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Old 09-25-2009, 02:42 PM
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$200 for oil/fuel change??

Dealership quoted me around $200 for oil/fuel filter change. Does this sound right? This is the first one for this truck for me. Normally I would just do it myself and save the labor, but I'm taking it in for them to check out where the oil is coming from that is on the underside of the engine/trans. area of the truck. Just wondering if these filters are that high? I haven't had a ford diesel since my 95 model. Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:03 PM
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Ford charges an arm and a leg for the filters...not sure exactly, but it is upwords of a hundred dollars just for the filters. You can get the same filters from International for significantly less money.
 
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:26 PM
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I was quoted by Ford around $110 for mine but did the change myself. The Motorcraft filter is around $18 at autozone i think. That sounds way high to me.
 
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Old 09-25-2009, 05:24 PM
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You can buy the oil filter at Wal Mart for under 20 bucks the fuel filters are about 75 from my Ford dealer. I found the same thing on Ebay for about 30 bucks. Not that big of a deal to do yourself, you just need a 34 or 36 mm socket.
 
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100 bucks is an average cost for an oil change at a dealer. That is fair condidering 15 qts. and disposal fees plus labor. They are quite high when it comes to fuel filters. About 35 to 40 bucks at IH. However if they are going to look for your leaks at the same time, they are really not out of the ballpark. Not trying to offend anyone but a lot of people that make 25 to 50 bucks per hour believe that mechanics should work for free or poverty level wages. Put things in perspective and determine if the charges are fair to you. If not then do it yourself or find a cheaper garage. Remember cheaper is not always better. And if you can't do it yourself do you consider these peoples exp. and expertise are worth nothing. Just my opinion. Let the flaming begin.
 
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:14 PM
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I run shell rotella 5-40 $20 a gallon at wally mart. I buy 4 gallons $80 filter is $18 given tax about $100 for the oil change. Fuel filters I found for $47, shipping makes it $50. So given someone else is going to do it, doen't sound too bad. The rail mounted filter is a bear.

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I run shell rotella 5-40 $20 a gallon at wally mart. I buy 4 gallons $80 filter is $18 given tax about $100 for the oil change. Fuel filters I found for $47, shipping makes it $50. So given someone else is going to do it, doen't sound too bad. The rail mounted filter is a bear.

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that must be for synthetic as the standard oil is cheaper around my area.
 
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100 bucks is an average cost for an oil change at a dealer. That is fair condidering 15 qts. and disposal fees plus labor. They are quite high when it comes to fuel filters. About 35 to 40 bucks at IH. However if they are going to look for your leaks at the same time, they are really not out of the ballpark. Not trying to offend anyone but a lot of people that make 25 to 50 bucks per hour believe that mechanics should work for free or poverty level wages. Put things in perspective and determine if the charges are fair to you. If not then do it yourself or find a cheaper garage. Remember cheaper is not always better. And if you can't do it yourself do you consider these peoples exp. and expertise are worth nothing. Just my opinion. Let the flaming begin.

Actually i thought checking for oil leaks falls under the warranty repair item. Since it your first oil change i'm hoping its before the 100K warranty ran out.
 
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Actually i thought checking for oil leaks falls under the warranty repair item. Since it your first oil change i'm hoping its before the 100K warranty ran out.
I agree with you. I still stand behind the rest of my statements.
 
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I agree with you. I still stand behind the rest of my statements.

No problem just checking. By the way, i seen you have a 2005 model superduty. How has yours treated you? I still think those are damn good looking trucks.
 
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Cheaper than that if you use the recommended Motorcraft 15W40.

5-quart jugs of Motorcraft can be had for around $12 for a 5-quart jug. 3 of those is $36 for oil, plus your $18 filter.

$50 for parts. The other $50 you pay for an oil change is labor and markup on the materials. $100 is what my dealer charges, which is not unreasonable. Considering they screwed up my first oil change which they did for free, it's not going back there!

From here on out, like on all my vehicles, I'm doing it myself.
 
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I have the dealer do the oil for me $89.00 bucks. Well worth it. I do my fuel filters myself and just buy them.

One note that has not been mentioned is what filters to buy for the oil and fuel. Only buy the motorcraft. Some of the others don't fit and seal and that could cause problems down the road.
 
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My dealer charges $69.95 each for a total of $139.90.
 
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No problem just checking. By the way, i seen you have a 2005 model superduty. How has yours treated you? I still think those are damn good looking trucks.
I bought it new and have had 1 turbo replaced and bedplate fixed almost 2 years ago with no other problems and no other leaks. The truck has been a good one and gets pretty good mileage to boot. Gets better mileage than the mustang in my sig. and is almost as much fun to drive.
 
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Old 09-27-2009, 03:57 PM
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Average oil change at a dealer on these engines is from 80 to 100 bucks. Its not too bad if you do it yourself. Just do them when they are SUPPOSE to be done. and if you idle alot, watch your hour meter, just because you only put 5k miles on the truck rolling down the road doesn't mean you don't need an oil change. ONLY use motorcraft filters. I can't stress that enough. 99% of the aftermarket oil AND fuel filters are garbage, AND they also give ground for not standing behind the Ford Warranty.
 

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