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Old 04-22-2012, 10:00 AM   #1
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Hey guys after saving for quite some time i finally got the car of my dreams.
2013 GT California Special in performance white! I am so excited to pick it up tomorrow!
Anyway is there anything I should know in terms of maintenance over the years? This car is going to last me for quite some time and i plan on keeping it in great shape.
I ordered a car cover from american muscle. Im assuming I should use premium gas at all time? What about oil? Synthetic? How often should i change it? Is there anyway I can prevent the edges of the rotors from getting rusty?

Any input is greatly appreciated thanks guys!!
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:27 AM   #2
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Congrats!

Im assuming I should use premium gas at all time?

The 2013 GT and GT/CS Mustangs are spec'd for regular gas. The Boss 302 requires premium

What about oil? Synthetic?

Switch to a good quality full synthetic at the first oil change.

How often should i change it?

Go with the factory maintainence schedule while the car is under warranty

Is there anyway I can prevent the edges of the rotors from getting rusty?

Never drive when it's cold/misty/damp/raining. Keep the car in a climate controlled garage with low humidity at all times. Or move to Arizona. In short: no...
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:20 AM   #3
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Hey guys after saving for quite some time i finally got the car of my dreams.
2013 GT California Special in performance white! I am so excited to pick it up tomorrow!
Anyway is there anything I should know in terms of maintenance over the years? This car is going to last me for quite some time and i plan on keeping it in great shape.
I ordered a car cover from american muscle. Im assuming I should use premium gas at all time? What about oil? Synthetic? How often should i change it? Is there anyway I can prevent the edges of the rotors from getting rusty?

Any input is greatly appreciated thanks guys!!

Congrats!!
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:59 PM   #6
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Thanks for the responses guys! Everyone here is friendly!
The pictures will be up monday. Theres a tad bit of rust on the outer part of the rotor which came like that from the dealership. I was thinking of gently taking a wire brush to it to maybe scrape some off. As far as gas goes, even though it can run on regular should I use premium for better performance?

why does the boss require premium while the gts dont if they are both 5.0?
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why does the boss require premium while the gts dont if they are both 5.0?
The Boss engine is indeed a 5.0, but it has internal changes, a higher redline, different intake and special tuning to make more HP.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:50 PM   #9
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:56 PM   #10
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Turface rust on underbody parts (and brakes) is fine. OEM's design the parts that way. The thin layer of surface rust protects the rest of the part from further deterioration...
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