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Old 09-23-2013, 10:22 PM   #1
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First oil change

Hey guys! My baby is coming up on 2600 miles and my dad has been bugging me to get the oil changed. This is my first new car, so i don't have any experience in this. His philosophy is that new motors often put tiny metal shavings into the oil as they break in (something I'd obviously want to remove). But I've also heard of newer cars having magnets in the oil pan to soak that up.

When did yall get your first oil changes? Is my dad's advice old and unnecessary?
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Hey guys! My baby is coming up on 2600 miles and my dad has been bugging me to get the oil changed. This is my first new car, so i don't have any experience in this. His philosophy is that new motors often put tiny metal shavings into the oil as they break in (something I'd obviously want to remove). But I've also heard of newer cars having magnets in the oil pan to soak that up.

When did yall get your first oil changes? Is my dad's advice old and unnecessary?
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I always change 2,000-4,000 miles. Period.
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Our cars are made to run 8000 km before needing an oil change. For your first oil change I would do it a little early, after that just follow regular intervals as per ford. Unless it hits the track often your wasting your money changing it way early.
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old & unnecesary but advice I would follow. It probablly ain't needed but IF it prevents any problems it is worth it.
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Hey guys! My baby is coming up on 2600 miles and my dad has been bugging me to get the oil changed. This is my first new car, so i don't have any experience in this. His philosophy is that new motors often put tiny metal shavings into the oil as they break in (something I'd obviously want to remove). But I've also heard of newer cars having magnets in the oil pan to soak that up.

When did yall get your first oil changes? Is my dad's advice old and unnecessary?
No worry bro, 2,600 miles is a good time to have your first oil change. Just the first one and then longer intervals after that. I had my first change at around 2,300 miles. I'm not sure about any magnet in the pan that pulls out the metal shavings , thats the first I have heard of that one. Lol. I have always been told its good to get the FIRST oil change done under 3,000 miles so it removes all the metal shavings inside.
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Rule 1: do what your dad said to do.
Rule 2: see rule 1.

Not too early at 2600. And then follow what the manufacturer recommends. (Notice I did not type, "dealer?")
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I just went to my dealer

My dealer sent me a free oil/filter change so I drove up and had it done at 3,500 miles. I'm happy I went to my dealer because the Oil Change guy went through a long checklist of things to be looked at. He found nothing wrong but did ask me if I had any problems. """NO"" was my answer.

I'll get my next one at 10,000 miles and probably go to full synthetic. My dealer charges $39.95 using Simi-Synthetic and $59.95 to use full synthetic. ( Filter included)

It is a thing I really like to do myself but with some of the health problems I now have it needs to be done by someone I trust. I'm glad I do have a good dealer with good employee's that do their jobs well.

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My dealer sent me a free oil/filter change so I drove up and had it done at 3,500 miles. I'm happy I went to my dealer because the Oil Change guy went through a long checklist of things to be looked at. He found nothing wrong but did ask me if I had any problems. """NO"" was my answer.

I'll get my next one at 10,000 miles and probably go to full synthetic. My dealer charges $39.95 using Simi-Synthetic and $59.95 to use full synthetic. ( Filter included)

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+1 Ronnie. When I bought my car I purchased the 5 year free maintenance/warranty package that also includes brakes, clutch etc. Nice to know all I have to do is put gas in it for the next 5 years! All I have to do is drop it off at my awesome ford dealer.
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On the newer models don't you just take it in when the information display on the instrument cluster tells you to? At least that's what the manual says, and it'll save you from trying to remember your intervals. Maybe it's different for the first change though.
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you guys are going to e-flog me for this but.....

first oil change was done at around 2.5k miles
I just changed it with roughly 12.5k on the clock
fully synthetic mobil 1 is great.
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My first oil change was at roughly 5k.
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I like going up to my dealers and watching the guy work on my Mustang. My dealer has a quick service building that is seperate from the shop. The oil changes, Tire rotations Etc. are done there while you wait or I guess you can leave your car there and pick it up later. They do have a first class affordable resturant if you need to eat. I just had them rotate my tires at 5,000 miles and the service was just as good as when they did my oil change. When my car was done ( I like to watch ) I got a bite to eat and bought a T-Shirt at the store there and was on my way.
Like I said, This is the kind of stuff I really enjoy doing at home but this stupid Cancer sure put the breaks on me doing things like that anymore. I just don't have the stamina I once had.
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My dealer sent me a free oil/filter change so I drove up and had it done at 3,500 miles. I'm happy I went to my dealer because the Oil Change guy went through a long checklist of things to be looked at. He found nothing wrong but did ask me if I had any problems. """NO"" was my answer.

I'll get my next one at 10,000 miles and probably go to full synthetic. My dealer charges $39.95 using Simi-Synthetic and $59.95 to use full synthetic. ( Filter included)

It is a thing I really like to do myself but with some of the health problems I now have it needs to be done by someone I trust. I'm glad I do have a good dealer with good employee's that do their jobs well.

Ronnie
I use the dealer as well. But I read the owners manual and don't do what they say to all of the time. They say 3k or 3 months for all of my cars. Nope.

Just read your last post. Hang in there Ronnie. Best of luck.
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I like going up to my dealers and watching the guy work on my Mustang. My dealer has a quick service building that is seperate from the shop. The oil changes, Tire rotations Etc. are done there while you wait or I guess you can leave your car there and pick it up later. They do have a first class affordable resturant if you need to eat. I just had them rotate my tires at 5,000 miles and the service was just as good as when they did my oil change. When my car was done ( I like to watch ) I got a bite to eat and bought a T-Shirt at the store there and was on my way.
Like I said, This is the kind of stuff I really enjoy doing at home but this stupid Cancer sure put the breaks on me doing things like that anymore. I just don't have the stamina I once had.
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I'm sorry to hear about your cancer. I completely understand how it drains you. Being 39 now but at 37 I was diagnosed with testicular cancer which the cancer cells had spread throughout my lower abdomen area. I was classified as stage 2 and needed 20 rounds of chemotherapy. I had gone 5 days a week for around 5 hours a day of chemotherapy for 4 cycles, 20 rounds. It sucked the chemotherapy but I'm now cancer free and technically in remission for over two years. All healthy now. So hang in there bro. At 70 years of age you got at least 25 more good years. Lol. Then you can get a Buick. Lmao
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I just got to take it easy now

I'm really happy to see you are doing OK. Of course I'm gonna hang in because I sure can't leave my Dogs or want anyone to be driving my Mustang.

In 1999 I had stage five C.O.P.D. and they gave me five years to live. I took my medication and changed my lifestyle. I'm still here. My main cancer was Prostate and the VA treated it with radiation. I was doing fine until about a year ago I started having problems. The Radiation messed up my insides and my bladder. They are working on this now but it takes time and a lot of procedures that really are hard on me now but will make me feel a lot better in the future. Thanks for your encouragement.

I keep telling my friend Shari I'm gonna go back to drinking and Smoking and staying out all night because when I was doing all of that I felt great. Ha! Ha!

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I'm happy I'm still driving and can do some car shows and enjoy my Mustang. When I feel good I get up at 4 in the morning and just go for a drive. I love the sound of my Magnaflow's and listen to some 50's or 60's music on my Sirius radio.


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I'm really happy to see you are doing OK. Of course I'm gonna hang in because I sure can't leave my Dogs or want anyone to be driving my Mustang.

In 1999 I had stage five C.O.P.D. and they gave me five years to live. I took my medication and changed my lifestyle. I'm still here. My main cancer was Prostate and the VA treated it with radiation. I was doing fine until about a year ago I started having problems. The Radiation mess up my insides and my bladder. They are working on this now but it takes time and a lot of procedures that really are hard on me now but will make me feel a lot better in the future. Thanks for your encouragement.

I keep telling my friend Shari I'm gonna go back to drinking and Smoking and staying out all night because when I was doing all of that I felt great. Ha! Ha!

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Lmao. See who says a life full of assorted woman , alcohol and tobacco are bad for ya. Lmao.
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Lmao. See who says a life full of assorted woman , alcohol and tobacco are bad for ya. Lmao.
I'll stick with the assorted women :p
Don't believe in putting myself in a weaker state of mind.. But that's just me XD
Love messing with drunk people tho
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I'll stick with the assorted women :p
Don't believe in putting myself in a weaker state of mind.. But that's just me XD
Love messing with drunk people tho
Lmao. I hear ya on that.
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Lmao. I hear ya on that.
Had one jump in a lake -_-
You can't swim when you're drunk...
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Had one jump in a lake -_- You can't swim when you're drunk...
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get someone who's not drunk to watch you XD
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I sink pretty easy lol.
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Glad to see this did not turn out to be another oil thread arguement. Good advice was given to the OP.
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good luck ronnie948 those pups are cute & help you with comfort will say a prayer for you
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Glad to see this did not turn out to be another oil thread arguement. Good advice was given to the OP.
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like don't swim when you're drunk... LOL
but for the most part good advice was given
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How about this idea

Suppose you just drive and never ever change your oil at all. Then with the Money you can save up by not wasting it on oil and filters you can have a good amount saved when you need to buy a new car when the old one won't run at all anymore.

Wow !!! I really might be on to something here.
Other items to eliminate and save money on would be,
Car wash soap along with brushes and cleaning objects.
Wax and related items such as rags.
Air filters along with any other costly maintenance you always did.

If anyone decides to do this I hope you let us all know how it worked out for you.

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Suppose you just drive and never ever change your oil at all. Then with the Money you can save up by not wasting it on oil and filters you can have a good amount saved when you need to buy a new car when the old one won't run at all anymore.

Wow !!! I really might be on to something here.
Other items to eliminate and save money on would be,
Car wash soap along with brushes and cleaning objects.
Wax and related items such as rags.
Air filters along with any other costly maintenance you always did.

If anyone decides to do this I hope you let us all know how it worked out for you.

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I change my oil every 6 months which is only 1,800 to 2,700 miles.

Change your oil when ever you want to. I have a cousin that never changed his oil in a Ford Escort he has. He 'never changed the oil', only add when it needed some . Lasted over 120,000 miles before it had a rod start knocking. Just saying..........
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I worked with a guy who also never changed his oil , one day he did I wasn't there but just mud came out the next day the motor knocked then froze up he was a bit of a nut the car looked on the outside great he sold it to a another guy from the same job he just put a rebuilt motor & drove it for years ! TRUE STORY
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