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3 weeks in, I've piled on the miles and I wanted the oil to be freshened.
My local dealer (the one closest to me) only just got their first ST this week and it's in their showroom.

When I called to schedule the appointment earlier this week, the service writer seemed surprised and actually asked me if I was "sure" I actually had an ST. I impressed upon him that I knew well what car I had bought and he let it go.

I showed up this morning and requested an oil change and general look over. Everyone was nice, it's a dealership I know well. I also reported a problem with the right rear tire. Pressure light came on Monday evening and I have had to add air three times since then. Clearly, I had a problem.

Less than two hours later, I got the call that the car was ready.

I got there at 5:30 and paid for the oil change and was advised they were able to plug my right rear tire.
The foreign object was in the center of the tread and the damage was suitable for a plug. I've never liked plugs, but I'll reserve judgment for a bit and with modern techniques, the repair, if they hold in the first few days, are pretty much as good as can be.



$70 bucks for an oil change and tire repair. I guess I can't complain.

Back home with three filthy wheels and one littered with hand and finger prints.
I'll be cleaning it well tomorrow.


And, they actually saved the foreign object pulled from my tire.
It doesn't look familiar.


And, the PumKing is my pre-dinner beverage.

The good part of the story is that the service department had parked by filthy red ST in front of the showroom where their white ST was sitting.
A salesman came out when I got in my car and told me they could have sold my car twice today. He had the standard questions about where I got it, how I got it so quickly and basically I was surprised at how little he seemed to know about the cars and their availability. Just because his dealership hadn't gotten one doesn't mean they aren't out there. I could have bought as much as 6 weeks ago. He was shocked. Made me kind of continue to worry for our future when car salesmen can be so empty when it comes to knowledge about what they are selling.

Ok, back to the PumKing.
 

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Ha! Nice post. I as well did my break in oil change this evening and am now sipping on a pumking (best pumpkin beer out there!). I did my own change as I have access to a dealership where I get free reign :) Did a bit more than just the oil change. Found some interesting weights on the front suspension as well. I'll be posting up pics in another post...don't want to jack yours.
 

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Pumking, all right! Love Southern Tier, especially Crème Brulee stout.

I've racked up 1,100 miles on my ST so an oil change will be in order soon (I plan on doing one at ~2,000 miles). I'll probably use dino juice for one more, then switch to full synthetic at 6,000 miles or so.
 

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Does this car have an oil monitor? I found a sub menu in the sync system where you can select your oil change interval reminder....
 

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Pumking is awesome! Went to a local dealership yesterday and they straight up told me that the Fiesta ST will not be out until next spring...I purchased one today and plan on going back to the local dealer and showing them I found this non existing car.
 

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when the oil monitor tells you to. My daughters fiesta SEL has been coming on at about 10,000 miles.
Well, if that's like the one on my wife's SES, it's just a 10K countdown timer-nothing to do with oil condition or driving patterns. The one on MINIs is a little smarter, it looks at mileage and duty cycle, not actual oil condition. That works fine on the non-turbo cars, but oil analysis on the "S", or turbo models shows the oil to be pretty well shagged at about 6K, even with spec synthetic oil. On my NA Clubman, the monitor would easily let me go 17K. No thanks.

Does this car have an oil monitor? I found a sub menu in the sync system where you can select your oil change interval reminder....

That would be more useful for me. I was just wondering what Ford's recommendation is.

Pumking is awesome! Went to a local dealership yesterday and they straight up told me that the Fiesta ST will not be out until next spring...I purchased one today and plan on going back to the local dealer and showing them I found this non existing car.
Dealer's either a dumba** or dishonest. Dishonest in that they haven't ordered any FiSTs, and want you to think that you can't get one yet. Two of the three closest dealers to me don't have one either. I haven't asked when they plan to, as I don't want to get on their "call list."
 

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Now you need to change the oil again, since you took the car to the track. I'll change mine every 5K miles like I do all my other street cars.
 
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