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Old 01-28-2012, 06:58 PM   #1
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Opinion Please!!!!

When I bought my GT the seller told me he used Mobil 1 synthetic oil....Is there any way to find out if he did?????
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Change the oil lol I went to change mine and found a P.O.S. oil filter that is smaller than the motorcraft one and the oil I dont even want to know what cheap stuff it was. After I changed the oil I swear the motor acted like it was realeaved. I used all motorcraft (5w20)
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Change the oil lol I went to change mine and found a P.O.S. oil filter that is smaller than the motorcraft one and the oil I dont even want to know what cheap stuff it was. After I changed the oil I swear the motor acted like it was realeaved. I used all motorcraft (5w20)
Good one,lol, I just didn't want to waste the money on synthetic oil if the car never used it....big difference with regular oil and synthetic price wise
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Good one,lol, I just didn't want to waste the money on synthetic oil if the car never used it....big difference with regular oil and synthetic price wise
Even the cheapest oil on the market will work fine for lubricating the car for at least 6,000 miles. The question is what type of filter was used? The filter is the important part.
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Even the cheapest oil on the market will work fine for lubricating the car for at least 6,000 miles. The question is what type of filter was used? The filter is the important part.
I usually use Castrol , but if the previous owner used the synthetic since the car was new, would it cause a problem if I put in regular oil???
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I usually use Castrol , but if the previous owner used the synthetic since the car was new, would it cause a problem if I put in regular oil???
I've often wondered that myself. In-fact I was thinking that earlier today.

To be honest I don't change my own oil. The dealer sends me coupons for $25.00 and I'm like it's almost as cheap for them to do it w/o the hassle.
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I usually use Castrol , but if the previous owner used the synthetic since the car was new, would it cause a problem if I put in regular oil???
Short answer!.. No!...
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Short answer!.. No!...
Ok...sounds good, thanks...
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Ok...sounds good, thanks...
Just remember like some one else said!.. Don't get some pos filter!.. Get a quality one, because that is one of the bigger things!.. And a good petroleum based oil would last about 5000-6000 miles!..
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Just remember like some one else said!.. Don't get some pos filter!.. Get a quality one, because that is one of the bigger things!.. And a good petroleum based oil would last about 5000-6000 miles!..
I usually buy Fram, never had a problem with it
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I usually buy Fram, never had a problem with it
Fram is a good one!... It's what my dad usually gets too!...
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last I checked, syntech, is designed for higher engine temps. Lower engine temps dont need syn. why? because it takes high temps to make syn useful in your motor (oil particles/components dont break down till temp is reached). What is considered high temps? Well, stop and go traffic with high perf eng. for one, racing is another, high output engines for another, and more. Those were uses, but I cannot prove it anymore because that kind of info used to be common 15 years ago, and conserved today. Advice, use recommended oil. Many factory engines are designed to use the lowest grade oil and fuel. If your user manual says use 87 octane, then syntech is not for you. If you are using midgrade, then syntec offers some protection for your money. Ask any ASE certified mechanic about engine oil and they will tell you to just ensure you have enough oil in the engine. Out with the old wives tale of syn vs conventional. Just avoid running out of engine oil!

Hope that helped because that is my opinion per your request. Will gladly accept scientific input to prove otherwise. Lubricant is lubricant, except following manufacturer spec is important. Like Anthony06 said, a good oil filter goes a long way. I use K&N and reuse for 2 oil changes then I dump it. I'm happy and no issues over the last year; 96K and counting. Yep, I have a K&N for 1 year now, and will change at next oil change.

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^ that makes sense.

Ford puts in Motorcraft 5w30 syn blend, with motorcraft filter.
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last I checked, syntech, is designed for higher engine temps. Lower engine temps dont need syn. why? because it takes high temps to make syn useful in your motor (oil particles/components dont break down till temp is reached). What is considered high temps? Well, stop and go traffic with high perf eng. for one, racing is another, high output engines for another, and more. Those were uses, but I cannot prove it anymore because that kind of info used to be common 15 years ago, and conserved today. Advice, use recommended oil. Many factory engines are designed to use the lowest grade oil and fuel. If your user manual says use 87 octane, then syntech is not for you. If you are using midgrade, then syntec offers some protection for your money. Ask any ASE certified mechanic about engine oil and they will tell you to just ensure you have enough oil in the engine. Out with the old wives tale of syn vs conventional. Just avoid running out of engine oil!

Hope that helped because that is my opinion per your request. Will gladly accept scientific input to prove otherwise. Lubricant is lubricant, except following manufacturer spec is important. Like Anthony06 said, a good oil filter goes a long way. I use K&N and reuse for 2 oil changes then I dump it. I'm happy and no issues over the last year; 96K and counting. Yep, I have a K&N for 1 year now, and will change at next oil change.

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I'll probably use the Castrol GTX, I used it in all my previous cars...and I'll probably get the K&N oil filter...thanks for the info
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Re: Opinion Please!!!!

K&N filter is a good choice. I hate FRAM! I have had one split completely down one side and another that came with stripped threads and wouldnt tighten down
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Never heard of an oil filter that had worn or distorted threads, or split down the side for that matter. Sounds like your area got a bad batch from the factory. Hope you went back for a refund or notified the vendor of the defect. I wouldn't lose faith in Fram though.

About the k&N oil filter, I removed it at each oil change (1x) and emptied the used oil from the filter before I replaced it. Now I just observe the oil color and texture before I change it. Being too careful costs money, being lazy does too. I always remember that engines are not alive just engines and treat it as such. Used to be written in older manuals. LOL.
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LOL, I finally got the joke. Motor relieved?
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