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Old 12-13-2008
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That reminds me, I'm due for an oil change.
x2... I think I am a little over lets hope my 1.8T doesnt sludge up. Oh wait i'm using mobil 1 euro formula The Passat/A4 B5/5.5 platform with the 1.8T had the major issues with sludging actually. It was an issue on how the engine was mounted, it was not an engine design issue because it was never a problem on the Jetta/Golf/GTI/A3/TT. VW/Audi decided to cover their assets and recommend the specific oil and oil change regimen on the formentioned mkIV platforms.
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My dad hasnt had his oil changed in his BMW for maybe 45k....LOL. My friends 79' F-250 is on 8000. I change my oil every 3300 and i run mobil one regular. I dont think you can harm much by going 7500, but going for 10k+ is not that smart. If your oil is good and rated to go for X amount of time, do it...i see no problems with what you have done.
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My dad hasnt had his oil changed in his BMW for maybe 45k....LOL.

Whatever you do, never pull the valve cover on that thing. You'll get a never ending battle with oil pickup screens getting clogged up with SLUDGE
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My dad hasnt had his oil changed in his BMW for maybe 45k....LOL. My friends 79' F-250 is on 8000. I change my oil every 3300 and i run mobil one regular. I dont think you can harm much by going 7500, but going for 10k+ is not that smart. If your oil is good and rated to go for X amount of time, do it...i see no problems with what you have done.
I'm tempted to start 15k/1 year intervals right now just out of orneriness...and then pull the valve cover after about 60,000 miles and take a few photos of the NON-sludgy cylinder head and cam lobes. And then find a couple of my local friendly engine rebuilders and have them run UOA on my oil, with FilterMag removed for more accurate testing of wear metals, along with 1 sample I send off and then post the results here, just so a (not talking about you) certain pest can gripe about the test results.

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I just do it every 3K miles or 3 months. That's what the decal the Ford dealer puts in the upper left hand corner of my windshield says anyways. And yes, I can change my oil just fine, but it's not hardly worth it for me to waller myself under it for no more than they charge to change the oil & filter, top off the fluids, and check the tire pressure. Plus I like having all the maintenance related info. in Ford's system.

This "Ford" site is pretty good for keeping VIN specific service records saved:

https://www.flmowner.com
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I'm tempted to start 15k/1 year intervals right now just out of orneriness...and then pull the valve cover after about 60,000 miles and take a few photos of the NON-sludgy cylinder head and cam lobes. And then find a couple of my local friendly engine rebuilders and have them run UOA on my oil, with FilterMag removed for more accurate testing of wear metals, along with 1 sample I send off and then post the results here, just so a (not talking about you) certain pest can gripe about the test results.

So just do it? No need to cause a rukus and going back and fourth on "claims". Just leave it until you get the info that you need. I'd be curious to see the results, my NON PROFESSIONAL OIL GURU opinion is that only 4-5quarts of that oil will be pretty well broken down by then. So just post the results when you get them and shut all the nay-sayers up with some hard facts...

No need to try and make everyone see it your way...that'll never happen.
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And Christian, it's no surprise that you would start using Scamsoil, you seem to be real tight with your "friend" with the Pontiac, that uses it!!
What does that have to do with anything? I have seen real world results. All you have is links. You haven't personally tried it so how do you know?

And since we are getting off topic I see that you also spread your diarrhea all over other forums too. Funny how a man that hates aftermarket products has a Gibson exhaust and Pioneer door speakers on your truck. Also you go to one of the biggest aftermarket shows in the USA. Sema. You are just a hypocrite. I wish the mods would just ban you because you don't help anyone at all. I'm also not the only one fed up with your crap.

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So just do it? No need to cause a rukus and going back and fourth on "claims". Just leave it until you get the info that you need. I'd be curious to see the results, my NON PROFESSIONAL OIL GURU opinion is that only 4-5quarts of that oil will be pretty well broken down by then. So just post the results when you get them and shut all the nay-sayers up with some hard facts...

No need to try and make everyone see it your way...that'll never happen.
Yeah I hate it that this thread (and seems like every oil thread) seems to turn into a p!$$!ng match when the haters drift in and start their chest puffing. People can use whichever oil THEY want to pay for...and use - I'll post longterm test results in the future.
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Ford recommends that I change the oil every 5k on my 07 2.3 using their synthetic blend 5w20, good enough for me it comes out plenty dark and well used any more would be pushing it in my opinion.

Though I read the owners manual on a 08 escape and they recommend every 7500 and thats the same 5w20 and they haven't changed anything in the 3.0 duratech...

I just think ford realized that the oil was better than they expected and could run for longer intervals
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Old 12-15-2008
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5k miles for me.
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There is a reason why auto-makers say you can run longer between oil changes,I think its because they want parts to wear out faster so you have to come and buy another truck sooner or come in for maintanence....more $$$ in their pockets.
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I dont care what people say. I got Mobil 1 Full synthetic and it's swapped out every 3k miles.
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