|03-15-2015 04:45 PM|
Just to stir the pot a little ...
I changed the oil for the first time at 7000 miles. I drive almost exclusively highway and easy loads. Mixed Redline 5W-20 (4 parts) with their 10W race oil (1 part). NOACK is about 8. Will change the oil out for either the same mixture or with AMSOIL 5W-20 at 15k miles. Used oil will go to Blackstone for analysis. I already know the results will come back fine.
I'm just a nut. I agree with many of the other folks in this thread that say to use a reasonable oil and change it at reasonable intervals and you will never have an oil related problem.
|03-13-2015 11:53 PM|
For now I'll be using the Ford Dealership ($30 after mail-in-rebate for "the works"), but next change I'll start in on Mobil One oil with a Ford filter. I've been changing the oil on my Honda and Mazda for years.
Honestly, "The Works" for $40 (oil change / tire rotation / fluid check) was the best thing that Ford could have done to get people to go to the dealership. Wal-Mart charges $40 for the oil change (semi-synthetic) alone. Now if only my local Ford dealer would put in a free soda machine...
|03-03-2015 02:47 PM|
As far as 0W-20, if you live in a place like Winnipeg, Saskatoon or Regina, or Edmonton, it probably does make sense to run a 0W-20 at least in winter. With temps colder than -30 C, much less wear on the motor and much easier startups.
The SAE and API does fuel economy tests using a "reference" oil, which is usually a 15W-40.
Its interesting that Mercedes also notes the use of a fuel economy gain running a lighter oil, but generally of 1%:
So I would use a 0W-xx oil if factory fill from the manufacturer. Otherwise, I would use a 0W-xx oil if temps are consistently below -20 C
|03-01-2015 01:08 PM|
|Tigeo||Just use what they recommend in terms of filter size and oil weight.|
|03-01-2015 12:02 PM|
Regarding warranty: Ford specs the FL-910s filter, not the FL-400s. Now maybe the FL-400 fits, but why deviate? And Ford specifies a 5w-20 oil meeting WSS-M2C945A, not an 0w-20. We can argued all day why an 0w-20 oil should make no difference compared to a 5w-20, but the specs are the specs and the warranty is the warranty. Why give Ford an reason to be difficult in the unlikely even of an engine problem?
If you go to any oil maker's website and ask which of their oils is appropriate for a Mk3 2.0 NA Focus in the US, they will all say 5w-20 and none will say 0w-20. I was tempted to jump on the 0w-20 bandwagon too, but ultimately decided to stick with 5w-20, acknowledging that just maybe Ford's engineers know something I don't.
|03-01-2015 09:15 AM|
Wife just got a 14 ti 2.0gdi 6auto.
Have you noticed any mileage increase from the 0w20?
Will search, but is the fl-400s oil filter recommended on this engine too?
Is any deviation in oil/filter a warranty breaker?
I almost want to just take this little car in to have the oil changed. I have ramps, but im not sure ill fit under it even then...I blame beer...
|02-22-2015 06:45 PM|
And by 'hope to keep them a while' I mean not trade them off, not anything regarding Mobil 1 blowing up my engines, just for clarification. I have a tough time keeping cars around for a while.
|02-22-2015 05:54 PM|
But they want to do that little extra to keep their car for a while. Why not? It's a major investment and it's fun to take care of it.
|02-22-2015 05:47 PM|
|felixthecat||I'd say just used a synthetic oil such as Mobil 1 & a good filter like a Mobil 1 filter. Change it once or twice a yr depending on the mileage you put on your car. As far as brand, like Castrol's Edge, Royal Purple, Amsoil , Synpower, ect I don't know. Filters= I use Mobil 1 filters. Again, IDK about K&N, Royal Purple, Wix ,ect.|
|02-22-2015 05:22 PM|
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