Originally posted by jon960
Hi Guys, I am new to Fords but recently bought a 2001 au2 vct xr6 ute and am not happy with what the Ford people say about oil changes every 15000 km, I am more used to doing them every 5000 (inc filter) in my Nissan utes, but they stress to me that 15000 is what it should be else I'm throwing money away, comments please!
Oil changes depend on the amount of oil in the sump.
The newer falcons have much larger sumps for more oil hence the longer service intervals.
If you drive your car hard then change every 5000 (or if you drive in a dusty environment)
other wise if you putter then go with the 15k service.
BTW I use magnatec. It's an excellent oil but I wouldn't use it on a brand new car.