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The first oil change

Hello everyone,

I recently purchased a new Mustang about a month ago now. This being the first brand new car I've owned (14 miles when I drove it off the lot), I was just curious about the first oil change.

Is there a recommended mileage point i.e. 3,000/5,000?

I plan on changing the oil and filter every 5k miles, but I wasn't sure if the first oil change needed to be earlier.

Thanks in advance.


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OP. We have beaten this subject to death on here.
But in a nut shell. Many people choose to do the FIRST oil change at between 500 and 1500 miles to remove any debris that may be present in a new motor. And there is a lot of validity to that statement, as all new engines do produce some amount of metal particles and always will. After that most people, change their oil at recommended intervals, or somewhat before. I think the majority change it in the 3500-55000 mile range.
I personally feel it is worth the money to do the first oil change early.( at around 1000 miles) I have always considered it to be cheap insurance.

Hope this helps.


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Yes, there is, it's when the OLM tells you to. However as Rand mentioned a good number of us recomend to do the first one early...I did and this is what I suggest. Others will chime in with their opinions so I say go do it now before you get a 3rd opinion saying it's a waste of $. Now, B4 it's too late.

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Yes, there is, it's when the OLM tells you to. However as Rand mentioned a good number of us recomend to do the first one early...I did and this is what I suggest. Others will chime in with their opinions so I say go do it now before you get a 3rd opinion saying it's a waste of $. Now, B4 it's too late.
Good piece of advice Strange.

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OP. We have beaten this subject to death on here.
But in a nut shell. Many people choose to do the FIRST oil change at between 500 and 1500 miles to remove any debris that may be present in a new motor. And there is a lot of validity to that statement, as all new engines do produce some amount of metal particles and always will. After that most people, change their oil at recommended intervals, or somewhat before. I think the majority change it in the 3500-55000 mile range.
I personally feel it is worth the money to do the first oil change early.( at around 1000 miles) I have always considered it to be cheap insurance.

Hope this helps.
My apologies for recreating another post. Thanks for the heads up, I'm already at just over 2k so it looks like I need to get her in the shop.

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That's what I would do. No apologies required.

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I couldn't make up my mind about that first oil change either. I ended up changing mine after the first month around 3k miles.

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I couldn't make up my mind about that first oil change either. I ended up changing mine after the first month around 3k miles.
The other school of thought is that the factory puts some special break in additives in, and you should allow those to do their thing for the entire 5000 miles the factory recommends.
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OP. We have beaten this subject to death on here.
But in a nut shell. Many people choose to do the FIRST oil change at between 500 and 1500 miles to remove any debris that may be present in a new motor. And there is a lot of validity to that statement, as all new engines do produce some amount of metal particles and always will. After that most people, change their oil at recommended intervals, or somewhat before. I think the majority change it in the 3500-55000 mile range.
I personally feel it is worth the money to do the first oil change early.( at around 1000 miles) I have always considered it to be cheap insurance.

Hope this helps.
Oh I don`t know, I`m thinking that folks would at least do more than 1 oil change between the 3500-55,000 mile range

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When I bought my 2012 new I had my first one done by dealer at a tad more than 3000 miles.
2nd one 5000 miles later
Getting ready to do my 3rd myself at just over 13,200 miles.

I'm sticking with 5000 miles and use the Motorcraft 5w20 synthetic blend purchase at Walmart and a Puralator filter.


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Oh I don`t know, I`m thinking that folks would at least do more than 1 oil change between the 3500-55,000 mile range
Sorry Ken. I meant 3500-5500 . I cant type lol.

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Hello everyone,
I recently purchased a new Mustang about a month ago now. This being the first brand new car I've owned (14 miles when I drove it off the lot), I was just curious about the first oil change.

Is there a recommended mileage point i.e. 3,000/5,000?
I plan on changing the oil and filter every 5k miles, but I wasn't sure if the first oil change needed to be earlier.
Thanks in advance.
Hello Neon Lemon,

Welcome to the forum! My name is Deysha with Ford Service. Your Mustang's message center will alert you when an oil change is required based on your driving habits. It can be up to a year or up to 10,000 miles. You can click the SETUP button to see how much oil life you have remaining. This information can be viewed in your Owner's Manual (3rd Printing). There is no such thing as too many oil changes, however I know many people do the first one a little early due to “break in”. It’s really up to you. I always recommend speaking your servicing Ford Dealer first.

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The other school of thought is that the factory puts some special break in additives in, and you should allow those to do their thing for the entire 5000 miles the factory recommends.
My owner's manual didn't recommend the first oil change until 10k miles. The first batch of oil doesn't contain anything special according to my dealer.

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My owner's manual didn't recommend the first oil change until 10k miles. The first batch of oil doesn't contain anything special according to my dealer.
No car I own WILL EVER have the same oil in it for 10,000 miles. And just for the record, the dealership I buy my cars from agrees.

As for a break in additive. There was some speculation that one might have been used in the 5.0 because of a tick problem. But Ive never heard anything with regards to the 3.7 needing an additive. Again, his information came from my dealer.

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