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Old 07-09-2013, 08:01 PM   #1
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Dumb question: I just rolled over 5,000 miles on my ecoboost and looking to get my first oil change within the next month or two. Just curious if I should go to the Ford dealership or anywhere to have it done?
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My dealership actually gave me my first oil change free. I did it at 10K miles though like the manual says.
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My dealership actually gave me my first oil change free. I did it at 10K miles though like the manual says.
Guess I should read that book in the glove box
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It pretty much just states to follow the Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor, which should come on between 7500 and 10000 depending on your driving habits. You should be able to see what your oil life level is currently at in the gauge cluster. There's some ppl that are old school and do it every 5k. I actually got into a small argument with the service writer at my dealership over it. He kept saying I'd void my warranty if I went over 10K again.
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I just had my first oil change at Ford for free, and at 4K miles. I don't care what the manual says. Call me old school or whatever, but oil breaks down and loses viscosity.
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Never gone more than 5000 miles between oil changes in my ownership of vehicles back to 1965.

The first oil change is, IMHO, the most important. I'm a believer in better safe than sorry. Clean oil and a quality filter is the only protection your engine has.
I'm just say'n.
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The first one was done at the dealer at 3,000 mi. Changed every 5,000 after that with Mobil 1 Synthetic and Motorcraft Filter. Trouble free after 30,000 mi. Tuned for over 20,000 miles.
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I removed the factory-installed filter and the 'break-in' oil from the crankcase at 500 miles. (you should've seen all the "glitter" in the drain pan! - the very reason to change it so soon...)

Next change will be at 5,000 miles - on the stealer for free!
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Does Ford use special break-in additives for new vehicle engines?
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(you should've seen all the "glitter" in the drain pan! - the very reason to change it so soon...)
That is why there is an oil filter.
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