Originally Posted by schrederman
In case it hasn't been mentioned... I went and had my oil and fuel filter changed... at 10K miles. It cost me $188-. I could have done this myself a lot cheaper, but I was short on time and it was cold and rainy... so I bit the bullet. That being said, with my last gasser, I had it changed 3 times in the same mileage period at about $100- each time. The first wasn't mandatory at 1K miles, but the last 2 were, so.. I think the maintenance cost will actually be less or close to the same, it just seems to come in bigger chunks.
If you changed your oil 3x in 10K on your gasser you were changing WAY more often than you had
to. Most gassers go 10K between oil changes now, especially if you follow the oil life monitor. I change mine at 5K because I want to, but the oil life monitor indicates I'm changing way more often than I should. When I had my 6.7PSD I changed it at 5K, too. Also, if you were paying $100 to change the oil in a gasser- you were WAAAAYYYY overpaying. I pay ~$35 at my Ford dealer for Ford oil and filters.