Damn, that was quick. Who else has hit the 36k mile mark? My car is currently at Bill Brown Ford, and so far, is easily exceeding North Bros. as far as the service dept. goes... I'll keep y'all posted..
I got mine last dec. and by like feb I had like 6000 miles on it, I drove everywhere, so about six months ago I bought a 92 ranger to keep the miles off the focus, and i didnt drive it far at all for 2 months, so no it has 13700 and just about ready for another oil change !not too bad for a 02!
Well SonicBlu, you may be lucky, but your SVTF isn't! That is REALLY hard on your engine, those short trips. It never gets hot enough to burn off water vapor, contaminates, etc.. from the oil. You should be changing your oil on a time schedule, not milage. If it were me, I'd be changing oil every 2-3 months. Anyone who drives less than 10 miles at a time would be wise to follow suit. Your engine will thank you!
I understand what you are saying. It does get hot enough because I let it warm up and then my foot as most others is usually never out of the throttle. But yes, I should probably change the oil 3 or 4 times a yr. I was the same way with my stang and never had a problem. Plus, that is what warranty is for if something does happen.
Ok.... I want some opinions. Now I still don't have my car back, but the dealer is claiming that the aftermarket exhaust (Just the Borla) is somehow causing the clunking sound I hear when turning the wheel at low speeds, which I thought might be loose tie rods or something. From my memory of the bottom of the car, is that even possible? The only thing touching the exhaust are the hangers and the part that bolts to the flexpipe.
I just want another opinion in case I might be missing something mundane before I go in today to pick it up.
You can play hardball with them if you have to.
the burden of proof is up to them to show that
the aftermarket part is what is causeing the issue.
They can not "think" thats what it is.
Have them show you exactly what it is.
I don't know is not good enough.
They have trained mechanics.
Well, got it back from the dealer today. Overall, Bill Brown Ford was notably a better experience than North Bros. They found all of the problems I had requested, and fixed the ones that needed to be. Also, they flashed my ECU to the latest version, proven by the DSI switching over at 5k. They did however take 6 days, but they also gave me a loaner, NOT a free rental.