Went to my dealer today for oil change no.1. Oil life of 8%, 6700 miles, so 8-1/2 qts of motorcraft and a new filter I'm good for another year (Aug 2nd is it's birthday). Stood there conversing while he changed it and the oil came out the pan nice and clear, checked it before I left home, still on the full mark, what a shame to throw it away. While I was under the car I asked him to remove the plates for the side exhaust......it's cool in a teenager sort of way but I don't like the "all the time" noise. I think I'll put them back, maybe make the hole 2X the size...maybe. Also, remembered reading here something about the heat deteriorating the tires???? Dunno, but the best part of the day was the oil change was free...........underneath of the car spotless, no sweats, no problems seen. Clean bill of health 1 year later is cool!