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JJCruiser
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« on: December 23, 2017, 11:55:01 am »

Whenever they have motor oil on rebate at Menards, I always stock up.  With all the options, I am curious what everyone uses with their Triton V10 engines.  I am interested in what weight you use and if you use conventional, blend, or full synthetic.  Also, if you have a favorite brand oil, I am interested in that as well.  I am sure there is lots of great advice on this question. 

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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2017, 01:39:47 pm »

I change my own oil with Mobil one premium synthetic 5W20.  We use our PC winter and summer.
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2017, 03:06:07 pm »

Ford Motorcraft synthetic blend.  5w20.  A mechanic whose opinions I trust said there was no reason to spend more on a full synthetic, and that the V10 was built to operate with the Motorcraft blend.  Oil which is quite a bit cheaper than full synthetic, particularly when I locate the 5qt containers on sale, and stock up.  But, to each their own.
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2017, 09:03:19 am »

I voted.

I always put in 5W-20 per Ford's recommendation in our 2007 owners manual.

I use full synthetic because the "sale" price of full synthetic has come down to within $1 of conventional oil.  I buy it on sale for less than $3 per quart, most often Valvoline or Quaker State brands, but I have used other brands too.

I change the oil before we leave on the next multi-week trip.  Our PC oil & filter changes are generally at one year and 5000-6000 mile intervals.
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 11:16:17 am »

5W-20 Mobil M1.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 11:35:35 am »

5w20 pennzoil ultra syn. Based on black stone lab reports the motor craft oil had to be changed by 4,000 miles and the pennzoil I can go 7,000 with life left in the oil.  With that in mind its now cheaper than the motor craft being its $25 for 5 qt jug compared to 18 for Motor craft blend. Typically pennz ultra is 40 a jug but I find it frequently for 25 especially on Amazon including shipping. I use Mobil one in my smart car but at 5,000 miles the lab shows its about done so I havent tried it in my V10. I use motorcraft fl820s oil filter.

No idea if this makes pennzoil better or worse but its formulated from natural gas rather than liquid petroleum. My bet is any of the major oils brands are good. Which one works best in your rig and driving conditions can really only be told by spending $30 bucks on a lab test.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2018, 10:45:48 am »

5w/30 full synthetic (Mobile 1)

Why 30 instead of 20,because 99% of our driving is non-stop highway driving at 65mph or higher.  30 weight weight provides slightly better viscosity, thus protection when the engine is at temp and under load.

I have not noticed any change in fuel usage.

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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2018, 01:20:21 pm »

Engine tolerances (distance between moving parts) are much tighter then the days of Detroit Big Iron.  As such, manufacturers dropped the oil viscosity to assure the necessary lubrication.  This is particularly critical in engines with over-head cam shafts (not quite as critical an issue with PC owners with push rod engines) which need lubrication as soon as the engine starts up.
 
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