Originally Posted by Black on Boss
Yes. Why do you ask?
On another site, the question came up about the Mustangs oil monitoring system. It was determined that the Ford parameters for this are based on the semi-synthetic oil that the V6 and GT originally came with from the factory. This oil (like most other semi blends) have a rating to 10K between changes.
Some folks who have been using RP, amsoil, or others that have a longer rating posted by that manufacturer, have wondered why the oil monitor in our Mustangs do not allow for this. We know its because the oil monitor has no way of knowing if you use peanut oil, dyno based oil, semi-synthetic, or full synthetics. The peanut oil was humor of course, but the other types mentioned all have a different rating of "length of miles" between changes. The oil monitor cannot be programmed to reflect what oil is used, so no matter what blend is in the engine, the oil monitor works the same results, based on type of driving (RPM, stop/go, engine temp).
So, some folks have decided (in this other post/forum) to disregard the oil monitor (they reset it when it reaches 100% and run the oil longer based on the oil manufacturers stated claims), while others use the oil monitor (they use semi or full synthetic) and run it until the monitor alerts them (no more than 10K max).
How does this involve the Boss? I was wondering if the Boss had an oil monitor, as this engine is more high reving then the GT, and I know it uses a different viscosity then the GT 5.0. I thought maybe if it did have the oil monitor, was it programmed with different parameters to alert the driver for more frequent oil changes based on its race reputation perhaps.
Can I assume that the Bosses oil monitor hits the 100% used capacity at around
10K? I'm sure lots of folks, especially the Boss owners, change the oil more frequently then what the oil monitor would indicate, especially if it's tracked. But if there are any Boss owners who have not tracked their Boss, does the oil monitor get closs to 10K during "normal" operation?