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Old 06-19-2005, 23:31   #1 (permalink)
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What oil for 3000km service

Hey all.

Got my car booked in for its free 3000km service in bout a week. Wondering what oil + filter I should be using? Ford said it doesn't need an oil change until 12000km but stuff that. I 've heard many conflicting viewpoints like you should use mineral oil for the first couple oil changes or you should only ever use synthetic. If anyone has some knowledge on this topic let me know.

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Re: What oil for 3000km service

Also, I have a BA XR8 snorkel so I can make up a second CAI intake on my airbox. Does anyone know if the ford boys care about this for warranty issues?
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Hey all.

Got my car booked in for its free 3000km service in bout a week. Wondering what oil + filter I should be using? Ford said it doesn't need an oil change until 12000km but stuff that. I 've heard many conflicting viewpoints like you should use mineral oil for the first couple oil changes or you should only ever use synthetic. If anyone has some knowledge on this topic let me know.

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If its still bedding in and you change away from mineral you will effectively halt the bed in process with synthetic. Save to drop the mineral at 7000Km for synthetic.

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Also, I have a BA XR8 snorkel so I can make up a second CAI intake on my airbox. Does anyone know if the ford boys care about this for warranty issues?
Ring your dealer and make sure it is put down in writing if he agrees with the mod.
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Re: What oil for 3000km service

Mineral has it's protective qualities but yeah, GT-P is fully correct. Save your drop for 7000+ for a synthetic oil switch.
Redline do great synthetics, but i have an affiliation with Castrol through my job, so that's what I used to run with absolutely beautiful results (very little wear)in my old VU SS. (yeah I'm a XRT convert too!)

Starting to sound like John Laws here....

Also...when i fitted my BOV my Ford guys said that they wouldn't replace the BOV, nor the adaptor manifold (turbosmart) and would not compensate for any problems that the BOV may have caused...ie....lean mixtures due to air leaks. Otherwise my warranty was safe.

Luckily, she's running like normal and I'm already over 50,000kms.
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If its still bedding in and you change away from mineral you will effectively halt the bed in process with synthetic. Save to drop the mineral at 7000Km for synthetic.

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So you mean that I should wait till about 7000km before I put synthetic oil in the car?
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So you mean that I should wait till about 7000km before I put synthetic oil in the car?
Exactly

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