250,000km service. What's needed?
Ok, about to drop my falcon in for a service (Courtney & Patterson, Heidelberg).
Has 248,000 on the clock (country K's used to drive 150km return 5 times a fortnight) - the family's old car.
I was offered the 250,000km service ($380), which i was told required plugs, fuel filter, air filter, etc. I've replaced all those in the last 10,000km (the plugs only yesterday), as well as a headgasket about 8,000km ago, and a new radiator etc along with the head gasket.
Have done shocks, new boot struts, tyres are only 2,000km old, and had an alignment and balance done in the last 1000km, and am changing the oil & filter every 5,000km myself.
I told them i'll just have a normal service ($200), and to check a small idle problem i'm having.
My first question is, what else would be required to be done on a 250,000km service? Is there anything else i can do to make sure all the bases are covered (above what they will do in a normal service).
Also, what oil will ford use in my car? I've been running Mobil XHP Plus 15W-40 for the last 120,000km, so i don't really want to change (especially not to a synthetic - i've heard mineral to synthetic changes are very bad after a while). The mechanic that did the head gasket & head reco said the motor was in immaculate nick internally, so i'm happy to stick with the mobil.
Can i stick a note in my car to let them know what has already been done, and a quick note on the history of the car (i.e. what i would like checked)?
Fairly new to getting the car done at a genuine ford dealer, so i'd just like to know what i can and can't request...