2019+ Voodoo Changes

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    Ford Performance can be very cryptic about things like that and changes to engines....they will neither conform or deny most things, and that all products go through changes over the production life time...
     
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    Voodoos do not have break in oil. Your first oil change is the most important, it has 3 times the contaminates of subsequent oil changes.
     
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    #108 mrbillwot, Jul 23, 2019
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    Agree they (many reps) are cryptic about almost everything in my experience. Not all of them but some for sure. Repeating back conclusions or qualifiers often gets you nowhere or worse. When you suddenly get a survey thrown at you to end the conversation you know you've wasted your time.

    FWIW I've had my dealer's most experienced mech promote the idea of sticking with the break in oil vs an early change for my ecoboost Explorer Sport (old school I would have changed it at 100mi & then 1K before regular intervals).
     
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    At what mileage would you recommend that first oil change, GrabberBlue?
     
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    I do my first oil change on a new engine at 1k miles. Engines are mostly broken in by 100 miles and completely by 1000 miles, which is validated by the manual. Rings are fully seated within 20-30 street miles.

    "Your vehicle requires a break-in period.
    Drive your new vehicle at least 100 mi
    (160 km) before performing extended wide
    open throttle maneuvers and at least
    1,000 mi (1,600 km) before performance
    or competition conditions."
     
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    On my new motor, I waited 4500 miles till I changed the oil......no oil consumption after 10 k miles.....on the original motor, i changed it at 1K miles.....and by 4K miles it was eating oil.
     
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    As a first time 350 owner I wish there was a definitive answer when to change every other post is contradicting. May just have to change it at 1000 and pray I don't see how a little bit of metal wouldn't be lingering around
     
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    Try looking at a Ducati or KTM on the initial oil change.......lots of bits and pieces of metal flake!.....some things are better left unseen.
     
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    To help ease the decision. There is no special break-in oil that comes pre-filled in the Voodoo. It is the same Motorcraft 5w50 Full Synthetic you can pick up.

    I am more concerned about the slough of casting media, thread locker, misc metal wear, sealant and gasket material floating around.

    Ford builds these engines with the fact that some people are not going to remotely follow break-in procedures.
     
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    I agree think im going to do my 19 at 1000 im at 700 right now. Is there any benefit to Amsoil over Motorcraft or are they the same.
     
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    Amsoil is quite a bit better. Motorcraft is basically 10w-35 after 1500 miles.
     
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    Just changed the oil on mine at just over 1k miles. No issues up to this point.
     
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    I haven't read all of the pages here, but was just wondering, how many think these changes could be that Ford is planning after the GT500 comes out to release a GT350 that's FPC and a smaller SC or a turbo? Maybe pushing near 625hp?
     
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    No chance the FPC is dead after the 350 its just to much risk to put into front engine cars. Also ford signed a deal with Cali to continue the tree hugging emissions standards the obama admin put in place so the 500 is gonna be the last of its kind as well as everything moves to electric.
     
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    Holy sh!t. Better let Ford Engineers know they been getting this wrong for a while.
     
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