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Old 05-13-2016, 02:52 PM   #1
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i now have 5000 miles on new mustang gt. what is the best oil and filter too use . I like to stay with standard brands.
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my .02 is but a filter from your dealer and say hi to sales/service each time you go in so if it's needed you have a friend and get whatever full synthetic that's on sale. others will have diff opinions
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I have always used Mobile 1, and always had good results with both synthetic and standard oil.

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Mobil 1 Extended performance, Napa/Wix filter or Motorcraft filter. Never use Fram for anything.

You'll get ppl saying Amsoil or Royal Purple or some oil that is $20/qt lactated from the nipples of jesus. Complete overkill.

I get all my oil now from Amazon with free 2 day Prime shipping. Cheaper than the box stores and it comes right to my door and never have to worry about going to the store and them not having the weight of oil I need.
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Wix is the best filter out there.

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It's pretty damn good for sure. Amazon has them too and Amazon often runs oil specials.

TBTH... any oil you buy in the USA will be good for 3K miles, they have to meet a minimum spec. I generally get whatever is on sale for my DDs, example Amazon just had a sale on Valvoline blend for $15 per 5 quart jug. I got 3 of them for the Expy and the Honda. A good blend will be good for 5-6k no problem.

But... if you are OCD about your oil... Mobil 1. And then go up from there if you are a road racer or just really crazy. Amsoil is going to be your top of the line... I actually work with someone who is a vendor for them and I just found that out so I may wind up running that in the Mustang.
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I ran Valvoline and Pennzoil in two different engines when I was younger. My dad and I rebuilt both engines (Chevy 350 built to 400 small blocks). When we opened the engines up we found massive amounts of sludge.

When I began using Mobile 1 I could immediately tell something was different. I had a 71 Chevelle that had a 396 in it. During the first 3000 mile oil change I emptied some of the nastiest junk I had seen come out of an engine. Three oil changes later and I could shine a flashlight into the valve cover and see what looked to be new parts. I could see and distinguish numbers.

Using only Mobile 1 I put 300,000 miles on a 4.7 Dodge engine. If not for a clogged cat that blew the thing apart it would likely still be running. Despite the milkshake colored oil, the engine was clean.

I am about to get rid of the Royal Purple that is in the 02 GT I recently acquired and it will have Mobile 1 in it also.

I'm not sure whether or not I want to use synthetic. This car has always had synthetic oil, but I cannot see the need for it. At $7.00 per quart synthetic oil makes for an expensive oil change.

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Because my Hayabusa had a wet clutch I had to run oil without friction modifiers. I ran Rotella in my dragbike for 5 years. The oil was changed every other week. The oil never had the chance to change color.

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The Best Oil To Use

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CLEAN OIL
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I ran Valvoline and Pennzoil in two different engines when I was younger. My dad and I rebuilt both engines (Chevy 350 built to 400 small blocks). When we opened the engines up we found massive amounts of sludge.

When I began using Mobile 1 I could immediately tell something was different. I had a 71 Chevelle that had a 396 in it. During the first 3000 mile oil change I emptied some of the nastiest junk I had seen come out of an engine. Three oil changes later and I could shine a flashlight into the valve cover and see what looked to be new parts. I could see and distinguish numbers.

Using only Mobile 1 I put 300,000 miles on a 4.7 Dodge engine. If not for a clogged cat that blew the thing apart it would likely still be running. Despite the milkshake colored oil, the engine was clean.

I am about to get rid of the Royal Purple that is in the 02 GT I recently acquired and it will have Mobile 1 in it also.

I'm not sure whether or not I want to use synthetic. This car has always had synthetic oil, but I cannot see the need for it. At $7.00 per quart synthetic oil makes for an expensive oil change.

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Mobil 1 is "synthetic"... Its also not $7 a quart unless you don't price it out and just buy loose quarts at autozone. Its $26 for a 5 quart jug at Wal Mart or on Amazon.

Another fun fact, only the Mobil1 extended is a true full synthetic. Regular M1 is a blend technically and they get away with calling it full syn via a labeling loophole. Good news is the extended is the same price. I'm running M1 0w40 when I get the Mustang motor done.

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My car gets Motorcraft synthetic blend. But it gets changed every 6 months which for me is about 2500 miles. I have lifetime oil changes no need to bother with full synthetic.


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Mobil 1 is "synthetic"... Its also not $7 a quart unless you don't price it out and just buy loose quarts at autozone. Its $26 for a 5 quart jug at Wal Mart or on Amazon.

Another fun fact, only the Mobil1 extended is a true full synthetic. Regular M1 is a blend technically and they get away with calling it full syn via a labeling loophole. Good news is the extended is the same price. I'm running M1 0w40 when I get the Mustang motor done.

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Yes, it was the individual quarts in full synthetic I was speaking of.

As for standard Mobile 1 being a blend; that is information I did not know. I guess I will take a closer look at the label on my oil later.

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or some oil that is $20/qt lactated from the nipples of jesus.
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Mobil 1 or Valvoline is what i run. Pending mileage of the engine I'll add a additive of Lucas. After about 3 changes like Revvy said. Engine inside looks brand new

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Amsoil and their filter. Yes it is worth the money if you want to extend your oil changes.
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OK, OK. So I switch to Mobil I (Haven't yet, just thinking). I've used Wix filters for years. I've got the basic V6 3.7L daily driver. Which viscosity? Change frequency? Basic blended or Extended?

I'm getting a lot of great information from these forums since I popped my Mustang Cherry. But I need more.

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OK, OK. So I switch to Mobil I (Haven't yet, just thinking). I've used Wix filters for years. I've got the basic V6 3.7L daily driver. Which viscosity? Change frequency? Basic blended or Extended?

I'm getting a lot of great information from these forums since I popped my Mustang Cherry. But I need more.

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I'm not sure what the 6 runs, but my 02 4.6 runs 5w20.

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...and the oil in everything I own is changed at a 3000 mile interval. I have let the Grand Cherokee go to 5000 miles before, but that is rare.

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I use the Motorcraft synthetic blend on my 2015 GT also, because that's what the Ford service manager told me to use. I was adding oil prior to my first change, but I didn't measure exactly how much although it seemed like at least two quarts. Is that normal for a new engine?
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I use the Motorcraft synthetic blend on my 2015 GT also, because that's what the Ford service manager told me to use. I was adding oil prior to my first change, but I didn't measure exactly how much although it seemed like at least two quarts. Is that normal for a new engine?
I have a 14 year old engine and it uses no oil. You should not have any oil consumption with a new engine.

I would run a compression test on all of the cylinders.

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I'm happy Walmart now sells our Motorcraft oil filters, three to four dollars cheaper than the Ford Dealers.
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I'm happy Walmart now sells our Motorcraft oil filters, three to four dollars cheaper than the Ford Dealers.
Dunno about your wal Mart but the ones around here have sold them pretty much forever.

Like I said I just Amazon them. Just as cheap and no having to brave wal Mart. Also wal Mart is a **** company to patronize anyway.

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i now have 5000 miles on new mustang gt. what is the best oil and filter too use . I like to stay with standard brands.
Best Oil? is a loaded question really. What is the car used for everyday driver or weekend racer? Stop and go driving or hiway cruzing? I would have to recomend for everyday driver in stop and go traffic "Penzoil Platnuim" syn in 5w30, or Castrol GTX Syntec in the Gold Bottle 5w30. With a WIX XP or Napa Gold Filter. If you Race it and give it heck then I would look at the Motor Craft or Castrol "5w50" Full Synthetic oil with the Wix XP filters. I have seen some testing at the tracks with the 5w50's and they do the job and keep it clean doing it. But I would absolutley not run 5w20 anything and FOR GOD's SAKE DONT RUN A FRAM FILTER!!!
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I'm using Amsoil Signature Series 5W-20 with their EA Extended service oil filter. They advertise 25000 miles, but I'll go 15000 or 1 year before next change .
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Mobil 1 extended performance or Pennzoil Ultra Platinum.

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Looks like Amazon has spectacular pricing on the oil I'm going to run... I might just stock up now...

Amazon.com: Mobil 1 120760 Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40, 5 Quart: Automotive
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trying to post a link here testing http://pqiamerica.com/March2013PCMO/...sallfinal.html
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But I would absolutley not run 5w20 anything!
Why not? I wouldn't mind knowing the answer.


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i had an engine spin several bearings with it and it got to thin or Sheared down to thin and caused the bearings to score and then locked up. by the way it was M*bil uno 5w20 in gold label formula. Only had a 1k miles on a fresh oil change.
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i had an engine spin several bearings with it and it got to thin or Sheared down to thin and caused the bearings to score and then locked up. by the way it was M*bil uno 5w20 in gold label formula. Only had a 1k miles on a fresh oil change.
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Agreed, **** 20 weight oil. CAFE standard bull**** oil. Example, the 4.6 is 5w30 everywhere except the US. Hell, my hood sticker says 5w30 but the oil cap says 5w20. 20 shears down too easily and if you ever run any sort of high revolutions you better damn well be running 40 or 50 weight or get ready for your butthole to be pushed in dry.

Running 0w40 in the Mustang and I usually run 40 weight in my 5.4 and even my wife's Honda. Oil leak at cam seal in the Honda stopped and the Expy stopped using a quart every 3k.
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Why does the 4.6 say to run 5w20 vs 30? Does anyone have an idea?

I'm still trying to learn about Ford and the odd issues the brand comes with.

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