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Old 05-24-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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The first oil sample listed at 3,888 miles is Motorcraft syn blend 5w-20 with Motorcraft FL-910S filter.

The second oil sample listed at 9,147 miles is Pennzoil Ultra 5w-20 with Motorcraft FL-910S filter. .5 quart was added to this fill, but didn't need to be. I should have left it out for a more accurate TBN but, for some reason, decided to top it off instead. The high iron content is likely due to some hard, high-RPM mountain driving I did for a couple of thousand miles during this interval. I'm not overly concerned with that at this point, as it is in line mileage-wise with other UOA's I've seen on other low-mileage Ti-VCT Duratecs.

I'm currently running 5 quarts of Pennzoil Ultra 5w-20 with Purolator PL20195 filter, and plan to extend this OCI to 11K or 12K miles. These miles will be easier, so I hope to see the iron content reduce.


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Old 05-24-2013, 12:03 PM   #2
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Numbers!! Nom Nom Nom!!!
Awesome post.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:56 PM   #3
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Tbone, what's your overall MPG average over the last 10,000 miles or so?
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My average remains 32MPG with mixed driving. That's the same as it's always been. I've been running 89 octane. I put 93 in for the last fill, and will continue for at least two more tanks to see if it improves at all.
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looks good, thanks for the data
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