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Old 06-04-2014, 11:30 AM   #1
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First Oil Change

I have a 2014 GT/CS, I have 2600 miles on it I have had it since October of last year I was told that even though I haven't put 5000 miles on it I should change the oil. Just needing a little help sorry if this has been covered before. In case it makes a difference my mods are Steeda cai, boss im, kooks longtube headers 1 7/8, kooks o/r xpipe, roush axlebacks, breenspeed sct x3. Also what's the best oil to use
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I have a 2014 GT/CS, I have 2600 miles on it I have had it since October of last year I was told that even though I haven't put 5000 miles on it I should change the oil. Just needing a little help sorry if this has been covered before. In case it makes a difference my mods are Steeda cai, boss im, kooks longtube headers 1 7/8, kooks o/r xpipe, roush axlebacks, breenspeed sct x3. Also what's the best oil to use
Both myself and the dealer figgured 3000 best for your brake-in first change, then we went with 5,000 after that for both oil change and tire rotation.

Folks will have lots of opinions, but many feel it is best to get the tiny metal parts out of the engine after the break in.

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There's no break in. The motors are broken in from the factory before being shipped. No need to change your oil early.
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There's no break in. The motors are broken in from the factory before being shipped. No need to change your oil early.
That is NOT what the factory says, look at the required driving types in your owners manual. Yes you are a great hot rodder and know alot; but Ford Tells you a break in is required.

Frankly I broke the 2013 3.7 V6 Cyclone in by driving hard at varied speeds; didn't baby it but made sure to follow the factory instructions of changing RPM all the time for first 500 miles. And it really started getting strong at about 7K.

Off topic but my 2008 5.3 Chevy didn't fully break in and get better millage until about 12,000; it was a rat dog on MPG before that. Dang GM AFM crap on disabling cylinders that Ford doesn't have to do to pass CAFE/CARB numbers.
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I have a 2014 GT 5.0 I ran it under various conditions even road trips of 200 miles until I reached 1000 miles at that point I changed the oil, using factory service motor craft synthetic blend Ford factory oil, and again at 3000 miles whenever I get there then next change will be 6k, 9k, 12k etc etc
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The break-in period is 1000 miles. Do an oil change as soon as you can after that. Then do every 7500 - 10,000 miles if you use full synthetic. I use Mobile 1 full Synthetic btw.

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There's no break in. The motors are broken in from the factory before being shipped. No need to change your oil early.
It says right in the manual that there is a break in period of the first 1000 miles. To break-in you're supposed to go through the wide range of RPMs.
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I recommend amsoil motor oil whenever you decide to do the oil change.
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I recommend amsoil motor oil whenever you decide to do the oil change.
I have avoided that because it seems Amsoil is a MLM like Amway.
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Have heard nothing but good things and my car runs smoother with amsoil. Just my 2cents but it's a matter of personal preference.
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The break-in period is 1000 miles. Do an oil change as soon as you can after that. Then do every 7500 - 10,000 miles if you use full synthetic. I use Mobile 1 full Synthetic btw.

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It says right in the manual that there is a break in period of the first 1000 miles. To break-in you're supposed to go through the wide range of RPMs.
Mobil 1, which you incorrectly spelled, is no longer a full synthetic.

And I broke my car in at the track. I could care less what the owners manual says since the majority of us don't follow it anyways.
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I have avoided that because it seems Amsoil is a MLM like Amway.
It's not.
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Have heard nothing but good things and my car runs smoother with amsoil. Just my 2cents but it's a matter of personal preference.
I use Amsoil as well. 10w-30 works well for me.
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It's not.
Ohh, so you don't have to join a networked dealer to be a dealer under them anymore to sell it? Yes even speed shops are networked dealer for example, its not sold thru regular automotive jobbers that I can tell.

At least weekends super huge car show, the local networked dealer was setup under a pop-up selling the goods...

Now that does not say anything about the product, in fact I think its very good from what I can see, better than many items on regular shelves. I just don't like using MLMed products as its kinda Effy should something go really really bad on a 8K motor due to a fark up down the line of product distribution. (Damages, Liability, indemnification of up-line dealers?)

And yes, Like George Kastanza, I have a huge pile of receipts on everything that goes inside my car, truck, house, and my body.
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Mobil 1, which you incorrectly spelled, is no longer a full synthetic.
Oh god, here we go lol. Its still a synthetic oil based on the definition of synthetic. Just because SOME of their formulations use a combination of basestocks, including group III, does not make them any poorer performing then their older formulations. Group III oils offer advantages in some areas over PAO's and POE's. I personally don't like M1, but some idiot posts a half assed spectrograph analysis on the internet and everyone gets up in arms.

Take a gander here, and go look at some UOA's of your favorite "real" synthetic. You won't be impressed, especially for the price of boutique brands like Amsoil, Royal Purple and Redline. In the case of Royal Purple I wouldn't touch their street oils with a 10ft pole, but that's just me.
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Mobil 1, which you incorrectly spelled, is no longer a full synthetic.

And I broke my car in at the track. I could care less what the owners manual says since the majority of us don't follow it anyways.


So because the majority of people don't follow the manual you do the same? By not properly breaking in the engine you could pay in the long run. Is it really worth the potential cost?
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Oh god, here we go lol. Its still a synthetic oil based on the definition of synthetic. Just because SOME of their formulations use a combination of basestocks, including group III, does not make them any poorer performing then their older formulations. Group III oils offer advantages in some areas over PAO's and POE's. I personally don't like M1, but some idiot posts a half assed spectrograph analysis on the internet and everyone gets up in arms.

Take a gander here, and go look at some UOA's of your favorite "real" synthetic. You won't be impressed, especially for the price of boutique brands like Amsoil, Royal Purple and Redline. In the case of Royal Purple I wouldn't touch their street oils with a 10ft pole, but that's just me.
Your link is broken. But I'll help you out on that UOA report.
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So because the majority of people don't follow the manual you do the same? By not properly breaking in the engine you could pay in the long run. Is it really worth the potential cost?
No I don't follow the masses. I broke mine in the way I felt it should be done.
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I have about 8000 miles now.
The oil level was low a few times upto the first 5000 mile change keep an eye on it,
I think ford uses a thin oil for the new engine as its fine now.
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The Owner's Manual for my car says:
"Your vehicle is equipped with an Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor® that determines when the engine oil needs to be changed based on how your vehicle is used. By using several important factors in its calculations, the monitor helps reduce the cost of owning your vehicle and reduce environmental waste at the same time. This means you won’t have to remember to change the oil on a mileage-based schedule; the vehicle lets you know when an oil change is due by displaying OIL CHANGE REQUIRED in the information display...
Do not exceed one year or 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers) between service intervals."

Personally, I think that any service provider that recommends oil changes more frequent than what the factory manual does, is trying to get more of your money than is necessary.
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The Owner's Manual for my car says:
"Your vehicle is equipped with an Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor® that determines when the engine oil needs to be changed based on how your vehicle is used. By using several important factors in its calculations, the monitor helps reduce the cost of owning your vehicle and reduce environmental waste at the same time. This means you won’t have to remember to change the oil on a mileage-based schedule; the vehicle lets you know when an oil change is due by displaying OIL CHANGE REQUIRED in the information display...
Do not exceed one year or 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers) between service intervals."

Personally, I think that any service provider that recommends oil changes more frequent than what the factory manual does, is trying to get more of your money than is necessary.


^ This, I read my owners manual and this is all it says about oil changes and doesn't say anything about break in. If an oil change was actually required at 500 miles, 3,000 miles or whatever it 'used' to be then the dealer would require you to take the car back to them to make sure EVERY car is properly broken in to avoid warranty work. From what I've read some claim to go easy on the car and don't stay at a steady RPM for the first 1,000 miles. But as far as unusually frequent changes its not necessary like if you were to rebuild an older engine.

I know people who drive there cars hard will change them more regularly as well as I know some people with cars they change every 3 months regardless of the fact that they only drive the car for 1-2 hundred miles in 3 month. Because it has been beat in their head that you must change it every 3k or few months. If it makes you feel better then more power to you, but now a days with engine and oil technology just about any new car can go 8-10 thousand miles for oil changes if not more under average driving conditions.
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Oh god, here we go lol. Its still a synthetic oil based on the definition of synthetic.
"god" should be capitalized.

"Its" should have an apostrophe.



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i prefer for "god" to be lower case
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