Is your engine Flex Fuel?
bd:Agreebd: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.
Hold up Northern........yellow gas cap-WTF. You better tell Bill that if he is going to write you custom tunes.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
thanks pete. it must be a ffv vehicle, but i will only be running reg gas. will that matter? I will send Corey an email about it anyways.Hold up Northern........yellow gas cap-WTF. You better tell Bill that if he is going to write you custom tunes.
oh and first oil change.........I recommend 3000km. Your oil should be showing a hint of darkness on a brand new vehicle at 3000k........that's when I changed mine. In fact I did the first 2-3 changes earlier. Normal after that!