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Oil Change - 2011 GT

OK, let me start by saying that I dont plan on this being a thread that turns into a debate about which oil is best. I would just like a quick double check that I am not doing something stupid as this is my first oil change on this car.

I am planning on ordering:
Amsoil - SAE 5W-20 Signature Series 100%, which meets Ford WSS-M2C945-A, WSS-M2C930-A and API SN.

Amsoil -
Ea Oil Filters (EAO17)


I will probably not change my own oil just because getting rid of the oil is a PITA so its worth the $20. If I had a CAI on my car would it be wise to just take the oil and filter to a Meineke or someplace like that, or should I take the CAI off and take it to a dealer?


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Dealer won't care about your CAI when doing a oil change.


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Dealer won't care about your CAI when doing a oil change.
Ok, I didnt know if they might note it and then use it against me if there is any engine issues down the line.
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personally i'd just take care changing the oil yourself. Find someone who has a collection tank that you know and dump it there once a year or something. I have a tank at the airport where i work that i dump the oil into so its no hassle to change it myself and berid of it

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I just take mine up to the local Advance Auto and recycle my oil there.

Save yourself some money and do it yourself.
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Isn't the WSS-M2C930-A specification irrelevant? The newer owner's guide says WSS-M2C945-A I believe. Does it really make it better? From what I read its mostly because of goverment fuel economy and emmissions and so is the SN. I put Royal Purple SL in my car.

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Isn't the WSS-M2C930-A specification irrelevant? The newer owner's guide says WSS-M2C945-A I believe. Does it really make it better? From what I read its mostly because of goverment fuel economy and emmissions and so is the SN. I put Royal Purple SL in my car.
Yep, I just copy / pasted it from amsoils website and grabbed the 930 spec too. I dont think it matters the 945 is what is important
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Even Wal-Mart takes old oil. I assume there is a surcharge involved, but IDK.

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Dealer won't care about your CAI when doing a oil change.
This....

Also At least out here in Cali, everyone takes everything free. Oil, bulbs, coolant you name it. When you start charging people that's when EVERYTHING winds up in the landfill/ocean. The oil change places out here charge like $60 bucks....complete rip off. You should do it yourself. Amsoil is a good product, don't know about their filters though, 5w-20 is what Ford says. So it looks like your all set.

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dealer can do it for you, they wont care about you CAI, but so can the local quickie lube and corner gas station if you wanna save some time. i used to do in the winter time when i was too cold to change it myself. the quickie lube places liked charging me full price for an oil change and NOT using any of there own product.

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most small service stations take used oil, there is a small Sunoco no more than 200yds from my house that gladly accepts all the oil I can take to them. Ive taken 5/5qt jugs at once lol

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