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    3 things my mechanic said will help a turbo last longer

    What I do with my new '21 F-150 3.5 eco hybrid when pulling in to a rest area is shut it off, get out and lock it, then remote start it right away. You can go do your business and relax a minute and the truck is happily idling away cooling down. I always did this with my Super Duties as well...
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    Post your Gas Mileage : Calculated

    Ok I'll play. The pics are from June in my new 2021 Explorer King Ranch 2 wheel drive with the 3.0L ecoboost. The pics are from it's first trip from S.A. to Houston to visit my daughter and grandson, car was 3 days old. First pic was on way back 150 miles into the trip. Second pic was home in my...
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    Motorcraft oil question

    I forgot to mention that in 2000 Ford still recommended 5W30 for the 4.6's. You have no worries if you want to switch yours to the thicker oil. The first tank of gas this one got 18.9 MPG in all city driving with the A/C on, who needs thin oil for good mileage??!! Lol
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    Motorcraft oil question

    That car is just a pup compared to the one I just picked up for a beater. 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis 4.6 2V with 223,600 miles! Yes that mileage is correct and it's been very well maintained by the original owner, I am the 2nd owner. It's had Motorcraft 5W30 syn blend oil changes every 5K miles...
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    Any Members With Classic/Muscle Cars?

    1970 Mach 1 original 351Cleveland 4V car. C-6 auto and 9 inch.
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    Ford OLM - explain?

    It takes into account time in sump, mileage, number of cold starts, idle time, and hours in operation. I have an F450 for towing a large fifth wheel and it sits a lot in the garage. Changed the oil last June and the oil life % is down to 38% left. That's with just 2200 miles driven on the oil...
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    2017 Ford Fusion SE....

    That's a solid car for the money. It's got "Ford CPO" stickers on it as well. That'll get you a 7yr 100K powertrain warranty and a 12/12 mostly B to B after the original 3-36 warranty is up. I'd jump on it. I owned that exact car only 2016 and it was problem free at end of my lease and 45K miles
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    The furthest you’ve driven, straight on through

    St Petersburg Beach Florida to San Antonio Texas is one sitting. 22 hours and 1244 miles. I was beat, thank goodness it was in a Lincoln Town car.
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    Current mileage on our shop truck

    Ok I'll play. Here is a pic from a few years ago of our parts delivery truck odometer the day they sold it for scrap. 1999-2000 ish Ford F250 with a stake bed. 5.4 2 valve. City highway use all day every day. Finally broke a timing chain and tranny went out. Impressive Mod motor mileage though...
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    2020 F450 6.7L oil

    Thank you for the awesome input ToadU! I must admit I did change the factory fill at 2000 miles and went with Motorcraft 15W40. I will run that out much longer of course and feel much better with the 40 weight in it with the Texas heat coming soon. Nice looking rig by the way!
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    2020 F450 6.7L oil

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by PDRig</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by SAJEFFC</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally...
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    2020 F450 6.7L oil

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by PDRig</div><div class="ubbcode-body">My vote is for the motorcraft 15w40 if you will use the truck primarily for towing based on your location. To be honest you would probably be fine with the motorcraft 10w30 as well...
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    2020 F450 6.7L oil

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by racin4ds</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Living in Texas, I'd be running 5W40 or 15W40 year round. Cold starts are a non issue and you need the viscosity for protection in that super high output 6.7. Don't worry about...
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    The official introduction thread: It's home!

    God that's a good looking bike, brings back sooo many good memories of my '83 CB1000 Custom that looked just like it. I am so jealous lol.
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    2020 F450 6.7L oil

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by mbacfp</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Your welcome. I remember I changed mine over to Valvoline Premium Blue Extreme 5w-40 at 2,400 miles or so. I have some UOAs posted here with Valvoline and Delvac 5w-40 (CJ4). Oil...
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    2020 F450 6.7L oil

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Chris142</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Ot: check each states licensing requirements. Your 16k+ trailer requires a cdl in some states. My state offers a non commercial CDLfor towing an RV trailer over 15k.</div></div>Yep...
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    2020 F450 6.7L oil

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by mbacfp</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I have been running 5w40 in my 2014 F550 6.7. It is a motorhome 16,000 lbs plus flat towing at 5,500 Ibs truck. My manual says 5w-40 for severe service vs 10w30 for "normal." Does...
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    2020 F450 6.7L oil

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by ripcord</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If it were my truck, I would give it time to break in a bit before doing the first oil change. A couple of thousand miles would be totally reasonable. Then use whatever helps you...
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    2020 F450 6.7L oil

    Hi all, looking for some input on oil for a new 2020 F450 diesel oil. This is the new uprated 6.7 with the 10 speed and 4:30 gears. I ordered it in Dec. and it came in Mar 2nd, right before the plants closed. I bought it to pull a 43 ft 16K pound plus 5th wheel, my future retirement home. It...
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