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03-18-2013 05:45 AM
freemind I am about to make the jump to a small block ford filter. I bought the Microguard MGL8A (made by Wix). It is slightly shorter than the Wix 51515 but, it offers more filtration than the stock filter does.
03-16-2013 07:52 PM
AZfocus2012
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What makes sense for fleet maintenance doesn't always translate to private car ownership. The cost savings for extended oil intervals can pay for a replacement engine, depending on circumstances.
Yea, I could see if I owned 100 Foci, and was gonna roll them over in 3 to 5 years or less, I would definitely do just what it took to keep the warranty up and save a lot of money.
03-16-2013 05:06 PM
elsolo
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That is what I have been saying. I never understood the attraction to being able to say I left the oil in my engine for 10,000 miles. Yea, it can be done, and oil analysis says it can be done, but for the price of oil analysis you could just change the oil. I guess I have been blessed in that changing my oil twice as often has not been a financial burden.
What makes sense for fleet maintenance doesn't always translate to private car ownership. The cost savings for extended oil intervals can pay for a replacement engine, depending on circumstances.
03-16-2013 03:06 AM
AZfocus2012
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Change yer frickin' oil every 5,000 miles and it will stay clean between oil changes unless you beat the crap outta your car, run sub standard oil or use toilet paper for a filter.
That is what I have been saying. I never understood the attraction to being able to say I left the oil in my engine for 10,000 miles. Yea, it can be done, and oil analysis says it can be done, but for the price of oil analysis you could just change the oil. I guess I have been blessed in that changing my oil twice as often has not been a financial burden.
03-16-2013 01:52 AM
RedComet +1 for BITOG. Lots of excellent info there.
03-16-2013 01:45 AM
Venture1 Seriously old phart from Canada here, Eh? Change yer frickin' oil every 5,000 miles and it will stay clean between oil changes unless you beat the crap outta your car, run sub standard oil or use toilet paper for a filter. Speaking of oil filters, do some homework at Bobtheoilguy. Pretty good 411 there.

Cheers!

Mike
03-16-2013 12:50 AM
felixthecat
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I use Motorcraft filters because they're well made and I can pick them up at Walmart along with my Mobile 1.
Ditto ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Wallyworld pulls thru. I use a FL842 or a 16 filter, w/ Mobil 1.
03-14-2013 11:44 AM
Cruisin I use Motorcraft filters because they're well made and I can pick them up at Walmart along with my Mobile 1.
03-14-2013 10:14 AM
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03-14-2013 10:06 AM
RonMaiden I've used M1 with Puralator PureOne filer in all my vehicles for the last 15 years with good results but with the Focus Ford is changing the oil every 5000 miles for the next couple of years. After that I'll switch to synthetic.
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