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Old 06-29-2013, 08:37 AM   #1
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Oil changes

Do you guys change your oil based on mileage or when the car TELLS you that oil change is due? Guy at dealership told me when I bought the car that the car will tell me when to change the oil. Full synthetic oil, so I'm thinking 5-7,000 miles for oil change.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:39 AM   #2
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I check my oil regularly. I change it when I can feel it starting to break down. For me, my oil changes happen every 5k km ish. Earlier if I've had some auto X or drag racing time. I do not believe in 10k mile oil changes at all. Engines are bloody expensive. Oil, even premium synthetic is cheap.
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Change it with the intervals your oil calls for. And when the car says your at a lower % just press the reset button. I use amsoil 5w-20 signature series it has a 15k change interval , I i change mine every 10k.
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I change my oil often, every 3000 miles. I want to make sure its always got good clean oil in it.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:35 PM   #5
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I did my first oil change at 4k, at that point I switched to Redline 10-30 which I plan to run 5-7k depending on how much I drive... Or how hard I drive!

Oils cheaper then a motor... Last oil change was $120.., damn 8 quarts
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:49 PM   #6
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I bought the maintenance plan from the dealer when I bought my car. The plan includes 7 oil changes over 36k miles or 36 months. That comes out to roughly an oil change every 5k miles or 5 months. That's pretty much what I had planned anyways, every 5k miles or 5 months, whichever comes first.
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Every 5-7k is fine, unless you've been doing HPDE's then I would change it sooner. Ford calls for 5k oil changes and a large part of this is due to the higher capacity oil system. More oil (8 qts) allows for longer oil life with less premature oil breakdown because the oil isn't cycled through the motor as often and has plenty of time to cool down
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:54 PM   #8
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What if its not a DD. Do you change it every 5-6 months?
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:15 PM   #9
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I did the first one at 2000, and 5000 after that. I'm about to turn 12k now so it's almost that time. I wish they'd have put the oil filter somewhere else so it wouldn't spill on everything under it.
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I change mine once a year regardless of how many miles. Amsoil 10w-30.
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:57 PM   #11
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My GT TP will be changed (by my dealership's Quick Lane Tire & Lube) every 3,000 miles. I'll be using Motorcraft Full Synthetic 5W-50 oil.
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I'll be using Motorcraft Full Synthetic 5W-50 oil.
Why? Are you tracking the car heavily?
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Why? Are you tracking the car heavily?
Peace of mind and the fact that it is a standard servicing interval that I've religiously practiced for many years. Servicing doesn't cost that much and I don't drive more than 5,000 or so miles per year. I owned an '07 GT for 5 years and sold it with 26,000 on the clock.
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I think he meant because of the 50wt.
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Peace of mind and the fact that it is a standard servicing interval that I've religiously practiced for many years. Servicing doesn't cost that much and I don't drive more than 5,000 or so miles per year. I owned an '07 GT for 5 years and sold it with 26,000 on the clock.
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I think he meant because of the 50wt.
Yes I meant 5w-50. If you want peace of mind then that would be the last weight I would use. There is just too much data out there now showing 5w-50 shears much too quickly. A good 10w-30 if you want piece of mind.
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Yes I meant 5w-50. If you want peace of mind then that would be the last weight I would use. There is just too much data out there now showing 5w-50 shears much too quickly. A good 10w-30 if you want piece of mind.
Sorry for my misunderstanding of your question and Thanks for your opinion. My car will never see a track or strip, although I have been known to rip one pretty hard for rural back-road fun on occasion. I bought the GT to be used as a daily driver and a highway performance car when I need one. I also wanted the latest year model, prior to Ford's (in my opinion) brainless body style change for 2015. I don't like the looks of it at all. In addition, I desperately needed to get rid of the gas guzzling 4x4 2011 Ranger (4.0) this year. (My GT has already shown to be an improvement over the Ranger in both city and highway mileage.) I'm not at all concerned about oil shearing. As long as I use the weight and brand of oil Ford recommends, and refrain from frequently racing/tracking or stupidly abusing my car, I expect them to stand behind their extended warranty, as they always have in my past experience. If consistently using Motorcraft 5W-50 (as recommended) proves to be unworthy of and detrimental to my stock production drivetrain, while I strictly adhere to or exceed Ford's servicing schedules (which Quick Lane/Ford will be exclusively documenting), they can foot the bill for a replacement engine or extensive repair. But, I highly doubt they'll ever have to do so as long as I own it. It's very rare that I keep a car longer than 4 or 5 years or clock more than 30,000/35,000 miles on one anyway.
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Sorry for my misunderstanding of your question and Thanks for your opinion. My car will never see a track or strip, although I have been known to rip one pretty hard for rural back-road fun on occasion. I bought the GT to be used as a daily driver and a highway performance car when I need one. I also wanted the latest year model, prior to Ford's (in my opinion) brainless body style change for 2015. I don't like the looks of it at all. In addition, I desperately needed to get rid of the gas guzzling 4x4 2011 Ranger (4.0) this year. (My GT has already shown to be an improvement over the Ranger in both city and highway mileage.) I'm not at all concerned about oil shearing. As long as I use the weight and brand of oil Ford recommends, and refrain from frequently racing/tracking or stupidly abusing my car, I expect them to stand behind their extended warranty, as they always have in my past experience. If consistently using Motorcraft 5W-50 (as recommended) proves to be unworthy of and detrimental to my stock production drivetrain, while I strictly adhere to or exceed Ford's servicing schedules (which Quick Lane/Ford will be exclusively documenting), they can foot the bill for a replacement engine or extensive repair. But, I highly doubt they'll ever have to do so as long as I own it. It's very rare that I keep a car longer than 4 or 5 years or clock more than 30,000/35,000 miles on one anyway.
Ummm the 2015 has yet to be revealed......yea sure you have the spy video but that still doesn't reveal much
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Ummm the 2015 has yet to be revealed......yea sure you have the spy video but that still doesn't reveal much
It reveals enough to satisfy me. I'm completely happy with what I ordered.
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every 3K for me...regardless of how I have drove it or how much
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