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Old 6/13/13, 10:42 AM   #1
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GT oil change, OOPS! almost...

Started to do my first oil change on the new GT, got my oil change stuff together, oil(5w20 mobile 1), motorcraft filter and drain pan.

A thought occurred to me as I crawled under the car to start, "how much oil does my drain pan hold?"

Car holds 8 quarts total and since the filter isn't very large there must be at least 7 quarts in the pan if not a little more.

Checked the pan and it has hash marks telling you the oil level drained out and it is only marked to 7 quarts, might do but might not, plus it would be full to the top and be a real PITA to move without spilling when full.

So, I'm glad I checked it!

Ended up sacrificing my car wash bucket to catch the oil drained from the engine.

The GT isn't quite as big of a PITA to change the oil on as my '12 V6 was but is still a little bit of a challenge to do without making a mess.

And has anyone else noticed that the filter on the car from the factory is slightly taller than the replacement motorcraft filter? Strange...
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Old 6/13/13, 11:13 AM   #2
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get yourself one of those easy drain plugs.
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get yourself one of those easy drain plugs.
+1 then can drain off 6 qts for instance, dump oil pan, then drain the rest. Or you can easily collect a sample to analyze and determine if you need to change the oil yet!
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I pull up to the service desk, give the service writer the keys, go get a cup of joe, walk out to look at the new Stangs and F-150's, and 30 - 40 minutes later I'm on my way.

I used to change my own oil, but for $39.95 I get a tire rotation, oil/filter, everything checked out, and I don't get dirty. As I have became more mature (re: older) I see more the advantage of allowing someone else get under there.
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I pull up to the service desk, give the service writer the keys, go get a cup of joe, walk out to look at the new Stangs and F-150's, and 30 - 40 minutes later I'm on my way.

I used to change my own oil, but for $39.95 I get a tire rotation, oil/filter, everything checked out, and I don't get dirty. As I have became more mature (re: older) I see more the advantage of allowing someone else get under there.
Don't run synthetic I assume based on $40 oil change?

Can't say I blame you for not getting under the car, I like to do my own to ensure the oil I want goes in and at the right level... but I'll use my couple free oil changes from my dealership for sure
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Don't run synthetic I assume based on $40 oil change?

Can't say I blame you for not getting under the car, I like to do my own to ensure the oil I want goes in and at the right level... but I'll use my couple free oil changes from my dealership for sure
The $39.95 "The Works" package at the ford dealer includes synthetic blend oil. Granted, that price is for up to 5 quarts of oil. With our cars needing 8, be prepared for the dealer to charge you for the extra 3 quarts.

My car OTOH, being the track-pack, needs 8.5 quarts of 5W50 full synthetic. So no matter what way I look at it, mine is about a $100 oil change... even doing it myself.
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^ yep. Cost is irrelevant when it comes to 1x or 2x a year changes for me. 100 bucks for some nice quality time with my car, plus Amsoil for her blood? Priceless. No one else touches my car...
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My car OTOH, being the track-pack, needs 8.5 quarts of 5W50 full synthetic. So no matter what way I look at it, mine is about a $100 oil change... even doing it myself.
Why 8.5 quarts?

Manual says Track Pack takes the same 8 quarts just like a regular GT.

And my 2 gallon former wash bucket worked just fine.

I do need to get myself a bigger funnel for filling the oil though, dripped a little and had to clean it up.
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Why 8.5 quarts?

Manual says Track Pack takes the same 8 quarts just like a regular GT.

And my 2 gallon former wash bucket worked just fine.

I do need to get myself a bigger funnel for filling the oil though, dripped a little and had to clean it up.
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I pull up to the service desk, give the service writer the keys, go get a cup of joe, walk out to look at the new Stangs and F-150's, and 30 - 40 minutes later I'm on my way.

I used to change my own oil, but for $39.95 I get a tire rotation, oil/filter, everything checked out, and I don't get dirty. As I have became more mature (re: older) I see more the advantage of allowing someone else get under there.
Took mine to the dealer yesterday... $22 later, new oil! and had a chance to fully examine the new ST Focus... Win-Win!
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This page is from the 2014 owners manual, says 8 quarts, Track pack or GT, just a different weight oil.
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This page is from the 2014 owners manual, says 8 quarts, Track pack or GT, just a different weight oil.
Printing error? Looks like they fixed the cap vs manual (5w20/5w50) thing this year but maybe forgot to update additional volume needed b/c the instructions for adding a cooler said to use an additional half quart. Or maybe they just figured out eventually that the additional oil wasn't necessary.
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Printing error? Looks like they fixed the cap vs manual (5w20/5w50) thing this year but maybe forgot to update additional volume needed b/c the instructions for adding a cooler said to use an additional half quart. Or maybe they just figured out eventually that the additional oil wasn't necessary.
Is it an additional 1/2 quart or are the instructions just replacing oil that is lost in the installation?
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Track Pack cars come with a supplement to the owner's manual where it specifies the different fluids and capacities.
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Hmm...

The only supplement listed on the Ford owner site is for the GT500 for the 2014 MY, nothing for the Track Pack.
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The $39.95 "The Works" package at the ford dealer includes synthetic blend oil. Granted, that price is for up to 5 quarts of oil. With our cars needing 8, be prepared for the dealer to charge you for the extra 3 quarts.

My car OTOH, being the track-pack, needs 8.5 quarts of 5W50 full synthetic. So no matter what way I look at it, mine is about a $100 oil change... even doing it myself.
My Quick Lane service manager commited to the advertised $47.95 Works (Full Synthetic 5w-50) service cost for my 2014 Track Pack. He said they now buy their oils in bulk to get a cut in pricing. He offered Motorcraft or Mobil 1 for the same money. I'll stick with Motorcraft.
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ALL 14 TRACK PACK CARS COME WITH THIS SUPPLEMENT IN THE GLOVE BOX. AS DID THE 13 TRACK PACK CARS... OK... CANNOT GET POST FROM STEVEN46746 TO ATTACH... I AM SURE IT IS USER ERROR... JUST HAVE TO SCROLL BACK AND LOOK...
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