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Old 06-13-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
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Oil change

Hey guys its time for another oil change soon and I was thinking of going synthetic. The car only has 12500 miles and I drive 4000-5000 a year. Should I go straight to synthetic or a blend not sure, any input would be appreciated thanks
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Thats your call but I perfer syn
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With the weather in new England (hot in summer freezing and crazy snow in winter) would synthetic be a better choice that way I was planning on changing oil just once a year?
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With the weather in new England (hot in summer freezing and crazy snow in winter) would synthetic be a better choice that way I was planning on changing oil just once a year?
Yes very good choice
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Amsoil all the way.
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Re: Oil change

OEM ford is a Synth blednd
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Amsoil all the way.
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Royal Purple all the way!
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Royal Purple all the way!
I wish I could afford Royal Purple for all my changes! Amsoil is the best, it just costs a lot.. Usually I just throw in Quaker State full synthetic. They have a 300k mile car value reimbursement if you've used them since 50k or less and if they're that confident then I trust 'em with my motor.
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If you plan on making it a year go with royal purple or the high end amsoil.

What's $100 when you only have to do it once a year. I put royal purple in my car in august. Taking a sample soon to have analyzed to make sure i'm still ok at once a year
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If you plan on making it a year go with royal purple or the high end amsoil.

What's $100 when you only have to do it once a year. I put royal purple in my car in august. Taking a sample soon to have analyzed to make sure i'm still ok at once a year
You're really not supposed to run oil more than 6 months (200-250 hours of engine operation if you idle often) despite what manufacturers claim.
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You're really not supposed to run oil more than 6 months (200-250 hours of engine operation if you idle often) despite what manufacturers claim.
So the blackstone lab is lying to me?
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You can't go wrong with Royal Purple. A little pricy but great stuff.
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So the blackstone lab is lying to me?
Beats me! I mean no offense to anyone or any company, I'm just going off the recommended oil change intervals in the Ford manual. Better safe than sorry in my opinion.
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You can't go wrong with Royal Purple. A little pricy but great stuff.
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Beats me! I mean no offense to anyone or any company, I'm just going off the recommended oil change intervals in the Ford manual. Better safe than sorry in my opinion.
I understand... Haven't listened to ford recommendations in a long time though lol.. I just think it's a waste to use that much oil in a vehicle that isn't driven very often.

I have two vehicles I only change once a year. Another is twice.
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I understand... Haven't listened to ford recommendations in a long time though lol.. I just think it's a waste to use that much oil in a vehicle that isn't driven very often.

I have two vehicles I only change once a year. Another is twice.
I change mine at 3000 k or 1yr, whichever comes first.
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I change mine at 3000 k or 1yr, whichever comes first.
One averages 500 miles a year, the other is around 1000. The twice a year car sees about 2000
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I understand... Haven't listened to ford recommendations in a long time though lol.. I just think it's a waste to use that much oil in a vehicle that isn't driven very often.

I have two vehicles I only change once a year. Another is twice.
Where can you find a lab to test your oil? The google?

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One averages 500 miles a year, the other is around 1000. The twice a year car sees about 2000
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My fox seem 100mi last year, the 05 seen 3k. That's why I have two Ford trucks. My bike sees more miles than anything.
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Where can you find a lab to test your oil? The google?

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Your not lowflyn, your lowmilyn yukyuk!
Search blackstone labs, one of the best and best priced.

And yeh.. Bought a focus for a reason. It sees around 30k a year for half the price per mile. Easy choice.
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Search blackstone labs, one of the best and best priced.

And yeh.. Bought a focus for a reason. It sees around 30k a year for half the price per mile. Easy choice.
Thanks! Just curious how my oil will be at 3,000 miles w/Royal Purple.

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lowflyn & tc x 4, do you worry about your bearings and seals, etc. not getting worked regularly with such low miles/year?
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It may not get driven alot of miles but is driven short distances fairly often. Operating temp at least
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