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The manual says 5-30 is recommended for track use. I’m just not used to the requirements of today’s engines. 20 weight seems like running straight water to me.
So for simplicity of warranty claims I’ll stick to whatever is in it. 😉

For track use, I would understand that. For a street-driven car, synthetic-blend 5W20 has been in use for many years in the Mustang's V8 engine. I definitely understand the concern about "thinness". I think the 5W30 recommendation holds true especially for the GT with the performance pack 2, which is tuned for more aggressive driving, although not having transmission and differential coolers is a downside on those models.
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I plan to change mine at 5k miles. I used to do around 3k on my previous cars but the more I read online about the experiences like Tony's that are backed with oil analysis, the more I realize 3k changes are overkill. 5k is probably too early too honestly, but that's what I'm comfortable with for now.
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I recommend you do a used oil analysis with Blackstone Labs.

Tony

I really like that idea and went ahead and requested a sample kit. It's free and you only pay the 28.00 per test when you send in the sample for a analysis.
Always free shipping with anything you order from them.

I posted all that above information if others are interested.

My question to you is did you order the pump (35.00) for obtaining the sample for sending in to them?
Seems to me to be the way to go. But , I wanted to ask you for your opinion first.

Thanks for any information

Larry
You might be best served to use the analysis kit after oil change #2. The first oil change (as shown above in initial test) is going to show high values (outside of the normal range) for various metals and some other chemicals as new engines will experience very slight wear plus have traces remaining from machining and also assembly lube. Additionally the factory oil is probably something of a break-in variety and will have extra ingredients for that purpose.

I've done oil analysis on used but fully rebuilt engines and the test results are off the charts when using a break in oil. It'll scare the heck out of you when nothing is actually wrong.

As for getting a sample out, if you change it yourself you can scavenge it from what's draining or find some thin tubing that will fit comfortably down dipstick tube (it'll have to be small OD) and connect an air piston and draw some out. If dealer changes oil they should be willing to scavenge a bit when changing it.
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IMO, sometimes we tend to overthink things a bit w/these new vehicles b/c they're not like the days of old where 3K oil changes was the norm. In my new Colorado, I did have it dealer services @ 3K (freebie) and oil life indicator was 90%.

With my 2009 Bullitt, it's a once-a-year change b/c it's a "fair-weather" driver & parked during winter (~800-1K a season).

If I bought/owned a new Bullitt (or any other newer muscle machine), I'd probably follow the manufacturer sched, but maybe do the 1st change earlier (so called "break-in" oil). Then it's synth fluid + M1 filters from there (I like Mobil-1 products).

Now there is a great site to read about now motor break-in recommendations here (Break In Secrets--How To Break In New Motorcycle and Car Engines For More Power) worth a read. Enjoy!
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I do tend to get a little to far out of the box sometimes.

These new vehicles are definitely not like the old days.
Considerably more complicated than the sixties
None the less I’m having fun with it and that was the reason I purchased it to start with.
Keeps me busy.
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I want to thank everyone for the great advice and personal views here it always enhances one’s education to get the full spectrum.
I also will likely only have annual service and checkups after the first oil change as it’s also a weekend/fair weather driver only. 😉
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My question to you is did you order the pump (35.00) for obtaining the sample for sending in to them?
Seems to me to be the way to go. But , I wanted to ask you for your opinion first.

Sorry I missed your question. I ask the service writer to ask the technician to capture oil in the bottle as it's draining before it gets near the end of emptying.
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I want to thank everyone for the great advice and personal views here it always enhances one’s education to get the full spectrum.
I also will likely only have annual service and checkups after the first oil change as it’s also a weekend/fair weather driver only. 😉
I had a good friend who was a mechanic and drag raced cars. He knew engines better than anyone I ever knew. He solely believe that the only thing you should put in your engine was oil and the best maintenance was an oil change. My belief is run the right oil, a good filter, and change it every 3000 miles.
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My routine was 1000 KM then 3000KM then 5000KM and stick to 5000KM full synthetic oil. Just my thing.
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I was at my local dealer this week unrelated to my Bullitt and while waiting asked the service manager about 1st oil change opinion for the Bullitt.

He said “If it were my Bullitt, I’d do the 1st one at 3K then follow the oillife indicator after that. The oil from the factory is the same stuff we pump here.”

This is what I was planning so it was good to hear the same from him. I’m a little over 3K so I plan to take it in this week for oil change #1.
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First oil change

So my car turned one year old on 9/8 and I was at around 3300 miles. Last week the reminder popped up on my screen to “change oil soon”. I have checked my oil and it reads fine and is clean as a whistle. I turned 3500 miles today and the reminder changed to “oil change required”

Should I have any pause for concern? I was gonna wait till closer to 5000 miles. Is this the one year, we want you to bring your car in reminder? Or is there some kind of issue here?
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The IOLM will turn on the light after 1 year. It also uses computer algorithms to analyze factors related to driving style and conditions. If you wanted to to be absolutely certain, you could get the oil analyzed. At your rate of mileage build, it might take you another couple of months to reach it, at which time your oil starts getting on 1 1/2 years old.


If I were in your situation, I would probably change it in order to have no questions about your maintenance diligence if a warranty situation arose.
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