Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum banner

1 - 20 of 51 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,282 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
To Amsoil, Premium Synthetic Motor Oil

Thats right, my baby is running pure synthetic now..

Heres a timeline

0- 3000 miles Factory Oil
3000-6000 miles Motorcraft Synthetic Blend oil
6000 + Amsoil Premium Synthetic Motor Oil


The great thing is that they say you can go 7500 miles between oil changes, and i talked to the guy at the place where i bought it from and he said he has ran it for that long with no problems..and if you use a good filter you shouldnt need to change that either..

Well, i plan on changing the oil every 5,000 miles with amsoil, because in the ford manual it states change the oil between every 3k and 5k miles..

so there we have it..
nice smooth, easy cold starts synthetic oil.
 
J

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
That's cool. I love synthetic oil. I use Valvoline, but I don't think there's much difference between the synthetics.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,282 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Originally posted by jason8225@Mar 30 2004, 03:17 PM
That's cool. I love synthetic oil. I use Valvoline, but I don't think there's much difference between the synthetics.
They make vavoline 5w-20 synthetic oil?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,282 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Originally posted by jason8225@Mar 30 2004, 03:58 PM
5w30
Ohh ohhhh i called ford and they said no cant use it..


so thats why i get amsoil..only one who makes synthetic in 5w-20!
 
J

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Originally posted by afi292+Mar 30 2004, 04:06 PM-->QUOTE (afi292 @ Mar 30 2004, 04:06 PM)
<!--QuoteBegin-jason8225
@Mar 30 2004, 03:58 PM
5w30 
Ohh ohhhh i called ford and they said no cant use it..


so thats why i get amsoil..only one who makes synthetic in 5w-20! [/b]
interesting....
I need to look into that then - it could be a Duratec thing maybe? My vulcan takes it just fine. They just put it in there when I get my oil change done, so I was just assuming that was OK, lol - probably not the thing to do at a quick lube type place.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,282 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Originally posted by jason8225+Mar 30 2004, 04:09 PM-->QUOTE (jason8225 @ Mar 30 2004, 04:09 PM)
Originally posted by [email protected] 30 2004, 04:06 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-jason8225
@Mar 30 2004, 03:58 PM
5w30 

Ohh ohhhh i called ford and they said no cant use it..


so thats why i get amsoil..only one who makes synthetic in 5w-20!
interesting....
I need to look into that then - it could be a Duratec thing maybe? My vulcan takes it just fine. They just put it in there when I get my oil change done, so I was just assuming that was OK, lol - probably not the thing to do at a quick lube type place.
[/b]
Well i called the quick lube place and they said it shouldnt hurt it to put in 5w-30 synthetic.. so then i called ford and they said no no

make sure it is 5w-20 and certified..
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,282 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Originally posted by jason8225@Mar 30 2004, 04:21 PM
What's the difference between 5w20 & 5w30? I honestly have no idea
viscosity
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,771 Posts
Originally posted by jason8225+Mar 30 2004, 04:09 PM-->QUOTE (jason8225 @ Mar 30 2004, 04:09 PM)
Originally posted by [email protected] 30 2004, 04:06 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-jason8225
@Mar 30 2004, 03:58 PM
5w30 

Ohh ohhhh i called ford and they said no cant use it..


so thats why i get amsoil..only one who makes synthetic in 5w-20!
interesting....
I need to look into that then - it could be a Duratec thing maybe? My vulcan takes it just fine. They just put it in there when I get my oil change done, so I was just assuming that was OK, lol - probably not the thing to do at a quick lube type place.
[/b]
The oil filler cap says 5W20 on the 2004 Taurus SE Vulcan I have as a loaner car.


Mark
95 SHO
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,282 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
Originally posted by mikehawk@Mar 30 2004, 06:06 PM
mobil1 makes 5w20
ok show me? this must be semi new because i called round few months ago and they didnt have any.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,415 Posts
Dude, how am I going to show you? I know I've seen it. My digital cam has been broken for the longest, and replacing it just isn't a priority. If you send me $5 plus shipping I'll buy it and send it to you. I've either seen it at super wal mart or at discount auto parts store. But I KNOW mobil1 makes 5w20.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,620 Posts
Look here for Mobil Oil information.

http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lubes/Pro..._Collection.asp

The main reason automobile manufacturers us low viscosity oils is for fuel economy. I have used 15w50 or 20w50 for many years and many miles without a problem. My Toyota pu ran 335,000 miles before the rod bearing went. My reason for running the thicker viscosity is because I live in SoCal where the temperature can get over 90 and well over 100 in the desert.

Bob
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,415 Posts
Thank you jedhead.

Sorry afi, I was technically wrong, but not completely wrong. It says you can use 0w20 in cars that recommend 5w20.

QUOTE
Mobil 1 0W-20 is the ideal product for high revolution and output four and six cylinder cars where a 0W-20 or 5W-20 viscosity lubricant is recommended.[/b]
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
14,126 Posts
I'm sure too if you look in your manual that 5w30 is acceptable.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,282 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
Originally posted by mikehawk@Mar 30 2004, 06:22 PM
Dude, how am I going to show you? I know I've seen it. My digital cam has been broken for the longest, and replacing it just isn't a priority. If you send me $5 plus shipping I'll buy it and send it to you. I've either seen it at super wal mart or at discount auto parts store. But I KNOW mobil1 makes 5w20.
how about no sending you money and you just find a link
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,282 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
Originally posted by SHOZ123@Mar 30 2004, 08:03 PM
I'm sure too if you look in your manual that 5w30 is acceptable.
i called ford and they said no, only 5W-20
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
14,126 Posts
Did you look in your manual? I would be very skeptical of what someone from Ford told me. Bunch of numbskull's usually. <_<
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,282 Posts
Discussion Starter #20
Originally posted by SHOZ123@Mar 30 2004, 09:39 PM
Did you look in your manual? I would be very skeptical of what someone from Ford told me. Bunch of numbskull's usually. <_<
actually i did and it just says 5W-20 thats why i called because i wanted to use mobile 1 5w-30...
 
1 - 20 of 51 Posts
Top