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Old 09-26-2003, 12:42 PM   #1
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switching to synthetic oil, couple ??'s

I am switching to synthetic oil tomorrow morning. The dealership only uses motorcraft synthetic, and I want Mobil 1. I can bring my own oil, but how many quarts of oil do I buy? Anything else I should know?

I have a 2002 SVT Focus with 8,400 miles on the clock.

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Old 09-26-2003, 12:50 PM   #2
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5 quarts, but you'll only need 4 1/2 (one for each cylinder and 1/2 for the filter). It's easy to do yourself, and will save you a lot of money in the future doing it yourself (if your dealership isn't doing it for free....I know some places offer that now)

off topic: I think most V8 engines only use 5 quarts...It's a pretty standard amount.
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I have heard that the 'Amzoil' is the best Synthetic oil available.
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I just put Mobil 1 synthetic in my car this morning. I'll keep you updated.
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I swiched to mobil 1 sythetic 2 changes ago... I've noticed a difference. Dont know if this'll sound wierd or not, but I noticed an improvement in throttle response since switching, I dont get that "hesitation" that alot of people complain about anymore.
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Is synthetic oil weighted the same as dino-- 5w-30, etc.???
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