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Old 05-30-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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Oil, what is everyone running?

I broke it in with the 5w-20 motorcraft semi blend as suggested n now im ready to switch to something that lasts more than 1000 miles. Whats everyone running? Thinking about some 10w-40 mobil 1 semi blend..
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I broke it in with the 5w-20 motorcraft semi blend as suggested n now im ready to switch to something that lasts more than 1000 miles. Whats everyone running? Thinking about some 10w-40 mobil 1 semi blend..
Actually Motorcraft is very good oil as far as synthetic blends go. Now if you switch to a full synthetic, I'd go Castrol Edge, or Mobil 1 even Royal Purple has got good reviews here. Weight I'd stick with 5W20, or 5W30 depending on driving conditions. Using any other grade could possibly void your warranty.
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Actually Motorcraft is very good oil as far as synthetic blends go. Now if you switch to a full synthetic, I'd go Castrol Edge, or Mobil 1 even Royal Purple has got good reviews here. Weight I'd stick with 5W20, or 5W30 depending on driving conditions. Using any other grade could possibly void your warranty.
Castrol and Mobil1 are not true synthetics. Stick with AMSOil, RP or RedLine. I'm running 5w30 with no problems.
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Mobile 1 15,000 mile warranty. I change mine at 5k though. 5w 30

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I broke it in with the 5w-20 motorcraft semi blend as suggested n now im ready to switch to something that lasts more than 1000 miles. Whats everyone running? Thinking about some 10w-40 mobil 1 semi blend..
10w 40 will cut down on your mileage a little and remember the heavier it is the harder it is to get to the top end of the engine to lubricate.
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What's oil used for? Lol
Yeah it's highly over rated. Lol
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:29 PM   #11
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I know its tight with the 10w but tht 5w-20 jus burns so fast
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Amsoil, its alittle pricey but its a great product
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Re: Oil, what is everyone running?

Wow... just when I thought I had made up my mind which oil to use, you guys go and confuse me again. What's the major drawbacks to using Mobil1 "untrue" synthetic oil? I don't intend to race or anything like that, but I want my car to last a long time.
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Royal Purple 5w20 here
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amsoil fully synthetic....awesome stuff.
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Re: Oil, what is everyone running?

Royal Purple Oil Filter too, the best. No doubt.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:23 AM   #22
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Get the Mobil 1 extended performance in a 5 w30. It is a true synthetic. It's 4-5 bucks more per 5qt container but worth it and cheaper than the others. I use the extended performance filter as well.
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Get the Mobil 1 extended performance in a 5 w30. It is a true synthetic. It's 4-5 bucks more per 5qt container but worth it and cheaper than the others. I use the extended performance filter as well.
No it's not. It's made from hydrocracked base III stocks, whereas the true synthetic oils are made from base IV or V stocks (Amsoil, RP, Redline).

Mobil1 is OK oil, and not a bad choice if you're going to stick with a 5,000 mile drain interval. You're wasting your money on a true synthetic if you're dumping it out this soon anyways.

If you want superior protection and a 10,000-15,000 mile drain interval go with a true synthetic and a high quality (AMSOil EA or RP) filter that's designed for this kind of use.
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No it's not. It's made from hydrocracked base III stocks, whereas the true synthetic oils are made from base IV or V stocks (Amsoil, RP, Redline).

Mobil1 is OK oil, and not a bad choice if you're going to stick with a 5,000 mile drain interval. You're wasting your money on a true synthetic if you're dumping it out this soon anyways.

If you want superior protection and a 10,000-15,000 mile drain interval go with a true synthetic and a high quality (AMSOil EA or RP) filter that's designed for this kind of use.
I use RP and still change out every 5k lol
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I use RP and still change out every 5k lol
Any longer and I'd have to have an IV of Nexium!
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I use RP and still change out every 5k lol
You're wasting your money then. The biggest benefit from the true synthetics is that they hold up for long periods of time and maintain excellent protection, whereas the blends and "non-true" synthetics start to break down. It's doubtful that you're seeing any benefit from the RP that you wouldn't get from M1/Castrol/Penzoil "synthetic" at 5k miles.

Just so you know, AMSOil recommends a 25k mile or 1 year drain interval when you use their signature series oil and EA filter under normal conditions (aka stock engine). Not sure what RPs recommended drain interval is, but I'm sure it's more than 1/2 of the OEM spec for synthetic blend oil.

http://www.amsoil.com/lit/g1490.pdf

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You're wasting your money then. The biggest benefit from the true synthetics is that they hold up for long periods of time and maintain excellent protection, whereas the blends and "non-true" synthetics start to break down. It's doubtful that you're seeing any benefit from the RP that you wouldn't get from M1/Castrol/Penzoil "synthetic" at 5k miles.

Just so you know, AMSOil recommends a 25k mile or 1 year drain interval when you use their signature series oil and EA filter under normal conditions (aka stock engine). Not sure what RPs recommended drain interval is, but I'm sure it's more than 1/2 of the OEM spec for synthetic blend oil.

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I wouldn't risk it! That's way too many miles for me. They can doc all the data they want, my Mach will never see 25K between oil changes. How does it look compared to fresh after about 5,000 miles? I know RP starts to lose the purple color and look brownish after ~1,000 miles in mine. I don't think that really means anything, still curious.
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I wouldn't risk it! That's way too many miles for me. They can doc all the data they want, my Mach will never see 25K between oil changes. How does it look compared to fresh after about 5,000 miles? I know RP starts to lose the purple color and look brownish after ~1,000 miles in mine. I don't think that really means anything, still curious.
It means as much as any written warranty does. Believe whatever you want, I'm tired of arguing with you about this. It's your money, and if you want to waste it go ahead. If you want to prove that your RP is near the end of its life after 5k then send it off for analysis and post the results. I personally wouldn't go past 15k since my car is modified and driven hard, but I'm perfectly comfortable doing this.
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It means as much as any written warranty does. Believe whatever you want, I'm tired of arguing with you about this. It's your money, and if you want to waste it go ahead. If you want to prove that your RP is near the end of its life after 5k then send it off for analysis and post the results. I personally wouldn't go past 15k since my car is modified and driven hard, but I'm perfectly comfortable doing this.
No argument Napoleon85, just discussion.

I was gonna go every 3k, but the threads I've read from this forum over the last few months has made me feel fine going to 5k, as long as I have a good oil filter. So it's all good, good and oily!
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No argument Napoleon85, just discussion.

I was gonna go every 3k, but the threads I've read from this forum over the last few months has made me feel fine going to 5k, as long as I have a good oil filter. So it's all good, good and oily!
Ford recommends 10k/1yr, AMSOil recommends 15-25k/1yr, RP recommends 12k/1yr. What facts do you have to support a 5k mile drain interval? Please share them, or post oil analysis proving that the lubricant was not holding up.

Like I said, you're welcome to change your oil as often as you like, but please note your opinions as such instead of recommending that other people follow your unproven methods.
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Ford recommends 10k/1yr, AMSOil recommends 15-25k/1yr, RP recommends 12k/1yr. What facts do you have to support a 5k mile drain interval? Please share them, or post oil analysis proving that the lubricant was not holding up.

Like I said, you're welcome to change your oil as often as you like, but please note your opinions as such instead of recommending that other people follow your unproven methods.
I didn't recommend a thing. Climb down off of your grumpy stump. I said I will be changing my oil at 5k based on what I've heard ppl are changing theirs. My gut is my guide. If it feels right, then I do it. I understand what is written, that's why I didn't recommend anything. Why have this forum if all we do is go by the "facts" written on the stuff we buy?
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Lol yup. Can't be bothered by things like facts.
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Lol yup. Can't be bothered by things like facts.
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Seriously if ur gonna be a d*ck dont comment on my threads.. I would never run my oil more than 5k either idc what a piece of paper says. N i dont consider maybe 100 bucks a year wasting money to be 100% sure my car is in top shape. If mobil 1 wasnt good oil it wouldnt be used in NASCAR.
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