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Old 01-14-2012, 06:40 AM   #31
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@2012sel - Thank you for this tutorial and all the pics...it was very helpful.

Is synthetic just a matter of preference over regular oil? Or for anyone who REALLY loves their car should it be a no brainer? Also, if going with synthetic, does the oil life system monitor know that synthetic is being used and adjust the time until the next change accordingly?
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:09 AM   #32
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@2012sel - Thank you for this tutorial and all the pics...it was very helpful.

Is synthetic just a matter of preference over regular oil? Or for anyone who REALLY loves their car should it be a no brainer? Also, if going with synthetic, does the oil life system monitor know that synthetic is being used and adjust the time until the next change accordingly?
Synth. is a choice, And the OLM is an algorithm Based on how the car is driven and in what conditions and should NEVER be relied upon. Use the recommended intervals or the 5000 mi/tire rotation as a guide.
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:10 AM   #33
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Oil change 101

How many miles do you put on the motor before changing to syn?
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:18 PM   #34
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I had 650 and switched. I could have gone longer but the oil was dirty and full of scraps. Put in full syn and will change it again around 7000 miles. I do many short trips in cold weather
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quality write up... I will see if we can get this put somewhere more permanente :)
Perhaps its time for a DYI section here where folks can post things like this, mud flap install etc.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:04 AM   #36
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How does cranking the engine with accelerator floored work with the push start?
I think the car only goes into accessory mode without the brake pressed...?
Pressing brake and accelerator causes it to crank over without starting.

I agree with the other two old timers. I have been doing my own oil changes since 1976 (a lot of oil changes) and I have never prefilled. I also have taken several engines to 200,000+ miles. But I do prefill now, I just never thought of it until I read it on the Ducati forum last year.
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What other oil filter I can use instead of Motorcraft ? I prefer to use PureOne or Mobil 1.
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What other oil filter I can use instead of Motorcraft ? I prefer to use PureOne or Mobil 1.
Not that I doubt your ability to use any ol' car website's (Advanced, Autozone, O'Reilly) search feature, but:

PureONE: Part # PL1024
Mobil 1: Part # M1-102
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Pressing brake and accelerator causes it to crank over without starting.
What difference does it make if it starts or not? Its going to take the same number of cranks to get the oil circulating whether the engine starts or not. In fact, I would think that after cranking without starting and not letting it build up pressure, the oil has a chance to drain back out of the pump, while waiting to actually start it.
Just crank it up for crying out loud. It'll prime right up, build pressure and be fine!
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Thanks PratoN. I was not aware of those american sites. I order via ebay or amazon or when travelling to the U.S.A.
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