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What Oil Should I use in 2002 Mustang GT (mild mods)?

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Old 01-17-2014, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by stillahotrodder View Post
I have a 2001 GT 4.6L.Ford recommends 5W20.I use Mobil 1 5W20.
Ford recommends 5W20 due to CAFE standards. It has been proven time and time again that 5W30 is better for these motors.
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Old 01-18-2014, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Fryguy22 View Post
Ford recommends 5W20 due to CAFE standards. It has been proven time and time again that 5W30 is better for these motors.
^^^ That's exactly right. It's in the link I posted in great detail.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Fryguy22 View Post
Ford recommends 5W20 due to CAFE standards. It has been proven time and time again that 5W30 is better for these motors.
What are CAFE standards?
I thought 5W 20 seemed "thin" but I figured the engine had very close tolerances.
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Negative. It was just so that ford could squeeze out extra MPG for the EPA.
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Both of my mod motor fords get 530, valvoline in the pick up, Mobil 1 in the cobra

Both get motorcraft filters
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