Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - View Single Post - Synthetic oils
Thread: Synthetic oils
View Single Post
Old 10-26-2012, 09:56 AM   #12
Ford Fiend
TboneZX3's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 90494
Location: Jackson, MO
What I Drive: '01 ZX3, '12 SE Sport

Posts: 2,573
Points 1,831, Level 25
Points: 1,831, Level: 25 Points: 1,831, Level: 25 Points: 1,831, Level: 25
Level Up 31% Completed
Level up: 31% Level up: 31% Level up: 31%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 12 TboneZX3 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
If your intention is to run longer OCI's, you can spend $35 and get a TBN report, and estimate how long you can safely run that oil in your engine before the additives are depleted. If you can do this and extend your OCI by a few thousand miles, it won't take long before you've saved enough money on oil changes to make up the price of the analysis and more. So, there is at least a potential savings.

This is only one benefit among many of UOAs. We're all free to spend our hard-earned dollars as we please, but I feel it's worth our time to learn about the potential benefits of oil analysis before dismissing it as a waste.'

Originally Posted by cbdallas View Post
I've switched to Pennzoil Ultra only because of the lower NOACK numbers.
I've done the same--I just hope Shell isn't lying about the NOACK spec. I will say that consumption has been very low for the past 5K miles I've been running PU.
HN #90
Mk3 |╠╬╝|SGM|203a|Moonroof|17" Paint/Mach Whls|K&N 57S-4000 -snorkel|FFE RMM|Steeda STB, RSB|JBR bushings
Mk1|╠╬╝|Pitch Blk|Prem pkg|Moonroof|SVT Snorkel|SVT Susp|Steeda STS|Z-Eng RMM|Magnaflow exh
TboneZX3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote