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Old 09-17-2003, 03:52 PM   #1
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Oil change.......

I was wondering what type of oil should i use in my 2001 mustang v6? is there any good brands of oil? and what are your opinons on synthtic oil? also are there any good oil filters?

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does anybody happen to know what size bolt is on the oil pan to drain the oil.

all help is greatly appreciated.

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Moving to Maintenence.

Look in this section. There have been a few conversations about oil types.
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what section ? can you send me a link ?
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http://www.v6stangs.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=6

The maintenence section
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what tpye of oil and filter are you using? i heard mobil 1 full synthetic is good, but what tpye of oil filter? are those k7n oil filters any good ?
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I use whatever is on sale. I'm using Chevron 10-30W and a Fram oil filter.
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Old 09-17-2003, 04:57 PM   #7
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i use mobil 1 synthetic 10w-30 with a fram filter usually.

dont be fooled and think youre gonna see any hp gains with synthetic oil though. its just easier on the engine and can go longer without changing. i would say about 5000mi instead of 3000mi for regular oil
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Old 09-17-2003, 05:18 PM   #8
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http://www.v6stangs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=77

Corey made this if you want to read it, a little info on oils.


also about your question.
Not all oil drain plugs are the same size. All you need is a good set of standard and metric sockets and you'll figure it out.
If you wanna read this as well a quick howto on oil changes.
http://www.v6stangs.com/how_to/maintenance/oil_change/
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I run motorcraft 5W20(synthetic blend) with a motorcraft filter a 400s i belive.
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Old 09-30-2003, 11:15 PM   #10
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just dont use fram filters. I read alot of horrible **** about them.
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Old 09-30-2003, 11:51 PM   #11
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who needs filters? i just stick a coffee filter in my oil spout, and im good to go
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jsut for ur guys info, i was reading this booklet at work, and fram filters was rated the absolute lowest. Motorcraft was rated pretty well actually.
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damn, if they would only put that nice grippy stuff on other filter brands!!!
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k&N has a nut on the bottom, and it was rated the highest.
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All modern oils must be made to the same specifications, most of us, myself included still have our own personal favorite brands though, we could argue from now on and not all of us will agree on it. My own personal favs are Castrol and Havoline.
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Hey Rick I just changed my oil Sunday and I tried the Havoline Synthetic for the first time!! I will see how it does

Charles you say Fram is not good that is interesting because Motorcraft is made by Fram !!!!!! That is straight from a Ford tech rep. Not to mention I have been using Fram for over 20 years. But in all actuallity any name brand filter will do as long as you change them at reccomended service intervals
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Hey Rick I just changed my oil Sunday and I tried the Havoline Synthetic for the first time!! I will see how it does

Charles you say Fram is not good that is interesting because Motorcraft is made by Fram !!!!!! That is straight from a Ford tech rep. Not to mention I have been using Fram for over 20 years. But in all actuallity any name brand filter will do as long as you change them at reccomended service intervals
i was reading this all from work. We have a big book that has all manufacturers and ect.. its an industrial standard. Air filters, oil filters, oils, ect was all rated. Also how they were made and their materials, I also work at sears auto center, i was reading the reviews in the book Its how they decide what brands to use/ recommend, so its not like this is my opinion.
And what i read motorcraft wasnt manufactured by fram.
Motorcraft manufactures lines of their own products.....
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And what i read motorcraft wasnt manufactured by fram.
Motorcraft manufactures lines of their own products.....
Well motorcraft does not make all they sell. Do you think they package there own oil NO!!! Motorcraft (Ford) is like all big companies they contract and outsource alot of their products because it is cheaper than having thousands of people on payroll making every little widget they sell and have to pay their insurances and deal with union workers!!!
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well whoever does it, and if its fram why would they make motorcraft filters better than their own.
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Like any contract you have engineering specifications that are required to be met and Ford like all companies paying for parts to be manufactured using there name demands there specification be met!!
I am very knowledgeable in this area because it is my job as a Quality Engineering Analyst to make sure all the vendors on contract are manufacturing to Lockheed Martin's specifications

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Old 10-04-2003, 10:01 AM   #21
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since no one else answered your question to the bolt sive on the oil pan i'll do it. it's 13mm
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you cant really say a size, alot are different.
He just has to try out what works.

At work someone stripped their oil plug and i had to get a new one, well the one in the book didnt work and i tried like 5 other ones, finally got one that worked.
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13mm, really, the one on my GT is 15mm and the one on my 94 V6 was also a 15mm I think, someone already said they aren't all the same size, I think that was the proper answer.
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Really, the one on my GT is a 15mm, the one on my 94 V6 was also a 15mm, I think the answer was already given that they aren't all the same size, and I think that is the proper answer.
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Mine is 15 mm also
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