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Old 03-03-2016, 06:00 PM   #1
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Motor Oil, Filters and Change Intervals

Looking at oil for my '06 GT. Drive less than 5000 miles per year, any suggestion on brand, viscosity and intervals? Also how about filters?
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I've got Amsoil in my Roush with a Wix oil filter. My GT will get the same when it's time to change the oil.


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Cliff's notes:


-Use the recommended viscosity on your oil cap/owner's manual. Motorcraft is fine or get Mobil 1 if you need a warm fuzzy.
-Never use a Fram filter
-Change at manufacturer recommended intervals.


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I drive around 5k yearly as well on my 07gtcs. I change it yearly or at 4-5k intervals with the standard recommended oil. Nothing special. I will also remember to drive the car at least weekly in the winter to keep things from sitting.


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I use Royal Purple with a K&N washable oil filter. AMS is also a good oil.
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I drive my 12 V6 same...I use whatever full synthetic (Ford recommended weight) that's on sale and while it's under wtty I buy filters from the dealer I would get wtty work from. I always say Hi to sales and service at this time to let them be my friend. Out of wtty same oil but I just get the CarQuest premium filter (wix) from my local parts monger. I like to do mine on a time based 9 month schedule. the OLM will let me go a year but 9 months = 4x in 3 years which is one more than Ford says. This lets me sleep better.
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Oil change intervals?

If I drive an average of 1,200 miles a month, and it's a daily driver would it be a good idea to change my oil every 3,000 miles? It gets really expensive because these GT's or my 14 takes 8 quarts of royal purple 5W 20 ! Think that oil is good enough to change roughly every 5,000 miles or so?
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I would go by the OLM and change it when it gets to 20-30%....you'll get different answers pick the one that makes the most sense to you.

every 3k is overkill unless it's on a track or something else way out of the normal realm of use. Having fun with it is not out of the normal realm.
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I put about 5000 on my 05 GT a year, I take Mobil 1 with me to the dealer and they change my oil and put in my Mobil 1 with a Ford Factory filter that way it is in there records and I can look it up on there web site, first oil change was at 1500 miles, then went to Mobil 1, I have changed my oil every 5,000 from then on and have had no problems, it is easy to keep track of 5-10-15,
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