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Old 03-06-2016, 11:43 AM   #11
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Do you have a diesel or gasser?
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Old 03-06-2016, 11:53 AM   #12
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Its only expensive if you don't do your own maintenance.

Scratch that, 13 quarts of oil is expensive too. I haven't had to do my first oil change yet on my F350 but guess I'll be using Rotella T instead of Mobil 1 which should save me about 12 bucks on oil alone.
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Old 03-06-2016, 12:36 PM   #13
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I've had both gas and diesel, but have never spent $200 for a 5000 mile interval service. Of course I've owned GMs and not Fords. Maybe $150 if I'm changing out the fuel filter, but I only had to do that every 15-20k mile. I'm pretty sure I haven't spent $3k on service in the past 5yrs on all 4 (1 diesel) vehicles combined, and not one of them has gone without the recommended service.
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Old 03-06-2016, 01:32 PM   #14
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I see where is says 5W-40 recommended, but is doesn't say anything about synthetic. I might be wrong, but I think most or all are either full synthetic or blends anyhow.
You're right...it does just say 5W-40. I think Ford only has Motorcraft SAE 5W-40 in a full synthetic so I took that to be what they meant...but could easily be mistaken.

Do they (or anyone else) even make 5W-40 in a synthetic blend?
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You're right...it does just say 5W-40. I think Ford only has Motorcraft SAE 5W-40 in a full synthetic so I took that to be what they meant...but could easily be mistaken.

Do they (or anyone else) even make 5W-40 in a synthetic blend?

I don't think you can get a 5w40 in anything but synthetic.

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Old 03-06-2016, 01:43 PM   #16
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You're right...it does just say 5W-40. I think Ford only has Motorcraft SAE 5W-40 in a full synthetic so I took that to be what they meant...but could easily be mistaken.

Do they (or anyone else) even make 5W-40 in a synthetic blend?
A 5w40 synthetic is equivalent to a 15w40 conventional.
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Old 03-06-2016, 02:49 PM   #17
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Wow 3k is a lot of $ . You did not specify if your F350 is gas or diesel so I'm guessing diesel. If it is you will have what Ford is calling a oil minder that tells you on your display when a recommended oil change is due. Mine kicked in on a trip out to Utah at 7500 miles. Took to a dealer out there and dropped about $150 for oil change, tire rotation, and refilled the DEF tank. Take a look through your owners manual it should break it down for you. The dealership I purchased mine through is giving me free oil changes on the truck. As others on here have also mentioned that changing out the fuel filter is very easy look it up on YouTube.
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Old 03-06-2016, 05:49 PM   #18
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If you are going to own a diesel be prepared to pay extra for maintenance. I have a 1997 Powerstroke and change my fuel filter, oil and oil filter every 3000 miles with Rotella Full Synthetic, About $150.00.
I change my transmission fluid and filter every year at about $200.00.
I currently have almost 300,000 miles on her and it runs and drives as good as new, maintenance is not cheap but worth every penny.....
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Old 03-06-2016, 10:07 PM   #19
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Did you negotiate that deal? Here in Central CA my service plan started around there but I got them down to just under $1700. EVERYTHING is negotiable. Either way, especially with a diesel, it's a good way to go (in my opinion).
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Old 03-07-2016, 09:29 PM   #20
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Seems a little expensive to own a Ford.

Remember deduct 35% for can funds! Costs more up here.
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