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2007 GT Oil Consumption Worries

At 44K, I changed my oil and used six quarts of Mobil 1 5W-20 and a Mobil 1 filter.

Today, I changed my oil at 47K. I had about 5.5 quarts total in the drain pan. There has never been any blue smoke or any residue in the muffler tips. I used Castrol Syntec and a K&N filter this time.

Should I be worried? I've babied this car since buying it when it had 42K on it. The original owner always had the oil changed by a Ford dealer every 3K on average.


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And how much was still in the filter??? I wouldnt worry about it one bit.

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Using half a qt is nothing thats pretty normal in most cases. I know you said you baby it but if you drove it hard a few times its gonna use a little bit of oil. If you want to get rid of the problem switch to 5w30. Personally I would never run 5w20 in my 4.6 Ford only did that to advertise higher mpg. If you did a lot of highway driving during this cycle its no surprise that water like 5w20 burned off

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Mobil 1 is also the thinnest synthetic on the market



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And how much was still in the filter??? I wouldnt worry about it one bit.
That 5.5 quarts included what was in the filter.

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Using half a qt is nothing thats pretty normal in most cases. I know you said you baby it but if you drove it hard a few times its gonna use a little bit of oil. If you want to get rid of the problem switch to 5w30. Personally I would never run 5w20 in my 4.6 Ford only did that to advertise higher mpg. If you did a lot of highway driving during this cycle its no surprise that water like 5w20 burned off

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I've heard people talk about using 5W-30, but some have said that the 5W-20 is better for the cam phasers. If I knew that 5W-30 wouldn't hurt the cam phasers, I'd switch to it. I am always nervous about differing from what Ford specified.

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I wish mine only used a 1/2 quart per change, lately my 09 with 22k has been using a quart every 1000-1500 miles

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I've heard people talk about using 5W-30, but some have said that the 5W-20 is better for the cam phasers. If I knew that 5W-30 wouldn't hurt the cam phasers, I'd switch to it. I am always nervous about differing from what Ford specified.
Do a search on the topic. Ford only did it to advertise higher MPG etc. My dad had a 06 gt and used nothing but 5w30 for 60k no problems. I also use it in my 04 gt which has 57k. I used to be on the 5w20 wagon myself until i did some research on the topic. Mine also used some oil but with the 30 weight its gone. I think 5w20 is okay if you drive it like a basic Camry everyday but most of stang guys push those cars so at higher rpms 5w30 will protect it better. I'm sure you will be fine with either but most do it for peace of mind. I never listen to what Ford recommends lol

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