Originally Posted by DavidPhillips
Going over the manual again and I see it is on page 61 of the Powerstroke Owners Guide Supplement.
It seems that some of the dealers are still recommending 3,000 mile oil changes or a maximum of 5,000 miles.
This seems ridiculous to me but I was just wondering what everyone else thinks.
Why would Ford recommend 10,000 miles if they were going to need it at 3,000.
I am considering an oil analysis every 5,000 if I can find a good way to extract the required amount of oil.
If I do tow for a 1,000 miles or more or other driving habits change I will change it at 5,000 but I see no need to do it otherwise.
What's the feeling of the first oil change?
I heard the engine comes with 10w30 in it.
I heard 10w30 comes in the motor from Ford as well. Yes your right, Ford recommends an oil change every 10,000 miles with normal driving, just like GM wants you to follow their oil life system, but these are the factory recommendations. The dealer is going to recommendation every 3,000 because that is what the general public knows and the dealer is also banking on the fact that you don't read your owners manual. Most people think that warranty type items and recommendations from dealers come from Ford or GM or whoever, it doesn't, the dealership is in the business to make money and lots of it! As far as the first oil change, I've always been a believer in changing the break-in oil in no less than 1,000 miles, I changed mine at 800 miles and changing every 4,000