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So my friends works at a Ford delearship near me and said he can change my oil and put a new oil filter in, and only charge me for the filter (£3.50), so I was quite keen on doing this as it costs barely anything.

However, my car was last serviced in September by a Ford dealership who I purchased it off.

 

My question is, is it worth it? I've driven about 3.5k miles since I bought the car in October, and will openly admit that I have driven it hard every now and then (private roads :wink:). I just thought of the sake of £3.50 it isn't a bad thing to do really? 

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8 minutes ago, Spiros said:

No , not really unless you have done more than 10k miles . You need to add the price of the oil too ! :P 

As I said, he's only charging me for the filter! :tongue:

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I'm surprised he can just write off 3 litres of oil for you!  I would have it done for that price tbh, oil change can't hurt can it!!

Mines been done at very short intervals due to DPF problems/changes, but being diesel it's still instantly black haha.

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I change my oil (in any car) every 5,000 miles/6 months - going to 10k is absurd in my opinion.  If he can do it and will use quality oil, then I'd go for it.

Alot of vehicles are 20k-30k intervals now

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Do any Fords use longlife servicing?

It killed one of my PD Golfs. :(

Had 2 near identical ones, same engine, same mileage, 6 months difference reg but one on time and distance, the other on longlife.  Cam on T&D was fine, the one on longlife had worn half the lobes off and beaten up the lifters...I'd put it down to a lack of lube from old degraded oil myself!

6k is a bit excessive (imo) unless it's a fussy engine known for carbon and turbo problems (DV6 crap haha) but yearly or 10-12k has done me fine on anything normal and not so fussy. :smile:

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Too early to tell with mondeo, transits ive seen with 150k+ on 30k intervals no issues

The oil specification has changed for both models to cope with those intervals

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