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adam6976 02-22-2013 08:40 AM

Any thoughts on oil
 
Well ITS was at our Walmart hate that place ,anyway they have ford motorcraft 5 w 20 full syn 5 qt jug for $17 . I have always ran castrol gtx in all my other cars , never used full syn . Just askin for opinions. Keep on [wrenchin]

splicedwdm 02-22-2013 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by adam6976 (Post 4602424)
Well ITS was at our Walmart hate that place ,anyway they have ford motorcraft 5 w 20 full syn 5 qt jug for $17 . I have always ran castrol gtx in all my other cars , never used full syn . Just askin for opinions. Keep on [wrenchin]

I'm running Motorcraft 5w20 full synthetic in my '12 Focus. It's good stuff. Allows you to run cooler and reduce engine deposits. Though I've seen that a lot of members prefer Castrol.

Reducing engine deposits is key in a GDI, as fuel (w/ cleaning agents) is not drawn through the intake valves (only air).

kam327 02-22-2013 09:59 AM

The Motorcraft 5W20 at Walmart for $17-18 is semi-syn, not full syn. UOA results on BITOG.com have shown the semi-syn to perform very well in different applications.

Ybbogus 02-22-2013 09:19 PM

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All you ever wanted to know about oil:)

jetrinka 02-23-2013 12:33 AM

Get the cheapest oil you can find, couple it with a decent filter, change it every 3k and you'll be fine for a very, very long time.

BlueFocusSE5 02-23-2013 02:59 AM

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Originally Posted by adam6976 (Post 4602424)
Well ITS was at our Walmart hate that place ,anyway they have ford motorcraft 5 w 20 full syn 5 qt jug for $17 . I have always ran castrol gtx in all my other cars , never used full syn . Just askin for opinions. Keep on [wrenchin]

That oil is a semi-synthetic oil, not a full synthetic oil. It's a decent oil, but adding petroleum oil to a synthetic oil only serves to reduce the performance of the synthetic oil.

You wont generally find high-end products at Walmart.

Read this great article on all the fantastic advantages a true synthetic oil offers vs a dead dinosaur oil; Synthetic Oil:Rx For Long Engine Life - http://getahelmet.com/jeeps/tech/syntheticoil/ [thumb]

BlueFocusSE5 02-23-2013 03:01 AM

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Originally Posted by jetrinka (Post 4603978)
Get the cheapest oil you can find, couple it with a decent filter, change it every 3k and you'll be fine for a very, very long time.

Cheap oil = cheap results. [thumbd] Old Chinese man say, "You get what you pay for".

The 3,000 mile drain pain is a throwback to the 1960's, over 50 years ago now. Technology does advance. Even the greedy Big Oil industry doesn't recommend 3,000 mile drain pain intervals anymore. It's a waste of money and resources. Changing oil too often can also damage an engine, causing premature wear.

Joeywhat 02-23-2013 03:10 AM

For $17, it's pretty good oil, and what Ford recommends for many of their vehicles as well (along with their full synthetic alternative).

Local auto stores typically sell it for $25-ish per jug.

xxMichaelAnthony 02-23-2013 05:30 AM

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Originally Posted by jetrinka (Post 4603978)
Get the cheapest oil you can find, couple it with a decent filter, change it every 3k and you'll be fine for a very, very long time.

This!
My car has 265,000. Has never had waste of money synthetic in it. With a good filter and proper change intervals for the quality of oil you're using, it'll run forever. Don't fall for all that "research" saying synthetic is better. It's all bias so they can get better deals from their oil distributers.

gonefhsn 02-23-2013 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by BlueFocusSE5 (Post 4604131)
Changing oil too often can also damage an engine, causing premature wear.

really!?!?! where did you hear that [confused]


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