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Old 05-18-2014, 02:44 PM
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Having been out of work due to back surgery for 8 months now I haven't had the financial or physical ability to get my oil changed in my 08 5.4L F350. The oil was changed in august and since I have out about 7500 miles on it. I only plowed my driveway, not commercially this year and only towed my new expedition 3 times. The truck is approaching 100k miles and I've been thinking about oil diagnoses. I will be changing the oil in the next 3 weeks and am wondering if I should have this oil checked or wait until the next change and who should I have do it. Any input would be very helpful.

The oil was 7qts of motorcraft 5w20 and a FL820-S filter
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Complete waste of money IMO
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Complete waste of money IMO
I know nothing for or against the process. Is there any reason you suggest against it
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My reason is I have multiple 5.4's at work all well over 100k. - in fact the lowest milage one is 140k and they all run great - highest one is 335k

What are you going to do if it comes back with a negative report ? Rebuild ?? if you don't even have the loot to change oil. Why you going to waste money on a oil test ? Just change the oil and continue driving
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My reason is I have multiple 5.4's at work all well over 100k. - in fact the lowest milage one is 140k and they all run great - highest one is 335k

What are you going to do if it comes back with a negative report ? Rebuild ?? if you don't even have the loot to change oil. Why you going to waste money on a oil test ? Just change the oil and continue driving

No there would be no rebuild. If she died she would sit in my driveway and rot for another year and a half until it is paid off. It does consume about a quart of oil every 4000 miles but has done that since day one and is by no mean babied. I have no doubt there is another 150-200k left in this motor I was more curious then anything what those tests actually say.
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If its curiousity. I'm sure you can save some oil and send it out later to find out. IMO. I think it's wasting money
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I guess it is just curiosity. I'll probably wait. Thanks for the info
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