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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Servicing of 2008 F-150's

Hey all
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I just checked my Service Manual, and I now You can service your 2008 F-150 every 12,000 km or 6 month.
This is minimum recommended millage by factory

Whats changed ?)
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Check the 8th digit in the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and corellate to what is listed as the 8th digit in the below chart.

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I think Ford is increasing the intervals to compete with other manufacturers. 5000 km's or 3 months was too much, even for conventional dyno oil. I've always done mine every 10,000 km's with full synthetic and a Motorcraft or Wix premium filter. That's likely too often as well, but I always wait for the mileage to hit 10,000 km's regardless of the amount of time that passes. Synthetic doesn't break down like conventional oil, so time is of little concern.

I'm sure the oil companies are happy to hear about this (sarcasm intended). IMO, it only put money in the pockets of the dealerships and oil companies. Like I mentioned, the oil change intervals were expected far too often and this is/was a major waste of coin for the consumer.
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I think Ford is increasing the intervals to compete with other manufacturers. 5000 km's or 3 months was too much, even for conventional dyno oil. I've always done mine every 10,000 km's with full synthetic and a Motorcraft or Wix premium filter. That's likely too often as well, but I always wait for the mileage to hit 10,000 km's regardless of the amount of time that passes. Synthetic doesn't break down like conventional oil, so time is of little concern.

I'm sure the oil companies are happy to hear about this (sarcasm intended). IMO, it only put money in the pockets of the dealerships and oil companies. Like I mentioned, the oil change intervals were expected far too often and this is/was a major waste of coin for the consumer.
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well, i'll bring back an old thread. lol what would you guys recommend for the first service? mileage wise. i must have the ffv because of the yellow gas cap. if i can go 10,000 km's after the first, that would be great

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Tell you what
Your manual will tell you 12 000 km
I use syntech and do it every 8 to 9 k
So will be OK with the same I wouldn't go Fords recommended 12 000 km



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well with the miles I drive I should be able to do just oil change a year with full synth. I'm lucky if I break 10000Kms/yr.


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