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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-10-2017, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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What Engine Oil do you use?

Used Royal Purple (5w-20), and filter last change. I don't really have any complaint, but was wondering what other brands other users have had positive experiences with. This is for a 2013 SEL.
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There are plenty of oil threads here but if you want to get a lot of input you can find endless discussions on the subject at bitog, it's like a religion there.
https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forum...s.php?ubb=cfrm
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I use Mobil 1 personally in everything I drive. Usually walmart has it dirt cheap and I tend to stick with the Ford oe filter as it's make by Purolator.


Honestly, as long as you aren't putting in "bubba's recycled oil" into the engine, you are probably fine with whatever modern off-the-shelf oil you want to go with.
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I tend to stick with Mobil1 as well. Even use it on the guns.
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At the weight 5W/20 Ford calls for, and semi-synthetic at the least, how many oils are there NOT suitable?
My guess is zero.
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I let the dealer put in Motercraft blend for two reasons.
  1. At $40 for an oil change and rotation, it's not worth doing it myself.
  2. I've a 100,000 mile extended warranty. If there's an issue, Ford already has a record of my oil changes and can't argue that I didn't use the right stuff.
Also, given my other vehicles, it's never been the motor that makes me get rid of old cars. As long as you perform basic maintenance, the motor seems to last forever. Suspension is another story.
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I let the dealer put in Motercraft blend for two reasons.
  1. At $40 for an oil change and rotation, it's not worth doing it myself.
  2. I've a 100,000 mile extended warranty. If there's an issue, Ford already has a record of my oil changes and can't argue that I didn't use the right stuff.
Also, given my other vehicles, it's never been the motor that makes me get rid of old cars. As long as you perform basic maintenance, the motor seems to last forever. Suspension is another story.
And they even give you a cute little report card too.
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Whatever syn. blend is on sale in the correct wt./viscosity.....
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I let the dealer put in Motercraft blend for two reasons.
  1. At $40 for an oil change and rotation, it's not worth doing it myself.
  2. I've a 100,000 mile extended warranty. If there's an issue, Ford already has a record of my oil changes and can't argue that I didn't use the right stuff.
Also, given my other vehicles, it's never been the motor that makes me get rid of old cars. As long as you perform basic maintenance, the motor seems to last forever. Suspension is another story.
And they even give you a cute little report card too.
My car gets Straight A's!

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Yeah, and in my case , they put my lug nuts on tight enough to bottom out and break my 150ft/lb torque wrench getting them off. I was significantly past the 150ft/lb click. (I would guess somewhere around 200)
Quicklane won't touch my car again, put their cheap blue washer fluid in it, or spray my battery terminals with "anti corrosion" spray that prevents me from jump starting my mower. I even still have free changes from them.
I'll continue to spend the time to change my own, and use the old oil to start bonfires.

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I have used the Motorcraft partial synthetic (Walmart 16.99) and Motorcraft filter since day one. 264K and still going.
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