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Old 02-03-2013, 08:58 AM
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I have always changed my own oil, typically I would use between 3000-4500 miles for each oil change. I'm very skeptical about let others change my oil, although had a coupon for a "free" oil change from the dealership so I used it :/. They informed me that 6000miles is what they recommend. Question to all of you is, how many miles do you typically drive before getting an oil change? Synthetic or non-synthetic oil? Have also heard oil sludge is more common in the 4.7, thoughts?
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i run amsoil synthetic shop told me i could get away eith 12000km i still try to do it every 6 or 7 i dont drive my truck very hard or for very long periods of time mostly a grocery getter and when i get it changed it usually looks like it could be put right back in
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It depends on the oil and your use. Not all synthetic oils are the same, and not all conventional oils are the same.

Personally I use an amsoil product called OE which is their cheapest oil, it's a synthetic, and I change it every 5k miles.

Also, there are no sludge issues whatsoever with the 2008+ 4.7L.

The owners manual in my 2010 4.7L calls for 6000 mile intervals, with conventional oil, IIRc. BTW.
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