Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Newmarket, Ontario
Oil Change Questions
Hey guys, So after putting 5000km on my truck, I would usually do an oil change. Now, after doing some research I have found out that the manual says to do it from 8000-10,000 km. In addition, I have gone to the dealer and they have also stuck by this information citing that it's "new technology" and "it is different from older engines-04-08/09". However, I understand that this could just be dealer bull and sure enough if I listen to them and something breaks down (eventually) out of warranty they will be right their to sell me a new truck.
oil and filter changes are free at this dealer only every 8-10,000 km. They use motocraft semi blend and motocraft filter.
I have also found better results in synthetic oil than semi blend or regular oil. Also, my truck has the 5.0 engine.
So, my question to you guys is: What intervals do you change your oil at? and why? Which oil do you use, and why?