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Old 07-17-2017, 09:15 AM
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2016 f150 with 3.5l flex fuel. First oil change and cannot find in book whether to use conventional oil or blend. Any suggestions?
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With that new of an engine, I might lean towards conventional for another change or two. Call me old-school, but all the break-in doesn't happen right away. It doesn't happen at all with synthetic.

Plus, the line between what's conventional and what's synthetic is pretty blurry for any oil you will find at the store.

I'm a fan of Formula Shell , cuz it's $13 for a 5qt jug at Home Depot, and it's an outstanding motor oil.
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its in the maintenance section of owners manual, under fluid capacities and specs. but a 5w20 oil of synthetic blend is what these engines like, or full synthetic.
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ANY SN/GF-5 oil that meets Ford spec will be fine. Especially since you won't be doing extended drains to maintain warranty coverage.
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Especially since you won't be doing extended drains to maintain warranty coverage.
I don't get what you're saying. Are you saying "extended drain [intervals]s" are necessary to maintain warranty coverage?
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Well I'm not sure what you're meaning by extended intervals, but my truck has almost 7000 miles and just now changing oil. That's pretty extended to me, lol. I'll do what I need to do to maintain warranty cause I got a long time of warranty to go, including bumper to bumper.
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Some like to run oil for longer distances, "extended" drain intervals. For example, an EDI can be 10k miles, 15k miles, etc, depending on the condition of the oil (usually a sample is taken and shipped to a lab for analysis). What I am saying is that you most likely will NOT be doing an extended drain because you have warranty coverage. In order to maintain the warranty, you must adhere to what the owners manual dictates is a good service life for oil. 5000-7500 intervals seem to be the manufacturers norm now. Therefore, any gf-5/SN oil that meets Ford spec will work fine.
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Some like to run oil for longer distances, "extended" drain intervals. For example, an EDI can be 10k miles, 15k miles, etc, depending on the condition of the oil (usually a sample is taken and shipped to a lab for analysis). What I am saying is that you most likely will NOT be doing an extended drain because you have warranty coverage. In order to maintain the warranty, you must adhere to what the owners manual dictates is a good service life for oil. 5000-7500 intervals seem to be the manufacturers norm now.
No, the manual says to follow the OLM.
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No, the manual says to follow the OLM.
Even easier, just follow that.
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If you look up what the oil spec is in your manual -WSSxxxxxx and then see what oils meet that spec you will find that synthetic blend or full synthetic oils meet that spec. I haven't found a conventional that does. You will be fine using full synthetic oil.
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