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Old 09-02-2016, 12:54 AM   #1
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What Oil weight should I use for my 13 mustang gt I've heard 5-20 and how many quarts do I need for the oil change thanks


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What Oil weight should I use for my 13 mustang gt I've heard 5-20 and how many quarts do I need for the oil change thanks


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5W20 or 5W30! Either one! 😉

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Your oil filler cap will tell you what weight oil to use. Unless someone swapped it out for some reason.
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Ford been using 5w20 in its vehicles for years. Walmart is best place to buy it. Some like to upgrade to 5w30, which ford also make. That is unless you have a track pac car, then expendive 5w50.
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i would not use anything less than 5w30. Full Synthetic, "Pennzoil,Valvoline or Castrol"
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Ford been using 5w20 in its vehicles for years. Walmart is best place to buy it. Some like to upgrade to 5w30, which ford also make. That is unless you have a track pac car, then expendive 5w50.
You are totally correct. Ford been recommending 5W20 for years now. Gotta comply with US CAFE regulations. My pony only gets 5W30.

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Amen mine too.
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I run 5w30 pennzoil platinum

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I run 5w30 pennzoil platinum

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Great choice. The Pennzoil Ultra Platinum is getting amazing testing results.

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Mobil 1 since new,5W-20 8 Qt's Motorcraft filters.
Never had to add a drop between changes
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Cant seem to find it so I'll ask here if you don't mind sonicblewgt. I am considering going with royal purple 5w20? What are our guys thoughts would it be a waste of money or should I just stick to a cheaper brand? I also have a 2013 GT which this will be its second oil change it currently has 8,000 miles bought it with 6,900!
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this is an opinion thing....mine is that oil related failures are almost non-existent today. I buy whatever full syn is on sale but make a point to get my oil filter from the dealer I would bring the car to for wtty work. This allows me to become "friends" with sales/service there in case it is ever needed.

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5W-20 Full synthetic, what ever is on sale when I buy, used Pennzoil last time, but Mobil 1 is good too. Motorcraft will be good too.
I'm involved in lubricants testing on the engine side so I'm familiar with the engine tests used to approve this, not the bench tests that you see published on some of the sites.
Recognize that oil drives the VVT and changes in vis grade may alter its performance.
That said any fully formulated motor oil that has the API symbol for SN will meet Ford's requirements, and you can be assured that it has a battery of test supporting its license.
I don't fret putting oil in my car and for 20 years oil related failures have been almost impossible to prove.
I use the full synthetic because I only do one change a year, and the vehicle will sit in an unheated garage most of January, February and March.
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Unless you road course the car or have a high boost build, full synthetic in whatever weight it says on the cap is just fine.
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I would look at some testing the RP is a lot of hype. No better than Penzoil or Castrol GTX syn. I would run Pen. Plat. 5w30. My 06 loves it..
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Since the oil life computer seems to tell me I don't need to change the oil until around 9-10K miles I like to use the Mobil 1 5w-30 Extended Performance oil. I've used both the Motorcraft and Mobil 1 filters.

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30,000 Miles.on my 13 with only the dealer oil "blend"and filter.
$40 ... about 6 times.
Always crystal clear on the dipstick.

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Cant seem to find it so I'll ask here if you don't mind sonicblewgt. I am considering going with royal purple 5w20? What are our guys thoughts would it be a waste of money or should I just stick to a cheaper brand? I also have a 2013 GT which this will be its second oil change it currently has 8,000 miles bought it with 6,900!
So little update I went with Motorcraft Oil figured I'd stay with stock oil (was on sale at walmart) and now I have a slight tick on start up . Never noticed it before, should I be worried? I am going to add another quart because I put 7 in and states takes 7.6 (could that .6 quarts cause the tick?) After going through what everyone recommends I missed that few people did say put 8 quarts!
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So little update I went with Motorcraft Oil figured I'd stay with stock oil (was on sale at walmart) and now I have a slight tick on start up . Never noticed it before, should I be worried? I am going to add another quart because I put 7 in and states takes 7.6 (could that .6 quarts cause the tick?) After going through what everyone recommends I missed that few people did say put 8 quarts!

8 quarts of 5w 30 will do the trick . 5w20 is only required because the cafe laws . I'll probably get crucified for saying this but don't worry about the tick . I've read hundreds of pages on it because I had it and it scared he crap out of me but from what I've gathered many have it , some say it's lifters others say it's injectors . I say it's a bunch of crap so just get a louder exhaust and floor it . I'm at 50k now with the tick coming and going as the oil wears and I've had no problems .


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So little update I went with Motorcraft Oil figured I'd stay with stock oil (was on sale at walmart) and now I have a slight tick on start up . Never noticed it before, should I be worried? I am going to add another quart because I put 7 in and states takes 7.6 (could that .6 quarts cause the tick?) After going through what everyone recommends I missed that few people did say put 8 quarts!
that's not good...the engine is on it's way out. Why don't you trade me for my 2012 V6 b4 it dies.

seriously tho the tick is common after a change and does NOT seem to be harmful I've read a few guesses but don't think there is a real answer often it will go away. One on the things I do when I change oil in my cars is to pull the fuel pump relay and let it crank for 2 10 sec cycles under the THEORY that it will prime the oil pump. idk if it does anything but it's easy/free.
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Lmao yeah id better trade ya then!


Yeah I kinda figured it was like the tick I had on my Hemi Ram truck done lot research on that one and pretty much every hemi had the tick. Which no one could prove it was a serious issue or what it was cuased by. I will try the fuel pump relay definitely worth a try.
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I mark the relay (or fuse) with a Sharpie so I don't have to look it up every time. In truth I doubt it does anything but it makes me sleep better.
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You'll be fine with 5w20, 5w30, 0w40, 5w50, 0w20, 0w30....
It doesn't really matter much tbh. The cap says 5w20. 5w30 won't make much difference.
99% of mustang owners have no reason to run anything more than 5w30. Even track pack owners, unless you're road coursing the car, 5w50 is excessive.
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I just use 5W-20 Motorcraft blend and the correct Motorcraft filter and change once a year. The car runs great, the oil stays pretty clear and I have no ticks. 22,200 miles on the car.

I think people over think what oil to use. Like someone above said, how often do you hear of an engine dying because of any oil related issue. Hardly ever.

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I just use 5W-20 Motorcraft blend and the correct Motorcraft filter and change once a year. The car runs great, the oil stays pretty clear and I have no ticks. 22,200 miles on the car.

I think people over think what oil to use. Like someone above said, how often do you hear of an engine dying because of any oil related issue. Hardly ever.

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5w20 Motorcraft Synblend, that's just me, really a matter of opinion for the most part, unless the engine is seeing severe use.
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Has anyone used the Rotella Oil in their car? When I had my Camaro, I was using Rotella because of the twin turbo.
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Rosella is shells formulation for diesels.
Buy motor raft or major marketer synthetic and you will be fine.
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I just use 5W-20 Motorcraft blend and the correct Motorcraft filter and change once a year. The car runs great, the oil stays pretty clear and I have no ticks. 22,200 miles on the car.

I think people over think what oil to use. Like someone above said, how often do you hear of an engine dying because of any oil related issue. Hardly ever.

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I just use 5W-20 Motorcraft blend and the correct Motorcraft filter and change once a year. The car runs great, the oil stays pretty clear and I have no ticks. 22,200 miles on the car.



I think people over think what oil to use. Like someone above said, how often do you hear of an engine dying because of any oil related issue. Hardly ever.



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But Will a oil filter last a whole year? I ask because I don't really drive much (probably 3k-4K miles a year) But change the oil twice a year for that reason.
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