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I agree^^, I bought my `13 GT vert for it`s looks & sound. Its now 4 model years old, paid for, & still has that new car smell & looks with only 1800 original miles on it
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I bought my `13 GT vert for it`s looks & sound. Its now 4 model years old, paid for, & still has that new car smell & looks with only 1800 original miles on it
Nice! Mine is also maintained in "pristine" condition and is paid for. I enjoy the continuing compliments from by-standers. But my odo turned 42,500 miles this afternoon. Hence compared to you, I am driving the crap out of mine but enjoying every mile of it.
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My car just rolled 20k miles and the leather seats have consumed more oil than the engine.
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There is no Coyote in the universe that's been babied more than mine (speeds <90mph and rpms <4K). With 42K miles and an oil change every 6K, the engine uses no oil between changes. I bought it strictly for its looks and the V8 exhaust note.

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Or the 2020 Hybrid mustang

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Car is still burning 3/4 a quart, maybe a little more, every 1000 miles with 5w30.
Next oil change I'm going to switch to 5w50 as a previous poster suggested - see if that helps.

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Car is still burning 3/4 a quart, maybe a little more, every 1000 miles with 5w30.
Next oil change I'm going to switch to 5w50 as a previous poster suggested - see if that helps.
5w50 is expensive. you'd be fine with 10w40 or maybe even 20w50.
i'm using 10-40

considering your in LA, the "W" part of the oil doesn't matter so much.
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5w50 is expensive. you'd be fine with 10w40 or maybe even 20w50.
i'm using 10-40

considering your in LA, the "W" part of the oil doesn't matter so much.
I would not recommend going with 20W50. Ford recommends 5W20 for standard coyotes and 5W50 for the track package. Using a W20 to W50 might be OK, but using a 10W and 20W might be asking for trouble and depends on the climate.

Here is something worth reading. https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...-5w50-oil.html

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5w50 is expensive. you'd be fine with 10w40 or maybe even 20w50.
i'm using 10-40

considering your in LA, the "W" part of the oil doesn't matter so much.
You're using 10-40 in a track pack GT or regular GT? Do you live in a warm climate? How long have you been using 10-40 for? Where you burning lower weight oil?

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I would not recommend going with 20W50. Ford recommends 5W20 for standard coyotes and 5W50 for the track package. Using a W20 to W50 might be OK, but using a 10W and 20W might be asking for trouble and depends on the climate.

Here is something worth reading. https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...-5w50-oil.html
Climate is Socal. Although I do take the car to the mountains in the winter to snowboard - temps can drop to 20 F or so.
So would you recommend using the 5w50 or 10w40?

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My first recommendation is to use what the manual/oil cap specifies and mostly for warranty purposes. In SoCal I don't think 10W40 or 5W50 will hurt you assuming you get the oil up to the operating temperature before going about 2500 to 3000 RPM and you do not going past normal range in oil temp and pressures. I thought I read somewhere the track package ECU is different than the normal GT but I don't remember the specifics of what it does for protection.

In colder climates I would definitely use what the manual/oil cap specifies.

The other viscositys might be OK but I just can't recommend without more knowledge.

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You're using 10-40 in a track pack GT or regular GT? Do you live in a warm climate? How long have you been using 10-40 for? Where you burning lower weight oil?

Climate is Socal. Although I do take the car to the mountains in the winter to snowboard - temps can drop to 20 F or so.
So would you recommend using the 5w50 or 10w40?
I use synthetic 10W40 in my GT track pack. Used for about a year. Only had the car a year, never burns oil. its not my DD. i primarily use it in the non winter months for Autocross. So cold weather starts are infrequent (never below freezing). hence why I suggested that the winter component (10W or 20W) for me doesn't matter ,and in your climate, might not matter. 20F isnt really that cold either, espically if was only for infrequent snow board trips.

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I would not recommend going with 20W50. Ford recommends 5W20 for standard coyotes and 5W50 for the track package. Using a W20 to W50 might be OK, but using a 10W and 20W might be asking for trouble and depends on the climate.

Here is something worth reading. https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...-5w50-oil.html
I agree depends on climate, I said that when i noted that the OP was in warm Los Angeles..

this list, which you quoted is what i based my choice on. (ignore the Amsoil and pick your favourite brand)

"Amsoil ALM 5W-20 – If your car is 100% stock, never raced, driven like a grandma, or short trip driven, no matter the climate….use this. *Mustang GT only*

Amsoil AZO 0W-30 - If your car is driven year round up north in very cold temperatures with bolt on mods, street/drag raced during the summer, and you want one oil for year round use....use this.

Amsoil ATM 10W-30 - If your car is moderate to heavily modded, used in hotter climate states, or never driven during winter months in northern states...use this. *If you always short trip the car, use Amsoil AZO or ALM instead (never get the oil up to full temperature)*

Amsoil RD30 10W-30 - If your street car is modded to the max and producing HP beyond 600 rwhp, turbo or Supercharged, especially E85 fuel engines...use this.

Amsoil XLO 10W-40 - If you have a Boss 302 or Track Pack GT, and you close course run your car for the experience (learning - short heats)....use this.

Amsoil Dominator 15W-50 - If you have a Boss 302 or Track Pack GT, and you close course race your car in competition for extended sessions….use this. This lubricant is best suited when pushing your car to the edge of cooling limits from sustained high rpm operation. *Not optimal for short trip, grocery getting street duties*

*Boss 302 and Track Pack GT owners - If you do not road race your car, use Amsoil ATM 10W-30. 5W-50 spec for this engine is overkill and results in excessive oil pressure.*"
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I use synthetic 10W40 in my GT track pack. Used for about a year. Only had the car a year, never burns oil. its not my DD. i primarily use it in the non winter months for Autocross. So cold weather starts are infrequent (never below freezing). hence why I suggested that the winter component (10W or 20W) for me doesn't matter ,and in your climate, might not matter. 20F isnt really that cold either, espically if was only for infrequent snow board trips.

So despite having a 2011 GT non track pack with oil squirters you would still recommend 10w40?
Yeah the coldest it will get in LA on winter nights would be 40F. When I go snowboarding it's always during the day so it doesn't drop below 20F.


I agree depends on climate, I said that when i noted that the OP was in warm Los Angeles..

this list, which you quoted is what i based my choice on. (ignore the Amsoil and pick your favourite brand)

"Amsoil ALM 5W-20 – If your car is 100% stock, never raced, driven like a grandma, or short trip driven, no matter the climate….use this. *Mustang GT only*

Amsoil AZO 0W-30 - If your car is driven year round up north in very cold temperatures with bolt on mods, street/drag raced during the summer, and you want one oil for year round use....use this.

Amsoil ATM 10W-30 - If your car is moderate to heavily modded, used in hotter climate states, or never driven during winter months in northern states...use this. *If you always short trip the car, use Amsoil AZO or ALM instead (never get the oil up to full temperature)*

Amsoil RD30 10W-30 - If your street car is modded to the max and producing HP beyond 600 rwhp, turbo or Supercharged, especially E85 fuel engines...use this.

Amsoil XLO 10W-40 - If you have a Boss 302 or Track Pack GT, and you close course run your car for the experience (learning - short heats)....use this.

Amsoil Dominator 15W-50 - If you have a Boss 302 or Track Pack GT, and you close course race your car in competition for extended sessions….use this. This lubricant is best suited when pushing your car to the edge of cooling limits from sustained high rpm operation. *Not optimal for short trip, grocery getting street duties*

*Boss 302 and Track Pack GT owners - If you do not road race your car, use Amsoil ATM 10W-30. 5W-50 spec for this engine is overkill and results in excessive oil pressure.*"

This list is confusing to me. I don't know what the difference is between AZO, ALM, ATM oil etc. I just know about oil weight. So for a 2011 GT non track pack in a warm climate which is daily driven hard - 50% of the time short trips and 50% of the time slightly longer trips 10w30 would be the ideal oil still correct?

Thanks for your time


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