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Old 01-26-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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I just purchased a 2013 Ford F-150 XLT. Does this truck require synthetic oil and what is the recommended interval for oil changes?
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8000 km and synthetic is not required. It's a choice.
All this info can be found in the manual.
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What engine 3.7? 5.0? eco?
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Your truck takes a Fl-500s filter along with 6 qts of 5w30 synthetic blend oil.
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Ford now say the oil change interval is 1 year or 10,000 miles whichever comes first. But my opinion on the interval is to stick with the 6 month 5,000 miles.
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Ford now say the oil change interval is 1 year or 10,000 miles whichever comes first. But my opinion on the interval is to stick with the 6 month 5,000 miles.
If I did what ford said my 5.0 would probably be three quarts low!
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I used Mobil 1 5W-30 and a Mobil 1 filter on mine. It takes 6 quarts to fill it up.
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Ford now say the oil change interval is 1 year or 10,000 miles whichever comes first. But my opinion on the interval is to stick with the 6 month 5,000 miles.
5000 is a better recommendation that we are seeing in general with DI motors. Time isn't a factor, it's more of a driving style and trip type that matters. You can remove all doubt and get a UOA so you know for sure. Most of the UOA's prove that high fuel dilution and shear alone is enough to keep a reasonable interval. Use whatever w30 oil meets the specs and is priced right for short intervals.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...Number=2571389

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...Number=2723450

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...Number=2590334
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I've only got 4K on the truck right now but will do frequent oil changes. It's cheap insurance IMO.
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