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Old 03-21-2016, 01:13 PM   #11
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Oil change intervals

are stipulated by Ford to account for folks who put lots of highway miles on (mileage limit) and folks that never run their vehicle long enough in cold weather to get oil temp up and boil off the condensate(time limit). I bet if you talk to the local dealer service manager he will tell you the time thing is loosely enforced, may have some good tips on preparing the chassis for the layup period and what you need to do to put it back in service. I have a 2011 Ford E350 van and it only has about 21,000 miles on it because I use it in summer to launch boats and do some hauling of other trailers at our summer home in Michigan's UP. I change oil and filter in late October-early November and buy my own Motorcraft or Valvoline synthetic blend oil usually because the local dealer at the cottage doesn't even have a hoist so it's 40 miles to a bigger dealer. I signed up on the Ford Owners website and record each service I perform.

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It takes me about 30 minutes to change oil and filter, hit the front end fittings with the grease gun, inspect or change the air filter and other fluid levels and top them up. Then it goes on a battery tender with a full tank of fuel and I don't see it again until mid-late April, it's locked up in the garage. I've dealt with numerous Ford dealers, had several warranty jobs done and have never been challenged on my oil change frequency. My 2014 Ford Focus which is still in warranty sits quite a bit in winter in our garage at home as well, I take it to the dealer for oil and filter at around 5,000 mile intervals because it has a belly pan that has to be removed to access the oil filter and he inspects the car and rotates the tires. Never been challenged that I am not meeting warranty requirements on oil changes even though it's often 7-8mos. between last oil change in summer and next one the following summer. When it's summertime we often put 7-8,000 miles on the car so it get's a couple of oil changes before it goes back to winter time out. If you have a major engine problem that Ford can directly relate to abuse like never changing the oil that's different but if you change once a year at end of season just before laying up and you are only putting 5-6,000 miles on between changes I wouldn't lose too much sleep over it.
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Some of us were unaware of oil condensation and acidity, thanks to the forum, now we know!
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So I guess if we were to buy a year old unit,,, one that has set on there lot of a year,,,
we should insist on an oil & Filter change ???
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So I guess if we were to buy a year old unit,,, one that has set on there lot of a year,,,
we should insist on an oil & Filter change ???

I would and I have.


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Oil change is what, $60?? I do it once a year. I go to the local place that has the overhead clearance to get it on their rack. They also do the grease fittings and change the geni oil/filter, but I have to bring them the geni oil filter. $100 total.
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Good Idea,,, one I never thought of !!!
Walking thru Wally World yesterday I see they have 5 QT bottles of Castrol high mileage Full Syn. oil for less than $23 !!! & Motorcraft oil filters for less than $4 !!!
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Good Idea,,, one I never thought of !!!
Walking thru Wally World yesterday I see they have 5 QT bottles of Castrol high mileage Full Syn. oil for less than $23 !!! & Motorcraft oil filters for less than $4 !!!
Please do not use " high mileage " oil, unless you have a ton of miles.
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Please do not use " high mileage " oil, unless you have a ton of miles.
How is the High Mileage oil different from regular Syn. oil ???
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How is the High Mileage oil different from regular Syn. oil ???
High mileage has additives, used to soften of swell seals.
Not needed, unless your engine has " high mileage "
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High mileage has additives, used to soften of swell seals.
Not needed, unless your engine has " high mileage "
Thanks Kenny for the advice !!!
What do you think about using it in Lawn Tractors ???
Same thing,,, only use in Old Tractor \Engines ???
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