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Old 02-26-2013, 11:35 AM   #11
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:54 AM   #12
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Does anyone have any recommendation on spark plugs as well? Might as well do them while I'm under the hood.

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It depends on the interval you are going to use. I use a 5K mile interval and just use the Motorcraft filter and semi-syn blend. If you want to do the 10K interval I would probably use the Mobile 1 like you have been doing. The motorcraft semi-syn blend is good oil and it is cheap, that is why I use it.
I do 5K intervals on Synthetic. Before I switched to Synthetic on my truck, I use to do 3K on Conventional oil.

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I am intrigued about this seafoam stuff.

How many miles do you have on your vehicle to mandate the use of this. It seems as though this product is good for older vehicles. Let me know your thoughts!

Furthermore, I have been thinking about an oil change as well. I have 1800 miles on my car but people on here are always talking about all these metal particulates from the break-in period. Can I have some opinions on this? I wouldn't mind doing this since this is my first new vehicle and I want to take care of it properly.
I have almost 42K so that's kind of the reason why I use it. But I actually don't use SeaFoam. I use something called Mopar Combustion Chamber Cleaner. (MCCC) You spray it right into your intake vs putting it into your oil/gas.

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OMG, don't get this list started. I am an early oil changer, as are a lot of folks. Some will argue waste of money, maybe so, but I like peace of mind. Yes, there will be plenty of tiny shiny things and maybe a few larger pieces in the first oil that comes out of a new engine. I have seen it first hand over half a dozen times on every new car and motorcycle I have had. Will it damage the engine to go the manufactures first recomended interval of 10K miles, probably not. I just like to get some fresh oil in my new car usually around 1,000 miles maybe less, then I feel better running the crap out of it latter. The manufacture recomended intervals are fine, I just choose to make up my own intervals. Here is an article by someone who may have a clue, as opposed to some who will rant here.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars...k-in-a-new-car
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You are welcome, that guy is a little anal, I would do the 20-50 miler, but usually wait a little longer and just do it once. You should be fine. I just don't get some people waiting 10K miles just because Ford says you can?
10K is a bit extreme to me. But I generally check my oil about every week to see what it looks like. 5K is generally the sweet spot of when it needs to be due.

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Get the motorcraft 910 filter and the mobil1 syntec oil will be fine, it always is.
That's what I was thinking. Thanks.
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[QUOTE=novus;4609459]Does anyone have any recommendation on spark plugs as well? Might as well do them while I'm under the hood.

How many miles do you have on it? I think the OEM's are good for around 100K miles, althought I might change them around 50K-75K. I have heard many on here recomend using the OEM motorcraft plugs unless you have made modifications that might benefit from a hotter/cooler plug.
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How many miles do you have on it? I think the OEM's are good for around 100K miles, althought I might change them around 50K-75K. I have heard many on here recomend using the OEM motorcraft plugs unless you have made modifications that might benefit from a hotter/cooler plug.
42K. Wasn't sure that there was OEM ones. Will look into this. Hopefully they're not painfully expensive.
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42K. Wasn't sure that there was OEM ones. Will look into this. Hopefully they're not painfully expensive.
Most OEM's are platinum/iridium plugs now days and usually have 100K mile life. I would check the owner's manual maintenance schedule and see. If the car is running fine and gas mileage appears normal, I would just wait a while on the plugs.
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