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Old 08-20-2005, 14:01   #1 (permalink)
Bort
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When first oil change for '05?

My '05 mustang just hit 1,000 miles. I could have sworn the dealer
said i could take it in there for a free oil change after 1,000 miles,
but when i just called the service department, they said it's normal to
do it after the first 3,000.

When should i actually get the oil changed?

Did anyone else get this free offer?

If so, was it for after 1,000 miles exactly?

If i wait until 3,000 miles, will i not get a free one because it was
supposed to be after 1,000?

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

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Old 08-20-2005, 14:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: When first oil change for '05?

3,000 sounds about right. The vast majority of people out there do oil
changes every 5,000 miles, the more stringent every 3,000. I'm sure the
dealer meant you can bring it in anytime AFTER you hit 1,000. To do one
only after 1,000 miles is just a waste of oil and way too cautious.

trotzo

"I reject your reality and substitute my own" -Adam Savage "Mythbuster"

Bort wrote:
> My '05 mustang just hit 1,000 miles. I could have sworn the dealer
> said i could take it in there for a free oil change after 1,000 miles,
> but when i just called the service department, they said it's normal to
> do it after the first 3,000.
>
> When should i actually get the oil changed?
>
> Did anyone else get this free offer?
>
> If so, was it for after 1,000 miles exactly?
>
> If i wait until 3,000 miles, will i not get a free one because it was
> supposed to be after 1,000?
>
> Any help is appreciated, thanks.


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Old 08-20-2005, 14:01   #3 (permalink)
Bort
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Re: When first oil change for '05?


trotzo wrote:
> 3,000 sounds about right. The vast majority of people out there do oil
> changes every 5,000 miles, the more stringent every 3,000. I'm sure the
> dealer meant you can bring it in anytime AFTER you hit 1,000. To do one
> only after 1,000 miles is just a waste of oil and way too cautious.
>


Ah, this is most likely what he said, thanks for the info.

Also, perhaps i mixed up that i wasn't supposed to take it on the
highway until i hit 1,000 miles. That's true, correct?

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Old 08-20-2005, 16:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: When first oil change for '05?

On 20 Aug 2005 11:55:12 -0700, "Bort" <broc00@hotmail.com> wrote:

>My '05 mustang just hit 1,000 miles. I could have sworn the dealer
>said i could take it in there for a free oil change after 1,000 miles,
>but when i just called the service department, they said it's normal to
>do it after the first 3,000.
>
>When should i actually get the oil changed?
>
>Did anyone else get this free offer?
>
>If so, was it for after 1,000 miles exactly?
>
>If i wait until 3,000 miles, will i not get a free one because it was
>supposed to be after 1,000?
>
>Any help is appreciated, thanks.


The first service, according to the book, is at 5000 miles. I had them change
mine at about 1000. I'll get it changed again at the 5000 mile mark.

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John H.
On the 'PocoLoco' out of Deale, MD
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Old 08-20-2005, 16:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: When first oil change for '05?

Bort wrote:
> My '05 mustang just hit 1,000 miles. I could have sworn the dealer
> said i could take it in there for a free oil change after 1,000 miles,
> but when i just called the service department, they said it's normal to
> do it after the first 3,000.
>
> When should i actually get the oil changed?
>
> Did anyone else get this free offer?
>
> If so, was it for after 1,000 miles exactly?
>
> If i wait until 3,000 miles, will i not get a free one because it was
> supposed to be after 1,000?
>
> Any help is appreciated, thanks.
>



For a new car, I always give it about 1000 miles on the factory fill for
break in. After that (immediately after that) I fill it with Mobil 1
synthetic oil in the proper viscosity and a quality oil filter (no Fram,
no STP, no Walmart/Napa/Valucraft/etc specials). Then I do changes
every 5000 miles.

Cheers,
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Old 08-20-2005, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: When first oil change for '05?

trotzo wrote:
> 3,000 sounds about right. The vast majority of people out there do oil
> changes every 5,000 miles, the more stringent every 3,000. I'm sure the
> dealer meant you can bring it in anytime AFTER you hit 1,000. To do one
> only after 1,000 miles is just a waste of oil and way too cautious.


I'd have to disagree here. For the initial 1000 miles of break in, you
wind up with an inordinate amount of metal filings/burrs/etc in the oil
during the normal course of break in. Best not to let that crap clog up
your filter or (worse) causing it to bypass and allow the cruft to
circulate throughout the engine unchecked. 1000 miles gives some time
for most of the garbage to be trapped by the filter at which point you
can replace the oil with synthetic and enjoy the benefits of higher
quality oil and 5000 mile oil change intervals.

Cheers,
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Old 08-20-2005, 18:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: When first oil change for '05?

Ahhhhh whatta I know..... all my cars have been 2nd hand. Sorry for the
misinformation Bort. I'd go with what Ritz is sayin....

Ritz wrote:
> trotzo wrote:
> > 3,000 sounds about right. The vast majority of people out there do oil
> > changes every 5,000 miles, the more stringent every 3,000. I'm sure the
> > dealer meant you can bring it in anytime AFTER you hit 1,000. To do one
> > only after 1,000 miles is just a waste of oil and way too cautious.

>
> I'd have to disagree here. For the initial 1000 miles of break in, you
> wind up with an inordinate amount of metal filings/burrs/etc in the oil
> during the normal course of break in. Best not to let that crap clog up
> your filter or (worse) causing it to bypass and allow the cruft to
> circulate throughout the engine unchecked. 1000 miles gives some time
> for most of the garbage to be trapped by the filter at which point you
> can replace the oil with synthetic and enjoy the benefits of higher
> quality oil and 5000 mile oil change intervals.
>
> Cheers,


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Old 08-20-2005, 23:01   #8 (permalink)
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AFAIK, new cars have a break-in performed at the factory. I recall
seeing video of sn-95 mustangs on the production line and how each one
went to what was kinda like a chassis dyno. They run the powertrain for
the equivalent of like 200 miles or something with the odometer
disconnected. I might be smoking crack here, so can anyone back this up
(or blow it away)?



Ritz wrote:

> trotzo wrote:
>
>> 3,000 sounds about right. The vast majority of people out there do oil
>> changes every 5,000 miles, the more stringent every 3,000. I'm sure the
>> dealer meant you can bring it in anytime AFTER you hit 1,000. To do one
>> only after 1,000 miles is just a waste of oil and way too cautious.

>
>
> I'd have to disagree here. For the initial 1000 miles of break in, you
> wind up with an inordinate amount of metal filings/burrs/etc in the oil
> during the normal course of break in. Best not to let that crap clog up
> your filter or (worse) causing it to bypass and allow the cruft to
> circulate throughout the engine unchecked. 1000 miles gives some time
> for most of the garbage to be trapped by the filter at which point you
> can replace the oil with synthetic and enjoy the benefits of higher
> quality oil and 5000 mile oil change intervals.
>
> Cheers,

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Old 08-20-2005, 23:02   #9 (permalink)
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cprice@here.com wrote:

>
> AFAIK, new cars have a break-in performed at the factory. I recall
> seeing video of sn-95 mustangs on the production line and how each one
> went to what was kinda like a chassis dyno. They run the powertrain for
> the equivalent of like 200 miles or something with the odometer
> disconnected. I might be smoking crack here, so can anyone back this up
> (or blow it away)?


Harley puts their machines on a chassis "dyno" to do a quick systems check
before going out the door. But it's not enough to break in the engine, only 1-2
minutes. I've never heard of Ford doing anything like that.

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1997 HD FXDWG - Turbocharged!
2001 Dodge Dakota QC 5.9/4x4/3.92
1966 Mustang Coupe - Daily Driver
1965 FFR Cobra - Finally on the Road!

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Old 08-21-2005, 07:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: When first oil change for '05?

"Ritz" <ritz@mordor.net> wrote in message news:rzNNe.338$9X.87@fe09.lga...
> trotzo wrote:
>> 3,000 sounds about right. The vast majority of people out there do oil
>> changes every 5,000 miles, the more stringent every 3,000. I'm sure the
>> dealer meant you can bring it in anytime AFTER you hit 1,000. To do one
>> only after 1,000 miles is just a waste of oil and way too cautious.

>
> I'd have to disagree here. For the initial 1000 miles of break in, you
> wind up with an inordinate amount of metal filings/burrs/etc in the oil
> during the normal course of break in. Best not to let that crap clog up
> your filter or (worse) causing it to bypass and allow the cruft to
> circulate throughout the engine unchecked. 1000 miles gives some time for
> most of the garbage to be trapped by the filter at which point you can
> replace the oil with synthetic and enjoy the benefits of higher quality
> oil and 5000 mile oil change intervals.
>
> Cheers,


Yes - new engine, change the oil at 1,000. In the case of my new lawn
tractor, after the first five hours. (Probably because it's a
high-performance one-cylinder engine pumping out 17.5HP. What a beast.)

dwight


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