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Old 04-19-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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Georgetown V10 Maintenance

Being a proactive guy I'm always wanting to check ahead about my maintenance on the 2012 Ford Chassis and engine.

So here are a few more questions that my good friends canhelp answer.

Type and weight oil?
Regular Ford Motorcraft SAE 10W20 oil or semi or full synthetic?

Do you have Ford do all you maintenance or do you do as much on your own?

What does Ford charge for a rig this size for basic oil change, chassis lube and tire rotation?

Thanks
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:13 PM   #2
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Firm believer in Mobil 1 Synthetic. I have used it in all my vehicles since 1978 when Smokey Yunich suggested it to me for my new 78 Chevy 1/2T pu. My present 05 Silverado has it in the motor, transmission & rearend.

Weight would depend on your driving conditions. I use 15w50 and get it at Wally World in the 5qt containers
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:17 PM   #3
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New rig? Your truck was only a year old. Why the switch?
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:45 PM   #4
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New rig? Your truck was only a year old. Why the switch?
Oh I kept my new 2011 Ford F-250. I can't get rid of that..

Yes we sold our 2011 Rockwood 8285WS 5th wheel. Nothing wrong with it but my DW was having issues climbing up the steep narrow steps into the bedroom area. I just decided it was a accident ready to happen one night coming down so I decided lets trade for a Georgetown.
We're all very happy on the decision. Now we are planning the trips for 2012 and into 2013.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:54 PM   #5
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I WOULD NOT USE synthetic oil till its well broken in!
After that I would recommend it.
I like mobile one as well and it seems its always on sale.
I would also recommend using fords guidelines for oil weight
For your usage and weather factors
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:58 PM   #6
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Firm believer in Mobil 1 Synthetic. I have used it in all my vehicles since 1978 when Smokey Yunich suggested it to me for my new 78 Chevy 1/2T pu. My present 05 Silverado has it in the motor, transmission & rearend.

Weight would depend on your driving conditions. I use 15w50 and get it at Wally World in the 5qt containers
You use 15w50 in a Gasser?
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:01 PM   #7
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I do all my own and other peoples maintenance...lots of people opt to use the motorcraft synthetic blend, we get it at autozone. Its affordable and has the ford name on it so lots of people are cozy with warranty issues, if they ever arrise they can say "i put motorcraft oil in it"...not that it actually means anything but people are people. I personally run valvoline durablend in my v-10 that we tow big and heavy with and wifes 5.4 expedition, I ran it in my 5.4 250work truck till 200000 miles when i went to thier HIGH MILEAGE stuff to slow down oil consumption. We run nuthin but valvoline full synthetic diesel 5w 40 in the 20 Plus 93-2010 powerstrokes we have (i know the early 7.3 isnt a powerstroke) My fater runs a 2004 v-10 class c e450 and runs the durablend also----pretty sure he runs 5w30...thats what i run in ours
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f1100turbo, yep, have in all the trucks I have owned. 78 350 1/2T, 81 El Camino, 95 1/2T, 2000 Silverado 1/2T and my 2005 Silverado.
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I do my own oil changes. Filling is a little tricky with the 5qt jugs under that hood.
Mobile 1, 6qts
Ford recommended 5W-20
Motorcraft FL-820s filter

and drive.......
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:44 PM   #10
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v 10s require that u use 5 20 due to the low tolerances in the cylinders...From my perspective synthetic oil is a waste of money.
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