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Forgive me BITOG for I have sinned #4945189
12/06/18 04:43 PM
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Forgive me BITOG for I have sinned.

I write to you from the dealer service department. Service...? Oil change for the Taurus -- it was due. We are getting 3-4 inches of snow per hour. It has been cold, wet and snowy lately and not having a garage can be the pits.

Alas, they're using a Motorcraft filter and Motorcraft Synthetic Blend oil.

There was a real hard sell of BG products oil additive that'll cover everything under the sun just as long as that magical excelsior is in the crank. With a stern fact I said "No!".


17 Taurus Limited AWD - M1 0W-20, XG10575, 20k
14 Civic EX Coupe - MCSB 5W-20 TG7317, 69k
09 Accord Sedan 5MT - Traveler 15W-40 XG7317, 151k
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Re: Forgive me BITOG for I have sinned [Re: redhat] #4945193
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Jeeze, they're pushing BG on a car with 15k on the clock? That Motorcraft and Ford engineering must be real quality for their own dealership not to have faith wink


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Re: Forgive me BITOG for I have sinned [Re: redhat] #4945194
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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3-4 inches per hour? We are lucky to get that in a year.


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Re: Forgive me BITOG for I have sinned [Re: redhat] #4945195
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Plenty of Motorcraft Syn Blend oil fans here. Good stuff and good value. When I had a (hock, spit!) Taurass, I used a lot of it. No oil related failures. (Everything else failed, but the oil lubricated parts soldiered on.)

Anyway, during the warranty period is the only excuse you need to see the dealer regularly.

Last edited by HangFire; 12/06/18 04:49 PM.

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Re: Forgive me BITOG for I have sinned [Re: redhat] #4945196
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Does that Taurus still have the 3.5 NA or is it EcoBoost? My mom's 2010 has 360,000kms (223k miles). No issues so far with anything drivetrain related except wheel bearings. Also had to do some tie rods and ball joints but that's expected on any car at that mileage.


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Re: Forgive me BITOG for I have sinned [Re: redhat] #4945201
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That is what insulated coveralls are for.


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Re: Forgive me BITOG for I have sinned [Re: redhat] #4945202
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Yes it has the 3.5 V6 NA, dual overhead cam and dual cam phasers on each side. Ti-VCT they call it.

Folks, this truly is the first time in my life I have ever visited anyone (service department, shop, etc.) for an oil change, wow. But man this weekend and next couple of weeks are busy so no change of DIY in the near future.

Oh well, millions of people go to these places all the time... am I right?! Haha.


17 Taurus Limited AWD - M1 0W-20, XG10575, 20k
14 Civic EX Coupe - MCSB 5W-20 TG7317, 69k
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Re: Forgive me BITOG for I have sinned [Re: redhat] #4945205
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Originally Posted by redhat
Forgive me BITOG for I have sinned.

I write to you from the dealer service department. Service...? Oil change for the Taurus -- it was due. We are getting 3-4 inches of snow per hour. It has been cold, wet and snowy lately and not having a garage can be the pits.

Alas, they're using a Motorcraft filter and Motorcraft Synthetic Blend oil.

There was a real hard sell of BG products oil additive that'll cover everything under the sun just as long as that magical excelsior is in the crank. With a stern fact I said "No!".


What is the oil change interval? You couldn't wait until next month to do the oil change? No buddies in your area with garages to use for this?


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Re: Forgive me BITOG for I have sinned [Re: PimTac] #4945218
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Originally Posted by PimTac
That is what insulated coveralls are for.


At 4 inches an hour you might not find your way out!

Re: Forgive me BITOG for I have sinned [Re: redhat] #4945219
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Originally Posted by redhat
Forgive me BITOG for I have sinned.

I write to you from the dealer service department. Service...? Oil change for the Taurus -- it was due. We are getting 3-4 inches of snow per hour. It has been cold, wet and snowy lately and not having a garage can be the pits.

Alas, they're using a Motorcraft filter and Motorcraft Synthetic Blend oil.

There was a real hard sell of BG products oil additive that'll cover everything under the sun just as long as that magical excelsior is in the crank. With a stern fact I said "No!".



Stay dry and warm in Buffalo!


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Re: Forgive me BITOG for I have sinned [Re: redhat] #4945221
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It'll be ok, I forgive you. Growing up I used to hear the saying, "circumstances alter cases". I think that applies here. Nothing wrong MC Syn Blend and the FL500S, they'll work fine. I would be curious to know how much the 'dealer' charged you. But, I'd also understand if you choose to keep that under your hat.

Re: Forgive me BITOG for I have sinned [Re: redhat] #4945223
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Off with your head.....next sinner step forward!


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Re: Forgive me BITOG for I have sinned [Re: redhat] #4945224
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Everytime I see someone talking about the Taurus I cry a little inside. I had a 2010 SEL 3.5. Nothing spectacular. No bells and whistles really. But dang do I regret getting rid of that car. I bought it at 99,000 miles and traded it in at 140,000. I travel from FL to OH fairly often and the mileage started to worry me just slightly and the mpg wasn't that great so I let it go. I've missed that car every day since!

Those seats, the seating position, the cockpit style feel. I've never been able to find it anywhere else.

Last edited by Throt; 12/06/18 05:26 PM.

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Re: Forgive me BITOG for I have sinned [Re: redhat] #4945229
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Living in a place where it snows like that - having a garage would almost be mandatory!


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Re: Forgive me BITOG for I have sinned [Re: redhat] #4945235
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Did you have it changed on time? With a recommend grade that meets specification?

That ain't no sin...


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