Search



Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > 2005 - 2014 Mustangs > GT S197 General Discussion
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

GT S197 General Discussion This section is for technical discussions pertaining specifically to the V8 variation of the 2005 and newer Ford Mustang.

Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-14-2011, 12:40 PM   #1
MustangBoy28
1st Gear Member

 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Vehicle: 2006 Ford Mustang GT
Location: California
Posts: 65
Default What type of engine oil do you use?

My 2006 has about 48,500 miles on her and I've been using 5W-20 like the user manual has recommended. Do any of you use anything different? And is it safe to start using a thicker oil once I hit a certain millage?

Click the image to open in full size.
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
__________________
MustangBoy28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 01:01 PM   #2
mapitts
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Vehicle: 2012 GT, MT82, 3.73's. Borla S Type , Steeda tuned
Location: Decatur AL
Posts: 785
Default

I am currently running Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5W20. I got a pretty good deal on a case of Amsoil 5W20 so that will be next. I have a 2002 Ford F 150 that has 135,000 on it, and I run Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5W20 in it with no problems at all.
mapitts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 01:05 PM   #3
BIGPHIL
1st Gear Member

 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Vehicle: 2009 Ford Mustang GT Premium
Location: WA
Posts: 69
Default

Amsoil Fully Synthetic 5w30 in my 2009 from day one. The factor only uses 5w20 in these cars to improve their gas mileage by a smidge. 5w30 is absolutely fine to use.
__________________
Torch Red 2009 Mustang GT Coupe Premium - Edelbrock E-Force Supercharged, 6-speed

Check out my garage for mods
BIGPHIL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 01:12 PM   #4
pdonket
4th Gear Member

 
pdonket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Vehicle: 2011 5.0
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,846
Default

I run Amsoil Synthetic 5w-20 currently but I don't like the price that amsoil demands. I'll be running Pennzoil Ultra 5w-20 or Mobil 1 0w-20/30 next time around.
__________________


My View on the Economy: www.cgeconomics.com
pdonket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 01:36 PM   #5
Nuke
6th Gear Member

 
Nuke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Vehicle: 2007 GT
Location: PA to KY ('07) to IL ('09) to MS ('10) to FL ('11)
Posts: 15,926
Send a message via AIM to Nuke Send a message via Yahoo to Nuke Send a message via Skype™ to Nuke
Default

Amsoil 0W20 full syn at 8k-10k mile changes w/Amsoil's Ea filter here but I've read that 5W30 is just fine in these engines. I may go to 5W30 Pennzoil Ultra since: 1) I don't put 8k-10k miles on the Stang within a year anymore (not my DD), 2) using 5W30 would standardize the oil that I use in my other 2 vehicles and 3) I have the Pennzoil Ultra sitting in the garage for the Stang or the SUV, whichever comes first.
__________________
Rick
07 GT Prem: Alloy, MT, 3.55's, Steeda CAI w/Brenspeed tunes, FRPP Stingers, 275/40/18 Goodyear Eagle F1 A/S on SVT Cobras (OE GT500's), 14" shorty, Wheelskin side scoops & qtr window louvers, A-H rear window louvers, SHR honeycomb blackout panel, Sequentials, Hella Optilux Extreme XY fogs, Silverstars
06 V6: Legend Lime, Pony Package, 14" shorty, Sequentials, Hella Optilux Extreme XY fogs, Silverstars
Nuke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 02:00 PM   #6
Derf00
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Vehicle: '08 S197 GT
Location: AZ
Posts: 9,606
Default

I stick to OEM 5W-20 simply because of the VCT on these engines. They utilize oil pressure to adjust the timing . You start messing with the weight of oil you will affect the efficieny of the VCT system.

Cars that don't have this system I generally go to a 10W-30 or 10W-40 (during spring summer fall only of course) to help with the engine wear over time. I have no clue how the VCT system ages over time so I'd rather not guess.
__________________
08 S197 GT Auto: FRPP Strut Tower Brace, FRPP Bullitt CAI, Bama 91-P Tune
Pending upgrades: Shaftmasters Aluminum 3.5" DS, FRPP 3.73 gears, Axle back exahust (?)

Quote:
Originally Posted by LostBoyz View Post
if you are getting 29mpg in your 5.0, you aren't driving it correctly
Derf00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 02:07 PM   #7
Nuke
6th Gear Member

 
Nuke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Vehicle: 2007 GT
Location: PA to KY ('07) to IL ('09) to MS ('10) to FL ('11)
Posts: 15,926
Send a message via AIM to Nuke Send a message via Yahoo to Nuke Send a message via Skype™ to Nuke
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Derf00 View Post
I stick to OEM 5W-20 simply because of the VCT on these engines. They utilize oil pressure to adjust the timing . You start messing with the weight of oil you will affect the efficieny of the VCT system.

Cars that don't have this system I generally go to a 10W-30 or 10W-40 (during spring summer fall only of course) to help with the engine wear over time. I have no clue how the VCT system ages over time so I'd rather not guess.
< ...making mental note to maintain my Amsoil Preferred Customer account... >
__________________
Rick
07 GT Prem: Alloy, MT, 3.55's, Steeda CAI w/Brenspeed tunes, FRPP Stingers, 275/40/18 Goodyear Eagle F1 A/S on SVT Cobras (OE GT500's), 14" shorty, Wheelskin side scoops & qtr window louvers, A-H rear window louvers, SHR honeycomb blackout panel, Sequentials, Hella Optilux Extreme XY fogs, Silverstars
06 V6: Legend Lime, Pony Package, 14" shorty, Sequentials, Hella Optilux Extreme XY fogs, Silverstars
Nuke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 02:49 PM   #8
cavediver
3rd Gear Member
 
cavediver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Vehicle: 2007 Mustang GT
Location: Lake County, Florida
Posts: 548
Default

I use Ford's Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5W20 with a Motorcraft filter. I won't waste my money on "Boutique brands" that cost 3-4 times as much. Buy hey, that's just me.
__________________
2007 Mustang GT Premium
5-speed manual w/ Hurst Competition Plus Shifter
Redfire w/ Charcoal Leather Interior
GT Appearance Pkg w/ Interior Upgrade Pkg
18" Polished Fan Blade Wheels
Airaid CAI w/ FRPP Tune
Roush Lowering Springs
cavediver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 03:00 PM   #9
tx_zstang
5th Gear Member
 
tx_zstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Vehicle: 2006 Turbo V6; 2005 V6->V8 swap beast
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 2,330
Default

Amsoil Synthetic 5w30 here now too.
Was running Valvaline VR1 10w30 racing oil for break-in of built engine.
__________________
Mike - 2005 Stroked/Forged/Cammed V8 (5.0L.); Kenne Bell 2.6 @ 18psi, + many mods. (formerly a V6 w/Vortech supercharger);
- 2006 4.0 V6 with PH Turbo and TR6060
tx_zstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 03:14 PM   #10
7gtthrilla
2nd Gear Member

 
7gtthrilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Vehicle: 2007 mustang gt
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 228
Jordan Gause
Default

i use the ford motorcraft full synthetic oil. No probs with it.
__________________


4.10 Gears, C&L CAI, SCT Tuner, Underdrive pulleys, Kooks longtubes, x pipe, and SLP exhaust
7gtthrilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2011, 03:14 PM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Tags
2011, 94, 99, cobra, engine, ford, gt, gt500, kind, moter, motor, mustang, oil, recomendation, type, wut

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:24 AM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup