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Old 05-23-2015, 02:38 AM   #1
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Oil change!

How often do you do your oil change and branddo you use and how much? And how much oil should be put in the oil filter?
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3,000 miles, I personally used Mobil 1 or Pennzoil 5W20, 5.5-6.0qts, and good luck trying to prime the filter. Don't worry about priming it because the filter is mounted horizontally and the oil will leak out before you can get it screwed on.
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Every 3000 miles. I have been using Valvoline high mileage synthetic. And a motorcraft filter. But I have been doing a lot of reading and have decided to try Rotella T6. It's hot enough now to use it. It's a 5w-40 full synthetic. I have read that it's a good oil to use for higher mileage engines.
I use 6 quarts and just enough to bring it to the middle of the stick.

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I go every 5k with mobil 1 ep 5w20 with motorcraft filter and my gf goes 5k with motorcraft 5w20 and motorcraft filter. No problems.

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You can prime the filter by filling it about halfway full, and when you spin it on, the oil gets caught in the filter media, and it won't leak out as long as you keep spinning the filter until the gasket seats.
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:53 PM   #6
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just did a oil change a hour ago drive 1200 miles a month just to work and back last oil change was idk when couple of months ago with royal purple just tried out pennzoil platinum with pure plus well see if its just as good ... 5w-30 and wix filter
150,000 miles on her
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Mobil1 ES with Motorcraft filter, change the oil every 7500+ miles. Oil is guaranteed for 15,000 miles between changes.
I use synthetic because its cheaper with longer intervals between changing. It is also an insurance policy in case you happen to over heat somehow. Your protected better.
The green Mustang made it well over 350,000 miles using it.
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I used Pennzoil/Platinum, Mobil 1, and Kendall. They vary from Full Synthetic to conventional oil. Oil weight varies too, depending on where you're at and the climate. Mostly I use Pennzoil, Mobil 1, Wix, and K&N oil filters. But debating on putting Amsoil or Royal Purple in one of my cars.
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Oil change!

Valvoline 5w20 6 quarts every 3000

Synthetic btw
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My dad just changed the oil on my car without knowing and he put 10w-40 and he says it's better for the hot summers. Is this bad for my car?


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My dad just changed the oil on my car without knowing and he put 10w-40 and he says it's better for the hot summers. Is this bad for my car?


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No not really. For warmer weather I would do a 5w30, that's what I use. And live in the valley of California.


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Will the 10w-40 have any negative effects on the car?


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About every 5K miles with 6 quarts of Motorcraft 5W-20 Semi-Synthetic and the Motorcraft filter to go with it. No need to bother priming the filter. Every time I do my oil change my oil isn't even black, its still got the brownish color to it, even when I waited 6K miles, and I've almost got 195K on the odometer.
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Will the 10w-40 have any negative effects on the car?


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No. You may suffer slightly less MPG. But that's it.


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You'll need to let it idle extra long before starting to drive it and drive it extra long before it'll warm up to temp when you can have fun with it.


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Will the 10w-40 have any negative effects on the car?


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Use 5W during summer and 0W in winter. I use 5W year round with my climate.
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5w30 motorcraft and a motorcraft filter for me twice per year. Right before winter storage and right after winter storage to get ready for the summer. Has worked well for me. Turns out to usually be about 4k miles from the spring to the fall, and 0 miles from the fall to spring lol.

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Oil life really depends on weather conditions,engine temp,distances, and engine rpm. Milage intervals are only a basic rule of thumb. 3000 is usually the safe bet if you like to beat on your car.


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3,000 miles is overkill with a good filter and a good syn blend like Motorcraft, Super Tech or basic M1. 5-6k miles, check oil level regularly, good filter and a good oil and roll. Never use orange fram death cans. 6 quarts, 5w-30 is OEM spec. 5w-20 was instituted for CAFE reasons. Cap may say 5w-20, that's not what the hood sticker says and not what Ford recommends in the exact same motor everywhere else in the world.
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