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Old 07-26-2012, 08:11 PM   #1
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Not another oil thread

So, I was ready to do my first oil change - I decided to do the first one at about 6400 miles, mainly because it was 100 degrees in my garage and I wanted to be miserable.

I spent days researching oils ... wow.

Just wow.

Never before in the course of human events has there been so much conflicting information about a subject. IMO, to the point where all the info is useless, for every "objective" test there seems to be another that directly conflicts with it. No one can even seem to agree on what a good test it. Even objective testers seem to be unable to agree.

I think the Pork Farmers of America even sponsored a test that showed that melted bacon fat could go 10,000 miles between changes.

So, I picked a premium synthetic. I won't say which one as I don't want to start any debate ... mainly just in awe at hard it was (for me) to arrive at a choice.

Anyway, success ... no ticking or anything like that.
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Never before in the course of human events has there been so much conflicting information about a subject. IMO, to the point where all the info is useless, for every "objective" test there seems to be another that directly conflicts with it. No one can even seem to agree on what a good test it. Even objective testers seem to be unable to agree.
That's because you have a lot of people citing opinions as facts ... The bottom line is that RP/AMSOil/Redline < mainstream "synthetics" < "synthetic blend" < dino oil. If you want to know why that is, do your own research on group III base stocks (what Mobil1, Penzoil, Castrol, etc are made of) vs group IV/V base stocks (RP/AMSOil/Redline). Arrive at your own conclusions.
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This is probably the funniest post i have ever read. Your sarcasm will fit in perfectly with most of the regulars.
You couldnt have said it better. When it comes to oil everyone has there favorites. And its very subjective.
Personally im a fan of royal purple. Some people say they burn some, but i have yet to lose a drop.
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Yup ... I did my reading and picked a "real" full synthetic. "Real full" > "full"
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Yup ... I did my reading and picked a "real" full synthetic. "Real full" > "full"
Then you're golden man. I presume that you also chose an appropriate filter and will enjoy an appropriate drain interval.
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I chose a Motorcraft filter for this change ... from what I read they are supposedly pretty decent. I may change to something else next change ... probably after reading more objective tests ...
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I chose a Motorcraft filter for this change ... from what I read they are supposedly pretty decent. I may change to something else next change ... probably after reading more objective tests ...
Lol yeah ... good luck with that. Motorcraft filters are decent, Ford runs out to 7500 miles on them and covers the engine under warranty.
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Then you're golden man. I presume that you also chose an appropriate filter and will enjoy an appropriate drain interval.
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Lol yeah ... good luck with that. Motorcraft filters are decent, Ford runs out to 7500 miles on them and covers the engine under warranty.

Don't they specify 10,000 mile change interval on the Mustang on the same filter?
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Don't they specify 10,000 mile change interval on the Mustang on the same filter?
I think you're right actually ... it gives me the heebie jeebies thinking about doing that on Motorcraft Synthetic Blend oil though!
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