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First time changing Mach 1's oil and oil filter myself. Lots of Questions.

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Old 07-05-2010, 07:47 PM   #1
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Default First time changing Mach 1's oil and oil filter myself. Lots of Questions.

I've had my 04 Mach 1 for about a month now and wanted to change the oil myself. Im unsure of what type of oil to use and what type of oil filter to use. I want to use the best stuff for my car to make her last longer. any help is appreciated.

I've heard that 5w-20 is the weight, but which synthetic oil is better? Mobil 1, Motorcraft, Quaker state, Pennzoil? And what oil filter is the best to be used.
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I've had my 04 Mach 1 for about a month now and wanted to change the oil myself. Im unsure of what type of oil to use and what type of oil filter to use. I want to use the best stuff for my car to make her last longer. any help is appreciated.

I've heard that 5w-20 is the weight, but which synthetic oil is better? Mobil 1, Motorcraft, Quaker state, Pennzoil? And what oil filter is the best to be used.
If you are truly concerned to buy the best, look no further than AMSOIL.

I would recommend the SSO 0W-30 (better than the 0W-20 and 5W-20 - and only slightly thicker) and EaO11 oil filter.
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Grade 1......API*
100% Synthetic 0W-20 Motor Oil (ASMQT)
XL 5W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil (XLMQT)
Signature Series 0W-30 100% Synthetic Motor Oil (SSOQT)
All TEMPS......5W-20

Those are what AMSOIL recommends, but the SSO 0W-30 is their BEST oil, and what I personally use in my 4.6L

You can even run their oil all year long with only one oil change up to 25,000 miles.
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If you are truly concerned to buy the best, look no further than AMSOIL.

I would recommend the SSO 0W-30 (better than the 0W-20 and 5W-20 - and only slightly thicker) and EaO11 oil filter.
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Grade 1......API*
100% Synthetic 0W-20 Motor Oil (ASMQT)
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Signature Series 0W-30 100% Synthetic Motor Oil (SSOQT)
All TEMPS......5W-20

Those are what AMSOIL recommends, but the SSO 0W-30 is their BEST oil, and what I personally use in my 4.6L

You can even run their oil all year long with only one oil change up to 25,000 miles.
What makes AMSOIL the best?
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What makes AMSOIL the best?
Read this link to get the idea of formulation differences

http://www.driven2modify.com/showthread.php?t=25162

Read this link to see what is means in real world testing

https://www.amsoil.com/lit/g1971.pdf
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+1 on the Amsoil. If that breaks your bank, as it does mine, go with whichever reputable pure synthetic is on sale and a motorcraft filter. I go with the 5w20 which ford says to use. And I'll apologize for the guys in the Mach section being terds. Welcome to the Mach family.
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You cannot beat Motorcraft semi-synth (12.00 for 5 quarts a Wallyworld, you need 6 qts) and a Motorcraft filter
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You cannot beat Motorcraft semi-synth (12.00 for 5 quarts a Wallyworld, you need 6 qts) and a Motorcraft filter
Actually it can be beat.
Although, for the money, its a damn good value for what you get. I'm not knocking it.

Now, like most products, you get what you pay for. If you want the "***** best", Amsoil is the way to go.

As far as going with "cheaper synthetics", understand that you are NOY buying a synthetic oil. It has been discussed to no end on every car forum. Pennzoil, Quaker State, Valvoline, Castrol (the instigator of all this fake stuff), etc, are regular oils further formulated to mimic a synthetic in its new condition. As these fakes get used, they break down and lose all their "synthetic" attributes the same way as non-synthetic-labeled dino oils.

For information on this extra refining process, you can wiki "hydrocracking". It's a process used for many products, including motor oils.
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Actually it can be beat.
Although, for the money, its a damn good value for what you get. I'm not knocking it.

Now, like most products, you get what you pay for. If you want the "***** best", Amsoil is the way to go.

As far as going with "cheaper synthetics", understand that you are NOY buying a synthetic oil. It has been discussed to no end on every car forum. Pennzoil, Quaker State, Valvoline, Castrol (the instigator of all this fake stuff), etc, are regular oils further formulated to mimic a synthetic in its new condition. As these fakes get used, they break down and lose all their "synthetic" attributes the same way as non-synthetic-labeled dino oils.

For information on this extra refining process, you can wiki "hydrocracking". It's a process used for many products, including motor oils.
This post is 100% fact, great post!
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Actually it can be beat.
Although, for the money, its a damn good value for what you get. I'm not knocking it.

Now, like most products, you get what you pay for. If you want the "***** best", Amsoil is the way to go.

As far as going with "cheaper synthetics", understand that you are NOY buying a synthetic oil. It has been discussed to no end on every car forum. Pennzoil, Quaker State, Valvoline, Castrol (the instigator of all this fake stuff), etc, are regular oils further formulated to mimic a synthetic in its new condition. As these fakes get used, they break down and lose all their "synthetic" attributes the same way as non-synthetic-labeled dino oils.

For information on this extra refining process, you can wiki "hydrocracking". It's a process used for many products, including motor oils.
Most Stang guys change their oil at either 3-5k intervals so spending big money on Amsoil or any other long interval oil is not worth it.
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my 05 is my dd

if I changed it every 5000,at the rate I have been putting on the miles latey I would be crawling under there every 4 weeks , no thanks
and there are only 3 extended drain oils to choose from.
and 1 of them is mobil1, so that rules that out.

I will have hit 100,000 by labor day, so my system seems to be working good for me.

even in my motorcycle that only gets about 4000 miles a year , I refuse to let price decide the quality of oil I use.
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Most Stang guys change their oil at either 3-5k intervals so spending big money on Amsoil or any other long interval oil is not worth it.
were they brainwashed by the big oil companies too?
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^^^ most of america is
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^^^ most of america is
I can hear it now....

the CEO OF *INSERT OIL COMPANY HERE* makes a TRUTHomercial

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My fellow americans, I only make 500,000 every year, and really need you to change your oil every 3,000 miles or every three months to increase our stock value.

We know the oil we sell would last at least 7,500, but we need to more than double our profits. This year my goal is to make 1,000,000.

Thank you, and change your oil today!
That about sums it up!
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I can hear it now....

the CEO OF *INSERT OIL COMPANY HERE* makes a TRUTHomercial

That about sums it up!
Nope! More like I dumped tons of money on the motor build, blower, etc. so OCD kicks in and says OCI at 3k
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Lol wanna talk about OCD, i change mine every 3 months with synpower regarldess of mileage. Sometimes the oild only has 100 miles on it..........only tim ei dont change on 3 month interval is over winter storage, but i change it before i store it and when i bring it back out......................................
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Lol wanna talk about OCD, i change mine every 3 months with synpower regarldess of mileage. Sometimes the oild only has 100 miles on it..........only tim ei dont change on 3 month interval is over winter storage, but i change it before i store it and when i bring it back out......................................
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