What oil change interval are you using?

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Re: What oil change interval are you using?

Postby underthetire - January 5th, 2017, 1:10 am

7.5k Motorcraft 5-20 syn blend and Motorcraft filter. Never even had to add a qt between changes. 96K on it now. Even on my old jeep, after it hit 150k I rarely changed the oil, and the engine was still the best part when I got rid of it at ~280k.

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Re: What oil change interval are you using?

Postby paulgonz26 - January 10th, 2017, 8:44 pm

I use Mobil-1 5W20 Full Synthetic changed every 5,000 miles. I've heard good things about Penzoil Platinum's line of full synthetic oil and how they make their base oil from natural gas instead of crude oil so I'm thinking about trying it out next time around.
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Re: What oil change interval are you using?

Postby DarthR8er - January 11th, 2017, 1:33 am

Every 5k miles...


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Re: What oil change interval are you using?

Postby Rochev - January 15th, 2017, 11:42 pm

Castrol Edge or Pennzoil Platinum 0w20 winter and 5w30 summer. Motorcraft filters. Every 4k miles or less

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Re: What oil change interval are you using?

Postby thesavo - February 21st, 2017, 9:51 pm

Supertech 5w30 full synthetic, FL-820s filter, and 10,000 interval

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Re: What oil change interval are you using?

Postby Touringmike - February 22nd, 2017, 7:05 pm

paulgonz26 wrote:I use Mobil-1 5W20 Full Synthetic changed every 5,000 miles. I've heard good things about Penzoil Platinum's line of full synthetic oil and how they make their base oil from natural gas instead of crude oil so I'm thinking about trying it out next time around.


I just started using Pennzoil Platinum full synth. with a Motorcraft FL500S filter
Every 4 to 5k miles. Wife's Chrysler came factory delivered with Pennzoil.
FCI doesn't recognize mobil 1 as an approved oil, so I switched in 2016.
I'm at 41K miles right now (11K on a new engine, 3 oil changes so far).
At 30k, my original 3.0L let go (# 6 cylinder failure, 2 years ago now).
Ford replaced it with a re-manufactured engine.
I always used Mobil 1 5w20 and a mobil1 filter on the original. I just wonder if the mobil 1 filter
was too restrictive, as I read many articles about the #6 failure on these V6s due to oil problems.
Just my own feelings, but this is the first engine out of 45 years of car ownership that I had fail.
Ford didn't even question me on the failure, they just replaced it without hesitating.
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Re: What oil change interval are you using?

Postby RobtRoma - February 22nd, 2017, 7:12 pm

I typically start looking to change my oil at 6 months or 3500 miles.
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Re: What oil change interval are you using?

Postby DirtySCAPE - February 22nd, 2017, 9:43 pm

Touringmike--- sounds to me like Ford knows if a problem but doesn't want to do a recall and they just take care if the ones that come in with the issue.

I change my oil every 5k with Motorcraft filter and Valvoline Maxlife. Was using Motorcraft oil till Walmart started selling Valvoline Maxlife cheaper..Lol

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