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Old 06-14-2010, 07:04 PM
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I don't exend my oil change interval any longer than what Ford recommends in the manual even though I do use synthetic. I also have no brand preference, I use what ever is on sale at the time.

I am more pick with my filters and buy the better ones since they tend to be built with better materials and have better filtration.
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:04 PM
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I read that as you were saying you have to change synthetic every 3000 miles too. oops.
na by no means do you have to change it every 3k i just do because i feel good when i do it, gets me all warm and fuzzy inside lol. part of it to is i get all my oil changes discounted a lot.
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:09 PM
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I am more pick with my filters and buy the better ones since they tend to be built with better materials and have better filtration.
actually our dealership did a test on this one day when we were bored and tested all the leading brands against the standard FoMoCo filter, we also cut each filter open. we found that the best filter by far is actually the factory FoMoCo filters.
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:21 PM
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I switched to 0-30 mobil uno because it claimed mpg increase and lo and behold, I got a repeatable 1/2 mpg. I'll take it.Walmart has 5qt jugs of the stuff for 22 bananas. I noticed it is alot more like oil when I change it still at 3k, and I use the Mortorcraft filter. I've gone thru about six changes now and at 3k the stuff is gnarly but still not like the blackwater that came out before. May switch to 5-30 for summer, it's fairly brutal in south Texas.
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:47 PM
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My dad is running Royal Purple synthetic in his 2500hd chevy silverado and only changes it every 15 thousand.
Royal Purple is some great stuff.
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:31 PM
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actually our dealership did a test on this one day when we were bored and tested all the leading brands against the standard FoMoCo filter, we also cut each filter open. we found that the best filter by far is actually the factory FoMoCo filters.
Good to know. Honda filters are just rebranded Frams. Funny, they put more time and effort in their engineering and cheap out on the filters... This is not meant to be a comment on Ford or the quality of their products. Just making a point.
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:38 PM
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royal purple is claiming 5000-7500 miles between oil changes with their full synthetic. of coasrse they do say "under normal driving", not high reving mud slinging or trying to beat a camero or stang to the next light on a daily basis. I did see a mustang or camero build up sometime ago and they swithched to royal purple and got a solid 8 or ten hp gain, and a 1mpg gain. changing it at 5000 with even a 1mpg gain seems worth it to me.
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:18 PM
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Not to dis royal purple but many modern vehicles have oil change intervals in that range with conventional motor oil already under normal driving conditions. My Ranger is 5,000 miles and my CR-V is 7,500 miles. :-|
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