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Old 02-15-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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Question 2012 5.0L engine oil

I have a new 2012 Mustang GT,I found a technical article that stated the engine oil from the Factory is 5W/20 weight (mineral)? Can any one confirm this?
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:35 PM   #2
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That is correct.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:40 PM   #3
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what i found is its cheaper to let my dealer change my oil than for me to do it myself. anyone explain why this is?
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:43 PM   #4
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Thank you. I was going to take it to the dealer at 500 miles. They use synthetic or blended synthetic and I do not want this until the motor is broke in,about 4,000 miles,depending on who you listen to. I'll use mineral oil when I change it at 500 miles. Thanks again.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:57 PM   #5
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grnbayfan.. My guess is Ford buys million gallons of oil and does not pay $5.00 a quart,and same with filters. Plus they get you in the show room. I stopped changing my oil a couple of years ago when I found out Ford does it for $32.00 for 6 qts. and filter,and you do not have to dispose of the oil,and your garage and you stay clean. Plus the top off all fluids,check brake wear etc.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:59 AM   #6
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If you don't mind Motorcraft oil, which Ford recommends, I suggest going to the dealer. It's cheap, relatively quick, your hands never get dirty and they wash your car for you. Besides, Ford would be liable for any issues arising from my oil changes.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:21 PM   #7
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The advantages of changing your own oil and filter are more than savings. It's a hobby of mine working on my cars (3). I do the brakes and change all the fluids and any doable jobs within my limits. When you change your own oil and filters, you get to choose the oil and filter you like. You also can choose the time you'd like to do it. It goes beyond saving a few bucks. After you are done with a job, you'd get that satisfaction that you've done a good job!
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These cars come with a synthetic blend Motorcraft from the factory. Regarding the weight, it's stamped in bright yellow on the oil cap.

I just hit 20,000 miles, and after letting the dealership do my previous oil changes, I did my own this weekend.

It was nice to get under the car. It wasn't nice to see how sloppy the ford techs were...it was a mess under there. Oil (from removing the filter) all over the place.

I used Mobile 1 filter and oil, btw. $$$, but I like the bigger Mobile 1 filter. I also like giving things a good look under the car during the change...that, and my wife doesn't bother me when I'm "working" under the car
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The advantages of changing your own oil... You also can choose the time you'd like to do it.
I agree, big plus. No waiting or getting up early.
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Depends on my mood. The dealership I go to is very good (or has been good with me). Sometimes I just like to drop it off and let them do it. They keep it clean and and it keeps me from having to go to the parts store...buy the stuff...change the stuff...dispose of the stuff... The cost is a wash.

Other times like this past weekend I showed my son how to do an oil change on his car so I went ahead and did mine too.

I do brakes and other filter changes on my own though. For example, I can't see spending $75 for a fuel filter change when the filter is only $10 and all you need is a pair of ramps to get the clearance you need under the car and 15 minutes to swap it out.
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I change the oil on my truck. I like to do it and its easy to get my beer belly underneath it.
However, when it comes to my Mustang, the dealer does the oil changes. They have a $10 oil change club that I pay $30 @ year in dues to join and I can get my oil changed as frequently as wanted for $15 (because of the extra quart).
I change my oil after every road course track day, usually every two months and this works out well for me. This includes Motorcraft synth blend and filter.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:46 PM   #12
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I've never found a dealership cheaper to change the oil than doing it myself. It costs about $30 to do it myself with motorcraft. Dealership charges $60. I'm not sure how you guys are getting these deals. If i use mobile 1 (which I do) I think it costs me about $45 to do it myself, dealerships and other places charge $80-120.

As far as 5W20 you can use 10W30 or whatever you want if you like. It's been discussed to death. It doesn't matter which you use, The difference is negligible especially since most people dont know the exact temp. of their oil and the difference is only about 8 degrees for which has better verscoscity at which temp. even then modern oils (especially synthetic) are really good, you wont hurt your engine or make it last longer using one type or one brand over another.

i'd have to look up the exact numbers again soemtime but it was something like 5W20 is better up to 192 degrees and at 200-210 10w30 was better or something like that... but if your oil isn't hotter than like 195 it really doesnt matter, and i've never found anyone on the forum with a precise enough oil temp gauge to know. and 5W20 is still good beyond those temps.
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:40 PM   #13
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Mr sandman, Thanks fore your input. I worked at Ford motor co. Engineering for 33 years, that doe not make me a expert, but I checked with a couple of people that worked on the 2012 Mustang program and they stated the oil was 5w/20w (mineral).. The also said the Boss 302 was synthetic blend???? More than likely makes little difference. the boss 302 was also heavier viscosity. More than likely it is more of a race car and will run hotter oil temps.
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i wont let the dealer touch my car. The last time i was at the dealer was when I bought the car and they put a nice scratch in it while in detail and i was signing papers. I do amsoil with motorcraft filter cost me 50 bucks
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OP -- check your owner's manual. Here's a link to the Engine Specification page from the online manual for the 2011 model year cars (3.7, 5.0 and 5.4 L engines):

http://iihs.net/fsm/?dir=808&viewfil...IFICATIONS.pdf

In ALL cases, the oil in the crankcase from the factory is Motorcraft Synthetic Blend or Full Synthetic (varies by engine), and for the 5.0L V8, it's 5W-20 Synthetic Blend.
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The advantages of changing your own oil and filter are more than savings. It's a hobby of mine working on my cars (3). I do the brakes and change all the fluids and any doable jobs within my limits. When you change your own oil and filters, you get to choose the oil and filter you like. You also can choose the time you'd like to do it. It goes beyond saving a few bucks. After you are done with a job, you'd get that satisfaction that you've done a good job!
I feel the exact same way
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i wont let the dealer touch my car. The last time i was at the dealer was when I bought the car and they put a nice scratch in it while in detail and i was signing papers. I do amsoil with motorcraft filter cost me 50 bucks
50? It cost me nearly 75 after everything. I used mobil 1 extended performance and a fram filter. Next time I'll get a different filter, thing was half the size of the factory filter.

On a side note I'm still burning oil, changed it at 5k and it was at the top of the hatch, now at 10k and its at the bottom of the hatch.
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I just picked up some Quaker State 5w20 Full Synthetic for $20 at Walmart. Filter (Fram) is $4-10, I got the extended performance one. That is under $30, do it yourself is king if you have time.
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I wouldn't use a fram filter if you gave it to me! cardboard REALLY! why not use the motorcraft filter? The price is similar and what is recommended by ford. Do your research man!
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I wouldn't use a fram filter if you gave it to me! cardboard REALLY! why not use the motorcraft filter? The price is similar and what is recommended by ford. Do your research man!
Its called changing your oil on the weekend and the Ford dealer isn't open unfortunetaly. Poor planning on my part.
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