what's norm for changing the Engine oil for 2018 Mustang GT?

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2 x 5qt Mobil 1 0w-40 ($44) + 1 x FL-500-S filter ($6) + 15 minutes of my time = $50 spent for peace of mind knowing it's done correctly! :thumbsup:
 
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People really pay $10 a quart for Motorcraft oil?
I am used to paying 10 a quart for oil, I would think rotorcraft full synthetic wasn't too far off. I am team amsoil, but to be fair, motorcraft is a good oil I am sure, there's literally millions of cars running off dealership changes just fine not blowing up or self destructing. id like to think motorcraft full synthetic is a good quality oil, I have no reason to not believe it isn't.
 
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For me:

2 x 5qt Mobil 1 0w-40 ($44) + 1 x FL-500-S filter ($6) + 15 minutes of my time = $50 spent for peace of mind knowing it's done correctly! :thumbsup:
Yes, I totally agree!
 

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When I bought my 2018 it was the first year that required 10 qts and it came with 3 free oil changes. The first oil change (at 1000 miles), I got it home and it was indeed low on oil. I call the dealer and told them and they said they were sorry and ask me to just bring it back. I just added two qts and went on with life. on the 2nd oil change (+3000 miles) it went perfect. but on the 3rd (+3000 miles) they put in 8 qts again. I called them and they said they were sorry and that they are still use to the 2017 gt's. I added two qts and put it behind me. I have always done my own oil changes and under normal driving two qts for a moderate amount of time will not kill these engines. Most if not all the employees at the dealerships that do oil changes are newbies so I would always advise checking the oil level and look for leaks after they change the oil.
 

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I am used to paying 10 a quart for oil, I would think rotorcraft full synthetic wasn't too far off. I am team amsoil, but to be fair, motorcraft is a good oil I am sure, there's literally millions of cars running off dealership changes just fine not blowing up or self destructing. id like to think motorcraft full synthetic is a good quality oil, I have no reason to not believe it isn't.
I mean, if we trust them to design and engineer these engines, shouldn’t we also trust they wouldn’t fall down on what oil goes in it?
 

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I mean, if we trust them to design and engineer these engines, shouldn’t we also trust they wouldn’t fall down on what oil goes in it?
Not saying it's bad, but $10 is alot for a quart of run of the mill oil. You're paying premium prices (eg. Amsoil, Motul, LM etc.) for a budget product.
 

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When I take mine in for an oil change, I make sure they know it takes 10 quarts and to use the oil specified in the owners manual. I’d do it myself, but I don’t have a lift, and the time and hassle of getting it up on jack stands isn’t worth the cost of having the dealership do it. I’m not comfortable getting under a car on jack stands either.
 

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I mean, if we trust them to design and engineer these engines, shouldn’t we also trust they wouldn’t fall down on what oil goes in it?
no, because they play games with viscosity and formulation to cheap-out and to extract Infinitesimal increases in MPG to placate unimaginative gov't apparatchiks.
 

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