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supercuts
03-17-2008, 01:06 PM
hello everyone, im curious what everyone is doing with their 08 super duty with the 6.4L diesel and the 10,000 oil change intervals. if your doing the first early and if so at how many miles.

the reason im asking is mine is at 4500 miles. the manual says to do it every 10K miles. i called the dealer and they said there is no more "break in" period on new cars. they do however, disagree with Ford and would like to see them every 5k miles. at $130 an oil change, i dont want to be cheap and ruin a brand new truck, but if Ford says 10K, im not sure which to pick.

so, just wondering what everyone else is doing with theirs. for once, i might be a follower.

CLARK LAWN
03-17-2008, 01:35 PM
i would say it would depend on the kind of driving you do. if you put alot of miles then 10k should be fine but if its all around town strart/stop,idling then i would go for the 5k

J&R Landscaping
03-17-2008, 01:45 PM
A bit off topic but I hope you called a different dealer then the 1 in your other thread... I would go and do it at either 5,000 miles or maybe 7,500 miles. my 2006 6.0psd gets the oil changed every 5,000 miles. Manual says I can let it go to 7,500.

TXNSLighting
03-17-2008, 02:07 PM
hello everyone, im curious what everyone is doing with their 08 super duty with the 6.4L diesel and the 10,000 oil change intervals. if your doing the first early and if so at how many miles.

the reason im asking is mine is at 4500 miles. the manual says to do it every 10K miles. i called the dealer and they said there is no more "break in" period on new cars. they do however, disagree with Ford and would like to see them every 5k miles. at $130 an oil change, i dont want to be cheap and ruin a brand new truck, but if Ford says 10K, im not sure which to pick.

so, just wondering what everyone else is doing with theirs. for once, i might be a follower.

a 130 dollar oil change???!!!! what the?

TXNSLighting
03-17-2008, 02:08 PM
10k is fine for these trucks. 5 is to often and a waste of money. 7500-10 is what you should do. hell i go almost 10 on my duramax.

supercuts
03-17-2008, 04:58 PM
A bit off topic but I hope you called a different dealer then the 1 in your other thread... .

absolutely!! those idiots didnt even know the intervals. i called the dealer i bought it from... who is no longer a Ford dealer as my luck has it. i didnt plan on bringing it to them anyhow, they are too far away. i only bought it there for $9500 off sticker

customcurbdesigns
03-17-2008, 06:17 PM
Go somwhere else for the oil change. I only pay 89.95....130.00 is a rip off.

ponyboy
03-17-2008, 06:52 PM
we do it every 3 months no matter how many miles we only do about 10000 a year all local stop and go pulling a trailer or carrying a load. So buy the oil yourself and start changing. On a 50,000 truck why not try to keep it mainteaned my F 550 06 goes by the hours not miles 10k miles seem high it is making you money take care of it so it last longer. just my thoughts

Watson's Landscaping
03-17-2008, 07:33 PM
did mine at 1,000/ 3,000/6,000/took it in for the 7,500 mile check up/and have been going every 3,000 since. and if theres a check up in between i take it in for that so i'm never over 3,000 miles on the oil change. but its got the 5.4 gas motor.. a.k.a "fuel hog" gotta love 6mpg:cry: haulen the snowmobile trailer

SimonCX
03-17-2008, 07:47 PM
Maybe it's just me but I feel better changing the oil every 3.5-5k instead of 10k miles, a new diesel engine is about $7000-8000 and changing the oil myself costs me $50 for oil and filter. When I asked the diesel tech at the dealership I bought my ford at he said 7-8k miles only if your on the highway all the time, if stop and go change it every 4-5k miles.

TXNSLighting
03-18-2008, 11:33 AM
Go somwhere else for the oil change. I only pay 89.95....130.00 is a rip off.

90 is a rip off! here its 65 for the 6.4 oil change! what in the world...

TXNSLighting
03-18-2008, 11:34 AM
we do it every 3 months no matter how many miles we only do about 10000 a year all local stop and go pulling a trailer or carrying a load. So buy the oil yourself and start changing. On a 50,000 truck why not try to keep it mainteaned my F 550 06 goes by the hours not miles 10k miles seem high it is making you money take care of it so it last longer. just my thoughts

noone goes by months...

TXNSLighting
03-18-2008, 11:35 AM
did mine at 1,000/ 3,000/6,000/took it in for the 7,500 mile check up/and have been going every 3,000 since. and if theres a check up in between i take it in for that so i'm never over 3,000 miles on the oil change. but its got the 5.4 gas motor.. a.k.a "fuel hog" gotta love 6mpg:cry: haulen the snowmobile trailer

your just throwin money away! o you do 3000 on your gas engine? well thats fine were talkin diesels here bud. 7500 minimum. its a waste of money to do anything less.

jkingrph
03-18-2008, 05:05 PM
I have a F 250, 2003 model with 6.0 diesel. These engines are known for shearing oil, cutting long molecules that give viscosity, reduciing say a 15-40 to basically 30 wt fairly quick. Mine is basically a daily driver with occasional long trips. I use Rotella 5-40 synthetic and still change at 5000, which is Fords severe service interval. Oil analyis has shown shearing but no engine problems. I also run an after market oil bypass filter to get really fine stuff out, and the dealer mechanic was amazed at the crud it took out compared to factory filter.

LoneWolfLandscapes
03-18-2008, 05:27 PM
Just changed my 08' at 7560 miles. No to alarm you but in my case I have a 15 qt container and it overflowed. Very strong smell of diesel. thought maybe it was over filled at the dealer or factory. Went to the dealer for a warrenty item and told them about it. They responded that the 6.4 can have as much as a quart of diesel in the crankcase. never had a problem with my 6.0.

so thats where its all going ( 9 mpg)....

Dirt Digger2
03-18-2008, 06:08 PM
sample your oil...take it to any Cat, Case, Deere dealer and they will run an oil sample test...this will tell you how long you can run your oil before it needs to be changed

Travis Followell
03-18-2008, 09:03 PM
sample your oil...take it to any Cat, Case, Deere dealer and they will run an oil sample test...this will tell you how long you can run your oil before it needs to be changed

I agree. I would also take it a step farther and put on an Amsoil bypass filter kit and switch to Amsoil full synthetic engine oil. Its the best oil money can buy. The bypass filter filters down to around 2 microns where the oem filter is around 25-35 microns. It will clean your oil better so you can run longer and you use the oil analysis to determine just how long you can run.

KS_Grasscutter
03-18-2008, 09:12 PM
What's with everyone paying to take their trucks to have the oil changed:confused:

BrandonV
03-18-2008, 10:02 PM
a 130 dollar oil change???!!!! what the?

no joke that's what it cost for my kodiak w/ c7 cat.

AmsoilPower
03-18-2008, 11:54 PM
Just for reference for those who are interested in what it would cost to do the oil changes yourself w/ Amsoil, I have attached the following price list. These prices are for a commercial account, not retail. With a lawncare biz, you are eligible for a commercial account. For running 7500-25,000 miles on a oil change, you can't do better than Amsoil. Any questions, please ask.

http://www.amsoil.com/dealer/pricelists/g1020.pdf

supercuts
03-19-2008, 08:56 AM
What's with everyone paying to take their trucks to have the oil changed:confused:

i change my oil in everything i own. however, with this new truck, im worried should anything happen, my warrantee may be questioned. this is the first new truck ive bought that has had a warrentee. so for the extra few bucks for the peace of mind is whats driving me to have it done.

TXNSLighting
03-19-2008, 09:49 AM
Its just as cheap (it should be) to have someone else change it. Here it costs me 64 dollars. with that price they top all the fluids, make sure the underneath is greased and checked out, also vacumn it, wash it and wipe off the dash and everything. SO Thats alot better than what i can do it for. I costs me almost 50 bucks to get everything and do it myself.

cutall1
03-22-2008, 09:46 PM
a 130 dollar oil change???!!!! what the?

yeah, automotive tech 101 dollars and hour right now plus the cost of oil and filter. do it yourself.