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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.

Ford Motor Company
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Character 8​
Ford Crown Victoria
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Ford F-150
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Ford Explorer & Expolorer Sport Trac
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Ford Ranger
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Ford Taurus
2​
Lincoln Town Car
V​
Mercury Mountaineer
K​
Mercury Sable
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Mercury Grand Marquis
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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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Matt with miles you run, you can stretch it out with proper oil.
 

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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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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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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
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!
 

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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!
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.
 

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oh yes it will matter.......I honestly do not know if they can get as much hp out of custom tuning for those FFV engines. You will just have to talk to Bill and find out. As of the last I heard.......you couldn't even put programmers on them. Maybe that has changed now......and/or maybe with custom tuning it's not that big a deal, I just don't know for sure.
You better start doing some research though!
 

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just emailed Corey explaining that, so we'll see what she says. a FFv must mean it can run on gas and E85? no E85 around here. ho hopefully Bill can tune for that.
 
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