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    • I wonder how many jack factories there really are in China.  Looks like a small handful of Chinese companies are supplying the world under a bunch of different name brands.       https://www.alltradetools.com/brands/
    • I wonder how many jack factories there really are in China.  Looks like a small handful of Chinese companies are supplying the world under a bunch of different name brands.       https://www.alltradetools.com/brands/
    •     I didn't buy my soccer mom minivan for looks either.  If parking and fuel consumption were not a consideration, I would have bought a full size van.  Alas, I already have a pickup to guzzle gas with, and it's hard to park a full size pickup in The City.  You don't know how many times I find a parking space, only to have to keep moving along because the truck does not fit.   I hear that with the Dodge Caravan, you turn a lot of heads with the "Soccer Moms Looking For A Little Excitement On The Side" demographic.  
    •   This is what I was trying to keep from happening. I do not like the TC 2014 to present. I would buy the Transit over a 2014 or newer Transit Connect.  I do not need another soccer mom mini van, as I have a dodge caravan already for that.      So very true. lol  I like the looks of the new body style of the TC's, but not for my job. If I was to buy a 2014 or newer TC it would have to be the wagon. 
    • Then it sinks, and you have to pump it up again.     From years of driving trucks, I like sitting higher.
    • My first oil change light displayed at 8,500 miles.  My second oil change light displayed at 16,000 miles, 11 months later.. I don't know if the 2nd light displayed because of the miles driven, or because the oil was almost a year old.     Check vehicle message center for   "CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON" at 5% oil life "OIL CHANGE REQUIRED" at 0% oil life
    •   It looks Ford recommends 5,000 to 10,000 miles,  or from 6 months to 1 year.  All depending on how you drive.  Your computer is suppose to figure out that you need an oil change within 500 miles, or 2 weeks.  On the Transit Connect, I have been patient, and just waiting for the light to turn on.  On the F-150, I do it every 5,000 miles, just because it's easier to track on the odometer.  Now that I'm driving the Transit Connect more, and the truck less, the F-150 will be yearly.  With the Honda, which doesn't get driven much, I do it every year.  My Harley, which I ride about as much as I drive the Honda, gets an oil change every year.  It all depends on your level of use.     For the average guy, you probably can just wait until the light turns on.     There is a lot of science for anyone who wants it.  Install a Fumoto valve, and send in oil samples for analysis.  Then you can decide on what type of oil works best, and for how long.  Read BobIsTheOilGuy.com and get more feedback than you need.  Start cutting your filters open, and inspect the inside to see what works best.   I'm just going to change my oil when the light turns on.  Unless I'm so uncomfortable with the computer that I decide to do it every 5,000 miles (like every car I've owned in my lifetime).  Even with full synthetic, I never went 10,000 miles.  Bad feeling in the pit of my stomach, knowing that I might need an change, and I'm not doing it.  But I know plenty of people who swear by K&N filter, full synthetic oil, and 10,000 oil changes.  Those guys also tell me that on my Harley, F-150, & Honda, I should just change my oil with my mileage, because the oil is still good after a year.     F-107 M12-1.75 DRAIN VALVE WITH LEVER CLIP   https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/other-products/oil-analysis-services/ AMSOIL provides oil analysis service options. By analyzing used engine oil, a qualified lab can detect mechanical problems your engine may have.       https://owner.ford.com/how-tos/vehicle-features/engine/know-when-to-change-your-engine-oil.html Go to the Ford homepageGo Further Know when to change your Engine Oil HELP FOR YOUR: 2016 Transit Connect with SYNC® (basic system and SYNC with MyFord®)   Change Vehicle Year201820172016 201520142013201220112010200920082007Vehicle ModelC-MAX EnergiC-MAX HybridEdgeEscapeExpeditionExplorerF-150F-250F-350F-450F-550FiestaFlexFocusFocus ElectricFusionFusion EnergiFusion HybridMustangTaurusTransitTransit Connect SYNC VersionSYNC® (basic system and SYNC with MyFord®) SYNC® with MyFord Touch®I'm not sure          Changing your engine oil and filter at appropriate intervals helps maintain your vehicle. Clean oil lubricates your engine, and is necessary to help protect your engine and ensure its proper function. Without this periodic service, the resulting metal-on-metal contact could cause severe damage. Why regular oil changes are important Regular oil and filter changes help your vehicle run with optimum efficiency. Use the proper grade of engine oil recommended in your Owner's Manual to improve your gas mileage by as much as 2%.*   How often should I change my oil?
      Typical driving habits In general, Ford Motor Company recommends the following oil change schedule: 2008 and newer model-year vehicles: every 7,500 miles or every six months, whichever comes first 2007 and older model-year vehicles: every 5,000 miles or every six months, whichever comes first   
      Less typical driving habits Change your oil and filter more often if you have any of the following driving habits: Towing or carrying heavy loads Idling extensively or driving at low speeds for long distances Driving in dusty conditions Driving off-road frequently Using E85 fuel more than 50% of the time When you drive regularly on rugged terrain or in unfavorable conditions, Ford Motor Company recommends an alternate oil change schedule: 2008 and newer model-year vehicles: every 5,000 miles or every six months, whichever comes first 2007 and older model-year vehicles: every 3,000 miles or every three months, whichever comes first     Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor IOLM is a feature found in your vehicle’s instrument cluster message center. IOLM notifies you at key oil change intervals by displaying alerts such as “Engine Oil Change Soon” or “Oil Change Required.” The system also alerts you when your fuel filters need maintenance or fuel pressure is low. IOLM uses an algorithm to calculate your oil change intervals based on actual engine operating conditions. The system must be reset after each oil change. Not doing so will result in a premature “Oil Change Required” alert. For specific IOLM applications, please refer to your Owner's Manual. IOLM is now available in the majority of 2011 and later model-year Ford vehicles. Synthetic oil and the IOLM Ford engines have been tested using Motorcraft® Synthetic Blended Oils. If you use synthetic oil, it must meet Ford specifications for motor oil and the specific oil weight as indicated in your Owner’s Guide. Ford still recommends using the oil change service intervals as indicated by the IOLM. *Sources: fueleconomy.gov, epa.gov.  
    • BSUPC: They'll buff it & paint it but it'll still cost you $30g+ to look as good as mine 8-)   GK
    • Realise that Ford specs 6500 miles for the oil change because they know it's good for 7700 & they're allowing you a few miles to find  lube rack.   Don't mess around with dollar store oil, farty arty "liquid tuneup additive" and one-size-fits-all filter adaptors - 6500 miles will be fine. New engines don't have nearly the blow-by into the crankcase that the old bangers did. And new oils don't deteriorate under the pressures that converted old oils to varnish & sludge.   GK
    • Sure it's not just you? Took me forever to figure out how to adjust mine, but right happy with it now ... tricky one was the height adjustment - whooda thunk you gotta pump it up??
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