I disagree. Leave the factory oil in until the computer tells you to change the oil. You can run the system check to see the remaining oil life %. There is no reason to change the oil before required on modern engines and oils.Get rid of the factory oil b4 3000. If you just use your car as a daily driver and change your oil every 3-5K miles, then a synthetic blend is fine.
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I still remember the thread a day or two ago of the pics of all the metal parts in the guys oil drain pan .I agree also there is no need to change from what the manual states unless you're operating in extreme conditions. Owners that change more frequently and say things like "cheap insurance" are just making themelves feel good.
Sorry if this thread has been made, but my Internet is so slow it takes forever to search. I have 1700 miles on the car and currently have no tick. At what mileage should I change the oil and which oil and weight would you guys recommend me? Thank you guys.
I disagree. Leave the factory oil in until the computer tells you to change the oil. You can run the system check to see the remaining oil life %. There is no reason to change the oil before required on modern engines and oils.
As for oil, I've been using 5w20 Ford Synthetic Blend, as the manual does not state to choose a different oil for different climates. I assume the 100-105F temperatures we've been having in Texas and Oklahoma is not as bad as parts of Nevada, California, and Arizona.
Hey Nogi88 and SFCoyote,Here's a follow up question to the original question (which was a "at how many miles should I change the oil"). My question: how long should that oil be in there?
My car rolled off the line in Sept 2010, bought it March 2011 and here I am July 2011. September 2011 is just around the corner, should I change the oil soon just based on the simple reason that the oil has been in the engine for almost a year?
My car has 4,500 miles and the info computer says it has plenty of "life" left. But by the time one would think its time to change the oil (based on the odo or the "life") the oil will have been in there for over a year.
Also, is there any disadvantage to switch to synthetic or semi synthetic so early in the engine's life?
Oh man!! I need to go to Michigan in August myself!! I want to go! Glad to hear I was able to help some.:winks (BTW, it’s on the 20th)Thanks Deysha. That helps. Go Tigers!
I hope to make it home this summer for the Woodward Dream Cruise. Maybe Bill Jr. will make it again, this time in a Boss Mustang...I think he was in a shelby mustang last summer.
The fill with a filter change should be 8 quarts. Seems like most of the DIY guys have been reporting getting the full 8 in and being right between the lines on the dipstick. I would check at your oil right away and make the necessary visit back to that dealer. They could have always used 8 and reported the wrong amount on the order but I would certainly find out.The GT holds 8 quarts of oil, yes?
If so, i think i just got bamboozled by Galpin Ford in Southern California. According to the sheet, they replaced the filter and 6 quarts of oil. I read on a thread a couple months back that some dealers were skimping on oil by not replacing the full 8 quarts. :scratchchin