I've got 1400 on my 2020 Ecoboost and I'm planning first change at 3,000.I don't know the normal interval for the diesel engine. Still, I'll comment. The normal interval (recommended for non-extreme use) for the Ecoboost gas engine is 10,000. I gave it the first oil change at 5,000. I later decided I should have done it even sooner -- just good practice for new engines.
Engines of today are machined with much tighter tolerances than of yore. Also, they are manufactured with "break-in" oil that should remain in the engine for a specified time. I'm not going to do the Googlage to find out what break-in oil is or why it works but many mechanics follow the science as well.OOOO! another Oil thread!
Personally, I change the factory oil/filter after the first tank or two on a new vehicle. Why? It's cheap insurance to get any residual metal shavings and gunk out of the recently assembled engine.
How many months between the first time it ran and now? I thought the Transit, both gas and diesel, had an onboard system to determine the oil change interval based on usage, duration of trips, temperatures, load, etc. Mine came on at exactly 1 year from the day it was picked up at the Matt Ford. It only had 3,400 miles on it .We have a 2019 diesel transit. The change oil message came on at 2700 miles. Is this normal?
That makes sense. We got it in 5/19.How many months between the first time it ran and now? I thought the Transit, both gas and diesel, had an onboard system to determine the oil change interval based on usage, duration of trips, temperatures, load, etc. Mine came on at exactly 1 year from the day it was picked up at the Matt Ford. It only had 3,400 miles on it .
Welcome to the forum. You sound knowledgeable, so I have a question for you that is not really addressed in the manual. I found that many other people had the same question (by Googling), but never really found out the "why."Every vehicle ever made has a small booklet in the glove compartment, it's called the owner's manual, it has all the information required so that you do not need to post silly questions on posts like this and get even more silly answers.
Largely a myth. Porsche uses Mobil1 as thier "break in" oil. Same thing they use for every oil change.I learned a new thing: break-in oil!
I'm also a certified tech and I've been racing amateur and pro for 30 years. I used to build racing and hot street motors for myself and others.Being a new member as well as a new owner I am going to put my 2 cents in.
First let me tell you I am a (former) ASE Certified Master Tech as well as a (former) Alfa Romeo Master Tech. My last year of certifications was 1992.
Back then Synthetics were barely in their infancy and they only synthetic fluids readily available were DOT 5 brake fluid.
Mobile 1 was fairly new to the market.
That being said after having my last van (2006 Chevy Express) that I bought in 2012 with 150,000 miles on the 4.8 LS engine which I changed oil in EVERY 5,000 miles using Mobil1 High Mileage Formula which I just sold a few weeks ago with 360,000 miles on the clock I am a believer in synthetics BUT NOT extended service intervals.
5,000 miles is about the limit I would go with full synthetic and with regular Dino or Semi Synthetic I would never do more than 3,000 miles.
There are well documents issues with vehicles on You Tube where the manufacturer specified 15,000 mile service intervals and depending on how the vehicle was driven (short stop and go trips V Highway miles the engines were packed with sludge with as little as 20,000 - 30,000 miles.
Do yourself a favor and change your oil every 5,000 miles with a good synthetic oil.