So I've wanted to post this for a while now. I see ALOTTT of people saying they change their oil at 3K and 5K, etc. because they feel better about it. Whatever, that is wasting oil. Ford's new system will tell you when to change it... off my soap box.
I am going to email Ford and see if they can elaborate on the synthetic part. I want to know if the Oil Life monitor will pick up on that it is synthetic and push out the mileage you need to change it by. I know it is probably not smart enough but I want to ask them anyway. I am going to update this thread when I hear back.
7) Why does my independent service facility send me a reminder to change the oil every 3,000 miles?
The 3,000-mile oil change interval dates back to the’60s and’70s, when engine oil technology was not as
sophisticated as it is today. Modern engine oils, in normal operating conditions, do not deteriorate as
rapidly,which would require the oil to be replaced in 3,000 miles. Simultaneously, significant
improvements in engine technology have also reduced oil consumption. Together with the Intelligent Oil
-Life Monitor, we are confident that these improvements allow oil change intervals to be significantly
increased without affecting engine reliability.
8)Should I use synthetic oil?
You can use a synthetic oil if you prefer. The Ford engines have been tested using the Motorcraft synthetic blended oils. If you do use synthetic oil, it needs to meet the Ford specifications for motor oil
and the specific oil weight as indicated in the Owner Guide. Ford still recommends performing the oil changeservice intervals as indicated by the IOLM