Big V8 Takes Big Oil at 5,000 Miles - 2015 Lexus RC F Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Lexus RC F: Big V8 Takes Big Oil at 5,000 Miles

April 13, 2015

2015 Lexus RC F

Our 2015 Lexus RC F wasn't about to let us overlook its desire for scheduled service at 5,000 miles. The instrument panel first displays a polite "service soon" warning. When the need grows more immediate, it switches to "service now." Within a few days of seeing the latter of the two cues, we took the RC F in for maintenance.

Lexus recommends service at 6-month/5,000-mile intervals. An extra 30-day/1,000-mile slot is added primarily for safety and includes visual inspections of the body, chassis, wipers, and driver floor mat installation. Lexus handled this before we took delivery of the RC F, though it is complimentary nonetheless.

At 5,000 miles, the RC F receives its first proper service: oil change, oil filter change, visual inspections of the tires, brakes, wipers and, not surprisingly, the driver floor mat. This is fairly straightforward stuff.

One detail worth mention is the incredibly large oil basin. The RC F holds 9.8 quarts (including the filter) of 5W-30. Compare that to the 6.6 quarts the RC 350 requires. This service interval is also free of charge, but it's the last. At 12 months/10,000 miles, we'll have to pony up.

Total Cost: None

Total Days out of Service: None

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager


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