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This is a discussion on Oil Change Display within the F150 Ecoboost Chat forums, part of the F150 Ecoboost Forum category; IDK. Maybe a 40 weight is fine. But, after all, they say these engines were originally spec'd for 20 weight, and only changed to 30 ...

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    IDK. Maybe a 40 weight is fine. But, after all, they say these engines were originally spec'd for 20 weight, and only changed to 30 BECAUSE they dilute the oil so badly. It just seems like stinkin' thinkin' to me to put a 40 weight oil in an engine designed for 20. Especially one with such a complicated vvt system and whatnot that relies on oil flow. AI think that is why some choose to run a 20, better oil flow for the top end, in theory? There IS going to be a period where that oil IS true 40 weight.

    Seems to me the best practice would be to run the proper weight oil, and adjust the change interval to keep the viscosity where you deem appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwemaxxowner View Post
    IDK. Maybe a 40 weight is fine. But, after all, they say these engines were originally spec'd for 20 weight, and only changed to 30 BECAUSE they dilute the oil so badly. It just seems like stinkin' thinkin' to me to put a 40 weight oil in an engine designed for 20. Especially one with such a complicated vvt system and whatnot that relies on oil flow. AI think that is why some choose to run a 20, better oil flow for the top end, in theory? There IS going to be a period where that oil IS true 40 weight.

    Seems to me the best practice would be to run the proper weight oil, and adjust the change interval to keep the viscosity where you deem appropriate.

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    True but then you also have to think of their end game. Fuel economy. They will spec the thinnest weight oil to achieve .001 better economy. Sure it will be good enough until the warranty ends but beyond that I rather have 5w40 in it. The two engine builders I know of for the ecoboost (RBrown and J2Fab) both recommend 40 even in stock engines. The reason I like the T6 is it has lower calcium and higher zinc, both will help with any possible LSPI issue we may see and also will help keep carbon a little lower from the research I have seen. There is a lot of debate on it. I feel like my engine really likes the T6 compared to the 5w-30 amsoil SS and platinum. I do want to do a UOA at 4-5k on this oil and see how it is doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quintonl View Post
    I have set at about 65% I think that's about 3500 miles
    If you have a 2011, the 100% should be right around 10,000 miles. 2012+ with the 3.5l engine, the 100% reset should be about 7500 miles.
    On my 2013, even though I do my OCI's at 3,000 miles, I always reset to 50% after every oil change (which should be around 3750 miles) just in case life get's super busy and I forget to do it sooner......it's happened once and I nearly freaked out!
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    I bought my truck used with 50,000 miles on it. Not sure how it was treated by the previous owner. 65,000 miles on it now.

    I have been using Penzoil Ultra Platinum with Motorcraft filter. Change every 5k miles. Cheap and easy to order it all from Walmart and have it shipped to my front door.

    Attached is the first analysis I did with my oil change 2 weeks ago. Things look good. The viscosity was a little low, which I believe another poster mentioned was something to watch with Penzoil Ultra Platinum.

    I switched to Amsoil XL 5w-30 and a Wix filter this change. I wanted Amsoil in my rear diff, so I put in an order for everything. (BTW Lube Locker rear gasket is the way to go!)

    I think I will order my oil/filter at 4k miles. Then change it within the next week or two ~350-700 miles. (I put 20k a year on it).

    I might do another oil analysis in 2-3 changes. I am not trying to push the oil change interval. I just want to keep an eye out for bad things- fuel dilution, unusual wear, etc...
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    See my thread if you want. I think 3000 is a little aggressive.
    The only way to know is have it checked with Blackstone or something.
    I am running full syn amsoil and shooting for 7k. One analysis at 11k was a bit questionable for me so I do it before 10.

    Yes. I do 20k a year and a lot of highway miles, adjust accordingly.

    On this note. One of my best friends is a mechanic. He doesn't know our truck specifically, but advises 5k changes on any vehicle. He states these days that the oil is now a "part of the engine" its used like hydrolic oil in so many cases, it's just best to change earlier than later.

    I balance all this against the fact that the manual says 10k blend. So i feel most full syn at 7k is good. And I have reports to back me up, on my truck, with my driving.

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    2011 with 130k I change the oil when the change oil reminder come up, about 10k. I use super-tech synthetic, and super-tech filter, I have had no issues with this engine. just regular maintenance.

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    Just changed mine today actually. I went with Mobil 1 full syn oil and filter this time. Wasn't thrilled with Pennzoil tbh. I figured I had more miles on my last oil change with the fuel dilution I was having (Short trips, 5 minute warmups in the A.M. at 0 degrees F and lower, winter fuel blends, etc), but actually only had 2800 miles on the change. I'll probably keep changing at this interval. I probably put 6-7k miles a year on the truck. Never tow, seldom haul anything but ass.
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    Somewhere between 5000-7000kms (3000-4200miles) for me. Oil is cheap. Engines are not. I like crawling around on the ground. Castrol 0w40 year round here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TCP2 View Post
    Somewhere between 5000-7000kms (3000-4200miles) for me. Oil is cheap. Engines are not. I like crawling around on the ground. Castrol 0w40 year round here.
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