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Old 07-01-2012, 11:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool Engine Oil and Filter for 2000 Taurus SE V6

Hello all,

This may be a simple question for professionals here.

After carefully researching on the internet, I found the following type of engine oil and engine filter that is official designed for my 2000 Ford Taurus SE V6 Car.

Walmart.com: MotorCraft Oil Filter FL400S: Automotive
MotorCraft Oil Filter FL400S

Walmart.com: Motorcraft Synthetic Blend Motor Oil, 5W20, 5qt: Automotive
Motorcraft Synthetic Blend Motor Oil, 5W20, 5qt

Question> Is my finding correct?

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The most important thing here is that you should know whether you have DOHC or OHV engine. I believe they require different filters. The DOHC must use Motorcraft FL-820S (or a compatible third party).

Motorcraft is a good synthetic blend oil, as many others. The Motorcraft oil filters are similar in construction to Purolator filters because Purolator builds them. However, Motorcraft's implementation of drain-back valve is supposedly slightly better.
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Yep, if you have a Vulcan, then you are correct. Honestly, unless you absolutely want to do it yourself, alot of Ford dealers have $20 oil changes that includes a visual check of key parts of the car as well. Got mine done at my Ford dealer last time, will do it again. I couldn't even buy the oil for $20!!! And they use the SynBlend and Motorcraft filter.
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It's getting more expensive to do synth blend and synth oil changes at home. If you are not too partial to engine oils then you could use Walmart Tech brand synthetic oil and Purolater classic filter for about 23.00. The Walmart I go to is always cleaned out of these brands as well as the Motorcraft oil and Filter. The dealer also has bulk and give great deals - I just don't trust dealers, however, and do it myself.

I can't stand the way most of the service managers treat the customers - "we found a loose screw in your tailight, we can tigthen that for you today for 20.00."

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