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Old 03-04-2011, 08:54 PM   #1
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2000 v6 mustang what oil should I use?
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Someone recommended 5w30?
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Someone recommended 5w30?
South la. 10w30 all year round down here.
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2000 v6 mustang what oil should I use?
if you have your manual it will give suggested oil and weight.or you do a little research,and choose one that way.i use a syn. blend.most of the oils yoday are pretty good.good luck
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What's so good about 10w30?
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See it's hard to know what's best for the car when people say to use this oil and the manual says use that oil...
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It gets really hot down here but not very cold. It will work fine down here.
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10w 30 for the win and dont worry about the oil "hype" of this is better than that and synthetic is the best. Just get a quality brand and keep it clean.
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See it's hard to know what's best for the car when people say to use this oil and the manual says use that oil...
I use what the manual says on the gf's '02 GT. 5w20 Mobil 1 on that. My cars I use 10w30 Mobil 1 pretty much year round.
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K ford recommends 5w20 because of the CAFE laws. For the same car in Australia they recommend 5w30. Why. Because it protects better. Use what you want but fords 5w20 recommendation is a joke.

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The engine is built for 5w20 specifications. Use 5w20.

We are seeing issues at Dodge specifically b/c people continue to use the wrong oil. These engines are being built with tolerances/clearances/ect ect that are affected by the choice in oil. The efficiency of these engines will continue to get better and the oil is just a part of the process. All the major quality Car manufactures of the world are moving to these oils. 5w20/0w30/0w20

Also, Motorcraft oil is probably some of the best oil on the market for your car when combined with a Motorcraft Oil filiter. Don't get me wrong there are other good oils, but you will never go wrong using Motorcraft.
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Sorry. I have to disagree. I suggest looking at the ford spec for the 4.6 in australia. Same car,same motor. And they spec 5w30. I have looked very deeply into this issue. Look into it. You will see I am right. It's the CAFE laws. Period. Ford pays big bucks in carbon emissions and if the spec an oil that gets .25 mpg better for 5 million cars they pay less in penalties. I know what I am talking about

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Are these engines produced in the same facility? With exactly the same (100% blueprints) materials/quality or emissions standards? The only vehicle I can find right now with the same engine would be the 2002 Cobra and I can't find any difference in oil specifications yet.
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Are these engines produced in the same facility? With exactly the same (100% blueprints) materials/quality or emissions standards? The only vehicle I can find right now with the same engine would be the 2002 Cobra and I can't find any difference in oil specifications yet.
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Keep looking. You will find it. I started selling amsoil about a year ago and I have stacks of paper on this issue

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Also, I'm not saying this is something that you have to do. Most engines will probably be ok. While most newer engines are going to start needing specific oil. I worked at a Quick Lube when I was younger and sometimes we would just put whatever ... I only think this is becomming important on current day vehicles as technologies start to exceed themselve .... vvt/cvt/vtech.. all of this is going to make it more interesting in the future as we push for fuel economy and no footprint.
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This is the kind of stuff I like looking into. I wish I could see your information.

I think it's amazing how pass door lock cylinders disappeared on so many vehicles. People don't realize that by eliminating this cylinder Ford (or whoever) may have just saved MILLIONS of dollars for Mustang production as an overall. Blame it on keyless entry/remote start or whatever, but I think it's all about profit.

I see somethings at Dodge that really irks me but I understand why they do it. Ex. in 02/03 the 4.7L 1500s they had exhaust manifold bolts breaking. Well they did away with them till 09/10... now they started putting them on the 5.7Ls again. SAME BOLT SAME PART#--SAME ISSUES. They keep breaking and now there is whats called an RRT (similar to a TSB but we actually do it just like a recall while underbasically warranty).

I guess when you have a millions bolts lying around you are looking at lost profit.... why not use them, take your chances on warranty claims and hope you come out ahead! Right? In business sense, yes.
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A friend of mine used 10w30 in his new F-150, although the owners manual recommended 5w20. He had a warranty issue with the engine that was completely unrelated to the oil- it was a bunch of broken valve springs. Several days after he had the truck towed to the dealership, he got call from the service manager telling him that Ford did not have to honor the warranty, because an oil analysis showed he was using an unrecommended oil. He got the situation straightened out in his favor, but it was VERY unpleasant for a while. Bottom line- use what is recommended.
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A friend of mine used 10w30 in his new F-150, although the owners manual recommended 5w20. He had a warranty issue with the engine that was completely unrelated to the oil- it was a bunch of broken valve springs. Several days after he had the truck towed to the dealership, he got call from the service manager telling him that Ford did not have to honor the warranty, because an oil analysis showed he was using an unrecommended oil. He got the situation straightened out in his favor, but it was VERY unpleasant for a while. Bottom line- use what is recommended.
i agree
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The check engine light can come on if you use an incorrect oil on the new Dodge cars and trucks
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