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When is the first oil change done?

When is the first oil change suppose to occur in the GT500? I didnt read anything about a break-in period for this beast. It used to be at 1000 miles for older vehicles.

On a similar note, I just read this article about oil changes on yahoo. Interesting, as I still pretty much followed the old rule, except when using synthetic oil I changed oil at 7500 miles.
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Like-the-55-Chevy-the-nytimes-3825041162.html?x=0&mod=pf-family-home

Thanks in advance for the info.


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The basic rule for anyone who's built engines, was to dump the first oil by 500 miles. That helps to get most of the crap out, including the assembly lube. I did the first change on my KR at about 600 miles, and then again at 2500. It looked dirty at that 2500 mile change. Won't hurt anything but your wallet by changing it often... This Motorcraft "full synthetic" is expensive stuff.


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Your manual would say when you should change your oil. There is no "break in" for the engine.




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I'm curious about this issue too. I've got about 1500 miles on my 2011 and even though the book says 7500 miles I feel like I need to change the oil soon to rid the crankcase particles from the breakin process.
Do we have to use Motorcraft senthetic oil? I usually have my oil changed at a Penzoil lub specialty outfit. Can I use any brand of senthetic oil or is there a reason to use only Ford product?

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...Do we have to use Motorcraft senthetic oil? I usually have my oil changed at a Penzoil lub specialty outfit. Can I use any brand of senthetic oil or is there a reason to use only Ford product?

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There are only a couple of 5w-50 weight oils around, and unless Castrol has changed their spec to the one currently required by Ford, the Motorcraft is the only one to use...at around $9 per quart.

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Aye, its like a $70 oil change if you do it yourself. I have the oil and Ford oil filter, just havent done it yet. I need to tho.

The manual doesnt have anything about break-in oil changes, just every 7500. Thanks for the help!

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...I have the oil and Ford oil filter, just havent done it yet. I need to tho...
A little tip: cover the cross member under the filter with a big piece of aluminum foil, and punch a few holes in one side of a paper plate to use as a funnel or guide for dripping oil, when you loosen your filter. That way you don't drip all over the cross member and have a mess to clean.

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Thats a great idea! I still havent been underneat the front of her... just the rear.

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Im changing mine soon. I have six hundred miles on the od and the level shows halfway between the crosshatch on the stick.
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