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post #1 of 11 Old 03-05-2007, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Fluid Intervals

Hey guys, as I am still learning about my truck I have thought up a few more questions. What do you guys recommend on the intervals for fluid changes (oil, coolant, ATF)? Oh yea, I just changed the oil with Rotella 15w40 and Im using a Mobil 1 filter. Also what about the fuel filter? Also, wheres a good spot to tap for a boost gauge? Thanks ahead of time!

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typically guys change their oil between 3000-5000 miles. For fuel filters I personally like WIX.

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5k is a good mark to go by

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Hey Stump,

Ford recommends that the oil be changed every 7,500 for normal driving, and every 5k for severe driving. I currently run Amsoil along with their Amsoil filter. They say that their filter is guaranteed to filter effectively for 20k miles. I change the oil every 10k. I very rarely drive in dusty conditions, and 98% of the miles I put on my truck are highway/interstate miles. I tow our 14k 5er about twice per month for weekend excursions. Do you forsee a problem with me going this route of oil changes every 10k miles. I wouldn't even dream of going the 20k miles on Amsoil without having the oil analyzed.

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Oil every 5k Fuel 15k Not sure on the boost gauge.Mine is factory.I sure you get help on that one.

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Personally I run all wix filters, and Rotella. I change the oil every 5k and the fuel every 10k.

As far as the boost guage it is real easy to tap into the map sensor line but not 100% accurate, that is where I have mine now but I plan on having a nipple welded to an extra turbo outlet I have and tap in there.

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ok thanks for the info guys!
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just so you know NAPA gold filters are made by wix so if you can't find wix then you can go with the NAPA golds...i change my oil every 3000 just because i want to...the fuel filter about every 15K and when i change the fuel filter i change the tranny fluid and filter...unless the fluid smells burnt then i change it when it starts smelling bad and then i change the fuel filter with it.
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[QUOTE=fordnut85;114374]Personally I run all wix filters, and Rotella. I change the oil every 5k and the fuel every 10k.QUOTE]



i dont feel so bad now... lol .... i felt guilty not changing the oil in my truck every 3,000 miles.... but man sumtimes theres not enough time in a day .
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TIME ! Yeah I do jobs out of town for one company I work for and if I changed every 3K I would change before and after a trip.
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