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Old 11-05-2014, 08:43 PM   #1
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Can I use Castrol edge 5w-50 in mustang gt track pack?

If not, it seems that the only oil that's readily available that you can use is mobil 1 synthetic? Ford dealer in Canada says they can't even get motorcraft 5w50 the only use mobil 1.
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If i were you I would use royal purple... Best synthetic oil out there... I to have a 2010 mustang with the track pack and I use it religiously!!


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Ya i bought 10 quarts of castrol edge at advanced auto parts when I was in the us now I get home and I see that this is the wrong stuff. Man I'm getting pissed, first off I bought MC 5w-30 synthetic blend and that is also the wrong stuff

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Yeah I always use 5-W30 for my stang...


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Does anyone use Castrol edge 5w-50 in their 2014 stang?

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Is it synthetic??


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Does anyone use Castrol edge 5w-50 in their 2014 stang?

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I use Mobil 1 5w-20 synthetic. 2014 3.7
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Ya its castrol edge full synthetic 5w-50, it says especially formulated for classic cars but it's full synthetic

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You can use 5W-20, 5W-30, and 10W-30 as well.
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Ya i bought 10 quarts of castrol edge at advanced auto parts when I was in the us now I get home and I see that this is the wrong stuff. Man I'm getting pissed, first off I bought MC 5w-30 synthetic blend and that is also the wrong stuff

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the 5w-30 is not "wrong", it's simply not in the owners manual as recommended, because it does not provide the best fuel economy ratings.

Automotive manufacturers are recommending the 5w-20 because it provides the best overall fuel economy ratings, as well as providing good lubrication. Here's an interesting note: 5w-20 is not available in all countries, so Ford and others recommend 10w-30 in those areas. Same car, same engine.
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Well I have the track pack and ford recommends 5w-50 for these cars so I rather stick to the recomended weight.

The Castrol 5w50 has a high zinc content and I don't think it meets fords specification of WSS-M2C931-B.


On the advance auto parts website it says the oil meets Ford WSS M2C931-A:

Castrol Edge with Syntec Technology 5W-50 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil (1 Quart) 06250: Upgrade with the best Synthetic/Blended 5W-50 Oil at Advance Auto Parts
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:25 AM   #12
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Ford recommends 5W-50 for the added protection it gives while tracking your stang. They assume you got the track pack because you want to go to the track. Non-track pack 5.0s take 5W-20. If your not tracking it I wouldn't put 5W-50 in it. There's no need.
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Ford recommends 5W-50 for the added protection it gives while tracking your stang. They assume you got the track pack because you want to go to the track. Non-track pack 5.0s take 5W-20. If your not tracking it I wouldn't put 5W-50 in it. There's no need.
I agree but why didn't they specify it in the owners manual? The could of said, *If your are not tracking your stang, Motorcraft 5w-20 Synthetic Blend is acceptable.

Now I don't have nothing to protect me in case of engine failure during the warranty period. If the engines fails and ford says oh well you used a different weight of oil and deny the warranty, how am I going to argue that statement? At least when I used the 5w-50 they call for and keep the receipt I have a written proof that 5w-50 was what I bought and an oil analysis should tell you that it was indeed 5w50.

Maybe i'm over thinking this but I am so afraid of something going wrong and loosing warranty coverage.
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When was the last time you heard of someone having their warranty denied because of using a different weight oil?

Did you know that Ford Motorcraft 5W-50 shears down to a 40 weight after a few thousand miles? So if they were to do an oil analysis after an engine failure and you had 2500 miles on it since the last oil change and it came back as a 40 weight oil would they deny a warranty claim? Of course not.
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When was the last time you heard of someone having their warranty denied because of using a different weight oil?

Did you know that Ford Motorcraft 5W-50 shears down to a 40 weight after a few thousand miles? So if they were to do an oil analysis after an engine failure and you had 2500 miles on it since the last oil change and it came back as a 40 weight oil would they deny a warranty claim? Of course not.
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Ok that makes sense. So would you think I can use the Castrol Edge 5w-50 with High ZInc that I bought?


Its just the high zinc part that I don't know if its bad.
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Here is a post saying that the high zinc is bad for the catalytic converters:

Castrol 5w50... - The Mustang Source - Ford Mustang Forums

What are your thoughts on that?
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I wouldn't use it then. Why chance it. Can you not get your money back?
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Well I bought it when I was in the states yersterday so I was really hoping I could use it. To return it I gotta drive back down to advanced auto parts. They sell Mobil 1 5-50W here but it $13 a quart do you talking 9 quarts it would cost 134.52$ just for the oil where as this one only cost me 6.50 a quart.
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You can get Amsoil for less than $8.00 a quart and have it shipped to your door. That's what I do. Just sign up to be a prefered customer. At least then you have the satisfaction of using the "best" oil going.
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Well if I want to use 5W50 then I can't use AMSOIL as I don't see that weight listed on their website.

With that being said there seems to be only 1 choice that is readily available here in Canada for 5W-50 and that would be Mobil 1 5W-50 at $13 a quart unless I can use the Castrol Edge that I got.
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You don't want to use 5W-50.

Did you know it causes excessive oil pressure in these motors?
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In a day or two he'll been asking about who's tune to use. Good bye warranty lol.
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In a day or two he'll been asking about who's tune to use. Good bye warranty lol.
Lol, if there is one thing I hate buying new cars is that there is no tune for me until warranty is over. Now if I would live in the states I would have the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act to stand behind me so I would of used a tune because it can be alot of trouble to prove that the tune cause the failure.

But as for 5W-50 are Ford engineers that dumb? Why would they ask for a certain grade of oil when all they have to do is just to say in the owners manual that "If the car is not tracked then 5w20 is recomended" In the end, Ford is the one paying for the warranty claims, unless using 5w50 will only cause engine failure after the warranty is over?

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In a day or two he'll been asking about who's tune to use. Good bye warranty lol.
Lol, if there is one thing I hate about buying new cars is that there is no tune for me until warranty is over. Now if I would live in the states I would have the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act to stand behind me so I would probably used a tune because it can be alot of trouble to prove that the tune cause the failure.

But as for 5W-50 are Ford engineers that dumb? Why would they ask for a certain grade of oil when all they have to do is just to say in the owners manual that "If the car is not tracked then 5w20 is recomended" In the end, Ford is the one paying for the warranty claims, unless using 5w50 will only cause engine failure after the warranty is over?
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I guess you have things all figured out then. Good luck to you. I'm done here.
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I guess you have things all figured out then. Good luck to you. I'm done here.
I didn't mean to be rude I was just asking why they would ask for that grade?
Can you use 5w-20 MC synthetic blend? That's what I bought the first time and when I went to change it I seen 5W-50 on the oil cap so then I bought Castrol Edge 5w-50 and I read that its no good. But last time I was in the dealer for the first oil change they put 5w-20 and I wasn't even aware of that back then. I called them up yesterday and I said can you look in my file to see what they used the last time and he said "There is note in your file saying that there is an error on your oil filler cap and it should read 5W-20 instead of 5W-50" lol

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Clearly your not understanding what's going on here. Your track pac 5.0 and non track pac 5.0 have the same engine. Same engine! Ford reccomends 5W 50 with the trac pac because they assume your going to be racing the car. Its called the TRACK PAC. Ford assumes why else would one buy a track PAC model if one wasn't going to be track racing. Since oil temps stay hotter longer while track racing 5W 50 is recommended. If your not track racing then no need for 5W50.

With that said, you seem pretty firm on using 5W 50 so any 50 weight will do. Or just use the 50 weight brand that Ford uses. I assume Ford uses Motorcraft oil. What's the issue? Use your 50 weight Castrol oil and be done bro.

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And does the 5w-20 have to be full synthetic or do ford use a synthetic blend in the coyote without the track pack?
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Ford uses 5W-20 synthetic blend unless you tell them you want full synthetic but the blend works just fine. If you use the blend I would make sure you change it every 5K mi.
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Redline is the best oil

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Ford recommends 5W-50 for the added protection it gives while tracking your stang. They assume you got the track pack because you want to go to the track. Non-track pack 5.0s take 5W-20. If your not tracking it I wouldn't put 5W-50 in it. There's no need.
This is why I plan to go with Motorcraft 5/20 at the dealer. I will hardly ever track mine, so I'm not spending stupid money for that oil change. That and I can help but think that weight oil does the engine no favors in regular driving.
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I used to be an advisor there and that stuff was great over 10 years ago. I almost expect my gas mileage to go up, we will see.
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I used to be an advisor there and that stuff was great over 10 years ago. I almost expect my gas mileage to go up, we will see.
So you feel that Redline oil is better quality oil than say the other base IV synthetic oils such as Amsoil , Royal Purple & Mobil 1 Extended Performance.

So you feel the additives that Redline oil adds in, provide better level of protection and last longer than the other brands mentioned?

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I was referring to Motorcraft 5/20
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I ran some 5/50 Mobil One in my former 99 GT with 100 k on it.
Felt like more compression, although the motor would rev slower.
Made the engine feel really smooth and Quiet.This was during a
very hot summer in Dallas 100* plus every day.
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If not, it seems that the only oil that's readily available that you can use is mobil 1 synthetic? Ford dealer in Canada says they can't even get motorcraft 5w50 the only use mobil 1.

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