Topic Sponsor
2009 - 2014 Ford F150 General discussion on 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 truck.

6 mos 2000 miles...oil change yay or nay?

 
Old 05-17-2019, 07:56 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 278
Received 15 Likes on 13 Posts
Default 6 mos 2000 miles...oil change yay or nay?

2013 5.0..last oil change 11/19/2018. 2k miles since then. All local stop and go. Changing oil waste of money or cheap insurance?
jjferrante is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 08:02 PM
  #2  
Member
 
aandrews109's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 92
Received 21 Likes on 18 Posts
Default

Cheap insurance and peace of mind if it's what you want to do!
aandrews109 is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 09:06 PM
  #3  
King Hater
 
Tothemax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: MONTANA
Posts: 6,899
Received 833 Likes on 624 Posts
Default

Waste if you ask me. Once a year or 5k is what I do.
Tothemax is offline  
The following 3 users liked this post by Tothemax:
Lee308 (05-18-2019), Skwerl (05-17-2019), Spiky (05-18-2019)
Old 05-17-2019, 09:23 PM
  #4  
rodent aviator
 
Skwerl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 107
Received 49 Likes on 30 Posts
Default

Just traded in a 2014 Mustang GT with 29K miles. I changed the oil 4 times in the 5 years I owned it (every 6K miles). Same schedule I've used on every gas powered vehicle I have owned for the last 20+ years. My 2002 F150 is right at 200K miles, never had the engine opened and burns less than a quart of oil between 6000 mile oil changes.

Something I read about oil filters years ago, don't know if it's true but it seemed to make sense. It said oil filters are most efficient after they have been in use for a while as the pores begin to close up from debris filtered out of the oil. A brand new filter is not as effective as one that has been in service for 1500 miles or so. As long as there is still plenty of flow, there is absolutely no reason to change out that filter just as it is reaching peak efficiency. All this stuff is designed with specific life expectancy guidelines. Your imagination is not better at determining oil and filter life than the people who originally designed them.
Skwerl is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 09:30 PM
  #5  
How's she goin' eh?
 
M0RRIS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: South Detroit
Posts: 3,284
Received 311 Likes on 277 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by jjferrante View Post
2013 5.0..last oil change 11/19/2018. 2k miles since then. All local stop and go. Changing oil waste of money or cheap insurance?
Originally Posted by Tothemax View Post
Waste if you ask me. Once a year or 5k is what I do.

Agree, complete waste. Even without the Oil life meter, I would wait until 6-7k kms.
M0RRIS is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 09:33 PM
  #6  
Fleet Technician
 
Rnlcomp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Big Easy
Posts: 22,946
Received 4,631 Likes on 3,618 Posts
Default

5k miles whether it needs it or not regardless of time. Overkill especially using full synthetic as I do but it's a good round number and a reminder to also rotate the wheels and put an eyeball on the brakes etc....
.
Rnlcomp is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 09:38 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 278
Received 15 Likes on 13 Posts
Default

Thanks for the feedback guys.
jjferrante is offline  
Old 05-18-2019, 04:55 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Atlee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 288
Received 31 Likes on 27 Posts
Default

5,000 miles is when I change oil in my truck. I need not worry about going over 12 months. I put too many miles on the truck to worry about time. I have always used 10W-30 Motorcraft Syn Blend oil.

I will add the main reason I have always changed the oil at 5k miles is I consider my usage as a level higher higher than normal. I currently have 71,800+ miles on the truck, and more than 60% of those miles have been towing. So out of caution, I change sooner than what is recommended as normal by Ford, and sooner than what the computer on the truck says is necessary.

Last edited by Atlee; 05-19-2019 at 04:21 AM. Reason: Add info
Atlee is offline  
Old 05-18-2019, 09:43 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
marshallr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,166
Likes: 0
Received 235 Likes on 184 Posts
Default

I do 10K or 1 year.
marshallr is offline  
Old 05-19-2019, 11:23 AM
  #10  
Member
 
SBV45's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 51
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

Nay,
Go with schedule and oil specified in your owner's manual.

Miles (km) Vehicle use and examples

7500-10000
(12000-16000)

Normal
– Normal commuting with highway driving
– No, or moderate, load or towing
– Flat to moderately hilly roads
– No extended idling
SBV45 is offline  
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 6 mos 2000 miles...oil change yay or nay?


Contact Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: