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Old 02-26-2013, 12:46 PM   #41
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$90 for a synthetic oild change? That's rediculous and I changed both my 4Riunner and Focus with synthetic and spent less than $70 for both.

I am comfortable with changing my synthetic once a year (cars have about 4-6000 miles each at the change) but with my very raced turbo Eclipse I was changing the synthetic about every 4000 miles since it was a high severe duty drive nearly all the time.
What brand and type of synthetic oil are you putting through only 4,000 - 6,000 miles of use and only changing it once per year? That's severe service usage. Cellulose/paper filtration media secured by glue inside an oil filter also might not hold up to a years worth of severe service usage. Something to consider. Be careful.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:51 PM   #42
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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
I use Mobil 1 w/ no issues. I've used Mobil 1 in my cars for yrs & yrs. Remember the cans? Wallyworld has 5qtr juggs for $30.00 & they also have motorcraft filters.
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Cellulose/paper oil filtration media secured with glue.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #44
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What brand and type of synthetic oil are you putting through only 4,000 - 6,000 miles of use and only changing it once per year? That's severe service usage. Cellulose/paper filtration media secured by glue inside an oil filter also might not hold up to a years worth of severe service usage. Something to consider. Be careful.
I really appreciate the concern but with my 4Runner I was seeing about 8000-9000 miles a year up until recently and that mileage dropped in half the last two years and I still just change it about every 10 months and I run M1 with a Puralator PureOne or M1 filter. I also had a compression/leakdown test last year and the results were quite good and still within factory tolerances which is great for a truck with 177k on it. Still as strong as my mom's '99 Limited 4Runner with 90k on the odo.

With the Focus at the moment we get dealer changes @5000 miles for the next 3 years so not going to worry about it til I switch to synthetic when those run out.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:34 PM   #45
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I run synthetic in my expedition for a reason, it comes in 0w-30! the truck needs thinner oil than a 5 weight in the winter for better start-up protection! I know its not a focus but still, it runs noticeably smoother and starts are a lot easier on the engine!
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Mobile 1 full synthetic high mileage - $30 at walmart for 5 quart jug.
Motorcraft oil filter (focus) -Walmart around $6 or 8 bucks.
I've got my own oil pan, ramps, and oil filter wrench.
takes about half an hour.
so on average half an hour and at most 38 bucks every 7 or 8k miles.
you do the math.
Same here. Drive on ramps. Have tools, oil pan, new filter, paper towels, rubber gloves and oil ready, take out drain plug, wait 10 min or so, put plug back in, take off oil filter w/ gloves, put on new filter, pour in oil, back off ramps, and done. Not too hard at all and like you said Wally World has the 5 quarts for like $28 and I think my purolator filter was seriously $3.99 or $4.99
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