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Old 03-29-2011, 09:29 AM
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I know, I know, beating a dead horse here. But my question does not seemed to be answered in other "oil" threads.

My question is this, What are your thoughts on valvoline synthetic vs. Mobil 1 synthetic.

Looking to grab some oil toady for an oil change, but looks like the mobil 1 package deal has gone up in price, 32.99 for 5qts and a mobil 1 filter. Or, the Valvoline 5qts and a purolator filter for 27.99.

I think the filters are both good, hey there not frams! lol

But what about the oil itself...?

And for you motorcraf guys, I respect your thoughts, but Im not buying Motorcraft! hahahaha
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:40 AM
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I have always used mobil 1 in all of my vehicles. Every mechanic I have spoken to has said that mobil 1 cleans Better and doesn't break down as fast
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:49 AM
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IMHO, use Motorcraft. That is what the engine was built with.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:52 AM
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I might add that I have always bought the mobile 1. THe trucks previous owner siad he used castrol GTX. I probably will just spend the extra $5 and get the mobil 1

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IMHO, use Motorcraft. That is what the engine was built with.

But can you buy 5 qts and a filter for $35 synthetic?
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:27 AM
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no but I can buy 5 quarts and a filter for $22 synthetic blend thats alot cheaper

I ran it on my 2.3 4 banger and run it in my current truck, no problems. Ford wouldnt use it if it sucked
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:24 AM
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I've been using full synthetic Mobil 1 for the last 10k miles with a Bosch oil filter (not as bad as their plugs!) with no problems. To be fair though it's really about how often you change your oil. If you are going to change it every 3k-5k, then then you would even be safe using the cheep mineral oils; but if you are looking to go 7k-10k between changes, I'd go with Mobil or Motorcraft synthetic.

Just if anyone is wondering, I change my oil out at 5k, but thats because I want to keep my truck running for the next 20-25 years.

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Old 03-29-2011, 02:47 PM
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Motor oil in the whole scheme of things isn't that expensive in the USA, if you buy it by the 5 qt jug, relative to the cost of the vehicle.

I wouldn't even consider changing it for 5000 mi, if you use synthetic. My 95 2.3 Ranger has used Mobil 1 0W-30 or 5W-30 every 5k and it runs like new at 200k mi and uses no oil. It has been driven hard (road course driving, towing, hauling).

Used mostly Motorcraft FL-1A filters (Made by Purolator)

I'd even go to 7500 mi with the stuff.

Both Valvoline Synthetic and Mobil 1 are great oils. Seen engines torn down with both and both are very clean, as is Pennzoil Platinum.

Motorcraft oil is made by ConocoPhillips (Conoco/76/66/Kendall) and is really good oil, but it is semi-synthetic which is more than fine most uses, but if you do anything really hard (off road, rev it a lot, tow, haul) use a full synthetic.

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Old 03-29-2011, 07:49 PM
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Motorcraft oil is made by ConocoPhillips (Conoco/76/66/Kendall) and is really good oil, but it is semi-synthetic which is more than fine most uses, but if you do anything really hard (off road, rev it a lot, tow, haul) use a full synthetic.
Also dont forget that short mileage daily trips can be just as hard on an engine.

Stop and go short trips are considered "Severe" conditions by most Automakers today.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:54 PM
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no need for mobil 1, if ur ranger is 2000 or newer ford recommends semi synthetic oils. Valvoline is garbage, full synthetic is expensive and when it gets too expensive and u switch back ur seals wont be able to swell so you'll leak, so its up to you IMO.

Quaker state is a really good oil. Castrol. I use Eco Power, fully refined semi synthetic oil.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:21 PM
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^^^quaker state is wax based, I'll pass on that
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:35 PM
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quaker state is garbage, bought a ford probe off a neighbor that ran nothing but qs in it, pulled the valve covers and it was like jello in there O.O
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:03 PM
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I'm on my 2nd round of Mobil-1 synthetic 5w-30. I just sent off a sample of the first round to Blackstone Labs for analysis yesterday. I'll post up the test results when they come in. This was just a 5,000 mile change interval and I'm hoping to step that out to 7,500 or even 10,000 miles if the test results are "comfortable" with that interval.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:51 PM
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Nothing but Amsoil full synthetic in the engine,trans,& rear end. With a 25K synthetic filter.. Every 7k and can still read a paper through it..
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:27 AM
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... I can buy 5 quarts and a filter for $22 synthetic blend thats alot cheaper. Ford wouldnt use it if it sucked
I can get the Motorcraft oil and filter around here for less than $18 and change.




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Also dont forget that short mileage daily trips can be just as hard on an engine.

Stop and go short trips are considered "Severe" conditions by most Automakers today.
Currently this is me with no work. I change at 3000 or 3 months whichever occurs first. In my case the three months arrive faster that the 3000 miles.
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:41 AM
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Currently this is me with no work. I change at 3000 or 3 months whichever occurs first. In my case the three months arrive faster that the 3000 miles.
Must be nice, I change my oil once a month due to my long commute to work.

I run castrol gtx 5w30 and a motorcraft filter. I don't care what's on sale that week, nor do I care to run synthetics.. i'll burn my dinosaur bones and be happy.


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