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Old 06-27-2014, 06:06 PM   #631
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2010 V6 here, with close to 77,000. It had a smudge above 75,000 when I bought it 2 weeks ago. I've had the windows tinted, put the billet grilles on, put the stripes on, CAI, and a Flowmaster Super 44 muffler installed. My tail light trims, TB spacer, and Bama tuner are coming in today. Will be doing a rear gear swap soon, and probably a short throw for the 5 speed shifter. Will also more than likely be changing the front and rear bumpers to the GT versions, and going to a cat back dual setup. Love this car! Had a 2004 V6 several years ago as well.
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:22 PM   #635
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2010 V6 here, with close to 77,000. It had a smudge above 75,000 when I bought it 2 weeks ago. I've had the windows tinted, put the billet grilles on, put the stripes on, CAI, and a Flowmaster Super 44 muffler installed. My tail light trims, TB spacer, and Bama tuner are coming in today. Will be doing a rear gear swap soon, and probably a short throw for the 5 speed shifter. Will also more than likely be changing the front and rear bumpers to the GT versions, and going to a cat back dual setup. Love this car! Had a 2004 V6 several years ago as well.

How much you give for it? Hopefully not blue book. It's basically like having a 05-09 v6 with a updated look. :\

Looks nice though! I need to tint my windows
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How much you give for it? Hopefully not blue book. It's basically like having a 05-09 v6 with a updated look. :\

Looks nice though! I need to tint my windows
Thanks. Got it for 10K.
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Thanks. Got it for 10K.

Nice! Much more reasonable price! Most people want around the same price as the 11, even though they are on 2 way different levels performance wise.
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Nice! Much more reasonable price! Most people want around the same price as the 11, even though they are on 2 way different levels performance wise.
I agree, I would much rather have a 2011 or up. The performance is night and day. But, I figure this one has all the power I need, once I get it where I want it. I wasn't even looking for a Mustang when I got this car, but they made me a deal I couldn't pass up. I swore after the 04 I had that I would never buy another V6 muscle car. But so far, I am impressed with this little V6 beast.
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I agree, I would much rather have a 2011 or up. The performance is night and day. But, I figure this one has all the power I need, once I get it where I want it. I wasn't even looking for a Mustang when I got this car, but they made me a deal I couldn't pass up. I swore after the 04 I had that I would never buy another V6 muscle car. But so far, I am impressed with this little V6 beast.

Yeah. Stat wise there isn't much difference, but the new edges are sitting on really old chassis/technology. You can run with new edge gt's with a good amount of bolt ons, which isn't bad. I went with a new edge GT because they are cheaper than the 05-09 v6's which makes no sense considering the GT smokes the v6. I didn't wanna fork out 3-4k more just for upgraded technology/interior and then get smoked by a older car. They are a lot more comfortable though.
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I hit this today. I will hit 210,000 next week at mustang week in Myrtle Beach

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Just hit 50,000 on my '13...(I bought it with 45k or so)

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2000 gt auto amazon green with tan interior. All stock 200,459 miles. Bought it new out of the showroom with 0.3 miles on it.


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A little off topic here but the other day when I was getting the oil changed the guy asked me what oil I wanted and I said 5w20. He looked at me like I was crazy and said why I used that weight oil instead of 5w30. I told him that the oil filler cap says 5w20 and the manual say 5w20 as well. Now I have only used 5w20 the entire life of the car. I'm not trying to start a oil war on here. I know that people use many different oils on these cars as far as normal oil, synthetic blend, and full synthetic. That's all fine and good. I just was wandering if anyone's factory manual calls for 5w20 like my 2000 gt? And if you use a different weight than 5w20 please tell me why. Should I use 5w30 because of the mileage is at 200,000 now or just because I live in huntsville Alabama and it gets hot in the summer.


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Mine also says 5w20 I have changed to 5w30 and have always used full synthetic. Changed to 5w30 because of high miles. My brother is using 5w30 also.

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So should I start using 5w30 now? I have never used the full synthetic. I have been using 5w20 max life synthetic blend since 100,000 miles and change it every 5,000 miles


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I have always used full synthetic and change every 3 to 4 thousand miles. I am just over cautious. Once you use full synthetic you can never go back to regular oil.

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So should I start using 5w30 now? I have never used the full synthetic. I have been using 5w20 max life synthetic blend since 100,000 miles and change it every 5,000 miles


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Did you not see my miles on mine. It has had nothing done to the motor or transmission, and it is a auto. I just drove it from Knoxville Tennessee to myrtle Beach and the oil never moved on the dip stick. It is sitting on 209,974 now I will hit 210,000 tomorrow. And I plan on running it through the quarter mile several times Thursday at darlington.

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Did you not see my miles on mine. It has had nothing done to the motor or transmission, and it is a auto. I just drove it from Knoxville Tennessee to myrtle Beach and the oil never moved on the dip stick. It is sitting on 209,974 now I will hit 210,000 tomorrow. And I plan on running it through the quarter mile several times Thursday at darlington.

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Ok boys and girls by the time I drive out of the condo complex we are in my babie will hit 210,000 and 5w30 works just fine.

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Ok boys and girls by the time I drive out of the condo complex we are in my babie will hit 210,000 and 5w30 works just fine.

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Awesome! I sure hope my 10 model holds up that long. I plan on it being around for quite some time. Love to see these cars with high mileage, gives me much hope
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Well we made it even with that 5w30 oil lol and if you look at the tachometer it is still running.

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I have about 15,000 miles on my 2013 & I've had it for a little bit over 2 years. It's my dd.

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Just hit 63,000 miles on my 13 v6! Loving every mile of it.

Whoever says you can't go back to blend after switching to full synthetic is wrong. Oil is interchangeable. However, because of wear profiles id chose a brand you trust and weight recommended by the owners manual and stick with it. I use M1 or Castrol Syntec. Full synthetics purpose is to last longer, so changing at 3,000 won't hurt but the oil just 'broke in'. 5,000 miles on full synthetic in a pre-11 and up to 10,000 miles after 2011. The engines are cleaner and haver closer tolerances so the 5-20 is what I'd use.

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I am sorry but I saw a BMW that changed from full synthetic to regular oil and he was warned and after his first oil change all was fine and he threw it in the mechanics face. Between the first and second oil change it started leaking oil really bad. He ended up spending almost 7 grand getting every gasket in the motor changed. You do what you want but I would never use regular oil after going full synthetic. Here is proof that 5w30 want hurt one. Oh and the BMW only had 20,000 miles on it, so it was not time for it to start leaking.

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I am sorry but I saw a BMW that changed from full synthetic to regular oil and he was warned and after his first oil change all was fine and he threw it in the mechanics face. Between the first and second oil change it started leaking oil really bad. He ended up spending almost 7 grand getting every gasket in the motor changed. You do what you want but I would never use regular oil after going full synthetic. Here is proof that 5w30 want hurt one. Oh and the BMW only had 20,000 miles on it, so it was not time for it to start leaking.

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To start this is in response to the incalculable number of oil threads out there and is meant for informing the otherwise ignorant. I mean no personal offense.

I had a BMW, they are factory spec'd to FULL synthetic with LL01 or equivalent. 0-30GC or 0-40M1 are the only OTC oils appropriate for BMW. Our engines on the other hand have much lower clearances and a different gasket material. Almost all 5-20 meets spec for 2011+ and 5-30 for prior, excluding cobra and gt500.

The base of oil will not itself cause leaking, facts and careful observation will prove this.

The BMW owner did not follow factory recommendations and paid for it. Also BMW has a 15,000 mi OCI, which can cause any non-synthetic to breakdown prematurely, clog the filter, varnish/gunk the passages.

As long as you follow spec for the car, weather it be full syn, syn blend, or standard the engine will be fine. Remember that the recommended oil is actually a blend BTW. No where in the manual does it say do not switch between syn and regular, this is an antiquated piece of knowledge from years ago perpetuated by the uninformed and backed by unsubstantiated horror stories like this one.

Now I do also suggest picking one and staying with it to set a wear pattern, but switching in itself hurts nothing. Except possibly cleaning a few gunked seals until the engine 'develops' a pre-existing leak.

I had an explorer with 80,000 on standard oil, switched to syn and ran regular when I couldn't afford syn. According to this story and some others my engine should be done for. The truck ran another 100,000 no problems. Clean oil is more important then quality, cheap oils just need more changing.


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