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Old 12-30-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
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Bout that time again. oil changing

Just wondering what brand of oil you guys perfer to roll with on your sixers and how many miles and why you picked to go with that specific brand? Im deciding Mobil 1 synthetic 5w-30 and ive got about 35k miles.
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Mobil 1 5w20, every 5k. It's the weight specified by the manual, for warranty purposes. Im keeping the receipts as well. The time frame is one I went with in my Stratus. Its about how long the oil would run before turning dark and breaking down. Im not comfortable with the 10k mile intervals. Better to err on the side of caution.
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Just wondering what brand of oil you guys perfer to roll with on your sixers and how many miles and why you picked to go with that specific brand? Im deciding Mobil 1 synthetic 5w-30 and ive got about 35k miles.
Motorcraft 5w20. Every 7000k. It's what ford racing uses. If its good enough for them, it's good enough for me. It also what the engine was designed to use. I'm not a gear head but the warranty will cover more if you use this oil.
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5-20w Royal Purple. Royal Purple is used by most in the racing industry. They make just about everything when it comes to engine liquids. I'm touchy about my oil. Every 3000 miles. Just to be on the safe side. I do it all myself, so it isn't too expensive.
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The warranty covers the same, its an issue of it covering it or not at all. As long as you use something that meets their specs or better, you're fine. I prefer to use something better.
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I to was looking into royal purple. Do you really feel any extra hp from it lol?
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I to was looking into royal purple. Do you really feel any extra hp from it lol?
For a normal vehicle its not worth the extra costs to me
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Can you feel 2hp? Not really.
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I wouldn't say that there is hp gain, but it definitely runs a lot smoother. Fuel economy is better too. My pony is anything but normal. I want that thing to run as long as possible. And have better trade in value. I don't mind spending the extra cash to provide the best for my baby.
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Can you feel 2hp? Not really.
not at all
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Yeah true lol. What oil filter are you guys running with?
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Royal Purple oil filter. Only 15 bux.
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Motorcraft. It actually has seals inside the filter that seal around the oil shaft the filter spins around. A unique design I haven't seen anywhere else. Ford calls for it and at 5k mile intervals I'm not worried about filtration being bad.

Any filter is better than none, but you do get considerably better filters when you spend more than $6. Id invest in one of those if you're going for longer oil change intervals.
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Yeah true lol. What oil filter are you guys running with?
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Motorcraft 5w20. Every 7000k. It's what ford racing uses. If its good enough for them, it's good enough for me. It also what the engine was designed to use. I'm not a gear head but the warranty will cover more if you use this oil.
Just a thought but how often is a Racing Motor rebuilt ?
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Every race!
There you go so maybe its more about less friction than longevity. Just sayin ! Motorcraft Synth Blend is probably good for our Daily Drivers.
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Just wondering what brand of oil you guys perfer to roll with on your sixers and how many miles and why you picked to go with that specific brand? Im deciding Mobil 1 synthetic 5w-30 and ive got about 35k miles.
Royal Purple every 4K miles with K&N oil filter cuz I don't wanna have to order the royal purple one and it's just as good.
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Just did my oil change used Mobil 1 synthetic and a Mobil 1 oil filter and I must say shes running really smoothly!
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Royal purple with a wix or motorcraft filter. Royal purple exceeds manufacturers requirements as does Moble 1. I would run either but choose purple because I can get a decent deal on 10qt. Wix filters were recommended to me by a friends father who happens to be a mechanic of 30 plus years with near as many on the drag strip. Oil is really a personal preference thing, just don't skimp out and buy the cheap stuff.
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Amsoil 5w20 with amsoil filter. Good for 25k mi, but I change mine at 5 k. My buddy runs a roush qualifing motor in his race truck, he picked up 8hp by switching to amsoil on engine dyno.
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Never heard of amsoil. Where can you get it?
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Never heard of amsoil. Where can you get it?
You have to get it from an amsoil distributor/dealer. Just Google it for your area.
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You can also become your own distributor (or whatever they call it) for like $20 a year or so. A few of our club guys buy Amsoil for others. I just signed up to order soon so dont know details just yet. Remember to buy a little extra though. I forgot and had to mix-and-match oils for a few thousand miles because I didnt order any extra for between-changes. My car is new so it ate two quarts in the first 3 months or so.
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Not a bad idea. I'll look into that. How'd you go about doing that?
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Not a bad idea. I'll look into that. How'd you go about doing that?
You can sign up as a "preferred customer" on amsoil.com or do it through a 3rd-party site to have your fee paid up front IIRC. You get a packet like this, which Im filling out today:

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Is this oil better than royal purple?
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Youll get varying opinions but Amsoil is rated for 1 year/25k so its hard to beat. Was going to send a sample to Blackstone to test at my upcoming oil change but Ive got 2 quarts of Castrol in mine right now, so Im going to wait until next change. Will report back when I do.
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Royal Purple 5w20 every 3k miles and a Motorcraft oil filter. I plan to send some to Blackstone for this coming oil change because I want to go to every 5k miles intervals. I'm sure this is not needed, but at least I can say for sure by testing the oil at 3k and 5k.
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Royal Purple 5w20 every 3k miles and a Motorcraft oil filter. I plan to send some to Blackstone for this coming oil change because I want to go to every 5k miles intervals. I'm sure this is not needed, but at least I can say for sure by testing the oil at 3k and 5k.
I do two of my cars once a year with rp, neither go over 1500 miles a year. One gets mobil1 twice a year and averages 2500 miles a year. The dd gets cheapo valvoline every 5k which is just over 2 months normally. All get motorcraft filter.

Oil is a matter of opinion. If you are using mobil 1 it is not a true synthetic. A synthetic blend is a waste of money.
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I do two of my cars once a year with rp, neither go over 1500 miles a year. One gets mobil1 twice a year and averages 2500 miles a year. The dd gets cheapo valvoline every 5k which is just over 2 months normally. All get motorcraft filter.

Oil is a matter of opinion. If you are using mobil 1 it is not a true synthetic. A synthetic blend is a waste of money.
Yeah, not really sure what the point of synthetic blend is..? Seems like that is just a marketing gimmick. I've heard that about Mobile 1 not being a full synthetic oil, but its not a blend either, right?
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Theres a cool video on RP's page about their oil filter, they have done a lot of research it looks like. Cool vid.

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I'm not even sure where all this stuff lies anymore, because crap changes so much. Full synthetic is rated in tiers. The tiers refer to the quality and I guess how pure of a synthetic it is. Most name brand oils from a store that are full synthetic are equal now. Mobil 1 about 5~ years ago used to be higher quality and from a higher tier, then they changed their formula to I assume cut costs and compete with everyone else.

In the end, it doesn't matter to me. Synthetic of any kind is still cleaner than any regular or blended oil, and it exceeds all specifications. I don't even go the full, recommended oil change interval.
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Actually , here's a more unbiased video

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Talking about Amsoil for a moment.... There is a reason you dont see it on the shelf at your every day shop and that is because it is designed for race engines. Is it going to hurt your car? not a chance, but your not getting the gains that you think you are either. That oil is designed to run best under extreme conditions and really shines when you get to that point, however, unless you drive at 120 around town or have forced induction/No2 your not getting the same gains as if you were running royal purple or equivalent. Why do you think Royal purple makes the XPR (Extreem Performance Race) and HPS (High performance Street) lines of oil.... use what fits your driving style, for now that is standard Royal Purple for me but I will be going to HPS in a few months once it proves it's self as it is there newest line of oil.
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