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Old 10-30-2012, 01:47 PM   #151
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I live in moderate temperatures, so no extremes. I guess my real question would be is it OK if I'm going to use conventional oil and not the Motocraft Synthetic Blend or full synthetic. My odometer is still reading 755 kms. Should I just bring it to the dealership and do a full synthetic?
I'm proof that regular conventional is fine. Here's my Blackstone report with conventional.


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I'm proof that regular conventional is fine. Here's my Blackstone report with conventional.
I agree that it's a clean bill of health, but it's not proof that you can use dino oil for recommended change intervals.
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I agree that it's a clean bill of health, but it's not proof that you can use dino oil for recommended change intervals.
No but I wouldn't run any oil to 10k myself. And the Ford manual says you can use dino as long as it meets the Ford spec.
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No but I wouldn't run any oil to 10k myself.
You could run Pennzoil yellow bottle to 10k, but it would have been spent when you changed it. Not worth the risk to me, as that lubricant wasn't formulated to run that long.

Saying that you would never run ANY lubricant that long means that you have no experience with superior formulations. The sample of Amsoil ATM 10W-30 below was used in a Lincoln Town Car 4.6L 2V engine for just over 10,000 miles (1 year interval).....and it was wasted when it was dumped. This oil had just as much, if not more life left in it than your sample of Pennzoil at only 5,000 miles. Calcium content is a big key to this. *TBN numbers are not linear to miles of use*

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I think the only time I would ever drop to Dino oil was if the car was a dedicated racer and I was changing it between every event and was running a single weight.
I wouldn't even use it then.

Petroleum based lubricants have a higher frictional coefficient. Translation, higher fiction means less power, less efficiency, and higher engine temperatures. Racers have seen engine coolant temps decrease as much as 15*F from stepping up to true synthetic racing lubricants. They also see far less wear on the mains and rod bearings on engine tear downs.
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That any recommended use of dino oils for any reason would be refuted.
Not refuted, as they serve their purpose. I just simply stated the benefits of a true synthetic formulation in a race car, and why I would not chose a dino lubricant.

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