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5.0 Oil

Post by RTW0223 on Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:05 pm

I'm going to be doing an oil change this weekend, and I have seen various oil viscosities used... so what do you guys recommend?
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Re: 5.0 Oil

Post by SVT_N8 on Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:22 pm

I don't know what weight you need but I can get Amsoil at wholesale prices
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Re: 5.0 Oil

Post by AAron83 on Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:27 pm

been using mobil 1 10w30 for 8 years in my heap. used to leak a little bit when i first switched over from conventional but not anymore
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Re: 5.0 Oil

Post by RTW0223 on Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:24 am

synthetic or no?
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Re: 5.0 Oil

Post by Great White on Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:49 am

Dear lord Ryan! Please tell me that you have been changing the oil all this time that you have had that car.

I recommend motorcraft oil that is recommended by Ford on the "710" cap! ROTFL
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Re: 5.0 Oil

Post by Guest on Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:18 pm

RTW0223 wrote:synthetic or no?
If you haven't been using synthetic then I'd highly recommend you save your money and use either motorcraft of valvoline 10-30.

Syntheticis great but you have to use it forever as been my experience from an ole jet engine mechanic.

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Post by AAron83 on Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:04 pm

RTW0223 wrote:synthetic or no?

mobil 1 10w30 synthetic for 8 years now. lasted through all the abuse JPC and Vortech put on the car throughout 2009 and didnt lose a drop. plus its on sale alot before mobil 1 i used Napa synthetic oil. worked just as good for my 80 mile daily commute at the time when it was a stocker
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Post by RTW0223 on Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:49 pm

Lone Star wrote:Dear lord Ryan! Please tell me that you have been changing the oil all this time that you have had that car.

I recommend motorcraft oil that is recommended by Ford on the "710" cap! ROTFL

I have been. I just have a bad memory


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RTW0223 wrote:synthetic or no?

mobil 1 10w30 synthetic for 8 years now. lasted through all the abuse JPC and Vortech put on the car throughout 2009 and didnt lose a drop. plus its on sale alot before mobil 1 i used Napa synthetic oil. worked just as good for my 80 mile daily commute at the time when it was a stocker

haha i cant remember the oil that i put in it last wether it was synthetic or not. What is the difference...never really understood it
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Re: 5.0 Oil

Post by Great White on Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:02 pm

Synthetic oils tend to have a longer life before the breakdown in lubrication protection. I still change my oil every 5,000 miles regardless.

Dino or non-man made oils, will be fine for 3-4,000 miles but should be changed more frequently as they will breakdown sooner then synthetic.

most important is using the recommended oil weight, specified by the manufacturer.


I believe it's 5 quarts of 10/30
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Re: 5.0 Oil

Post by Guest on Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:10 pm

If you are on a budget I'd recommend just using regular oil and write it down and keep it regular 3-5K miles. If you've re-built your engine then Mobile 1 or a semi syth. would be a good oil to use. Just one thing is once you start keep using it and you'll be fine. I mean 6 in 1 and 1/2 dozen the other on the subject. Regular oil changes are a good thing because once you get the funk out of your motor and crank case you'll see the difference at 3-5K miles.

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Re: 5.0 Oil

Post by BobT on Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:09 am

6-71 wrote:
RTW0223 wrote:synthetic or no?
If you haven't been using synthetic then I'd highly recommend you save your money and use either motorcraft of valvoline 10-30.

Syntheticis great but you have to use it forever as been my experience from an ole jet engine mechanic.

Agreed. Most people wont go over 5k miles on a oil change anyway. Conventional oils today can easily withstand that, so why would you want to spend the extra $ to be in the snythetic club? The thing that everyone misses is the fact that oil gets contaminated with fuel and moisture. That`s why they tell you a certain mileage or time frame you should change it.
I work for Howard County and they use Castrol. We change our oil every 5k miles. Some vehicles have over 200k with no mechanical problems.

I use Castrol GTX 10w30 in mine.
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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:19 am

Bob I got caught up in the higher end oil deal a long time ago because I saw how the military bangs on jets and it was proof that snythetics work. I know that if you keep your maintenance up you can go the distance on any grade of oil these days. On my 90 model I won't use snythetic because i don't know what the original owner used and since it is older I'll take my chances on valvolene or GTX and save a few.

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Post by BobT on Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:31 am

6-71 wrote:Bob I got caught up in the higher end oil deal a long time ago because I saw how the military bangs on jets and it was proof that snythetics work. I know that if you keep your maintenance up you can go the distance on any grade of oil these days. On my 90 model I won't use snythetic because i don't know what the original owner used and since it is older I'll take my chances on valvolene or GTX and save a few.

I agree. If it gets abused then synthetic is the way to go. We use were using conventional 2 stroke oil in the blowers and week wackers. We were rebuilding them every year because they were worn out. We now use Amsoil and can go for 5 years or so before its worn out. Synthetics are the way to go on something thats going to get ragged on.
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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:59 pm

Well another gremlin is ethanol and it is hella hard on two strokes and rubber fuel lines. Maryland that I know has only ethanol fuel except maybe over on the eastern shore.

I've heard good things about Amsoil but haven't tried it yet.

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Re: 5.0 Oil

Post by chrisverneuil on Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:49 pm

Think conventional 10w30 like GTX will be just fine for you. Dont ask me about my oil changes...Smile Ethanol is great if youre car can handle it.
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Re: 5.0 Oil

Post by FASFOX89 on Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:13 am

i've used havoline for like ever in my 88. soooo...the same for the 89..
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Re: 5.0 Oil

Post by RTW0223 on Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:54 pm

i ended up using Valvoline Premium conventional 10w-30
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Re: 5.0 Oil

Post by AAron83 on Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:07 pm

thats fine it works i think thats the same as Napa oil i used to use or advanced auto parts oil i used too. cant remember some store brand oil. worked fine
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