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Old 06-02-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
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It's time for an oil change and I would like to know what the ppl on here consider is the best for our cars? Weight and brand. And I've noticed that my car has gotten sluggish hopefully it's not that bad when ive put 3400 miles since my last oil change. Has anyone had similar affects?
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:09 PM   #2
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Main thing is to use the factory recommended weight. Don't use a different weight it can mess up the variable cam timing and cause damage.
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:28 PM   #3
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I use royal purple and I think the weight you'd use is 5w20 it last me about 7-8000 miles and my car is a daily driver! Another popular brand is Amsoil both are great just make sure to use synthetic oil(better protection) in what ever you choose and you'll be fine.
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I also use Royal Purple 5W20. It's a little pricey but it is a great oil. BTW, you don't have to change your oil at 3000, the manufacturer suggests 5000. If you are using full synthetic then you'll be fine.
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I use amsoil 5 w20 in the mustang. I have two trucks tho , the 4.6 has 330,000 on it and the 5.4 has 275,000. I use regular good ol valvoline in them. I use the amsoil for the little extra HP it gives you. For the price of synthetics,you can change your oil three times. Bottom line is oil is oil when you keep it changed, It's when you don't you see the difference.
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Yeah this is my first time changing the oil in this car I've had it three months. So idk what was put in it when I got it from the lot it has 40k now and I can seriously feel a difference since its went over 3k on that oil. So I don't think it's synthetic.
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Not true, full synthetic oil is better regardless of how frequent you change your oil especially in a high performance vehicle like a modded stang. It doesn't break down like natural oil does it also has better lubricating materials in it that keep engine parts moving with less friction hence the slight horsepower increase you get versus standard oil. I'm sure 99.9% of the guys on this forum rum some type of synthetic oil in their vehicles.
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No I'm saying my car is feeling sluggish so I don't think it's synthetic oil
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Sorry, I was was replying to TC.
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No I'm saying my car is feeling sluggish so I don't think it's synthetic oil
These cars came with synthetic and Ford uses synthetic if you bring it to them. Since you bought the car with 40k miles it would be a good idea to change right away and make sure that it has the right oil in it. I switched to royal purple and like it,but there are a lot of good ones to choose from. A really good filter is very important. I like Fram or K&N.
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It actually comes with a synthetic blend oil.
I use the Ford Racing oil filter only because I get a big discount from the local Ford dealer here.
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Not true, full synthetic oil is better regardless of how frequent you change your oil especially in a high performance vehicle like a modded stang. It doesn't break down like natural oil does it also has better lubricating materials in it that keep engine parts moving with less friction hence the slight horsepower increase you get versus standard oil. I'm sure 99.9% of the guys on this forum rum some type of synthetic oil in their vehicles.
Better yes, worth the extra $ no. Less friction = the notorious blue smoke on start up. My car has 45,000 on it, started the smoke issue day after installing synthetic. Two trucks with 300k and not the first issue of any kind on conventional oil. So in my book It's not worth the extra money. Synthetic oil has not always been around. Changing the oil regularly is the key. Amsoil guarantees ther oil for 25k per change , but only a fool would do that.
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It's time for an oil change and I would like to know what the ppl on here consider is the best for our cars? Weight and brand. And I've noticed that my car has gotten sluggish hopefully it's not that bad when ive put 3400 miles since my last oil change. Has anyone had similar affects?
Mobil 1... NASCAR uses it or a reason.. We should too..
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Mobil 1... NASCAR uses it or a reason.. We should too..
I'm sure it's all because of marketing
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I'm sure it's all because of marketing
Exactly "official" means bought and paid for.
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Exactly "official" means bought and paid for.
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Also those engines only need to last less than 1000 miles.
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Exactly "official" means bought and paid for.
And used? Because.. They DO use it..

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Also those engines only need to last less than 1000 miles.
At an avg of about 175 mph..
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And used? Because.. They DO use it..

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At an avg of about 175 mph..
I'm shur some do,along with valvoline and all the others. My point was, when you change your oil regularly full synthetic oil is not necessary or cost effective. BTW Mobil 1 is highly refined conventional oil, not synthetic. Amsoil, Royal Purple and Red Line are the only full synthetics available.
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I'm shur some do,along with valvoline and all the others. My point was, when you change your oil regularly full synthetic oil is not necessary or cost effective. BTW Mobil 1 is highly refined conventional oil, not synthetic. Amsoil, Royal Purple and Red Line are the only full synthetics available.
Although I disagree with you there (synthetic over conventional all day!!).. I don't argue with people on line..
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Bottom line is you can use conventional oil and have a very healthy engine. On the other hand my car is a daily driver that has to deal with rediculous heat down here in Louisiana, constant stop and go traffic, my own abuse from getting down on her, and my own forgetful mind (cause I lose track of mileage after about 1500) so I use RP to feel protected and know it. Plus Royal Purple gives you a free sticker when you buy their oil filter!
I mean what's better than a free sticker!
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Although I disagree with you there (synthetic over conventional all day!!).. I don't argue with people on line..
Sorry bud, I thought we were debating.
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Sorry bud, I thought we were debating.
No big deal man! I never get into anything with people online.. It's your opinion vs mine.. And I just leave it at that.. You never know what's on the other end.. There are several articles about this topic, no reason for us to go back and forth.. If you know what I mean..
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It's time for an oil change and I would like to know what the ppl on here consider is the best for our cars? Weight and brand. And I've noticed that my car has gotten sluggish hopefully it's not that bad when ive put 3400 miles since my last oil change. Has anyone had similar affects?
One time I went 6 months with out even checking it, I was young and naive back then bc it was my first car, but back to the subject nothing really changed in my car
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