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Old 09-17-2012, 02:24 PM   #8
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Well ...

http://www.motorcraftservice.com/pub.../12focog5e.pdf

Page 390 says it isn't REQUIRED until 150K miles, but it is supposed to be done every 30K if you PRIMARILY (not occasionally) either:
  • Tow a trailer or use a car top carrier or camper
  • Extensive Idling or commercial use
  • Dusty Conditions or unpaved roads

It's a sealed unit, so it's similar to manual transmission fluid change intervals (which I think were around 75-125K miles for most cars, but most people ignored).

$200 seems reasonable, but I wouldn't really want anyone opening up the system. If it were my car, I might think about it at 100K or 125K rather than 150K, but there's a good chance I'd just run it to 150K miles.

The dealers like to sell fuel injector cleaning also ...
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