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Oil and Oil filter preference

Post by kchamp » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:16 pm

I just wanted to know what you guys prefer for oil and oil filter in the 500...


I recently bought the Motorcraft 5w20 from Walmart with a motorcraft filter for under $20...

I am not sure if i should keep with a synthetic blend or go with a full synthetic with this car. What do you think?


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Re: Oil and Oil filter preference

Post by Webmaster » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:29 pm

Personally I would stick with a Motorcraft filter for any FLM product. Oil is a whole other topic ;-)
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Re: Oil and Oil filter preference

Post by andysinnh » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:48 pm

Motorcraft syn blend 5W20 is very highly rated in oil tests at bobistheoilguy.com - and for just over 11 bucks for a 5 quart jug is a bargain. I use it on both Fords and my Honda and it does great. I, like you, get the FLM filter and Motorcraft syn blend from Wally Mart.

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Re: Oil and Oil filter preference

Post by wchain » Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:30 pm

+1 For Motorcraft 5W20 Syn Blend and FL820S filter.

Works in the 500, works in my Marauders and my Super Duty trucks.
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Re: Oil and Oil filter preference

Post by warment » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:07 am

I use Mobil1 5w20 when I can find it...Mobil1 5x30 otherwise. I prefer Motorcraft FL-820s to the Fram PH2.
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Re: Oil and Oil filter preference

Post by deletedaccount » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:23 am

Nothing wrong with Motorcraft oil filters and the recommended Ford motor oil synthetic blend that every dealer uses. Just change it as recommended or sooner.

We have no oil related issues or problems in any of our vehicles. Our vehicles don't use any oil or leak any oil. Plus I have had two other high mileage Ford products that were totaled in wrecks, each had almost 100,000 miles on them in a short period of time. Plus a1988 Ford Ranger P/U with 125,000 miles on it.

Why pay more for the cutesy, over rated synthetic oils out there, if your not going to put many miles on the car (as we do) or keep it a long, long, long, time?

Every oil change I change the mileage of our cars in the signature at the bottom. The 2005 Montego has turned to 190,000 and the F-150 has turned to 164,000 miles. The Sable is driven but rarely and the 1951.....looking for a good running or re-builder 1951 8RT or 8BA flathead engine.

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Re: Oil and Oil filter preference

Post by warment » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:00 am

I will cross the 110k boundary today on my way home from work. I probably would be using Motorcraft oil if I could consistently find it in stores. I have had really good luck with Mobil1 oil in the past. It is expensive though, but I don't mind paying for it.
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Re: Oil and Oil filter preference

Post by AnthonyJ » Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:35 pm

I use AMSoil 0w20 or 0w30 in my 01 SES. Only have to change the oil once a year when used with the AMSoil oil filter which is guaranteed for 25,000 miles/12 months

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Re: Oil and Oil filter preference

Post by Webmaster » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:56 pm

I use OEM filters as I mentioned. As for the oil it depends on the vehicle. If I care about the vehicle, it gets Mobil1 full synthetic. Otherwise I put in cheaper Quaker State dino oil, or whatever is on sale that is a big-name brand.
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Re: Oil and Oil filter preference

Post by ctrlraven » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:35 am

Always check Wal-Mart for your oil and oil filters. They usually always have the Motorcraft oil and filter in stock. I run Mobil 1 5W-20 in my Marauder which I get the 5 quart jug from Wal-Mart a few bucks cheaper than auto part stores.
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Re: Oil and Oil filter preference

Post by dmunson » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:23 pm

The motercraft filter or pure 1 do me good. I avoid every thing of lesser quality.

For oil, I personally like either the mobile clean 5000 or motercraft . The car don't burn any oil and seems to stay ... happy over the last 100k miles. That said, visit bob the oil guy's site and take a read.

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