Recent Topics
GM 4200 knocking noise
by i6pwr
11 minutes 17 seconds ago
Last Corvettes recovered...
by mattwithcats
19 minutes 54 seconds ago
09 Flex - how to put in Techron
by Barkleymut
37 minutes 33 seconds ago
Restrictive Wix air filter
by Chris142
57 minutes 8 seconds ago
5W30 VS 10W30 above freezing temps
by westwind999
Today at 10:31 PM
ARCHOIL
by domer10
Today at 10:08 PM
New toy for the garage: needs a full service.
by JD4440
Today at 10:05 PM
Shaking/vibrating air filter housing area
by Rolomoto
Today at 09:58 PM
Used the Craftsman warranty today.
by Stag
Today at 09:42 PM
Selling aluminum cans
by Barkleymut
Today at 09:36 PM
newer tire in the back arguement
by 08sienna
Today at 09:24 PM
'98 Toyota Avalon - Glove Box blub fitment problem
by mercuryblues
Today at 08:44 PM
Newest Members
Delta, bnd, hammere30, SpartanSoul, jriordanzoom
49642 Registered Users
Who's Online
80 registered (Bandito440, andrewg, Benoit, 2012AccentSE, 5sfe91, 147_Grain, 6 invisible), 1200 Guests and 206 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
49642 Members
64 Forums
212192 Topics
3325856 Posts

Max Online: 2605 @ 04/19/14 12:41 PM
Donate to BITOG

Page 2 of 5 < 1 2 3 4 5 >
Topic Options
#1417842 - 03/28/09 03:45 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: RISUPERCREWMAN]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 20184
Loc: NY
I seriously doubt Ford would spec a 20 grade oil if they felt they would have problems. I'm sure they tested the engine, and are certain it will work properly on a 20 grade oil.
_________________________
GOD Bless our Troops!


Top
#1417848 - 03/28/09 04:02 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: demarpaint]
kustomizingkid Offline


Registered: 04/23/07
Posts: 53
Loc: NorthBranch
Can someone here explain the exact reason why 5w20 would be an inappropriate weight oil for that motor?
_________________________
98 Lincoln Mark VIII
00 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor.

Top
#1417860 - 03/28/09 04:31 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: kustomizingkid]
crinkles Offline


Registered: 05/28/07
Posts: 5460
Loc: australia
nice looking car.
_________________________
Pennzoil SUV 5w-30

Top
#1417881 - 03/28/09 04:50 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: crinkles]
ThirdeYe Offline


Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 6691
Loc: Grand Rapids, MI
 Originally Posted By: crinkles
nice looking car.


I agree, I don't think it looks too bad. Almost reminds me of a cross between the new Accord and the new Lancer.
_________________________
1995 Acura Integra LS - 207,5xx - Valvoline MaxLife Synthetic 5W-30/Purolator Synthetic PSL14459
2001 Honda Civic LX - 56,4xx - Gulf oil/Honda A02

Top
#1417893 - 03/28/09 05:17 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: ThirdeYe]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 20184
Loc: NY
I like the looks!
_________________________
GOD Bless our Troops!


Top
#1417901 - 03/28/09 05:24 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: demarpaint]
chevrofreak Offline


Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 4893
Loc: Billings, MT
5W-20 > *
_________________________
I <3 Red Line oil

Top
#1417904 - 03/28/09 05:29 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: ThirdeYe]
bradepb Offline


Registered: 12/12/08
Posts: 759
Loc: Clinton Twp. MI
why would 5-20 be a suprise? ford has used 5-20 ln most gas engines since 2001 and all gas engines since 2004 including super duty trucks with the v-10. with possibly one or two exceptions.
I can see the point some people have about older engines that were originally run on 5-30 being changed to 5-20 with no modification but if this is a new engine design you better believe I would run the specd oil
_________________________
04 escape 4x4 3.0 5w20 maxlife Wix
04 malibu 3.5 5w30 VWB/ Wix
04 Grand Prix 3800 5w30 VWB/ Wix

Top
#1417906 - 03/28/09 05:30 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: demarpaint]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46412
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
 Originally Posted By: demarpaint
I like the looks!


I agree.

1) It's a Taurus.
2) It's the best looking Taurus model ever.

Top
#1417911 - 03/28/09 05:36 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: demarpaint]
greymach Offline


Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 56
Loc: Ga
I want one real bad!!!!!!
_________________________
04 Mach1
04 Ranger
06 CRV

Top
#1417913 - 03/28/09 05:38 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: demarpaint]
Smokescreen Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 2200
Loc: Alberta, Canada
 Originally Posted By: demarpaint
I seriously doubt Ford would spec a 20 grade oil if they felt they would have problems. I'm sure they tested the engine, and are certain it will work properly on a 20 grade oil.


IMO, The car only has to last the expectant life consumers think it deserves. Gone are the days where we keep cars for more than 150,000 miles before we either expect to do repairs, it gets totalled, or we feel its just about worn out anyways, so we sell it, or toss it away and get a new one. If they (the car manufacturers) calculate that it can meet this expectation by cutting corners on various items, everyone perceives the process hasn't failed. Marketing is a powerful tool, the more credentials, qualifications (low maintenance, CAFE approved etc)you can put behind your product the better it is perceived.

My :2cents:


Edited by Smokescreen (03/28/09 05:39 PM)
_________________________
09 Corolla 1.8L-212Kkms(133Kmi)-PYB,Denso
05 LeSabre 3.8L-138Kkms(86Kmi)-PYB,Baldwin
97 Suburban 5.7L-380Kkms(237Kmi)-PYB,Baldwin

All with mpg > EPA

Top
#1418141 - 03/28/09 08:55 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: brian12]
440Magnum Offline


Registered: 02/01/09
Posts: 5771
Loc: Texas
 Originally Posted By: brian12

God that car is god awful ugly. It seems like the American manufacturers are trying to copy the japanese manufacturer's horrible styling.


Well, they can't ALL be Dodge Challengers I suppose...
_________________________
'66 Dodge Polara & '69 Dodge Coronet R/T both 440/727
'08 Ram 1500 4.7/545RFE
'12 Challenger SRT8 392/6-speed
'99 Cherokee 4.0, '11 Grand Cherokee 3.6

Top
#1418148 - 03/28/09 09:00 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: 440Magnum]
buster Offline


Registered: 11/16/02
Posts: 28965
Loc: NJ
I think it's going to be a complete failure unless the price is competitive with the Accord or Camry. It will have to be [censored] good to succeed in a class above.

Top
#1418267 - 03/28/09 10:59 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: buster]
SnakeOil Offline


Registered: 02/09/09
Posts: 207
Loc: USA
In case anyone missed it, this engine has twin turbos. It makes over 100 per liter. The SHO is the performance model. It will likely be tracked by some.

The oil and engine coolant are used to cool the turbos. Exhaust gas can reach well over 1,000 degrees. Before I get all the posts about how great 5w30 is...

Someone please tell me ONE application of CONVENTIONAL 5W20 in a factory turbo'd vehicle. When you can't think of one, don't bother replying.
_________________________
2001 Ford Taurus LX - 2001 VW Jetta 2.0
2005 Nissan Titan - 2009 Ford F-150
2008 Ford Ranger

Top
#1418270 - 03/28/09 11:02 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: SnakeOil]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46412
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Why would you put conventional oil of any viscosity in a turbo?

Top
#1418294 - 03/28/09 11:50 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: Pablo]
Nickdfresh Offline


Registered: 03/15/06
Posts: 3162
Loc: Buffalo, NY
Check this photo...



And the pic means nothing. Who knows what they'll spec?

Top
Page 2 of 5 < 1 2 3 4 5 >