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Old 02-14-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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What Oil to use?

What kinda of oil do you guys recommend? Brand new built motor , and what's a good break in oil to add with ?
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Royal Purple, full synthetic.. Start it right.
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What kinda of oil do you guys recommend? Brand new built motor , and what's a good break in oil to add with ?
If you are going to use a full synthetic, you will need to start off with one of their "break in" oils.
A full synthetic used right after a rebuild may cause the engine to take a long time seating the rings in, during which time it will be consuming oil and carbon will be forming on the piston top and valves. We have already had one instance of that happen to someone on the forums.


Any regular engine oil that is not too detergent heavy will serve to break in the engine and seat the rings in the bores or you can use a specific break in oil.


Check this site BITOG for information about choosing engine oil.
It is pretty extensive with lots of oil information.
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So I am at about 2500 miles on my 2012 GT. I am wanting to run synthetic on first oil change, and there on out.
My first question is how long should I wait to change the factory oil, and can I go straight into a full synthetic, since the engine has reached its break in period? Thanks..
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So I am at about 2500 miles on my 2012 GT. I am wanting to run synthetic on first oil change, and there on out.
My first question is how long should I wait to change the factory oil, and can I go straight into a full synthetic, since the engine has reached its break in period? Thanks..
I'm pretty sure you can probably go ahead and change it to synthetic or wait until the mileage specified in your owner's manual for oil changes comes up, then change it.
The newer engines are quite different in respect to metallurgy, set up and clearances than our old pushrod engines.
Some new cars actually come from the factory with synthetic oil, so that tells me they are designed to seat in the rings a lot quicker and easier than the older engines.
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Becareful when changing oil on new cars if you don't use the oil it's designed for it can trip the check eng light. Found that out the hard way on my F150. It called for 5W30 changed oil myself put in 10w30 and almost instantly check eng light cam on being it only had 3000 mile on it took it to dealer to figure out what was wrong. They came back and told me I put wrong oil in it
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The factory oil is a synthetic blend. I will go full synthetic on all oil changes here on out, and will keep it the recommended 5w30.. Thanks for the advise.. Also will be listing for that dreaded tick others have talked about after first oil change..I'm still debating on changing it myself, or taking to dealership to get the " stamp of approval " and can point fingers at them if something goes wrong down the road.
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The factory oil is a synthetic blend. I will go full synthetic on all oil changes here on out, and will keep it the recommended 5w30.. Thanks for the advise.. Also will be listing for that dreaded tick others have talked about after first oil change..I'm still debating on changing it myself, or taking to dealership to get the " stamp of approval " and can point fingers at them if something goes wrong down the road.
Does anyone have any idea what the tick is caused by?
If there is a history of problems you might want to stick with Ford oils at least until the warranty period expires.


I run the Ford synthetic blend in both of our DD's, a 2010 Milan and a 2002 Ranger.
No problems whatsoever out of either of them.
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Well I need a break in oil for my new motor what do you guys think of this from COMP CAMS :
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Well I need a break in oil for my new motor what do you guys think of this from COMP CAMS :
That should work fine.
Just follow the directions for its use.
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