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Old 05-20-2013, 08:56 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I have an 04 Mach 1 and I am planning on changing my oil tomorrow and was looking at getting 10w-30 royal purple. Should i go with the Royal purple or should i run something else? What do yall think is best to run for the mach 1?
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A lot of people love royal purple. Its a good brand. I just make sure mines fully synthetic.
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How many miles? My Mach 1 has 53k, I've had it 4 years only ever used Motorcraft 5w20 (oem recommended weight) runs great.

I'm planning to wait until I hit 65-70k miles before I switch to full synthetic.
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its at 98k so i guess i should probably go with the fully synthetic?
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its at 98k so i guess i should probably go with the fully synthetic?
Yeah, id say thats a safe bet. Not sure I'd do 10w30 though...oem recommends 5w20. I've read some stuff over at Mach1 Registry where a lot of the guys over there recommend sticking to the oem weight.
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Run synthetic always... and stick to recommended 5w20...

Royal purple is awesome. I have many friends that swear by it. I'm partial to Mobil 1.
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Redline amsoil royal purple ...
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Ok thanks everyone, im gunna go with the 5w20 then if thats what oem recommends .
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:01 AM   #9
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Full synthetic is full synthetic. As long as it's something like Motorcraft/Mobil 1/Castrol/Pennzoil/Quaker State whatever and not some garbage, you're fine. The brand really doesn't matter as long as its not some generic brand like WalMart's Super Tech.
I've used Motorcraft, Quaker State, Mobil 1, AMSOIL, and several others and I've never noticed even a tiny bit of difference in smoothness or oil color/viscosity when I change it. Of course the RP looked like someone ran Barney through Auschwitz, but that's expected.
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Full synthetic is full synthetic. As long as it's something like Motorcraft/Mobil 1/Castrol/Pennzoil/Quaker State whatever and not some garbage, you're fine. The brand really doesn't matter as long as its not some generic brand like WalMart's Super Tech.
I've used Motorcraft, Quaker State, Mobil 1, AMSOIL, and several others and I've never noticed even a tiny bit of difference in smoothness or oil color/viscosity when I change it. Of course the RP looked like someone ran Barney through Auschwitz, but that's expected.
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I'm with backpressure.. it's all the same. I actually avoid RP and AMSoil because they aren't even endorsed by the SAE.. It could be Wal-Mart oil dyed purple and advertised well for all I know.
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Doesn't quaker state get gunky? Ive heard it does, never actually used it though.
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Doesn't quaker state get gunky? Ive heard it does, never actually used it though.
I've run QS in my work trucks for years. I put a brand new Jasper 350 in my old 93 K1500 full size and ran nothing but QS for the 100k miles I put on it before I sold it. The guy that bought it as his work truck told me it ran better than his 2007 Silverado. That thing smoked 33x10.50 mud tires all day. I never should have sold it. Tan and black two tone with a cowl....gorgeous.
I have a 96 K1500 with the Vortec 4.3 right now (well..i gave it to the wife, but whatever) and it's seen nothing but QS full synthetic for the 70k I've put on it. The only issue it has is the famous distributor cap problem.
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I would say stick with 5w30 (I wouldn't use 5w20, yes it is technically called for in the manual but the 4.6l was originally intended to use 5w30) and for brand I would go with either motorcraft, Mobil 1, or royal purple. As far as filters go, motorcraft or purolator.

A buddy of mine has a Mach 1 and he used to run 5w20. He is at about 80-90k and he has a slight valvetrain tick/noise on start up. I told him to switch to 5w30 because it is what the engine was designed for anyways, and the valvetrain noise went away almost entirely.
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My 2001 F150 crew cab has 340k, I've ran Valvoline 5w30 in it from day one and have never touched the engine.
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My 2001 F150 crew cab has 340k, I've ran Valvoline 5w30 in it from day one and have never touched the engine.
+1 I love Valvoline.
I used their MaxLife full synthetic to fix leaks in the corvette.
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Best Erl? Honestly I use Motorcraft in everything. Cheap, good quality, good enough for Ford to put into engines they'll warranty for 100k or whatever they are doing these days and you can get it at Wal Mart in bulk jugs.

Oh, also, the Wal Mart Super Tech is actually a very good oil and the best priced full synthetic there is that's any good unless you hit something else on a sale.

I would not waste my money on RP for $8/qt... I got the Motorcraft on sale for $2.50/qt last time I did my oil and $17 for a 5 gallon jug of it. $4 for a Motorcraft filter and $20 for the oil total. Can't beat that.

Also, avoid the orange cans of death known as Fram at all costs. Motorcraft and Purolator are great filters for the same price or less and they don't use paper elements or cardboard filter ends. The BEST filter you can get locally will be a Wix filter. If you can't find one, the Napa Gold filters are Wix filters just rebranded as Napas.
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