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Old 09-08-2015, 10:04 PM   #1
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Ford 5K Mile service

I'm wondering where to take my FR3 to get its 5K mile services. I'm in indianapolis IN. Do I call Ford? Or just take it to a FR warranty place.

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Old 09-08-2015, 10:06 PM   #2
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Just change the oil and filter in your driveway its easy.
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:46 PM   #3
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Don't forget your front-end lubrication.
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Old 09-08-2015, 11:23 PM   #4
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I'm wondering where to take my FR3 to get its 5K mile services. I'm in indianapolis IN. Do I call Ford? Or just take it to a FR warranty place.

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Since you asked where and not how, there are many choices in the Indy area.
Some truck stops have that service available.
Camping world has discount coupons every so often for 59.95 Lube/7Qts/Filter
There are mobile service folks in the area that can do it where you park (depends on if you are allowed where you park it)
There are many independant service facilites that service light trucks that can do it.
Andy Mohr Ford has a truck center by the scare-port.
I had my 1st service done by a mobile service at an RV park just west of ABQ while we were on the road.

also an addition to what leisurelarry said: Make sure they grease the steering box.
Hope this helps.
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Old 09-09-2015, 12:11 PM   #5
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BTW per owners manual its a
7500 mi service. On the 2014 FR3 30DS. Which mine is an 2013 F53 chassis.
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:53 PM   #6
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I sometimes use a quick-lube place that has a big enough door. I used Camping World once and they changed oil and filter only for $90. I found an independent RV place in Coolidge, AZ that for $99 did everything except vacuum the inside. Tires, transmission, window washer fluid, etc. Independent places seem to give you the best service. Follow Ford's recommendations, not the oil changer company's 3/3K plan.
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Except when towing, then it's 5k.Click image for larger version

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Well than I'm going to take that car top carrier off my FR3 so I can get an extra 2500 miles out of my mobile 1.
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Well than I'm going to take that car top carrier off my FR3 so I can get an extra 2500 miles out of my mobile 1.
Very funny. The use of full synthetic obviously will not hurt but tests from reliable independant sources have determined that there is no appreciable wear or fuel economy gains vs API certified motor oil of the same viscosity. Based on cost and assuming you are changing the oil & filter as prescribed in the manual, you are likely wasting your resources. Then again if you looked at performance specs for synthetic oils you would be surprised. Check it out: http://www.animegame.com/cars/Oil%20Tests.pdf
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I've been using the factory recommended Motorcraft Semi-synthetic SAE 5W-20. Seems to do the trick and the price point is reasonable. Since I tow my vehicle everywhere I go, I change it and the filter every 5k along with the 9 point front end lube.
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