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K&N vs. Royal Purple

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First oil change. Thinking about doing my own. So, do you do your own oil changes while car is in warranty? And the BIG question.....K&N or Royal Purple? Or some other preference?

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I use a good synthetic and change more often then I need to. There is always a lot of talk of oil break down and viscosity. Use a good synthetic and you should be all right.

Regarding doing your own oil changes while in warranty, I ran into a problem with this on a previous car. Stealership said that I had voided my warranty on a Mazda Speed3 by doing my own oil changes. Since then I have taken a photo of the receipt next to the mileage in the car and keep the photo in a oil change folder. This will show that you are doing scheduled (or in my case, extra) oil changes.


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K&N vs. Royal Purple

Thanks for your reply. I am concerned about the assertion that I might be voiding my warranty especially with the dealership known as Jim Falk-You Motors!

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Royal purple is what i use ony car....if you do just normal driving, ill use 5w-20. If not..10w-30
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I would have thought dealerships would have given up messing with people for doing their own oil changes by now ...
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2013 GT.

First oil change. Thinking about doing my own. So, do you do your own oil changes while car is in warranty? And the BIG question.....K&N or Royal Purple? Or some other preference?

Mahalo,

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The dealer can't void your warranty for changing your own oil but you do need to keep a file of all your receipts for proof if there ever is an oil related issue.

K&N or RP, I assume your question is regarding an oil filter? I don't think K&N makes motor oil. The RP filters are very good filters I would have no issue using there filter as for there oil I'm not a fan. Amsoil also makes excellent oil filters as well. The OEM motorcraft filter is also good and the Ford racing filter as well.

As far as oil is concerned I'm a fan of Amsoil good stuff. I run 5/30 versus 5/20.

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If you are worried about a warranty conflict on when and who changed your oil… The best place to start is with a Motorcraft Oil Filter… I had a dealer hassle me about some other brand of oil filter than Motorcraft… Why some people don’t like Motorcraft is beyond me, that’s their choice… If Ford says it is good enough for the warranty it good enough for me… Just keep all receipts and a good log of when oil change date and millage you should be OK…

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Motorcraft Oil filters are some of the highest quality out there, no reason not to use them, if you want a super premium filter use the Ford Racing 820S, has more filter media, less restriction and a premium silicone gasket.
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Royal Purple 5w20 and Motorcraft oil filter. I change my own oil and always will.

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I do my own oil changes,use fully synthetic oil (Mobile One) but I buy my oil filters at the dealership.believe it or not the filters at my locale delership are cheaper than at the locale parts store.
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Another vote for the Motorcraft filter. Also I would hold off on going full synthetic for the first change. Reason is full synthetic may hinder or slow proper break in of the motor. May be a little old school thinking but what would it hurt?

Also don't forget to pre-fill the oil filter so you don't have a dry start up. Engine takes 8 qts of oil and check it often during the first 10K miles of break in or until you are comfortable with the oil consumption. Some engines drink the oil during break in.
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I was using mobil 1 and got a deal on some royal purple so I bought it will be switching on next oil change, bought RP filter too

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