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Wow, just crazy to me that oil is being ran 10,000 miles.

I personally won't do it.
Personally, I follow the advice of the folks who design, build and warranty these engines.

I did send an oil sample from my first oil change to Blackstone Labs for analysis. Will advise when I get it back.

Another guy on another forum sent his in at about 8,000 miles -- they told him everything looked great and he COULD (if he chose) extend his next oil change another couple thousand miles (to ~10,000).

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I would think oil life is more a function of the specific oil than the type of engine.
I'd tend to believe that it's probably a combination of both.

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If you really want to know about oil and extended oil changes you should head over to bobistheoilguy and read up.There you will find everything you want to know about oil and it’s capabilities,and tons of oil samples from 6.7 Powerstrokes.
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If you really want to know about oil and extended oil changes you should head over to bobistheoilguy and read up.There you will find everything you want to know about oil and it’s capabilities,and tons of oil samples from 6.7 Powerstrokes.
Thanks. I've read and referenced his site for many years, so I'm sure there's some good info on the PSD there.

I'm also waiting on the first analysis of actual oil from my actual vehicle from Blackstone Labs.
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Personally, I follow the advice of the folks who design, build and warranty these engines.

I did send an oil sample from my first oil change to Blackstone Labs for analysis. Will advise when I get it back.

Another guy on another forum sent his in at about 8,000 miles -- they told him everything looked great and he COULD (if he chose) extend his next oil change another couple thousand miles (to ~10,000).

I'd tend to believe that it's probably a combination of both.
I followed their advice on my 6.0L when I had it.
Changed the oil per the manual.
Did Blackstone analysis every oil change for 70,000 miles.
Every analysis showed my 15W40 oil had the viscosity of straight 30W after the oil change interval recommended by Ford.
No thanks, I will change more often to ensure longevity.

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I followed their advice on my 6.0L when I had it.
Changed the oil per the manual.
Did Blackstone analysis every oil change for 70,000 miles.
Every analysis showed my 15W40 oil had the viscosity of straight 30W after the oil change interval recommended by Ford.
No thanks, I will change more often to ensure longevity.
You didn't mention whether or not you experienced any major oil-related issues or problems.

My 9,300 mile analysis (1st change, as recommended by the IOLM) came back perfectly normal AND they even said I could consider going 12K miles before my next. That recommendation makes me feel fine with my decision to follow the manufacturer's recommendation (i.e., follow the IOLM). I won't go 12K, of course, but will follow the IOLM until an analysis tells me otherwise.

For the record, I've don't almost no appreciable towing (my ATV up north and back a few times) and my travels are roughly 85-90% highway.
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You didn't mention whether or not you experienced any major oil-related issues or problems.

My 9,300 mile analysis (1st change, as recommended by the IOLM) came back perfectly normal AND they even said I could consider going 12K miles before my next. That recommendation makes me feel fine with my decision to follow the manufacturer's recommendation (i.e., follow the IOLM). I won't go 12K, of course, but will follow the IOLM until an analysis tells me otherwise.

For the record, I've don't almost no appreciable towing (my ATV up north and back a few times) and my travels are roughly 85-90% highway.
I lost a turbo. I would say that was major and the turbo is oil fed.

When I traded my truck in, 52% of the miles were towing a 17,000lb 5er.
26lbs of boost all the time.
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I changed the oil in the F450 at 6500 and 13,000 miles. I reset the oil life indicator to zero. But I've never seen the oil change alert. I'm going to change again soon at 19,000 miles, but won't reset the oil life indicator so I can at least see it once and see when it thinks I should change the oil.
I changed the oil after 7000 miles. Didn't reset the oil change life indicator. The indicator came on after 11,000 miles.
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Changed mine first time at 7500 then second time at 13K. Now have over 26K on the truck and no change alert yet. Have not done much towing in the last while so not really worried yet. Have a 4000 mile trip coming up mid April so I'll be getting it changed before that.

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9800 miles on this oil. No alert. Changing today. Rotella t6 full synthetic. I suppose i could have went on. But.......? I may go longer next round.

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Still haven't seen the "change oil" indicator on my 2017 F450. I have 4,000 miles on it. I plan on changing at 5,000 mile intervals anyway.

I know there is an "oil life reset" function. Is there an indication of "current oil life" that can be seen, say, before embarking on a long road trip?

On my 2018 F250 I can see percentage of oil life remaining via the Fordpass app. Don't know if your's would offer the same info or not.
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Mine comes on around 10000 miles of towing heavyand not much idling.64000 Miles on it now.
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I've moved into the modern age of synthetic oils and the tighter tolerances of more advanced engine manufacture.

I'm changing the oil at 10,000 miles. I drive my 2017 F450 hard while carrying a very heavy, high frontal area load. MPG are steady 8.8. The oil change reminder comes on at about 14,000 miles.

Also drained transmission fluid at 30,000 miles. The transmission drain plug only releases about half the volume of fluid - 8 quarts - and I add that back to "freshen" the fluid even though the owners manual says the transmission fluid should not need service until 150,000 miles.
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I just bought a 2017 F350 w/6.7 3 weeks ago. Only 1,300 miles on the truck. The truck will be a year old next month and the "change oil soon" is already coming on at start. Is the oil change reminder both mileage and time relevant? 'Cause 1,300 miles is awfully soon for an oil change, however one year is about right.

Also, the oil is Black. With only 1,300 miles! I changed the oil in my 2003 f250 w/6.0 diesel every 5,000 miles and it never looked black. Have over 200,000 miles on that engine and the oil is always a light tan color. I also have a cummins 6BT in my boat. Change the oil every year, never black. Have had Detroits and Perkins and those turn fresh oil black as soon as you start them. Never been a fan of Detroits or Perkins, makes me wonder whats up with the Ford 6.7?
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I just bought a 2017 F350 w/6.7 3 weeks ago. Only 1,300 miles on the truck. The truck will be a year old next month and the "change oil soon" is already coming on at start.

Also, the oil is Black. With only 1,300 miles!.

Something is off there... Even if it is a year old I don't think the oil would be blackish with just 1300 miles on it.

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