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Old 06-01-2011, 05:24 PM
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OIL?

I ordered my 2011 about 9 days ago... I got the gas 250 4x4 6.2 eng.. My question is what brand and weight of oil do you guys use on this engine?

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5W20 Motorcraft with Motorcraft filters. Follow the oil-life indicator for change intervals.
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Try the search feature. You will find most stay with 5w20 Motorcraft oil and filters.
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The Motorcraft oil filters are very good filters at a very good price, I use them. As for oil, in the warrenty period I would use the oil weight recommend by Ford. You can use a good name brand oil that meets Fords specs if you want, you do not have to use Motorcraft oil.
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I test my oils at each change for last 3 years and the Motorcraft dealer put into my PowerStorke was the worse oil ever. After 5000 miles it show worse, than Rotella after 10,000
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I test my oils at each change for last 3 years and the Motorcraft dealer put into my PowerStorke was the worse oil ever. After 5000 miles it show worse, than Rotella after 10,000
We are talking about non-diesel oil in the thread, but really, that bad?
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All manufactures use the same base oil with some chem pack modifications between oils for diesel and gasoline engines. If any..
This way, or the other I strongly recommend do your own test. There are millions myths about oil change for each opinion based on actual testing.
With the cost of oil changes on our engines, the $25 for lab test seems to be a bargain. You will get your money back if they allow you extend the interval by only 2000 miles.
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Motorcraft 5W20 and MC filters are a good brand to use change every 5k and don't worry about it. Your engine will be humming along with no problems.
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Anyone every try Brad-Penn oil? Most people never even have heard about it!
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I used Valvoline 5W20 full Synthetic and a Fram tough guard oil filter for my first change.
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