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Old 02-21-2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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What oil to buy?

Okay so basically im going to change my oil for the first time. What oil should i buy? Also i was told to buy a K&N filter.


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Old 02-21-2012, 11:35 AM   #2
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First thing does it leak any oil.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:03 PM   #4
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5w30 SYN I use Moble 1 and Wix oil filter
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5w30 SYN I use Moble 1 and Wix oil filter
yup. me too. been using Mobil 1 for 20+ years. i use Napa Gold filters(they are Wix) my buddy (and mech) built his motorcycle. he used Royal Purple then switched to Mobil 1. he said his bike ran 15 degrees cooler. that tells me friction. he swears by Mobil 1.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:45 PM   #6
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Does not really matter what oil, as long as its a high grade syntec, you will be fine.

Just stick with your plan of getting the K&N filter, with the extended range of the syntec oil, its best to have a top quality oil filter.
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Castrol GTX 5w30 and a Motorcraft filter. I don't waste money on synthetic.
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:37 PM   #8
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The book recommends 5w20 GTX. That's what I run in my Duratec with a Motorcraft filter.
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i use the motorcraft 5w30 oil with the motorcraft filter and lucas oil stabalizer
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:40 PM   #10
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go royal purple HPS(high performance street)
since foci are serious street contenders.
i use that stuff in mine haha
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