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Old 02-22-2008, 02:11 PM   #1
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Oil Topics...what do you use?

Any of you guys ever used Royal Purple? And what type of oil do you generally use? 10w40? 5w20? I really have no idea what the 05 mustangs are suppose to take. i'm just now getting to where i'm changing my own.
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Re: Oil Topics...what do you use?

Never used the purple .I use Mobil 1 5W20 .The car comes factory filled with Motorcraft synthetic blend ford recommends 5w 20 synthetic blend motor oil.(which is the recommended oil in the manual). Note that synthetic blend is NOT the same as full synthetic.
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so then i need to use a synthetic blend?
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I use Mobil 1 synthetic.
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so then i need to use a synthetic blend?
No you can use whatever you want I just posted what the car came with

click on the link below and you'll see whats the right oil for my car fill in the in fo

What's the right oil for my car?
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Re: Oil Topics...what do you use?

The 10 myths of synthetic oil. Good article if you never used synthetic oil before.
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Re: Oil Topics...what do you use?

I have more oil experience than 99.9% of the people on just about any site. What Herbstang posted is the absolute fact on synthetic oil. I have posted on this site and others facts on oil types and what is myths or just plain untruths. Synthetic oil is superior to conventional oil in every application and usage. Brand difference is not even an issue. In test I was a analyst in found the difference in synthetic oil is not even worth reporting. Whether Amsoil, Royal Purple, Mobil One, Havoline, Castrol, Penzoil, Quaker State, Valvoline and a few more oils I forget at this moment are all quality Synthetic products. It is all in preference. I have always been a Castrol user way before the Synthetics were around and still use it 90% of the time but I have tried just about every product out there. 2 oil changes ago I used Amsoil. Filters are another thing you can spend 3.99 or 12.99 on a filter and they all do the same thing and when you change the oil you throw them out. What you are willing to pay is up to you but I mostly use Motorcraft or Fram filters.
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Re: Oil Topics...what do you use?

I've always stuck with mobil1 5w30/20 synthetic...
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awesome. That helps quite a bit. Thanks for the reply back.
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+1, Mobil 1 5W20 for me too. Seems to work and keeps the engine happy, that's what's oil is supposed do.
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Re: Oil Topics...what do you use?

alright. Isn't there like a platinum or high end that mobil 1 makes? Can anyone elaborate on that why it's the better choice? if it's the better choice?
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I have more oil experience than 99.9% of the people on just about any site. What Herbstang posted is the absolute fact on synthetic oil. I have posted on this site and others facts on oil types and what is myths or just plain untruths. Synthetic oil is superior to conventional oil in every application and usage. Brand difference is not even an issue. In test I was a analyst in found the difference in synthetic oil is not even worth reporting. Whether Amsoil, Royal Purple, Mobil One, Havoline, Castrol, Penzoil, Quaker State, Valvoline and a few more oils I forget at this moment are all quality Synthetic products. It is all in preference. I have always been a Castrol user way before the Synthetics were around and still use it 90% of the time but I have tried just about every product out there. 2 oil changes ago I used Amsoil. Filters are another thing you can spend 3.99 or 12.99 on a filter and they all do the same thing and when you change the oil you throw them out. What you are willing to pay is up to you but I mostly use Motorcraft or Fram filters.
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Re: Oil Topics...what do you use?

Mobil1 5w20 bish.

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Re: Oil Topics...what do you use?

I use Mobil 1, I am sure Royal Purple is great I have just heard more than one issue come up after using it but of course no direct link to it being the problem~ I think the 4.6L is a funny motor when it comes to oil and its tolerances
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Re: Oil Topics...what do you use?

I know if i run full synthetic in my 5.0, it ends up running out the rear main seal and the drain plug seals, even with brand new ones in there.....i end up running regular castrol or valvoline (5W-30 in winter and 10W-30 in summer) and a motorcraft filter......I would not recomend Fram filters though, i cut one apart and there is not nearly as much guts inside compared to say a motorcraft and its the same price for either one.
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Re: Oil Topics...what do you use?

actually filters can make some difference and i stay away from fram
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Re: Oil Topics...what do you use?

I have used Valvoline, Amsoil and Mobile One Synthetics in my 5.4 over all I have been pleased with Mobile. You can tell in a car using anything less that full synthetic if you spent alot of time in a quick lube like me. Other crap just seems to gum up in the never engines of course if you look at things like temp and oil passage size then you will realize while.
On the filter topic get a K&N or Mobile filter.
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Re: Oil Topics...what do you use?

I have heard its bad to switch frm conventional to synthetic after the engine has run conventional all its life. Is this true? would I be okay to go to a blend then to full?
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Its bs plain and simple, if you use a higher mileage full synthetic you will be alright, the basic issue is the size of the molocules were conventional oils cary insize synthetic is one uniform size- it can cause leaks in older vehicles pre 80's I have put it in an 289 in a 67 Mustang with no issue at all. Valvoline has a Maxlife Synthetic that works well for 5K to 6K I use this in my wifes Tundra and I have used it for years, also Mobile One has just released a high mileage full synthetic.
For what your going with use the full synthetic and dont listen to the idiots out there whom preach conventional oil is great and the synthetic will fry your engine its simply not true, we have a better product on the market and it will save you money in the long run.
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Re: Oil Topics...what do you use?

Well my engine is actually 3000 miles new. but I just wondering if I can straight up switch to fully synthetic. (I am looking for a yes or no) I just dont want to **** up.

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Yes it wont mess anything up refer to my previous post.
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mobil 1 and bosch filters are the same made my champ labs. wix makes good filters too and they make the filters for napa also and then purolator pure one is very good also. those are the only three filters i would use.
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Yes it wont mess anything up refer to my previous post.
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I've always stuck with mobil1 5w30/20 synthetic...
:yup: ever since my stang was new thats all i ran........i think the first few oil changes i ran motorcraft
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yeahhH!!
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royal purple whore here. ive been running RP in all my lubricants since i did the big 3 (oil, tranny and diff) back when i had my 02 GT and was thoroughly impressed with the numbers my butt-dyno was reading.

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I have heard its bad to switch frm conventional to synthetic after the engine has run conventional all its life. Is this true? would I be okay to go to a blend then to full?
vice-a-versa, from what i recall, its fine to go from conventional to synthetic, but switching from synthetic back to conventional could pose issues.
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Re: Oil Topics...what do you use?

What I think is most strange is so many people run 5w oil in their cars in the south. The only reason for such light oil is CAFE "coporate average fuel economy" standards. They tweek oil every big of MPG they can to report fuel economy of a models of car and trucks in there average. I will run 10w30 all year simply put it is better viscosity in hot climate of the south and south west. I am not saying 5w is going to ruin the car just a personal opinion shared by many
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i could always research this but i'll just ask you guys..


what does the 5w mean and the 20 as well? I thought it was how well it ran in the cold vs. the hot?
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First number 5 means vicosity cold
W means Grade of oil
30 is warm temp viscosity

It is never really that cold south of the Mason Dixon line to need 5w but if you live in the great white north of Wisconsin or North Dakota thats another story.
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Yes most assume 5W the W stands for weight, thats not true.

'W' signifies the winter rating of the oil, showing how it will perform in cold weather. The lower the number prefixing the 'W', the lower the temperature the oil can withstand. Thus 10W- indicates a lower viscosity at low temperature than 20W-. The second figure shows the viscosity at 100 C, which is close to the bulk oil temperature in most water-cooled engines.
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ooooohhh, well that makes a plenty of sense now. Thanks guys ... it never really gets below 30 here. It has to REALLY try to hit 30.
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Just keep with the factory recomended weight of 5w20.....
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