Okay, thanks for the advice.
I just changed the oil today...I had two Napa Gold filters on the shelf so that's what I'll use for now. I'll pick up a few MC filters for later.
I've not heard any dry start ticking on this car...I assumed it was because of the 5w-20 oil circulating so quickly.
Love my '07 GM, by the way. My friends sorta gave me grief about it, but after they drove it and heard what I paid for it, they shut up.
Guess your OK since you don't hear any dry ticking at start up.
I talked my sister into her 07 Grand Marquis LS after she was very unhappy with her Camry..She really loves her Grand Marquis.
I would really like to get a GM...they drive quite nice...
I have always like the look of them, for some reason. It's a CAR, plain and simple. No added junk or gimmicky trinkets.
I like that it's "old school," V-8, rear drive. While it's no race car, it can get out of it's own way and sound good when it does it.
I like the 6 quart oil sump.
I like that I can cruise at 69mph, and the 4.6 is turning at an effortless 1,700rpm.
I like that I average 22-24mpg every tankful.
I like that I could buy it for $12k less than the '07 Buick Lucerne I was looking at. (Talk about loads of added trinkets to break down the line!)
It's big (but not SUV big,) comfy and simple.
Since I live in N.E. Ohio, everyone I know told me I'd never make it through the winter with this car.
Well, it was cheap enough that I found a set of take off wheels (brand new) on ebay for $200. (who wants Grand Marquis wheels?) I put a set of General Arctic Alpins on them and the car was like a tank this last winter. No problems. And I was STILL big bucks ahead of most any other car I was looking at.....
They get a bad rep 'cause they're so big with the senior citizen crowd, but hey--once you're married with kids, are you still out to impress people with what you're driving?