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Old 10-12-2005, 01:40 PM   #1
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Oil? Motorcraft or other?

I'm in dire need of new oil right now. For some reason my oil has dropped drammatically to the point that today while drving the engine light blinked once and I had no throttle. Got home and the meter was on red!!!

Right now I'm going to the Autozone and getting some oil. So, should I go with the stock Motorcraft (SAE 5W-20 right?) or go with something better? Also what's gonna be the price difference between the two.


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our SVT engines take 5w-30, not 5w-20. brand doesn't really matter. the motorcraft is good, it's what ford uses, I like to use mobil 1, some people like redline, and some like royal purple. it's all a question of how much you want to spend on oil. the higher dollar ones do reduce friction better than the others, but it more a question of preference
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I'm going synthetic and switching to Mobile 1 on my next oil change.
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Just get a brand name 5w30 and you should be fine.
Just stay away from Black Flag or store brand oil.

Going synthetic is good too but does cost a bit more.

For oil filter, get Motorcraft FL-2005 or a Puralator equivalent.
The filter should look long, not small and stout.
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does anything but motorcraft void your warantee. someone at ford told me it would.
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your oil pressure dropped? that mite be a bigger problem, what caused that dramatic of a drop?
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No. As long as the oil and filter are API/SAE certified, they can't deny you your warranty.
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Your issue doesnt sound like just the oil...i seen a svtf come into my work that had lost oil pressure...motor was DONE....i'd get it checked out...and take any performanec mods off be4 u go to the dealer...trust me....ford is cracking down on that sh-t
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preferably tow it to the dealer
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if your oil pressure gauge is on the red...DONT DRIVE IT.......check it for leaks
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