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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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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 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.
My car gets Straight A's!

(oil threads are sooooo tempting)
 

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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!

(oil threads are sooooo tempting)
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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I drive older cars with high mileage(wife gets the new cars :) ) so I use regular dino oil with a Motorcraft filter, change 4-5K miles. No oil related failures yet.
 

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Thank you for all the feedback friends. I see, like most products, that there is no much difference in popular brands.
 

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I've changed the oil every 10,000 miles in my Duratec with Amsoil 5/20 100 percent synthetic. 307,000 miles as of today. No engine issues to date.
 

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Valvoline Full Synthetic every 6k miles. I do a lot of city driving. Just use whatever higher-grade filter is on sale that isn't Fram. Engine is meh but it wasn't treated well by the previous owner. I think a lot of oil changes were neglected, along with many other things.
 

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My GM cars that I have used Valvoline Synthetic in tends to burn oil. But when I use Mobil 1, it doesnt. So I have stayed with Mobil 1 since. Burnt oil = Sludge.

I try to not use Royal Purple. Love the product, but it is designed to not use, or have any, detergents in the oil. For our higher mileage motors, detergents keep the sludge at bay.
 

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My GM cars that I have used Valvoline Synthetic in tends to burn oil. But when I use Mobil 1, it doesnt. So I have stayed with Mobil 1 since. Burnt oil = Sludge.

I try to not use Royal Purple. Love the product, but it is designed to not use, or have any, detergents in the oil. For our higher mileage motors, detergents keep the sludge at bay.
Noted. Royal Purple is too pricey for me anyway. Mobil 1's about the same price as the Valvoline, I'll give it a shot.
 

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I have been using Mobil 1 in every car I have owned since M1 came out circa 1978. Zero oil related failures of any kind, and that includes zero front / rear main seal leaks. Motorcraft or NAPA Gold filters only (NAPA Gold manufactured by Wix labs). Never kept track, but that is probably 1.5 million+ miles of driving. Rust or accidents (accidents never my fault :( ) took all of the cars, not major mechanical failures.
 

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Change oil 1x/yr. Walmart's SuperTech Full Synthetic, High Milage. 10w-30 in 2000 Sable Wgn 118k, & 2001 Subaru Legacy 160k, and 5w-30 in 2004 Saab 9-3 175k. And WIX oil filters for synthetic oil.
 

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Mobil-1 with Mobil-1 filter. Same in my previous 3 Crown Vic's, the last one (05) bought new with 6 miles on the Odo sold with 229k. Current 2014 has 113k on it.
 
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