I would do it, but I signed on for the maintenance plan when I bought my FFS. Which is great except they use semi-synthetic. Anyhow because of that it doesn't make sense for me to do something like this. Maybe once I used up all my prepaid services. But like @dtoirac said, I wouldn't follow the 20k mile schedule either. There's no way I'd let my FFS go that long between changes. Regardless of the oil.
It is a long time that long life oil exist, whatever is the brand.
It could be useful for someone driving long distance on freeway.
But for sure it is not a good option in city traffic.
One interest in changing the oil is the opportunity of changing the oil filter.
I'd more worried about the volatiles that build up over time in the oil, then off-gas to leave deposits on the intake manifolds. I know the Mobil 1 is good for longer than the average oil and I have used religiously since the 90's. But, I won't let it go for over 7500 miles, even though I have a catch can installed.
So I pushed my latest oil interval to 10k unintentionally. Long story I won't get into here, anyway for the last 5k of Miles I have had my Tracy Lewis Sig Catch Can installed with my new configuration and this is what I have caught. Doesn't look like much but it didn't get fed to the back...
I am running 10K interval for my peace of mind. hard for me to push it further even though the BlaskStone results show I can with the Amsoil Signature Series oil. Also Mobile 1 has great marketing but if you do al lot of reading and research they are never listed as the "BEST".
I ran Amsoil SS 5W-30 in the GM LTG motor (that calls for Dexos 1) for several OCI. Turns out Amsoil doesn't even meet Dexos 1, has too high of a sulphated ash content but their marketing makes it seem like it "exceeds" Dexos1 requirements. In any case, I'm running Kirkland 5W-30 in that engine and it seems to run a lot better. Kirkland is licensed Dexos 1. Overall wasn't impressed with Amsoil in that engine.
With all the timing chain issues on the 3.5L EcoBoost, the best rule of thumb is 5k intervals regardless of the type of 5W-30 synthetic you are using. The 2.7 doesn't really have the same timing chain issues, but with all the soot particles from the direct injection, it's just peace of mind with a 5k interval. 7500 miles is kind of pushing it based on the UOAs I've seen, and I'd never run 10k in EcoBoost or any GTDI engine for the long term.
Those of you lucky enough to already own one, how is the LED headlight performance (low beam) at night? How does it compare to headlights on other modern vehicles?
How does it compare to Fusions with normal headlights? i think IIHS ranked the normal Fusion 'marginal' for headlight...
I was looking at parts catalogs for aftermarket wiper replacements and I noticed that for the Fusion Sport, many of the blades are listed as replacements for Fusions WITHOUT the rain sensing system. But the rain sensor seems to be part of the inside mirror. Does it matter what blades I get? Or...
I'm getting ready to remove my front license plate frame. I looked yesterday to verify that it was riveted on, as I had seen mentioned on some other posts. It is riveted. My question is has anyone successfully drilled these out without having to remove the bumper?