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Old 02-09-2015, 06:39 PM   #1
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Should I stick with motor craft engine oil?

Hey guys I have a 02 GT 93k miles and the previous owner and I both have always used motorcraft 5w-20 synthetic. Should I switch to a better, more expensive oil or stick with motorcraft? The extra money won't bother me if it gives me better piece of mind.


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Is the motorcraft a full synthetic or a synthetic blend?


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Is the motorcraft a full synthetic or a synthetic blend?


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You can change if you want. That's what ford recommends you use, but if you want to use a full synthetic I'd go with Mobil 1 it's what I use in my Roush.


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I use valvoline high mileage synthetic and a wix filter. My oil has 1200 miles on it and still looks new for what it's worth. And I have 201k on mine.


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You can change if you want. That's what ford recommends you use, but if you want to use a full synthetic I'd go with Mobil 1 it's what I use in my Roush.


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Sounds good. I hear a lot of good things about mobile 1. Should I stick with 5w-20? I don't drive it in the cold at all and it is garaged


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I use valvoline high mileage synthetic and a wix filter. My oil has 1200 miles on it and still looks new for what it's worth. And I have 201k on mine.


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Sounds good. I hear a lot of good things about mobile 1. Should I stick with 5w-20? I don't drive it in the cold at all and it is garaged


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I use 5w-30 it's the most common oil weight used. It's very healthy for any engine of any year, but 5w-20 won't hurt your engine. It's really up to you...


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I've always used Mobil 1, just recently changed from 5w20 to 5w30 and i think it got rid if most of my oil burning issue.


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Stick with Motorcraft. Their synthetic blend is very highly rated on bobistheoilguy.com. It even beats out some non-euro spec synthetics (its base is oil stock). I use the Ford full synthetic, which is also very highly rated, for the longer OCI's.

Also, Mobil 1 is a great oil at a very good price point, but it is technically not considered a full synthetic by European standards. It uses refined oil for its base rather than a purely synthetic base.
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Yep. Mines still as peppy as ever. Just very good routine maintenance and quality gas makes things go a long way. I have been replacing things along the way and will eventually drop in a lightning motor.


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Should I stick with motor craft engine oil?

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Yep. Mines still as peppy as ever. Just very good routine maintenance and quality gas makes things go a long way. I have been replacing things along the way and will eventually drop in a lightning motor.


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You are aware that the hood will have to be change/cut to have that engine fit. If you are using the supercharger variant.


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I will be getting a cowl hood to go on it. I'm not a fan of doing anything with half and arse


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Post the installation when get the engine love to see how it goes. Buddy did the same swap and the car felt faster than a cobra. It will haul ***!


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Its hard to find a bad oil these days really. Oil FILTERS on the other hand? Stick with motorcraft or wix. Don't get fram or other ****y ones. Our oil filters are important in these cars because oil flow and migration in an overhead cam engine matters more and ****ty filters let it flow the wrong way or some ****.


THe only thing a FRAM oil filter does for you in our cars is keep oil from draining out of the hole that you screw it on to.
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Just why would you change oil brands now????

93,000 miles !!!! Really, and you want to change a proven product for the engine that has 93,000 miles on it.WHY?
If I were you I would just stick with the Motorcraft oil and the 5W-20 because it sure seems to be working out very good for you.
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I used Mobile One high mileage full synthetic and a Mobile filter.
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I guess I have been running Mobil 1 in Corvettes and in my Landspeed Race Truck for as far back as I remember. I don't know when it was developed or when it went on the market but that may be when I started using it, also don't know when the oil filler cap on Corvettes says to use Mobil1 oil and if any cars are thrashed but their owners also baby and take care of them it is Corvettes so I don't think you could go wrong with it and now that they are making high mileage that's the way I would go but then they all came from the same big extinct animals though didn't they!
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Contrary to what Ford and others say, 5W-20 is way too thin and only is the spec due to CAFE standards. 5W-30 is the spec everywhere else and the thicker oil is going to be better for the motor.


I actually recently switched all my vehicles over to 5W-40 (yes 40) Rotella T6 and my 5.4L 2V got REAL quiet real fast and my wife's Honda no longer seeps oil out of one of the cam seals.


Highly recommend the Rotella as it is a legit true synthetic, real high Zinc content is great for the motor and its superior quality as it is designed for Diesels where the temps in the turbos can get real high.
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Contrary to what Ford and others say, 5W-20 is way too thin and only is the spec due to CAFE standards. 5W-30 is the spec everywhere else and the thicker oil is going to be better for the motor.


I actually recently switched all my vehicles over to 5W-40 (yes 40) Rotella T6 and my 5.4L 2V got REAL quiet real fast and my wife's Honda no longer seeps oil out of one of the cam seals.


Highly recommend the Rotella as it is a legit true synthetic, real high Zinc content is great for the motor and its superior quality as it is designed for Diesels where the temps in the turbos can get real high.

I haven't driven much with 5w30 in but I think I already like it better than 5w20.


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DUH !!!!

I guess the Factory is way off base and just plain stupid telling people to use 5W-20 oil in their Mustangs. They are so dumb that they actually wrote it down in a manual that comes with a new Mustang. Boy was that ever stupid. 5W-20 indeed.
Semi-Synthetic or Full Synthetic can be used but they sure stick to the 5W-20 which is totally wrong for the engine. Wow !!!!

I think that I might start using 70 Weight Kendall like they use in the top fuel dragsters and Funny cars. If it was good enough for Don Gartlet's Swamp Fox engines it should be good enough for my engine.

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Still a young gun at heart huh Ronnie? Love the sarcasm, haha.
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I haven't driven much with 5w30 in but I think I already like it better than 5w20.


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I seriously think you might want to look into the 40 weight oil, especially because yours sees extended high RPM operation. I get the Rotella for $21/gal at Wal Mart which is right on par with M1 and its a full syn with a real high zinc content and very good durability as its designed to run through diesel turbos and not break down.

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I guess the Factory is way off base and just plain stupid telling people to use 5W-20 oil in their Mustangs. They are so dumb that they actually wrote it down in a manual that comes with a new Mustang. Boy was that ever stupid. 5W-20 indeed.
Semi-Synthetic or Full Synthetic can be used but they sure stick to the 5W-20 which is totally wrong for the engine. Wow !!!!

I think that I might start using 70 Weight Kendall like they use in the top fuel dragsters and Funny cars. If it was good enough for Don Gartlet's Swamp Fox engines it should be good enough for my engine.

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You do everything the factory recommends? 20 weight is recommended due to CAFE standards, that is it. Everywhere else in the world the same exact identical motor gets 5w-30. Thicker oil is not going to hurt a modular (obviously to a point) and thicker oil is not going to get past seals nearly as easily. I've noticed a MARKED improvement in my 5.4L going from 5w-20 to 5w-40. Same startup viscosity but does not get like water when it gets to temp.
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I've heard of a few other Mach 1 owners who use Rotella. I'm too much of a sissy still using 5w30. They ask say the same stuff that Scotty says about the Rotella

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I guess the Factory is way off base and just plain stupid telling people to use 5W-20 oil in their Mustangs. They are so dumb that they actually wrote it down in a manual that comes with a new Mustang. Boy was that ever stupid. 5W-20 indeed.

Semi-Synthetic or Full Synthetic can be used but they sure stick to the 5W-20 which is totally wrong for the engine. Wow !!!!



I think that I might start using 70 Weight Kendall like they use in the top fuel dragsters and Funny cars. If it was good enough for Don Gartlet's Swamp Fox engines it should be good enough for my engine.



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Should tell them that about how much oil they recommend then. 5qts but after 5k rpm you starve the top end. Need 5.5qts at least if you redline it a lot or keep it at high rpms.

But i guess you shouldn't do that since the factory didn't say that.


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The factory pan of a modular actually holds 7 quarts just fine. Always fill with 6 and keep an eye on it but already have noticed in 1k miles of driving with the 40 weight that I'm not going to have to add like I usually do. **** 20 weight oil...
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