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Old 02-10-2013, 03:35 PM   #21
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My dad found this great article about this guy that went out and tested all the different types of oils different weights and everything the one that came out on top for the 5w30 fully synthetic was castrol edge with titanium fluid strength technology if i recall correctly if not it was right at the top of the list he did many different various tests I will have to see if I can find my source...

But I have been using that ever since and my svt focus seems to love it :)
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:17 PM   #22
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My dad found this great article about this guy that went out and tested all the different types of oils different weights and everything the one that came out on top for the 5w30 fully synthetic was castrol edge with titanium fluid strength technology if i recall correctly if not it was right at the top of the list he did many different various tests I will have to see if I can find my source...

But I have been using that ever since and my svt focus seems to love it :)
Good to know! Thanks for the peace of mind mate!
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:57 PM   #23
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My cousins friends brothers ex-cell mates baby mammas uncle told me if I pee in my gas tank ill get 100mpg.......
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My cousins friends brothers ex-cell mates baby mammas uncle told me if I pee in my gas tank ill get 100mpg.......
Just talking about opinions and experiences with different oil man.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:25 PM   #25
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It's oil in a economy car with 140 thousand miles. Not a brand new Ferrari
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:30 PM   #26
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Im gonna try this next fillup.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:14 PM   #27
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It's oil in a economy car with 140 thousand miles. Not a brand new Ferrari
It's relevant nonetheless. A car is a big investment, and there's no reason to neglect or not take care of it, beit a brand new Ferrari or a high-mileage Focus. I'm like a lot of people here. My car is not just my hobby or my project, it's also my only reliable source of transportation. While the differences in oil may be small, they still matter enough to me (and I'm sure others as well) to take a moment and see what options are out there and what experiences others have had. That being said, I know my car isn't a real high-performance racing machine. But it is my car, that I've worked countless hours on to make it what it is. This forum is about comradery among automotive enthusiasts (Focus or otherwise) and helping eachother out, not poking fun or being condescending.
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Not worth the money. Change the oil every 3k with the cheapest oil you can find, paired with a halfway decent filter and you'll be absolutely fine for many thousands of more miles.
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It's relevant nonetheless. A car is a big investment, and there's no reason to neglect or not take care of it, beit a brand new Ferrari or a high-mileage Focus. I'm like a lot of people here. My car is not just my hobby or my project, it's also my only reliable source of transportation. While the differences in oil may be small, they still matter enough to me (and I'm sure others as well) to take a moment and see what options are out there and what experiences others have had. That being said, I know my car isn't a real high-performance racing machine. But it is my car, that I've worked countless hours on to make it what it is. This forum is about comradery among automotive enthusiasts (Focus or otherwise) and helping eachother out, not poking fun or being condescending.
A car is not an investment, an investment is a risk you take to have a gain at the end of a certain time period.

A car depreciates nearly 30% the moment you drive it off the lot and continues to do so until it reaches a minimum value then will stay at that minimum value. That is not an investment.

If you really really think that your focus is going to care if you use the least expensive oil that meets its specifications or the most expensive oil you can find and make an actual difference in engine life if you change the oil on a regular basis, you my friend seriously need to lay off the bob-is-the-oil-guy kool aid.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:14 AM   #30
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Some vehicles can be an investment.... however the Focus is most likely not one of them. However what was the price tag for the RS 500 new and what would some one pay for it in mint condition? Their are many cars that can be an investment, but most of those are not made by US car companies.

What is the thought of thew remote dual oil systems like Amsoil has that uses a regular filter and then a "super" filter that slowly filters out the even finer particles? I know their have been concerns that the oil coolers for our motors are not needed and can cause for a longer delay in getting oil pressure. I am guessing the same thing applies to this. But would provide better filtering, perhaps only a need if you have a turbo that making your oil more dirty?


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