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Old 02-10-2005, 01:50   #1 (permalink)
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Teritorry service intervals

Can someone tell me what the first service interval is on the territory AWD? and wheather they do anything (i.e. oil change) or just check it out? Also what is the normal service interval, is it 15,000 k's. Local ford dealer where I ordered mine from was less than helpfull, saying I should discuss when I pick the car up , in two weeks time, or drop by in person. However I want to plan a long trip as soon as I have it and need to know.
First ford I ever owned and it is a culture shock talking (or trying to talk) to ford dealers.
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Its all in your owners manual. First free check is 3,000 km to 5,000 km. It just a check of all parts, nothing done unless you ask for it and pay for it. From then on its every 15,000 km.

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Can someone tell me what the first service interval is on the territory AWD? and wheather they do anything (i.e. oil change) or just check it out? Also what is the normal service interval, is it 15,000 k's. Local ford dealer where I ordered mine from was less than helpfull, saying I should discuss when I pick the car up , in two weeks time, or drop by in person. However I want to plan a long trip as soon as I have it and need to know.
First ford I ever owned and it is a culture shock talking (or trying to talk) to ford dealers.
Many thanks
My 3000K Service was just a general checkup, no oil etc.

I asked about the 15K Service interval and how the oil and filter would hold up. My dealer recommended a 7.5 K oil change if i was conerned.

He told me it would cost about $70 including a courtesy car.
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As I said:

"First free check is 3,000 km to 5,000 km. It just a check of all parts, nothing done unless you ask for it and pay for it"

I had mine done at 4,700 km and had oil and filter done at my cost.

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My first was at 3000km, and was also a check over only. The dealer won't change the oil until the 15,000 Km service.

I asked about an earlier change and they said NO WAY, something to do with burnishing, but I can't exactly remember the details. The other responce was stick with what the service manual says, as this is the most accurate guide set by the ones who know, "FORD".

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Re: Teritorry service intervals

Ford recommends the engine oil be changed at 15000km or 12 months, which ever comes first.
I did some research and found out that synthetic oils are capable of that sort of service intervals, but Ford does not use a full synthetic oil.

The engine oil in my Territory has been analysed at about 3000km & 5000km (company paid for it), and the results of the last test came back with a caution.
I replaced the oil with a full synthetic POA (PolyAlphaOlefin) 5w30 and instantly noticed an improvement in engine response & economy.
I will change the oil when the Terri has done 15000km, which will be 10000km for the oil, & then change it at every 15000km.
Later I will use an Ester based engine oil 0w20 which is manufactured using Canola oil, I have used it in my previous vehicle (turbo charged).
Posted the oil analysis results from my Terri here Oil change
And there is an discussion on oils here what lubricant gets ur motor goin

If the dealer is using a full synthetic engine oil, change it every 15,000km, if they can't tell you, bring your own oil.

The Porsche Cayenne oil change recommendation is 30,000km or 2 years, which ever comes first and only Mobil 1 0w40 is recommended.

Here is some oil info, probably bore you but knowledge is everything; http://www.240sx.org/faq/articles/oil.htm
http://www.maximausa.com/technical/l...beNews2002.pdf
http://www.lessfriction.net/oilfacts.html
http://www.fuchs.com.sg/faq.asp

When looking for an oil, go by the European rating system ACEA http://www.acea.be/ASB/ASBv1_1.nsf it is tougher than the American API rating http://api-ec.api.org/AdvancedSearch.cfm
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Thanks for all the info all, Looks like I have some reading to do johnydep, seems like you really have done your research
The obvoius question to this is how does it affect your waranty? I'm sure ford won't be keen on using oils other than reccomended.
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..........The obvoius question to this is how does it affect your waranty? I'm sure ford won't be keen on using oils other than reccomended.
As long as the oil meets or exceeds Ford recommendation the vehicle warranty is not affected.
Ford oil recommendation: WSS-M2C910-A2
http://search.ninemsn.com.au/results...=WSS-M2C910-A2
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First ford I ever owned and it is a culture shock talking (or trying to talk) to ford dealers.
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Yes it is a culture shock - and it shouldn't be so. (However there are some good ones, once you locate them.) Even though they are independent businesses this issue is something Ford can - and should - be doing something about if they want long-term customer loyalty.
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