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Old 07-07-2013, 08:29 PM   #1
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I bought my 2012 gt/cs in late June 2013. I only have 1250 miles on it and it is over a year old. Do I need to have the oil changed?

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Sorry. The gt/cs is a 2012 and I bought it in June of 2012. Now it is over a year old and should I get the oil changed?
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Over a year. IMO yes. Regardless the miles.
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I would say yes!! Especially if u have the factory full in there... Before u drain check the oil level, I'm sure it would be low... Mine got pretty low especially within the 1st 5k and now I don't get low anymore... Guess its broken in now
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I agree with everyone. Definitely change it.
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Every 3months/3000 miles
Talk about a waste of perfectly good oil.
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Talk about a waste of perfectly good oil.
Agreed,the fact that these cars take so much oil, I would imagine it would take alot to wear it out
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Yes. Change it. I don't necessarily agree with the 3 months/3000 miles statement. I would say 5000 miles or 6-8 months of no use; however, I use full synthetic. Royal Purple FTW
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Yes. Change it. I don't necessarily agree with the 3 months/3000 miles statement. I would say 5000 miles or 6-8 months of no use; however, I use full synthetic. Royal Purple FTW
I use motorcraft and mines dirty at 3000 I can see going more..
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Yes. Change it. I don't necessarily agree with the 3 months/3000 miles statement. I would say 5000 miles or 6-8 months of no use; however, I use full synthetic. Royal Purple FTW
+1 I just ordered a case of RP for $86 off eBay and I also picked up a ford racing oil filter from LMR. It was about $18.00 anyone know where I can find em cheaper?
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+1 I just ordered a case of RP for $86 off eBay and I also picked up a ford racing oil filter from LMR. It was about $18.00 anyone know where I can find em cheaper?
Why don't you try the RP Oil Filters or the K&N Gold Series Oil Filters? Both are very high quality filters and both are $14.99 on AM. You may find them cheaper elsewhere but don't forget they'll price match and they have free shipping.
I used the K&N on my first oil change because the RP Filter wasn't available for the 5.0 yet. Now I only use the RP.

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Why don't you try the RP Oil Filters or the K&N Gold Series Oil Filters? Both are very high quality filters and both are $14.99 on AM. You may find them cheaper elsewhere but don't forget they'll price match and they have free shipping.
I used the K&N on my first oil change because the RP Filter wasn't available for the 5.0 yet. Now I only use the RP.

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+1 I use RP oil, oil filter, and tranny fluid.
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Why don't you try the RP Oil Filters or the K&N Gold Series Oil Filters? Both are very high quality filters and both are $14.99 on AM. You may find them cheaper elsewhere but don't forget they'll price match and they have free shipping.
I used the K&N on my first oil change because the RP Filter wasn't available for the 5.0 yet. Now I only use the RP.

http://www.americanmuscle.com/royalp...lter-1113.html

http://www.americanmuscle.com/kn-oilfilter-1112gt.html
Motorcraft is what the car was built with. Why not use it.. Cheap but a good quality oil.
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A motorcraft oil change runs me 21$ last 3000 miles

A RP oil change would run me 65-75$ assuming 9$ per quart (what it runs around here) 15$ for a filter. 5000 miles

That's 75$ for 5-8k miles

Or 63$ for 9k miles..
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I use motorcraft and mines dirty at 3000 I can see going more..
You do realize these cars hold 8 quarts correct? Do you own a 2011+ Mustang?
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Motorcraft is what the car was built with. Why not use it.. Cheap but a good quality oil.
The car was not built to use Motorcraft. Ford makes money so they push for you to use it. Your views are a little off kilter if you get my drift.
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+1 I just ordered a case of RP for $86 off eBay and I also picked up a ford racing oil filter from LMR. It was about $18.00 anyone know where I can find em cheaper?
I did the same a few months back

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You do realize these cars hold 8 quarts correct? Do you own a 2011+ Mustang?
I was thinking the same. It looks as if he has a new edge sixxer. I did change my 04 sixxer every 3-5k
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Motorcraft is what the car was built with. Why not use it.. Cheap but a good quality oil.
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A motorcraft oil change runs me 21$ last 3000 miles

A RP oil change would run me 65-75$ assuming 9$ per quart (what it runs around here) 15$ for a filter. 5000 miles

That's 75$ for 5-8k miles

Or 63$ for 9k miles..
Ok...
I could do a few things here.
I could tell you my opinions and back them up with scientific facts, but that would get pretty long winded and the chances of you reading it all are none.
I could also copy and paste a boat load of articles that dispute the benefits of conventional vs synthetics. And there are a ton of supporters on both sides.
And lastly, I could post a bunch of links and do the research for you to help further educate you on the matter.
All of which I will not do...
Google it. Here, let me do it for you.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Conventional+vs+Synthetic+oil
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Ok...
I could do a few things here.
I could tell you my opinions and back them up with scientific facts, but that would get pretty long winded and the chances of you reading it all are none.
I could also copy and paste a boat load of articles that dispute the benefits of conventional vs synthetics. And there are a ton of supporters on both sides.
And lastly, I could post a bunch of links and do the research for you to help further educate you on the matter.
All of which I will not do...
Google it. Here, let me do it for you.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Conventional+vs+Synthetic+oil
Our expedition has 340k miles on the 5.4 and didn't burn a drop of oil.. We have use motorcraft sence we bought it with 55k miles. And changed the oil every 3-5k miles. We have never had to do anything major mechanical more then a tune up. And a few parts here and there. My point is it comes down to how often you change more then what kind of oil you use.. Yes I understand synthetics are different with different compounds, and RP has a purple dye in it well good for them. And I'm putting anyone down who uses synthetics if I had a brand new car I probably would to (the op never stated what oil he preferred) but as for saying synthetics are better then conventional in every way, I would say they are both just fine, just change the oil.
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Our expedition has 340k miles on the 5.4 and didn't burn a drop of oil.. We have use motorcraft sence we bought it with 55k miles. And changed the oil every 3-5k miles. We have never had to do anything major mechanical more then a tune up. And a few parts here and there. My point is it comes down to how often you change more then what kind of oil you use.. Yes I understand synthetics are different with different compounds, and RP has a purple dye in it well good for them. And I'm putting anyone down who uses synthetics if I had a brand new car I probably would to (the op never stated what oil he preferred) but as for saying synthetics are better then conventional in every way, I would say they are both just fine, just change the oil.
My 5.4 has 300k also, I've never ran anything but valvoline 10w 30 conventional oil in it, and have never done anything but a tune up and alternator. I change oil every 5-6k.
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My 5.4 has 300k also, I've never ran anything but valvoline 10w 30 conventional oil in it, and have never done anything but a tune up and alternator. I change oil every 5-6k.
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Man if you guys find out i just put motorcraft in a 2012 GT500 you're gonna be pissed....
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Man if you guys find out i just put motorcraft in a 2012 GT500 you're gonna be pissed....
Nope, tell me you don't change it regularly and I might be.
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Not my car, but it does get changed almost dead on 3k miles. Ford 820 oil filter, and full synthetic motorcraft every time it comes in
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Not my car, but it does get changed almost dead on 3k miles. Ford 820 oil filter, and full synthetic motorcraft every time it comes in
If I could get motorcraft full synthetic 5w-20 I would use it..
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If I could get motorcraft full synthetic 5w-20 I would use it..
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Not my car, but it does get changed almost dead on 3k miles. Ford 820 oil filter, and full synthetic motorcraft every time it comes in
That's overkill but at least he cares about it and doesn't drive 15k between oil changes
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Why don't you try the RP Oil Filters or the K&N Gold Series Oil Filters? Both are very high quality filters and both are $14.99 on AM. You may find them cheaper elsewhere but don't forget they'll price match and they have free shipping.
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I was thinking about buying the RP filter but I thought I'd give the FR a try first. This is what sold me. http://www.mustangevolution.com/foru...d.php?p=573157

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Motorcraft is what the car was built with. Why not use it.. Cheap but a good quality oil.
My car is not only a DD it is also a drift car. Each event, I can run up to 15 miles of tire shredding redlines. It only makes since for me to try a higher quality oil.

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Man if you guys find out i just put motorcraft in a 2012 GT500 you're gonna be pissed....
Nah, in my opinion, as long as you're not driving on dirty oil you'll be fine. I've got over 15 years/300K miles on the same motor and I only used Valvoline non synthetic oil but changed it as soon as it started to change color.
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