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Old 03-30-2013, 06:43 PM   #361
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I did my first oil change at 294 miles. My next change will be at 1294 miles, then I will follow a 3000 mile change interval. I am kind of old school about these things :)
Do you have an abnormally taxing commute or use Dino oil???

5000 is more than adequate unless you're racing or stuck in traffic 90% of the time.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:45 PM   #362
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Nope, I drive 8.3 miles each way for work on two lane blacktop country roads with almost no traffic and use the Motorcraft semi-syn oil. I have considered going the 5000 mile interval but can't really warm up to it.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:35 AM   #363
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My change oil indicator finally came on at 10,250 miles. With only 4.5 quarts in the sump and the assumption that we are using Motorcraft 5W-20, that's a major feat.

New UOA is on the horizon with Amsoil 5W-20. Only ~500 more miles to go for a true 10,000 mile UOA.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:09 PM   #364
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Had first oil change done today. 8500 with no light. I was in the area and had time to kill so I took it in. Went full synthetic. $26 is all I had to pay due to difference of semi-synth oil change being free for a year as part of my purchase. Not bad.
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I Plan on just following the book...7,500 to 10,000K when the minder says do it. I plan on just using Ford oil and filters. I have free changes and rotations at the dealer for 7 years which is fine by me....just have to say "no" to all the crap they try to sell you that you don't need while you are there. I used to like to do it myself but my time has gotten more valuable lately. My Jetta has 215k with those kind of intervals using mostly Mobil 1 and still runs strong. Your car will fall apart before the motor due to these small bickerings about oil change interval or oil type.
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Plan on just following the book...7,500 to 10,000 when the minder says do it. Plan on just using Ford oil and filters. I have free changes and rotation at the dealer for 7 years which is fine by me....just have to say "no" to all the crap they try to sell you that you don't need while you are there. I used to like to do it myself but my time has gotten more valuable lately. My Jetta has 215k with those kind of intervals using mostly Mobil 1 and still runs strong. Your car will fall apart before the motor due to these small bickerings about oil change interval or oil type.
Some of the best oil change advice I've seen around here.
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For those who use amsoil oils, where do you guys order it from for the best price? And what are your changing intervals? I'm looking to get great oil that has long change intervals.
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For those who use amsoil oils, where do you guys order it from for the best price? And what are your changing intervals? I'm looking to get great oil that has long change intervals.
Anyone can buy it at dealer cost by signing up as a preferred customer. No need to hassle with a dealer and paying their markup on the product.

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Add that link to your cart (with the products you want to buy), on the last check out screen, all prices will reduce 25%. Then you can log into their site and buy anything you want up to 1 year at cost. What a deal.
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Anyone can buy it at dealer cost by signing up as a preferred customer. No need to hassle with a dealer and paying their markup on the product.

Preferred Customer

Add that link to your cart (with the products you want to buy), on the last check out screen, all prices will reduce 25%. Then you can log into their site and buy anything you want up to 1 year at cost. What a deal.
Hey thanks for the link!!!!!! Awesome news
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Oil fanatics (hmm, wouldn't be cool if we actually -had- an oil fanatics subforum?) Have any of you done the catch-can or sample test valve install and have an install thread for it with pics, part #s, etc?
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