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Old 07-05-2016, 06:59 AM   #36
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Since we are talking about oil, I have a question. I have two vehicles, my wife has a '14 Explorer Sport wich uses 6qts of 5-30 and My GT that uses 8qts of 5-20. Is there something negative if I use 5-30 on the GT instead of the 5-20?

Some techs will tell you the 5.0 needs the lighter oil flow through all the extra-tight tolerances. I'm not a tech... But that's why I stayed with a 5w20. Seems like it should be fine as long as it starts with a 5.


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Old 07-05-2016, 09:37 AM   #37
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The coyote engine can take a wide range of oils. The track pack is the same coyote as a base gt, one takes 5w20 the other takes 5w50.
Oils I'd consider using:
Regular street use, drag racing: 5w20 or 5w30 (no reason to use one over the other)
Hot climate or mild road course use: 0w40 or 10w40 Amsoil or Redline
Hard road course use: 10w40 or 5w50 Amsoil or Redline

With the 10w oils you'll be fine but I'd give the car a bit longer to reach temp before beating on it.
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^ Agree.
I did have a tech at the stealership tell me the Track Pack engine was different. I listened and smiled... And knew that they changed the oil spec after production - meaning it's the same damn motor.
On a separate note, I have noticed the engine will lug or bog SLIGHTLY in certain situations due to heavier oil. Because of that, I would recommend a 5W... Instead of a 10W for street driving.


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Old 07-05-2016, 10:29 AM   #39
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The 20W is just for the US CAFE regulations.

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Old 07-05-2016, 10:41 AM   #40
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^ Agree.
I did have a tech at the stealership tell me the Track Pack engine was different. I listened and smiled... And knew that they changed the oil spec after production - meaning it's the same damn motor.
On a separate note, I have noticed the engine will lug or bog SLIGHTLY in certain situations due to heavier oil. Because of that, I would recommend a 5W... Instead of a 10W for street driving
I've tried a few different oils just for kicks. I did try a 10w40 and the car did seem slightly bogged down when it was cold. It just seemed more likely to stall. Once it warmed up it was the same as any other 40 weight. Right now I'm running the 0w40 and just keeping in mind that it will wear out a bit quicker on the road course. The car runs much better while cold on the 0w.
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Old 11-14-2016, 02:19 PM   #41
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I've been using Mobile 1 in all of my vehicles since 1989. The reason I changed from Castrol GTX was the cold temp viscosity and flowability of full synth. Back then all you had readily available was Mobile 1. And since I've never had any problems, I've stayed with it and use it to this day. I use a factory filter or a Wix; just not Fram.
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Ive been using Royal Purple on my 14 GT.. Car Def Runs great with it


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Old 11-14-2016, 06:38 PM   #43
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Whatever motor you choose as long as it's a major brand semi syn full syn or ever dyno oil as long as it's changed at regular intervals you'll be fine me i put my car up for the winter so i put about 5 thousand yr on mine so i put mobile one in it change it before i put it up for the winter good to go.
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Old 11-20-2016, 06:50 PM   #44
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Royal Purple, full synthetic
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Royal Purple hands down


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running RP right now, I think i'll stick with it, unless they change the product...

My engine seems to run very smooth with it..
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Old 04-15-2017, 06:34 AM   #47
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Many great oils out there. At this time I'm using Pennzoil Platinum. RP is extremely good as well.
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Royal purple is garbage oil. If you want the best, get Amsoil or Redline.
AMSOIL for every oil, grease, coolant and brake fluid application on my GT.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:04 PM   #49
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Ive got 38k on my 14, used only Mobil 1 5w-20/motorcraft filter
never had to add a drop between oil changes
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That link will show you how well RP performs in the cold. But there's many more online if you look them up
How about at 50-100 degrees.
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I bought some Mobil 1 full synthetic for my '13 GT today. 4.4L jugs were on sale for $25 Cdn. Extended performance was $32 but I'll be changing my oil wayyyy before 15k miles so I didn't see the point spending the extra money. The car recommends 5/20 but I bought 5/30 instead. Why does ford recommend such a thin oil? Mileage? Weird thing I noticed was the track pack was given a 5/50 recommendation. Does it not have the same engine?
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But, it has to be better, it's purple....
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