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Which Synthetic Oil?

I'll soon be changing the oil in my recently acquired 2008 V6, and I am considering a synthetic oil. I've never used a synthetic, so what brand and vicosity would you guys recommend?

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I use royal purple in mine and it depends where you live to what weight you decide on, i use 5w-30 in myrtle beach, but usally you want to use the same weight your car calls for. but when it comes to the brand, royal purple is the one i choose, it is a little more expensive but its great. and whatever you do, dont get your oil changed at WALMART. they purchased me a new oil pan if you know what i mean.


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Royal Purple is nice but, if you can't afford $9 a quart, go with Castrol full synthetic or Mobil 1 full synthetic. You can get a 5qt change jug for $20-25.
Use what ever weight oil the manual calls for.
 
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+1 on castrol syntec. and if you can find it on sale at a parts store itll usualy run $35 for 5qts and a filter.

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If I had your car I'd run 5w30. As far as synthetics it really depends. On Joe Shmoes Jeep "brand x" seem to work best in his motor but on yours brand Y might work better. It's trial and error really(but I guess this is why you're asking in this forum). In my 99 GT Redline and Mobil1 Extended Performance work the best. Make sure to get a high quality oil filter. Many cheap filters use cardboard end-caps inside them(Frams are notorious for this). I'd go with WIX, Bosch, K&N, Mobile1, or Ford Motorsport brand.

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I use valvoline full synthetic 5W-20, I've used it for the past 25,000 miles and it seems to work great, and it's only $25 last time I bought a 5qt+ jug at walmart lol

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Just be careful switching to synthetic. If you switch to it, stick with it. Switching back and forth from synthetic to traditional will eat at your gaskets
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Just be careful switching to synthetic. If you switch to it, stick with it. Switching back and forth from synthetic to traditional will eat at your gaskets
Rubbish. Just plain rubbish.

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Amsoil is a really good Synthetic oil. They have been historically expensive because they are formulated for extended drain intervals, but they have a new OE oil that is priced really low. It is designed for running at the OEM drain intervals. Even the long intervals that some of the OEMs are recommending now. I have been using it and really liking it.

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Rubbish. Just plain rubbish.
Ok, then it's rubbish. Lol, call it how you want. That's what I learned, just sharing my knowledge, bud.
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Synthetic Oil

I used Valvoline Synthetic last time, it seems to be working out well, oh and I usually run 5w-20. I tried several of the synthetics, Mobil-1 and Castrol, they all seem to work well in both my stang and truck.

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I recommend Mobil1 full synthetic. Ford manual says 5w-20, but I use 5w-30. Royal Purple is a good brand as well. Do you guys know why there isn't any API seal on RP?

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Ok, then it's rubbish. Lol, call it how you want. That's what I learned, just sharing my knowledge, bud.
You should unlearn it because it is untrue. There never has been any evidence that changing back and forth does anything. I have personally changed back and forth on many vehicles and never had an issue.

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You should unlearn it because it is untrue. There never has been any evidence that changing back and forth does anything. I have personally changed back and forth on many vehicles and never had an issue.
That's kool and all man, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. Not saying your wrong or calling you a liar. Not a fan of synthetics, anyway
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You can switch to synthetic at anytime as long as there are no leaks.
Mobil1~Royal Purple~Pennzoil Ultra
Go to "the oil guy" web site and do some research. These three perform 7500+ miles per oil change. Its cheaper in the long run and better protection.


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