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Old 11-08-2011, 08:30 AM
dkerr24 dkerr24 is offline
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I had my first oil change done at 800 miles by the dealer. I had heard some reports that the factory filter was spun on so tight that normal filter wrenches could not free it. My dealer's normal charge for a oil change is $9.95 (!)... although I had to wait 3 hours on a busy Saturday morning for it to be finished.

I'm at 3500 miles now, will be changing to Mobil 1 5w-20 in a few weeks. I will install a Motorcraft FL-820s filter. The Mobil 1 costs $5.32 per qt at WalMart (when you buy the oil in the 5qt jug). After that, I plan on going 5-6K miles between changes, as I do not drive the truck on dirt roads and mostly do highway driving.

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