Go Back   Ford Mustang Forums > Mustang > 4.6 Mustang > 4.6L Talk

Welcome to our Mustang forums where Mustangers come together to hang out, discuss and enjoy their favorite Mustang hobby with fellow Mustang enthusiasts. We invite everyone to read, post, and enjoy our Mustang forum as well as the many other sections of our site.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest. By joining our community you gain access to post topics, communicate with members, upload your photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and free so why wait, join our Mustang community today! If you have any problems with registration or your account login, please contact support.


Reply   Post New Thread
Unread 05-31-2011   #1 (permalink)
SELVEDINGT is offline Rookie


Joined: May 2011
Posts: 10 Threads: 3
 SELVEDINGT's Country Flag
philadelphia   Pennsylvania
SELVEDINGT is on a distinguished road
Default Changing oil Full synthetic? half and half?

For my 2003 stang gt would full synthetic be appropriate to use it has 45k on it
So i would like to know what everyone else uses?????
SELVEDINGT is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Unread 05-31-2011   #2 (permalink)
BRENSTANG03 is offline Senior Member

4.6L Member


Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,017 Threads: 53
 BRENSTANG03's Country Flag  View BRENSTANG03's 4 photos
IGH   Minnesota
BRENSTANG03 is on a distinguished road
Default

I use 5w-30 mobil 1 for my car,no problems ever with the car.
__________________
03 GT SUPERCHARGED-SOLD
2010 FUSION SPORT
2000 F-350 7.3L SD
BRENSTANG03 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-31-2011   #3 (permalink)
Bullitt5339 is offline Top Dog

4.6L Member


Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 7,402 Threads: 195
 Bullitt5339's Country Flag  View Bullitt5339's 9 photos
St Pauls   North Carolina
Bullitt5339 is on a distinguished road
Default

5W20 Dyno Oil.......

If you change it often, there's really no advantage to running synthetic.
__________________
2001 Dark Highland Green Bullitt
12.25@110 naturally aspirated on a bone stock 2V longblock

Under Reconstruction for RS275 Drag Radial Class
Pushrods and Powerglide Coming Soon

If it weren't for physics and law enforcement, I'd be unstoppable.
Bullitt5339 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-31-2011   #4 (permalink)
SoCal2V is online now SHELBY GT 350 Member

Classic Member
4.6L Member


Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 6,138 Threads: 16
 SoCal2V's Country Flag
Hell
SoCal2V is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BRENSTANG03 View Post
I use 5w-30 mobil 1 for my car,no problems ever with the car.
Same here, although I recently switched to Pennzoil Platinum. Motorcraft filter, change it every 5K.
__________________

2001 GT Convertible

All the usual bolt-ons
1967 Coupe
200 I6, C4
SoCal2V is online now  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-31-2011   #5 (permalink)
Snake Pliskin is offline GT Member

4.6L Member
5.0L Member


Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,346 Threads: 117
 Snake Pliskin's Country Flag
Lenoir City   Tennessee
Snake Pliskin is on a distinguished road
Default

Mobil 1 5W-30. Mobil 1 is the factory fill in many supercars far more expensive than anything we will ever own.
__________________
Cruising the misinformation superhighway in a Terminator.
Snake Pliskin is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-31-2011   #6 (permalink)
Yadkin is offline BOSS Member


Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 4,572 Threads: 138
 Yadkin's Country Flag
Yadkin Valley   North Carolina
Yadkin is on a distinguished road
Default

Motorcraft synthetic blend, 5000 miles, just as the factory recommends.
Yadkin is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-31-2011   #7 (permalink)
jmann is offline PONY Member

4.6L Member
S197 Member


Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 641 Threads: 24
 jmann's Country Flag  View jmann's 43 photos
Garland   Utah
jmann is on a distinguished road
Default

mobil-1 5w 20 full synthetic.
__________________
Life is not just a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: WOW.... WHAT A RIDE!!!




American Racing type 69 wheels: 18x9 front, 18x10s rear.
Toyo 255x45x18 front tires, Pirelli 295x35x18 rear.
SLP Loud Mouth One exhaust.
Tons more check out my profile...

:shiny:
jmann is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-01-2011   #8 (permalink)
pwd72s is offline Apprentice

S197 Member


Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 169 Threads: 7
 pwd72s's Country Flag
Linn County   Oregon
pwd72s is on a distinguished road
Default

Mobil one here as well, though I think those using Motorcraft have zilch to worry about.

The thing that bugs me about "synthetic blend" oils is that we don't know the ratio of the "blend"...
pwd72s is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-01-2011   #9 (permalink)
SELVEDINGT is offline Rookie


Joined: May 2011
Posts: 10 Threads: 3
 SELVEDINGT's Country Flag
philadelphia   Pennsylvania
SELVEDINGT is on a distinguished road
Default

Thnx a lot everyone
SELVEDINGT is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-01-2011   #10 (permalink)
Bullitt5339 is offline Top Dog

4.6L Member


Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 7,402 Threads: 195
 Bullitt5339's Country Flag  View Bullitt5339's 9 photos
St Pauls   North Carolina
Bullitt5339 is on a distinguished road
Default

Asking what oil everyone uses here is like asking what toilet paper you prefer. You're going to pretty much hear everything.

I didn't put the brand in mine, I typically use Castrol or Mobil 1, depends on what's on sale at the time.
__________________
2001 Dark Highland Green Bullitt
12.25@110 naturally aspirated on a bone stock 2V longblock

Under Reconstruction for RS275 Drag Radial Class
Pushrods and Powerglide Coming Soon

If it weren't for physics and law enforcement, I'd be unstoppable.
Bullitt5339 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-02-2011   #11 (permalink)
GTRaptor is offline SHELBY GT 350 Member

4.6L Member


Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 5,178 Threads: 161
 GTRaptor's Country Flag  View GTRaptor's 614 photos  View GTRaptor's HomePage
Mexico
GTRaptor is on a distinguished road
Default

Castrol 5/30 Synth here.

Advantages of Synth;

1. most are 35% synth + 35% dyno + 30% synth additives, so you are using more synthetic compounds (less dyno oil) so it is more "eco" than regular oil.
2. You can extend your oil change to 20k miles, so price ratio is almost the same as dyno oil.
3. Better lubrication properties
4. Better fuel economy

I know it is a pain to pay that much more, but in reality in the long run it is better for your car, environment and wallet.
__________________
Rob Hernandez, AFM co-Founder.
GTRaptor is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-14-2012   #12 (permalink)
jam_rac is offline Rookie

4.6L Member


Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 4 Threads: 1
 jam_rac's Country Flag
North Little Rock   Arkansas
jam_rac is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTRaptor View Post
Castrol 5/30 Synth here.

Advantages of Synth;

1. most are 35% synth + 35% dyno + 30% synth additives, so you are using more synthetic compounds (less dyno oil) so it is more "eco" than regular oil.
2. You can extend your oil change to 20k miles, so price ratio is almost the same as dyno oil.
3. Better lubrication properties
4. Better fuel economy

I know it is a pain to pay that much more, but in reality in the long run it is better for your car, environment and wallet.
You say 2oK mi? That's alot. We're running 5w30 Royal Purple but not sure if we should keep using it. Heck, we were about to change the oil, it's been 3k miles since last change. How often should we change it if we stay w Royal Purple? Can you even switch to conventional or part synthetic? hate to throw away money.
jam_rac is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-14-2012   #13 (permalink)
jam_rac is offline Rookie

4.6L Member


Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 4 Threads: 1
 jam_rac's Country Flag
North Little Rock   Arkansas
jam_rac is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bullitt5339 View Post
5W20 Dyno Oil.......

If you change it often, there's really no advantage to running synthetic.
So if we're running Royal Purple synth how often should we change it compared to conventional or synth blend?
jam_rac is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-14-2012   #14 (permalink)
Quan Cheese is offline GT Member

4.6L Member


Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,948 Threads: 67
 Quan Cheese's Country Flag
Chester County   Pennsylvania
Quan Cheese is on a distinguished road
Default

With 45k you should have no problem changing to a syn oil but.... I had a 98 z28 with 155k and all people did was tell me use syn use syn. So one day I went out and got Mobil 1. After that the car burned oil at a rapid rate. I never had that problem with Castrol GTX. The problem is with older cars seals are weak and brittle and oil can leak threw them, Or there is some sludge holding crap in place hiding a leak. Bottom line is if there is a weak spot a syn oil will find it. That camaro is gone now and now since I got my 04 GT with 48k nothing But Castrol goes in it because I'm not risking that crap again. 3k changes or every 3months is what I do. Do that and it will run well past 200k. I think syn Oils are good if the car had it since new. Woaahh old thread just realized that!!!
__________________
2004 Mustang GT- 100 Shot NX, BBK cold air intake, Steeda Pulleys, UPR Catted X-Pipe, SLP LM1s, Brenspeed tuned. Many more to come
Quan Cheese is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-14-2012   #15 (permalink)
Quan Cheese is offline GT Member

4.6L Member


Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,948 Threads: 67
 Quan Cheese's Country Flag
Chester County   Pennsylvania
Quan Cheese is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jam_rac View Post
You say 2oK mi? That's alot. We're running 5w30 Royal Purple but not sure if we should keep using it. Heck, we were about to change the oil, it's been 3k miles since last change. How often should we change it if we stay w Royal Purple? Can you even switch to conventional or part synthetic? hate to throw away money.
20k miles yeah id like to see his engine. Even with a 20k change the oil filter will still need to be changed because they only last 5k or so. If you are changing 3k like I am just use conventional oil and it will be fine. I never had a problem. Your wasting your money
__________________
2004 Mustang GT- 100 Shot NX, BBK cold air intake, Steeda Pulleys, UPR Catted X-Pipe, SLP LM1s, Brenspeed tuned. Many more to come
Quan Cheese is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply   Post New Thread



Thread Tools



Mustang Photos
Mustang Links    Top Sites    RSS    Link To Us    Add to Favorites    Archive    Terms of Use    Site Rules    Privacy    Contact    Sponsors    Advertise   
AllFordMustangs is not affiliated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company. ©Copyright 2002-2011 All Auto Enthusiasts Network

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172