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Old 10-27-2005, 11:39 AM   #1
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Oil suggestion after turbo install

I had read somewhere that once I install a turbo on my car that I should probably start using 15W-50. Does this sound right to everybody? That seems a littel thick to me. I'm just making sure. Thank you for any information.


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I run MotorCraft stock wieght oil, except its the premium synthetic blend
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Interesting. So you are still running the 5W-20. You are pulling nice numbers too. I think I will stick with the stock weight too then. Thanks Orange.
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I would go w/ Mobile 1 full sys 5W-30. Thats what I ran since the start and gonna run after me cars back.
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my car is on mobil 1 15-50 the stuff tom uses and i have no problems
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If your oil runs thru the turbo it gets a LOT hotter than it would if just running thru the regular engine. That's why we've always gone with full synthetic, we've run thicker too, again since it heats up a lot faster and has to keep lubing at high temps. Mobil 1 15/50

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^^^^ True, but I also use water cooling on my turbo as well.
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