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Old 12-22-2013, 08:35 AM
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2013 F150 Eco Boost ... What oil to use

I know this might cause a riot but with these new eco boost twin turbo motors what is everyone using ??? coming up on 1000 miles and want to do a first oil change. Was thinking of going to use a full synthetic and from reading these turbos need cleanest oil to keep their life span. How often is everyone changing and are you even going by miles or by the oil life monitor in the truck. ?
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:43 AM
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I would stay with MotorCraft oil till to the 10k mark.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:46 AM
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:45 AM
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Double check your owners manual. Some manufacturers are very specific about no oil change prior to x amount of miles. Change too soon can cause issue down the road if you are draining a manufacturers oil with an additional additive or weight for 'break in'

Most people change oil WAY too often. Follow the manual and use the recommended weight and classification. There have been a lot of tests by various sources out there that have sent oil into labs after changing on using only the oil life monitor not miles showing there was still a reasonable amount of 'life' left in the oil when changing on the OLMs recommendation this showing the manufacturers know what they are doing.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:03 AM
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Double check your owners manual. Some manufacturers are very specific about no oil change prior to x amount of miles. Change too soon can cause issue down the road if you are draining a manufacturers oil with an additional additive or weight for 'break in'

Most people change oil WAY too often. Follow the manual and use the recommended weight and classification. There have been a lot of tests by various sources out there that have sent oil into labs after changing on using only the oil life monitor not miles showing there was still a reasonable amount of 'life' left in the oil when changing on the OLMs recommendation this showing the manufacturers know what they are doing.
+1 on this.. is this going to be an oil discussion thread? - on new vehicles - change the oil when the car tells you to...
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:48 AM
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I agree with both posts above. My dealer service rep was insistent about me waiting until 5k miles on my 2013 F150 with the Eccoboost. I've actually adopted the factory mentality and I'm going to let the computer tell me when it needs changing. I'm currently at 10k miles and haven't had a second change yet.
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:02 AM
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Change with AMSOIL with their filters..
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:12 PM
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Only go to the ford dealer! You dont need them to deny any warranty because of it.
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:50 PM
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Have you had any problems with the high humidity/rain stall issues?

thinking about trading in the Yukon but am reluctant due to this issue
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:01 PM
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Have you had any problems with the high humidity/rain stall issues?

thinking about trading in the Yukon but am reluctant due to this issue
Ecoboost 150 (along with the Ecodiesel Ram) is on my short list for a replacement to the Avalanche but I am waiting for the release of the 2015 towards the end of next year which we should see at the Detroit Autoshow next month.

My reading seems to say the humidity/stall issue has been fixed.
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