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this is my first mustang and i love it.and my first v6 and i love it.all i have ever had in the past are v8.so what i am asking you all is what brand of oil you all recommend for my v6.in my v8 i have allways used valvoline.for the oil filter i am going to use k&n.:headscratch:


thank you for all your help..2007 v6 redfire.no up grades yet but coming soon..:bigthumbsup
 

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I think most on here would recommend running full synthetic oil. I prefer Royal Purple, many use Mobil 1 or Amsoil as well. I also used Valvoline synthetic and that seemed fine as well. The K&N filter is nice because of the socket fitting on the bottom. Most on here would not recommend Fram filters, but a number of other ones including NAPA, Motorcraft, or Mobil 1 should be fine.

Get under that Stang and get your hands dirty!
 

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thank you for the info.
 

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Quaker State Horsepower is my choice of oil
 

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A synthetic oil is definatly superior to standard dino oil.

A true synthetic start with a PAO base stock. AFAIK, Royal Purple, Amsoil, and Redline are the only ones generally available. It's expensive, but provides a lot of protection, and can suffer a lot of abuse. I use Royal Purple in my track car; it ghets abused a lot.

Semi-synthetics start with a group II or IV dead dinosaur base stock. They are not a true synthetic. These include Mobile 1, Penzoil, Valvoline, Quaker state, etc. These are good oils, much cheaper than PAO oils, and provide all the protection a street car will ever need. I generally use Quaker State or Penzoil in my street cars.

I never recommend Mobile 1. It's a good oil - nothing wrong with it. But it's priced like a PAO, so I don't think it's a good value. And, I don't like their bait and switch tactics.
 

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I think most on here would recommend running full synthetic oil. I prefer Royal Purple, many use Mobil 1 or Amsoil as well. I also used Valvoline synthetic and that seemed fine as well. The K&N filter is nice because of the socket fitting on the bottom. Most on here would not recommend Fram filters, but a number of other ones including NAPA, Motorcraft, or Mobil 1 should be fine.

Get under that Stang and get your hands dirty!

Why would you not recommend FRAM filters? I just put one in on my last oil change :(
 

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Why would you not recommend FRAM filters? I just put one in on my last oil change :(

It's not me, I actually used a Fram in my first oil change on my car a few months ago. I have read on here that the Fram filters have some design problems, so I was just passing on that info. Someone more knowledgeable than me can probably give the details.
 

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We use Valvoline, and Motorcraft in all of our vehicles, and have for 30 years, with no problems.
 

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I found this study on oil filters very informational.

Oil Filters Revealed - MiniMopar Resources

According to this guy you should never use Fram Extra Guard because pieces of the filter can deteriorate and enter you engine, Fram Tough Guard is a higher quality. Basically, you get what you pay for.

What's shocking is that most of the different brands are made by just a few companies, none of which are very good.
 
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