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Old 06-20-2013, 09:53 AM
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I'm fixing to do my first oil change on my new Mustang GT; switching over to full synthetic. In the past I've used Mobil 1 in my vehicles, but have been thinking about trying Royal Purple, Amsoil, or Redline. Ford recommends 5w-20, but from my research folks are saying to go with 5w-30, due to it being able to provide more longevity for the motor. Folks said that Ford's requiring the 5w-20 is only so they fall within the CAFE standards......??? Found info here http://www.svtperformance.com/forums...etic-oils.html

What's y'all's experience, opinions, or recommendations on this.

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I have run Mobil-1 in everything since the late seventies. For a long time a long distance commuter (30-40k miles per year) never had an issue. I hear good things about the others, but I have stuck with what has worked. I change every 10k, and filter every 5k.

I use 5w-30 - but I think I would go with what the factory recommends until you live out the warranty.
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Mobil 1 has always been my pick...
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I believe Mobil1 is the only PAO base stock "synthetic" oil normally available to consumers.

The word "synthetic" has been bastardized. Now even petroleum base stock can be labelled "synthetic" based on the processing used to make it.

Use Gold Cap - the bottle with the gold cap. Walmart - 26 bucks for a five quart jug. Anywhere else, over 32 bucks for the same thing.

PAO oil is the way to go.
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X4 for Mobil 1. You can get six quarts at Costco for about $26 when they are running the coupon, which is usually every couple months.
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I'm going to disagree with all of the above. I currently have 147,000 miles on my 2007 Mustang GT and I've changed the oil on it every 5000 miles, and mostly within 100 miles of that milestone. I've used the Motorcraft 5w-20 synthetic blend that Ford recommends and the FL-820s filter. That car runs as good as it did when I purchased it with 3 miles on it. There's no way I would do or recommend anything else.

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been using amsoil, no complaints
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Well I can certainly say I'm impressed and a believer in Royal Purple in my 2500 Ram 4x4's transfer case and both carriers....much smooother and better fuel mileage. I can't say about the engine yet, I haven't got that far.
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If i could get amsoil i would run that. I have used mobile 1 in every vehicle i have had.
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On the mustang forums people seem to like royal purple. I'm planning to use royal purple, amsoil or mobil1. Haven't decided yet. Got my 2014 GT about 2 weeks ago and I only have 64 miles on it. BTW I'm pretty sure they hold 8qts.
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Mobil 1 or the Motorcraft.
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I'm going to disagree with all of the above. I currently have 147,000 miles on my 2007 Mustang GT and I've changed the oil on it every 5000 miles, and mostly within 100 miles of that milestone. I've used the Motorcraft 5w-20 synthetic blend that Ford recommends and the FL-820s filter. That car runs as good as it did when I purchased it with 3 miles on it. There's no way I would do or recommend anything else.

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I agree with the Motorcraft recommendation, and I also like Castrol's full synth.
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In my 12 GT I use the Ford recommended 5w20 blend that came in the car. I do use the upgrade FRPP filter.

I was surprised to see that the recommended change is 10K. Do not even get close to that before I change it.

8 Quarts it is.
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I'm fixing to do my first oil change on my new Mustang GT; switching over to full synthetic. In the past I've used Mobil 1 in my vehicles, but have been thinking about trying Royal Purple, Amsoil, or Redline. Ford recommends 5w-20, but from my research folks are saying to go with 5w-30, due to it being able to provide more longevity for the motor. Folks said that Ford's requiring the 5w-20 is only so they fall within the CAFE standards......??? Found info here http://www.svtperformance.com/forums...etic-oils.html

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In all of my recent Mustangs 2006 GT, 2010 GT & 2013 GT500, that all require 5w20, I run Mobil 1 5w20. The manufacturer has a spec (5w20) for a reason, and it is based upon their testing and engineering - don't second guess them based upon internet chatter or some mechanic.
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I'm going to disagree with all of the above. I currently have 147,000 miles on my 2007 Mustang GT and I've changed the oil on it every 5000 miles, and mostly within 100 miles of that milestone. I've used the Motorcraft 5w-20 synthetic blend that Ford recommends and the FL-820s filter. That car runs as good as it did when I purchased it with 3 miles on it. There's no way I would do or recommend anything else.

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Funny how car manufactures never recomend a product that they don't own. While motorcraft is probably a great oil there is only one reason Fod recomends the product $$$$$$$$$.
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My opinion is that any of the big name synthetics are perfectly fine. Mobil1, Castrol Syntec, Valvoline, Pennzoil, etc. They all produce quality oils and will do what you want. I have yet to be convinced that the higher priced Amsoil, Royal Purple, or whatever will be that much better than Mobil1.

I generally run Mobil1 in my outboard and in my 40 year old Ford truck I will run whatever synthetic is on sale. That big 360 purrs like a kitten no matter what's in it.
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I think the more important part is changing your oil regularly.
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On the mustang forums people seem to like royal purple. I'm planning to use royal purple, amsoil or mobil1. Haven't decided yet. Got my 2014 GT about 2 weeks ago and I only have 64 miles on it. BTW I'm pretty sure they hold 8qts.
Nice! I got my 2013 about a month ago. I've got the 373s, Ford Racing Axle Back Exhaust, and the Steeda CAI w/tune. I highly recommend the CAI, it's crazy that it unleashed a good amount of hp/torque that you can actually feel. I can't wait to run it down the 1/4. Next on my wish list is a Boss Intake, Kooks Long Tube Headers, and some suspension mods. I had a little fun at a stop light last Friday night with a. C6 Vette.

As for the oil, I guess I'll stick with the Mobil 1. My Honda had 195k when I sold it, my F150 had 187k, and my Cherokee had 303k all with no problems. My buddy wants me to go with Amsoil since he sells it. On the Royal Purple I've read somewhere that it doesn't meet some kind of standards or something like that....??

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Has anyone actually seen an oil related failure in a daily driver engine in the last 20 years? (not counting the folks who forgot to change their oil for 40,000 miles)

For every royal purple fanatic who has "never had a problem" there are 100 yahoos who take their car to jiffy lube every 5,000 miles and have also never had a problem.

I would be inclined to pay clos(er) attention to oil in a turbocharged engine, and I use Suzuki oil in my motors because they're under warranty and we all know marine powerheads blow... but otherwise...
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