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Hey guys,

Need an advice from the experts:

 

I got 2000 miles on my 2013 GT500, mostly highway drive, never yet track and never yet went HARD on the car.

I got a message on the dash telling me an oil change is required NOW.

 

What oil / filter should I use on the car for the first oil change?

 

Should I bring it to FORD DEALER, do it myself or go to my buddy's shop?

 

Thank you,

LCL

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Mine wont be free, as I bought the car out of state and brought it to NYC, I would have to go to a FORD dealer to do it the first time, that is why I thought of doing it myself or at a friend's shop.

Does the dealer do any other checks at 2K for the first time? or just oil/filter and fluids?

 

Anyone know how is it done? Thanks WJinLV,

Thanks everyone.

LCL

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Hey guys,

Need an advice from the experts:

 

I got 2000 miles on my 2013 GT500, mostly highway drive, never yet track and never yet went HARD on the car.

I got a message on the dash telling me an oil change is required NOW.

 

What oil / filter should I use on the car for the first oil change?

 

Should I bring it to FORD DEALER, do it myself or go to my buddy's shop?

 

Thank you,

LCL

 

You're getting that message at 2000 miles of routine driving. What gives?

 

I asked our local SVT shop whether I should swap the oil after the break-in, and they told me it was completely unnecessary. They figured I wouldn't get the message to change until 8000km, or roughly 5000 miles.

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You're getting that message at 2000 miles of routine driving. What gives?

 

What gives is that, according to the manual, the oil is supposed to be changed "every 7500 miles (12000 km) or six months (whichever comes first)." Apparently, the ECM takes time between service intervals into account, as well as mileage, thus the message.

 

Rick

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Normal Scheduled Maintenance

Every 7500 miles (12000 km) or six months (whichever comes first)

 

Change engine oil and filter.

Inspect cabin air filter (if equipped).

Inspect tire wear and measure tread depth.*

Inspect wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.

Perform multi-point inspection (recommended).

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I have attached the best "how too" oil change thread that I have seen. Ivan did a great job putting it together. It is for the 2007 to 2009 but most of it will apply to your car too.

 

http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/how-279/685466-how-i-change-oil-my-2007-gt500.html#post9536631

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I got 2000 miles on my 2013 GT500, mostly highway drive, never yet track and never yet went HARD on the car.

I got a message on the dash telling me an oil change is required NOW.

 

What oil / filter should I use on the car for the first oil change?

 

Should I bring it to FORD DEALER, do it myself or go to my buddy's shop?

 

I don't qualify as an expert, but I can tell you what I think...

 

First, that seems WAY EARLY for a "required" oil change. I changed mine at about 2K miles, but it was completely voluntary. IIRC, the computer said the oil still had about 75% of its service life left.

 

Second, having done a bit of reading on the topic of oil and filters, I prefer to use something other than Motocraft. I ended up going with an Amsoil EAO11 filter and Mobil 1 5W-50 (for now). Opinions are sure to vary greatly, but I recommend you take a look at this thread to help develop yours. Based on what I read there and elsewhere, I will likely convert to Amsoil 10W-40 when my supply of Mobil 1 is gone.

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OIL LIFE

This displays the remaining oil life.

An oil change is required whenever indicated by the information center and according to the recommended maintenance schedule. USE ONLY RECOMMENDED ENGINE OILS.

To reset the oil monitoring system to 100% after each oil change perform the following:

1. Press and release SETUP to display OIL LIFE XXX% HOLD RESET = NEW.

2. Press and hold RESET for two seconds and release to reset the oil life to 100%.

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My thoughts: 1. As already observed, oil life monitor takes into account time as well as mileage. Adverse chemical reactions occur in motor oil even when not in use. 2. I did my first oil change at 1,000 miles and will change it at least every 3,000 miles or 6 month thereafter. 3. I use Motorcraft 5W-50 and the FL-820S Factory Filter. I am a great believer in Amsoil Products and use them in other applications. However, even Amsoil does not recommend using their oils in your Shelby. Until they make a 5W-50 that meets Ford Specifications, I would use an oil that meets those specifications. Using an aftermarket filter can change the flow characteristics of oil in the engine. Numerous auto tech instructors I have had for automotive courses I have taken over the years recommended only factory filters for engines. 4. Think twice before letting a dealer change the oil in your Shelby. There are numerous discussion threads on various forums that will give you horror stories on overfilling/underfiling cars with oil or using the wrong oil. Numerous cases of dealers using 5W-20 oil in Shelbys (that weight is meant for the V-6 and 5.0 engines only). Changing your own oil is not difficult and you know it will be done correctly. Make sure you save the receipts for oil and filter purchases for warranty purposes.

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GREAT GUYS,

I really appreciated all comments and insights.

 

Will do what is necessary HOME and will go for a inspection at 7500, if I understood correctly.

 

Thanks everyone,

have a great weekend ahead.

LCL

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Do some reseach and decide for yourself what you think works the best. In the end what makes you feel warm in fuzzy inside is what counts. I myself run AMSOIL 10W40 with there oil filter and change every year. I put maybe 3,000 miles on it, thinking maybe, with bit more research switching end of this year to their 10W30 Signature ATM oil. Like I said in the end it is what makes you feel good.

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Guys, on the oil separtor, is the JLT oil separator for mustang 11-14 the same for the GT500?

Thanks,

LCL

 

 

The physcial oil separator is the same but the tubing JLT provides with 500 and the GT are different. Different shape and lengths of the tubing and location of separator.

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The physcial oil separator is the same but the tubing JLT provides with 500 and the GT are different. Different shape and lengths of the tubing and location of separator.

 

Thank you,

stay safe,

LCL

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Got my first oil change this morning!

Mechanics were impressed with the viscosity and DARK COLOR of the oil extracted at 2500 MILES on my car. I saw the oil and it was VERY DARK and kind of thick!

 

I added 8.5 quarters of MOTORCRAFT 5W50 full synthetic with a ford racing performance OEM filter on it.

I was advised to change the oil every 5000 or even before, and not to allow more than 1 year past, whatever comes first?

 

Any thoughts?

Thank you,

LCL

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I have attached the best "how too" oil change thread that I have seen. Ivan did a great job putting it together. It is for the 2007 to 2009 but most of it will apply to your car too.

 

http://www.svtperfor...tml#post9536631

 

 

I read the link Grabber, and I wondered how much oil is not drained into the car by having the front up on ramps like that? I used change my Corvette's oil like that, except I also jacked up the rear of the car by the center diff to get the oil completely drained.

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i did not use ramp, i went to a shop, where they used a lift.

At least it is good to know that you had same experience with you Corvette.

 

I wonder if the 5000 miles o 1 year would be okay for our 2013 Shelby oil change.

Thanks,

LCL

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i did not use ramp, i went to a shop, where they used a lift.

At least it is good to know that you had same experience with you Corvette.

 

I wonder if the 5000 miles o 1 year would be okay for our 2013 Shelby oil change.

Thanks,

LCL

 

 

That will be fine, just change it before you put it away for the winter and be good for the next year, Now if you decide to put it out on the road course and do a few sessions or on the strip alot you might want to make that oil change more frequent.

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Hey guys,

Need an advice from the experts:

 

I got 2000 miles on my 2013 GT500, mostly highway drive, never yet track and never yet went HARD on the car.

I got a message on the dash telling me an oil change is required NOW.

 

What oil / filter should I use on the car for the first oil change?

 

Should I bring it to FORD DEALER, do it myself or go to my buddy's shop?

 

Thank you,

LCL

 

 

Your % oil life probably was not set to 100% at last oil change or when new.

 

I changed the oil in my '13 Shelby first at 750 miles after owning it for 2 months & it became too dark for me (with all the assembly lubricants in it). I used Castrol 5w50 Edge & a premium filter.

 

I just had my 2nd oil change now at 3750 mi & 6 mos later since the change-oil mssg came on & the oil was getting a little dark. I assume that the change-oil mssg will come on again in another 6 mos unless it becomes too dark for me, or I put more than 7500 miles on it during that time (extremely doughtful)!

 

I did reset my oil life to 100% with the oil change & used the Motorcraft 5w50 synthetic & the FL-820 filter. I will probably go back to Castrol Edge (or use Amsoil 5w50 if ever made) for future oil changes unless I notice some advantage to using Motorcraft.

 

I did notice more PCV blow-by in my JLT catch-can after the first 750 miles on the factory Motorcraft than with the next 3000 miles on Castrol Edge, but that could be due to factory Motorcraft for my initial 750 (easy) break-in miles. Edge is suppose to give off less volatiles (NOWAK).

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Thanks IngotSilverSnake .... I wasn't sure if it was the FL-820S or the racing version of M6730 FL820. I have the Motorcraft 5W-50 Synthetic and what sounds like the correct filter.

I'm going to stick with the Motorcraft synthetic for now.

Since I have your attention do you know anything about the M-5300-L lowering springs? I want to install the rears only ....

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Thanks IngotSilverSnake .... I wasn't sure if it was the FL-820S or the racing version of M6730 FL820. I have the Motorcraft 5W-50 Synthetic and what sounds like the correct filter.

I'm going to stick with the Motorcraft synthetic for now.

Since I have your attention do you know anything about the M-5300-L lowering springs? I want to install the rears only ....

You are welcome Sportster. Can't help you with the spring question but there are a lot of guys on this forum that can. Recommend you start a new thread with that question. Also check out http://www.fordgt500.com/. It is a great site that has a lot more activity than this one. A lot of helpful guys there if you join. I go by "SilverSnake" on that forum.

 

With a name like Sportster, I am guessing you ride HD bikes. So do I. I have had 6 and currently ride an FXD35. Used to sell Harleys at a dealership in VA.

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