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Old 02-16-2014, 06:31 PM
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Man that Motorcraft blend is some great oil.

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Old 02-16-2014, 06:37 PM
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First off Duncan...I would never flame my pal from the frozen north. I have generally been a "take it and have i changed" kind of person. Mainly for convenience more then anything else. But in these parts the price difference between dino and synthetic, without a coupon, is probably $20-$30 depending on the place. I have heard lots of people swear by amsoil but I have never actually used it, so I'm open.

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Old 02-16-2014, 06:42 PM
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First off Duncan...I would never flame my pal from the frozen north. I have generally been a "take it and have i changed" kind of person. Mainly for convenience more then anything else. But in these parts the price difference between dino and synthetic, without a coupon, is probably $20-$30 depending on the place. I have heard lots of people swear by amsoil but I have never actually used it, so I'm open.

And, Scott, at least Ian and Duncan paid attention to me. I know they missed me, or at least noticed I was gone...haha

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I should have qualified that...I didn't mean to imply you would flame me....it was more of a generally specifically aimed comment to the ones that have an issue with the API or MLM programs.....I'm vague...it's a Canuck defense

$20-30 for a regular to synthetic change sounds pretty good to me regardless.

Oh...and great to see you again ossifer.

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Old 02-16-2014, 07:23 PM
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First off Duncan...I would never flame my pal from the frozen north. I have generally been a "take it and have i changed" kind of person. Mainly for convenience more then anything else. But in these parts the price difference between dino and synthetic, without a coupon, is probably $20-$30 depending on the place. I have heard lots of people swear by amsoil but I have never actually used it, so I'm open.

And, Scott, at least Ian and Duncan paid attention to me. I know they missed me, or at least noticed I was gone...haha

Anyways, yep i'm back now that I'm officially back in a Ford.
me being an Amsoil guy, I'm not 100% Amsoil is only thing anyone should put in a vehicle..

there are great options for off the shelf oil. but personally, its either Pennzoil Platinum or Ultra, or Amsoil Signature series if wanna have the best. XL series if want API approved oil. Signature Series could easily certify but the API doesn't allow for base stock swapping so that hurts SS.

anyways... if ya want more info on anything Amsoil I'm your man..
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The 5w20 motorcraft is a synthetic blend and it'll work just fine in your 5.0.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:34 PM
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The Motorcraft is also readily available at most parts stores, even Wally World. I tend to catch the synthetics on sale with the filter. Mobil 1 and Valvoline are typically my main stays for when I go full synthetic, with the occasional Castrol. The package deal is a lot of times around $32.
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The 5w20 motorcraft is a synthetic blend and it'll work just fine in your 5.0.


Marquis is pushing 205,000 miles, has had nothing but Motorcraft 5-20 syn/blend. It leaks about a quart every 1500 miles (pass side valve cover gasket), but still doesn't use a noticeable amount.

I don't know squat about motor oil, just know what works. LOF is still $20 @ Suburban Ford w/Motorcraft filter.
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It is really hard to beat an API certified oil. It is even harder to beat an API certified oil that is printed on the fill cap of the engine in question. If you are running E85, then no doubt about it you should run a Gp II or Gp III and save yourself some money. PAO or Ester, full syn in an E85 motor is a gamble at best without 2K (YES I SAID 2K) oil analysis, which would probably negate any savings over a years time. Ethanol as a fuel has a lot of off gas moisture and does some really funky things to engine oil. Changing it early and often with a average oil is far better than trying to stretch it with a great oil.
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