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Old 01-29-2013, 08:27 AM   #1
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ST Oil Change ?

So I turned 4000 miles on the Odometer today. Started to think about that first oil change and when the light might come on.

Anyone have the change the oil light come on in their ST yet and did you change your own oil and was it easy or a pain?

And what oil did you put in? I was thinking Mobile One like I put in my 2004 Vette.


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Old 01-29-2013, 08:42 AM   #2
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Changing the oil is very easy, once you get the belly pan off. My Titanium didn't have that extra little 'spoiler' (curb feeler?) bolted on, so all it took was to drop a few bolts, slide the pan off and the drain plug & filter are right there in front of your face.

I'll be using Pennzoil Ultra & a Motorcraft filter.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:48 AM   #3
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I had a free oil change from the dealer from when I bought the car so I just brought it there. Was able to get full synthetic for free too!

I did it at 3800 miles.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:23 PM   #4
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I just changed mine at 3012 miles using a motorcraft filter and 5w30 full synthetic motorcraft oil. At 6k, I will send oil for analysis. Looked dark imo. 85% hwy granny driving 75%. 5.7 quarts. I was able to get the filter off by hand. Enjoy
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:24 AM   #5
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I get a free one for mine and the dealer told me it's like 6000 or 8000 (I don't remember if it was 6or8000) miles with synthetic oil before you need to change it I was gunna do 6000miles, the 2012 Honda accord my dad had did 5000 before each oil change and that was with regular oil. I know it's not the same but just comparing it
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:14 PM   #6
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I think I would only be concerned about fuel dilution. The oil is no longer responsible for cooling the turbo so they aren't as hard on oil as they used to be. 5K-7.5K is reasonable, depending on how much shearing took place from fuel dilution.
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Well, what does the owners manual say?
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So I turned 4000 miles on the Odometer today. Started to think about that first oil change and when the light might come on.

Anyone have the change the oil light come on in their ST yet and did you change your own oil and was it easy or a pain?

And what oil did you put in? I was thinking Mobile One like I put in my 2004 Vette.
I changed my STs oil at 2.5k then again at 7.5k and never reset the oil monitor. It didn't come on until 10250 miles.

I typically get Mobil 1 but if something else is on sale I will get that.
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I did mine at 1k, 5k, 10k, etc.

Mobil 1 5w-30 with Motocraft filter.
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Good boy. You should always do the first one way early, it gets all the break-in glitter out of the motor. The machining techniques used now make for less of that but you never know................

I always change at least by 1k if not sooner and have never had an engine go bad early in all the time I've ever built them. Sometimes that oil can look like gold in sunlight though and your indicator to get it out. No way would I want to run that another 4-5K.
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