Yes; you should change it at least every 10k miles. There's a guy on our forum that wrote a service manual for the Explorer (I bought one) and that's what he recommends based on experience. Lots of other guys say the same thing. I'm changing my oil/filter at 5000 mile intervals (Rotella T6 and Mobil1 M1-110 filter) and plan to do it that often. Our guy also recommends the dealertool, so that is on my list. Are you going to do your own cam chain and valves or let the dealer do it?Awesome! Performed my first service this week. Crazy that triumph says you only have to replace the rear differential fluid once at 500 miles. I will probably change it every 10,000 or 1 year. Waiting on my 'dealertool' from the UK, so I can run the diagnostics and reset the miles to next service.
I've attached a file of all the readily available oil filters that fit in case you want to put on a long-body automotive filter. Did all the measurements myself. I'm running a Bosch D3323 Distance Plus right now, but going to the Mobil1 M1-110. The Fram XG7317 is also a good choice. I was going to do a detailed test of all these filters, but work got in the way severely. I'm going to cut open a few of interest for people so I can keep you informed if you like (I have 35 different filters!). Here are links to my discussion and pictures of all the filters if you ever get interested. Nothing like a good oil filter thread!
Filter discussion thread: Filter Fun (or, DaddyFlip is an idiot)
Oil filter pix: Filter Fun, Part 2 (or, "The Oil Filter Test Thread")
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