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Oil Change on 2008 f-250 v-10

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by sharpcutlc, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. sharpcutlc

    sharpcutlc Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    ok this might sound dumb, i have 2 other f-250's both 2001 and i change the oil and filter every 3,000. I also have a 2008 f-250 v-10 and do not know when to change the oil. the book says 7,500, dealer says 5,000. got it changed today at 5,000 and they put a sticker on the window for the next change at 7,000. what do i do?
  2. Fordistough

    Fordistough Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 394

    I didn't know you could change the oil on the new trucks at without a computer.:)

    KATTRANSPORT Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Dealerships make there own maintence schedules. The newer Fords come with semi synthetic oils so that is supost to make oil changes less frequent. I would go for the 3k rule of thumb. My diesel;s get it ever 5k gas every 3k
  4. Chris-R

    Chris-R Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    If you're using synthetic oil, then every 5,000 miles is good. Otherwise, do it every 3,000 miles. Your manual gives the oil change schedule if you want to take a look. Just make sure to look for the V-10 schedule and not the 5.4 schedule. FYI, I have the 08 V-10. Great engine.
  5. snow7899

    snow7899 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    Be sure to check the specs in the manual for the oil. I recommend at least every 3 months or 3K.
  6. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    isnt every 3 months or 3K a little over kill vor todays engines. the 3k maybe if your working them with non-synthetic oil but 3 months??????

    if your using a good synthetic like amsoil or mobil 1 id say 5k for a min and up to 10K+ for amsoil
  7. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Keep in mind they Ford schedule is set at normal service. Severe duty may be less. The company I work for has the service length set at 7,000 for PSD's. But our squads never get cold. I would cut the service miles lower for trucks that cool off to cold every night.
    You might go through an ungodly amount of oil each month but never replace an engine.
    Follow your service length recommendation.