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Old 09-12-2012, 11:44 PM   #31
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I am using either Motorcraft Synthetic Blend or Penzoil Platinum depending on the price. You might want to look at some of the used oil analysis information at the Bobistheoilguy website. Within the last couple of weeks someone posted a UOA on a 2012 Ford Focus.
I just bought some pennzoil platinum 5q jug for 25$ plus a 10$ gas card rebate so i count it as 15$ after rebate since i need to buy gas anyways... seemed like a good deal. Prob just going to have the dealership or a local shop my mom used install for roughly $10-15 seems like a good deal for full synthetic about $30-35$ with filter for a full synthetic oil change? after rebate.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:31 AM   #32
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Take this one for what its worth guys...
I have a buddy that use to work in a machine shop. He decided one day to start testing filters on some of their machining equipment. He tested everything from bosch to Fram... he said they ran a filter for a whole week then changed it and cut it apart to look for contaminants, after doing a pressure test. He said from the results he saw, the regular old orange Fram filters filtered out more and smaller particales than anyother brand.

Just some food for thought.
That's the first time I have ever heard anything good about a cheapo fram.

http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oil...reference.html

http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oil.../opinions.html

http://www.mr2.com/TEXT/oil_filter_test.html

http://www.corolland.com/oil-filters.html

I'm sure you can find more links as to why the fram filters are not great.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:59 AM   #33
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how often are you changing oil?
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:46 AM   #34
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Mobil 1 0w-20 Advance Fuel Economy.
I don't know much about the properties of oils, so how does an lighter weight oil help fuel mileage? No sarcasm here, honest question. It would make sense since there's less resistance on the engine... I think. If I understand it correctly. Lol
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I am using either Motorcraft Synthetic Blend or Penzoil Platinum depending on the price. You might want to look at some of the used oil analysis information at the Bobistheoilguy website. Within the last couple of weeks someone posted a UOA on a 2012 Ford Focus.
That was me. Plain old conventional Pennzoil worked great over 5k miles. Now using Motorcraft Syn Blend and planning to go to 8k. Also posted the UOA here.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=295835
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:19 AM   #36
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I had to make the same decision on our 2011... decided to stick with the Motorcraft syn-blend 5w-20 until the powertrain warranty is up... but dang, thats 60,000 miles... then may change to the Mobil 1 0w-20 Advance Fuel Economy.
You don't need to use Motorcraft while under warranty. Any oil that adheres to the Ford spec (most do) will satisfy your warranty.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:52 PM   #37
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FWIW, I use the Pennzoil Platinum synthetic oil and Purolator PureOne filters. PL10241 for the Focus.

I haven't felt the need to step up to the Pennzoil Ultra yet. I'm sure it's great oil, but I'm not sure what I would be gaining. I plan to stay with the recommended 5000 mile changes on the Focus, as I did with my 2011 Fiesta.

I also have a 96 Saturn that gets the same treatment (PL20195 filter), but I have been running 7500 mile change intervals on that one, with occasional oil analysis to keep an eye on things. So far there are 134,000 miles on the Saturn with very little oil consumption. A quart or less between changes. That's significant, because Saturns are notorious for being oil burners.
Pennzoil Ultra is believed to be blended using "gas-to-liquid" (I.e. Natural gas is the source) base stocks rather than crude oil which is the base for most synthetics sold here, including Pennzoil Platinum. As a consequence, Ultra has much lower Noack volatility (losing volume through evaporation at high temps) than Pennzoil Platinum, Mobil 1, etc. This makes Ultra a really good choice for DI engines, especially as a 5 quart jug is only $ 3 or so more at the Wal-mart of your choice.
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FYI... You should be able to run the larger PL20195 filter on your Focus also. The PL20195 is exactly the same as the PL10241 in all dimensions except for length. The PL20195 has a 1.38" longer can than the PL10241. Substituting the PL20195 will gain you a bit more oil capacity.

PL10241 = Motorcraft FL-910-S
PL20195 = Motorcraft FL-400-S - Likewise, this filter can be run on the 2012, as a larger substitute.
This is awesome. The old Taurus OHV's use the FL-400S so I just happen to have a number of these filters on hand.
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would you guys recomend pennzoil platinum fuill synthetic oil? or mobil 1? i can get the pennzoil platinum synthetic oil and filter for $21 after 10$ rebate at my local pep boys. is that a good deal for 5q's? curious as to pricing as well. thanks.
The Platinum is great. I have used this in my 2011 F-150 as well.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:50 PM   #40
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Do you all change at intervals or wait for the service light to go on?
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