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Old 01-14-2018, 05:45 AM
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My 2011 5.0 doesn't have the noise. I use Pennzoil synthetic blend 5W30, about 10,000 between changes, Motorcraft filter. It now has 69,000 miles on it.
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5w-20 Motorcraft Full synthetic since new. Always changed at dealership since I got free oil changes included when I bought the truck.
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MC synthetic blend 5W-20 as the manual recommends. Oil and MC filter every 5k. The issue is a manufacturing defect in the block so a thicker oil might band aid it for a bit bit won't fix the problem.

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Yeah it's just strange how some blocks had this defect and most didn't. Presumably they all came down the same assembly line and went through the same QC. Just makes a guy wonder if there isn't something else that's actually the root of the issue.
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I use Royal Purple Full Synthetic, 5w20, with a Motorcraft filter. I do use the OLM to tell me when to change; I get about 10,000 miles between changes. I have a trusted local mechanic who does my oil changes; I have been with this mechanic for nearly 15 years. The dealer does all the warranty work of course. I believe the truck came with synthetic blend in it; I followed a break-in procedure of: 1,000 miles before I towed, of not using the cruise, varied speed, no WOT demands on the engine, etc. I changed the first oil out at 5,000 miles. Mine also came with 2 free oil changes; I paid to upgrade to full synthetic. Since it was mostly free, I did the next change at 5,000 also. From then on I followed the OLM and continued with full synthetic; I switched to my local mechanic/Royal Purple from Motorcraft Full Synthetic/Ford dealer after my last free change. I've been using motorcraft filters with the Royal Purple oil. I doubt all this saved me from the failure others are experiencing though. Apparently there are some bad engines out there it would seem. I hope it's not a fundamental design flaw present in all. I also hope Ford makes this right with replacement.
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