When do you guys change the oil? 3000 or the recommended 5000 miles?
i just put amsoil 25k mile oil in my car, i think im going to change it before that though. if you go over 5000 you will want to change the filter bout half way though. highly recommendedSince I'm running AMS full syntetic, I go about 15k.
how do you change the filter without changing the oil....
Yeah, but they also say you should change your oil every 3,000. They'll say a lot of things if they think it'll convince you to spend more cash there.all the techies at the Ford dealership say thats what you will get the best out of the motor with.
I would never run an oil for 25,000 miles. That is f'n nuts.
With half synthetic, you really should change it ever 3,000. It breaks down faster then the full synthetic. Its a good idea anyways, I cant get used to this change of 5,000 miles and to me 25,000 is just crazy.change it when it needs it. Look at the dipstick and see if the color and texture is getting darker and thicker. i change mine usually at 2000 miles. oh well its an economy car that cost me nothing so i beat the crap out of it.