
|Yesterday 02:34 PM|
|felixthecat||Basically seems like ppl w/foci's are going to change out their oil/filter when ever & use what ever oil & filter. So to sum it up, ppl that know & care about vehicle maintenance know better & some don't.|
|Yesterday 12:01 PM|
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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|Yesterday 09:42 AM|
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:
|Yesterday 09:04 AM|
|Yesterday 07:35 AM|
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
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