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Low oil reading on dip stick

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Engine Discussion and Performance Mods' started by Todd Turbo S, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. JefferyGT

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    There is break in oil from the factory. Very common to consume oil before first oil service.
     
  2. Todd Turbo S

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    I didn’t realize there was a break in oil, I changed the factory oil at 1,050 and filled it with Amsoil SS
     
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    There isn’t. First recommended oil change is at 10k miles...
     
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    Does anybody really wait that long? That's crazy, I'm lucky if I wait 5k and I feel guilty waiting that long.
     
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    Screw that. My oil was changed by the dealer at 750 because my timing cover cracked. If it hadn't been, I was going to change it at 1000 if that hadn't happened. I'm changing it at 5000 next, and from then on every 5,000.
     
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    Who would ever go to 10k miles before changing their oil?
    My wife’s Grand Cherokee has a oil life percent reading when you toggle through the menu, according to the Jeep dealer and from what I have read it takes into consideration engine idle time, engine start and stops, mileage etc. to come up with that reading. Since we received lifetime oil changes with the purchase I bring it in anywhere from 3500 to 5000 miles and it always has shown that the remaining oil life was between 40-60 percent. The dealer never questioned me about having it changed before the oil life percent was low.
    But they do bang me $25 for a tire rotation and fluid top off, it does save my back for better things
     
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    Anyone who goes by the manual or the oil life monitor. Probably anyone who maintains a fleet. I did my first change at 5k and am planning to change it every 5k into the future, mostly because it's a nice round number easy to remember. 10k would probably be OK, 7,500 would be fine, but it's so cheap and easy, why push it?
     
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    My UOA of Amsoil SS says I can go up to 6800 miles max. I thought about it but I’ll stick to 5000 miles.
     
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    My recollection from the threads where guys were getting their oil tested was that around 7k was the sweet spot. If I have to go over 5k because of a road trip, I'm not going to sweat it.
     
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