In the past when I had a hard time finding the OEM oil, I just bought it from the parts counter at the dealer. Most dealers will sell it to you for almost the same cost as the discount auto stores.
Thanks Mike! I will check with a few of the local Ford dealers this week and see what I can find. If not sooner or later I am going to have to either try ordering it off the internet or switch brands.Terlingua said:I got 9 quarts and a Motorcraft filter if you wand to pay the shiping and $12.00
for the oil and filter. Email me at [email protected] if your interested I,m
mustangwi said:Has anyone noticed that they can no longer find this oil anywhere?
I am not sure if this is a regional thing or what the deal is. I needed an oil change this weekend and went to almost a dozen stores and not one of them had the 5 quart jug of 5W-20. I was able to find several quart sized bottles at an auto-zone and when I asked what the deal was the guy at the checkout said that there has been little demand for this and they are phasing it out of their store.
So now what? I have been using this oil and only this oil for all of my vehicles since day one. Short of having the ford garage change my oil from here on out are there any recommendations for an alternative. I am looking for an oil that is of similiar blend and similar base crude.
Thanks in advance
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I would stick with what has been run through the engine to date no matter what the manual says.MaDMaXX said:So, the previous owner of my Bullitt used Mobil1 fully synth, when using Mobil1's site, it keeps saying use 5w30 instead of the 5w20 the manual says to use.
Hey Maxx I was hoping someone else would have chimed in here on this issue.MaDMaXX said:OK, that's only referring to mixing oil if you need to top up. Changing oil at drain time is fine.
What i have noticed in the past, is running fully synth in a motor that's been on semi for a while can cause more oil usage, in some cases, oil leaks. However, this is difficult to black and white as all engines are different.
My question was really, why is it saying use 5w30 instead of the books 5w20 ?
Bullitt 736 said:I'm changing mine at 5000 miles or a minimum of twice a year minimum. It due for a change now anyway since I put 4000 on it going to Nats and back. I'll change ahin in March or April before the Shootout and Nats.
I use Motorcraft 5W-20 Motorcraft blend in the '08. Its hit or miss whether Walmart has it near me.
The '01 has used Mobil 1 5W-30 for 110k miles and Amsoil 5W-30 for the last 20k.
As I have stated from the very beginning, when ford introduced the 01s, the oil they put in the engines was 5-20.MaDMaXX said:Why 5w30? as opposed to 5w20?