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Mine did not. To be remedied this week with a top off as well. Figured that I need to change the filter but the oil is still good at 5k. For those who do the 10k changes, what do you do with the oil life meter?
Location: PA to KY ('07) to IL ('09) to MS ('10) to FL ('11)
The 05's thru 09's don't have an oil life meter but I do 10k mile changes on my 07 Stang and 8K or more mile changes on my SUV (DD/tow vehicle) which does have an oil reminder light at 3k miles. I ignore/reset the one on the SUV and, if my Stang had one, I'd do the same.
If you don't mind Motorcraft oil, which Ford recommends, I suggest going to the dealer. It's cheap, relatively quick, your hands never get dirty and they wash your car for you. Besides, Ford would be liable for any issues arising from my oil changes.
Sounds true, but I wouldn't count on every stealership owning up to anything.
I'll just let the dealer do the oil changes for now. They gave me a coupon book for "free" ones up until 36k. Works for me, not to mention, I want them to be the ONLY shop that ever touches the car, so if it explodes, they have full service records and history. When I've had more modded stangs in the past, I always did my own (especially the supercharged one).
I go to my local AutoZone & it costs me $70. 8qts. of Mobil 1 for $6-something a qt. and $10 for a Mobil 1 oil filter. Been changing my own oil since I was 17 & just don't trust anyone else to do it. I'm sure most dealerships do a fine job, but I know if I do it, it will be done with the love my car deserves.
2011 Kona Blue GT
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