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#2353008 - 08/14/11 11:27 PM 3000 or 5000 miles??? (oil change)
DavidDC114 Offline
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i have an 04 sport, is it a 5000 mile oil change vehicle?
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#2353028 - 08/14/11 11:49 PM Re: 3000 or 5000 miles??? (oil change) [Re: DavidDC114]
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what type of oil you use?

dino oil i would do six months or 3000 miles, whichever comes sooner.

synthetic i would do 5000 miles, pushing time past 6 months i dont know how good that would be
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#2353042 - 08/15/11 12:24 AM Re: 3000 or 5000 miles??? (oil change) [Re: DavidDC114]
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That depends on the type of oil you use and the conditions in which you drive your car. I have mine pushing 7,000 miles between changes. I use synthetic oil and drive mostly highway. The oil is still in good shape when I change it.
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#2353098 - 08/15/11 02:32 AM Re: 3000 or 5000 miles??? (oil change) [Re: DavidDC114]
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3,000 and don't forget to change the filter
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#2353107 - 08/15/11 02:48 AM Re: 3000 or 5000 miles??? (oil change) [Re: DavidDC114]
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Ford recommends 5,000 mile oil changes, with a lubricant meet API SN/ILSAC GF-5 specifications.
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#2353213 - 08/15/11 10:30 AM Re: 3000 or 5000 miles??? (oil change) [Re: DavidDC114]
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5000 is fine with any major branded synthetic and a motorcraft or equivalent filter....

in fact your sport has an oil life display in the system check .... if you set in when you do the oil change it keeps track of miles and running parameters... mine seems fairly reliable on my 2006 as well as on the wife's escape...

i have noticed it does not just default to 5000 miles directly. (I use the trip B mileage track to remind me of the miles between changes)

seems to be affected by heat and driving style/// of course that could be just me having senior moments LOL

anyway 5000-7500 is not unreasonable with premium synthetics...
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#2353239 - 08/15/11 11:20 AM Re: 3000 or 5000 miles??? (oil change) [Re: DavidDC114]
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I do 7-7500 miles on 5w20 Full Synthetic and 5K miles with the 5w20 Motorcraft Blend..I do a combination of local and highway in jungle heat and nightmare traffic.
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#2353247 - 08/15/11 11:31 AM Re: 3000 or 5000 miles??? (oil change) [Re: DavidDC114]
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3,000-mile oil changes are a thing of the past. Modern oils are so far superior to those of the '80s that 5,000 miles is now the defacto standard for conventional oil.
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#2353248 - 08/15/11 11:32 AM Re: 3000 or 5000 miles??? (oil change) [Re: DavidDC114]
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In 2004 Ford changed the engines to a 6 qt crankcase & a 5000 mile change interval. I found out when I traded my 1999 CVLX for the 04 Sport. Went to Wally World, bought 5 qts of Mobile 1 for the first change & found out we now have a 6 qt crankcase. The kid on the lube rack here at Ford still tries to get everyone to change at 3000 (the owner's schedule) Just add 2k more to his # & go for it.
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#2353251 - 08/15/11 11:39 AM Re: 3000 or 5000 miles??? (oil change) [Re: MIAMI-DADE]
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Originally Posted By: MIAMI-DADE
I do 7-7500 miles on 5w20 Full Synthetic and 5K miles with the 5w20 Motorcraft Blend..I do a combination of local and highway in jungle heat and nightmare traffic.
This, except for the jungle heat part. laugh The last time I ran Mobil 1 to 7000 (well okay 6800), it came out looking pretty clean, about how motorcraft looks at 5k.
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#2353252 - 08/15/11 11:39 AM Re: 3000 or 5000 miles??? (oil change) [Re: flyboy]
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Originally Posted By: flyboy
In 2004 Ford changed the engines to a 6 qt crankcase & a 5000 mile change interval. I found out when I traded my 1999 CVLX for the 04 Sport. Went to Wally World, bought 5 qts of Mobile 1 for the first change & found out we now have a 6 qt crankcase. The kid on the lube rack here at Ford still tries to get everyone to change at 3000 (the owner's schedule) Just add 2k more to his # & go for it.


That's funny because my 04 MGM takes 7 qts to fill. I usually change mine every 4,000 miles though with the filter though.
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#2353276 - 08/15/11 12:54 PM Re: 3000 or 5000 miles??? (oil change) [Re: DavidDC114]
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Originally Posted By: flyboy
In 2004 Ford changed the engines to a 6 qt crankcase & a 5000 mile change interval.

Actually the six qt pans began in '03, when the chassis were updated...

Originally Posted By: jonesmw01

That's funny because my 04 MGM takes 7 qts to fill. I usually change mine every 4,000 miles though with the filter though.

Likely you have the wrong dipstick or tube installed, Ford says six qt with filter begnning in '03, my mom's '03 and my '07 are dead on full with six...



I have the Mobil 1 Extended Performance(supposedly good for 15K mi)in my '98 MGM, it's now on a 10-12K mi or one year change diet...

The Marauder has around 1500 mi and 10 months on it's Mobil 1 0w-40, at this rate I may change in the fall of '12...

The '07 MGM is circulating Castrol Syntec Blend, and will go around 4500mi & eight or nine months before it's changed...

No need to worry much about time unless you do short tripping that never lets the oil reach operating temp...
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#2353350 - 08/15/11 03:44 PM Re: 3000 or 5000 miles??? (oil change) [Re: GrandMarq9807]
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Originally Posted By: GrandMarq9807
Originally Posted By: flyboy
In 2004 Ford changed the engines to a 6 qt crankcase & a 5000 mile change interval.

Actually the six qt pans began in '03, when the chassis were updated...

Originally Posted By: jonesmw01

That's funny because my 04 MGM takes 7 qts to fill. I usually change mine every 4,000 miles though with the filter though.

Likely you have the wrong dipstick or tube installed, Ford says six qt with filter begnning in '03, my mom's '03 and my '07 are dead on full with six...



I have the Mobil 1 Extended Performance(supposedly good for 15K mi)in my '98 MGM, it's now on a 10-12K mi or one year change diet...

The Marauder has around 1500 mi and 10 months on it's Mobil 1 0w-40, at this rate I may change in the fall of '12...

The '07 MGM is circulating Castrol Syntec Blend, and will go around 4500mi & eight or nine months before it's changed...

No need to worry much about time unless you do short tripping that never lets the oil reach operating temp...



You still need to change the oil every 6 months or so regardless of miles unless the car is STORED. So go out splurge $30 on a Jug of oil and a filter and give the Marauder a oil change this weekend!!
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#2353388 - 08/15/11 04:26 PM Re: 3000 or 5000 miles??? (oil change) [Re: DavidDC114]
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In reading the oil analysis over on BITOG, unless the vehicle is short tripped(which I don't)time is a minor factor, as I stated the Marauder may see a oil change in '12...

The previous owner had not changed the oil in my '98 in about three years and 3500 mi(no doubt was over due), but they only used Mobil 1 and that engine is still like new, has zero sludge...
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#2353433 - 08/15/11 05:18 PM Re: 3000 or 5000 miles??? (oil change) [Re: DavidDC114]
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I run mine on Quaker State full syn 7500+, it's mostly highway, and it looks and smells new coming out.
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