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Old 02-06-2013, 12:22 AM   #1
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Preferred oil

What is recommended when it comes to engine oil in the 13' 5.0 non trackpack? I've heard everything from 5w-20 to 5w-50, and syn blend to full synthetic.
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Clean oil has never done me wrong.

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Owner's manual is usually pretty accurate. Or, take a look at the fill cap.
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Fill cap only says 5w-20 doesn't state the oil type such as full syn or syn blend
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Yea look at you're owners manual
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I'm confident your car will be fine with either type. Other than a small hp gain from the slipperiness of synthetic, car manufacturers use and recommend synthetics mainly for EPA and MPG reasons. Using synthetic requires less frequent oil changes, and you're not polluting our air and water as much, 'n stuff...
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I'm confident your car will be fine with either type. Other than a small hp gain from the slipperiness of synthetic, car manufacturers use and recommend synthetics mainly for EPA and MPG reasons. Using synthetic requires less frequent oil changes, and you're not polluting our air and water as much, 'n stuff...
Good info. Synthetics also flow easier and promote less friction, giving slightly better fuel mileage for that reason.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:51 PM   #7
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I use Agip aka ENI. Recommended for exotics, italian company, oil is very rich and you can feel the quality in your hands.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:53 PM   #8
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5w-20 synthetic is best in my opinion where i live, royal purple is good, but tbh castrol is great
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Hopefully ozzy will kick in but he put 5w50 in his non track pack and the sound from the engine was horrible. He is the one that can explain a little better what happen. Just put 5w20 full synthetic and it will be fine.
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5w-20 synthetic is best in my opinion where i live, royal purple is good, but tbh castrol is great
What are the scientific standard #'s or units of measurement to meet the levels of "best", "good", and "great"?
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What are the scientific standard #'s or units of measurement to meet the levels of "best", "good", and "great"?
Eh just my personal opinion and also, i go to uti in houston (auto/diesel tech school) and were taught 5w20 is best for the general area.
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This is a high performance engine. It deserves a "true" 100% synthetic oil, IMO.

The brand is probably not important provided it meets the required standards. People will argue all day about how their uncle ran "whatever" for 500,000 miles in their "whatever" with no problems.

Any weight from 5w20 to 5w50 is fine. Higher weights if you live in hot areas, drive hard, or track your car. There is no difference in the engines themselves with track pack cars - that is VERY well established. The 5w50 suggestion for track pack cars is based on intended use.

Running a higher weight oil for no reason other than "because" will likely reduce fuel economy a little. But it's not going to hurt your engine.

Plenty of people have heard noises from their engine after changing out 5w20, too ...
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:37 AM   #13
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Look on alldata.Com Has the specs for everything on the car.
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Gatorade always hydrates the engine better than oil.
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This is a high performance engine. It deserves a "true" 100% synthetic oil, IMO.

The brand is probably not important provided it meets the required standards. People will argue all day about how their uncle ran "whatever" for 500,000 miles in their "whatever" with no problems.

Any weight from 5w20 to 5w50 is fine. Higher weights if you live in hot areas, drive hard, or track your car. There is no difference in the engines themselves with track pack cars - that is VERY well established. The 5w50 suggestion for track pack cars is based on intended use.


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Running a higher weight oil for no reason other than "because" will likely reduce fuel economy a little. But it's not going to hurt your engine.

Plenty of people have heard noises from their engine after changing out 5w20, too ...
This.


And I'm running Amsoil 10w-30
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I'm just running Mobil 1 5w20 in this car.
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Gatorade always hydrates the engine better than oil.
I've been utilizing powerade and it seems better than Gatorade, just saying!
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:25 PM   #18
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I've been utilizing powerade and it seems better than Gatorade, just saying!
You're so dumb. Gatorade is better than powerade,...everyone knows this!
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Here's a helpful coupon if you like Royal Purple 25$ off 5 qts & filter.

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