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Old 08-17-2015, 08:44 PM   #1
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To Change the Oil or Not to Change the Oil

Okay Gang,

We just took delivery of a New (left over) 2014 Georgetown 328 TSF. Delivery miles was 400 and we have since run the odometer up to 750 miles. Our concern is the time that it has been sitting on the dealers lot and because of this should we change the oil before we head to Myrtle Beach (1600 mile round trip).

We believe it's been sitting at the dealer since February or March of 2014. Yes, almost 18 months. I'm anal about maintenance and will be using a Motorcraft Filter along with Motorcraft 5w-20 Synthetic Blend (6 quarts). We do have 2 additional short trips scheduled after or Myrtle Beach vacation.

So, should I change the oil before our trip or before we put her away for a long winters nap..

Thanks everyone..
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:49 PM   #2
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The oil has probably been in there two years or longer. Doubt it would make much difference either way but I would change it.
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:56 PM   #3
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Change it. You will feel better about it and not worry.
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:57 PM   #4
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You probably have a lot of condensation build up in the motor. I wouldn't drive anywhere without an oil change. Cheap insurance!
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:03 PM   #5
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You probably have a lot of condensation build up in the motor. I wouldn't drive anywhere without an oil change. Cheap insurance!
Condensation is my main concern. I think everyone is correct, change it for piece of mind if nothing else.

Does anyone know how many quarts.. Our Sunseeker (E450) with the V10 took 6 quarts.. Even though this V10 is 3 valves per cylinder, I'm still thinking 6 quarts.

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Old 08-17-2015, 09:08 PM   #6
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I believe it is seven in the three valve v10.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:24 PM   #7
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In our 2014 Georgetown 328TS (on a 2013 Ford F53 chassis) the owners manual calls for 7 quarts, which is what it takes when I change mine.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:42 PM   #8
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When I took delivery of my 2011 F250 diesel late in 2012, it had been on the lot about 14 months. Ford has a website (my ford.com) where I can log in and see the maintenance log for my truck. After registering and viewing the maintenance history, I consulted the maintenance requirements established by Ford, wherein they state "...the oil in your 6.7 diesel must be changed as directed by the onboard computer, or 1 year whichever is sooner." So, I shot my salesman an email referencing chapter and verse, and asking him if the oil should be changed right away due to age. In a few minutes, my cell phone rings, and the sales guy says "...no worries, just change it when the computer says to." So, then I asked him if he wouldn't mind responding to my email with that instruction. He said sure, but I didn't hear from him for two days, but then got an email asking me to bring the truck in for a free oil change. Interesting yes? Those standards should work both ways. So far, the truck has been a good one.
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I agree with all the above. When I buy a used vehicle I have all the critical fluids changed. Same should apply to a new vehicle when the storage date is long.
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That engine is not even broken in, I would definitely NOT put a synthetic oil in it until after the engine has at least 5,000 miles on it. Put whatever the engine mfgr says in it until after it's broken in!
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