Recent Topics
Recommend me a small 12v battery.
by dlundblad
02/06/16 09:22 AM
Painful To Find M1 5W30 ESP
by Virtus_Probi
02/06/16 08:37 AM
Conventional oil in a 3.6 Penastar ok?
by oilchangeguy
02/06/16 08:27 AM
What are some time tested, bulletproof tr. engines
by horse123
02/06/16 08:23 AM
Anyone keep loaf of bread bread in fridge?
by cjcride
02/06/16 07:47 AM
Weather guys wrong again
by NHHEMI
02/06/16 06:59 AM
More snake oil?
by Duffyjr
02/06/16 06:27 AM
Harrop's Howler
by Shannow
02/06/16 05:35 AM
2002 GMC Yukon Climate Control Problems
by Kgrant
02/06/16 01:11 AM
Vacuum leak after 3800 intake manifold gasket job
by CaliCarLover
02/06/16 12:17 AM
Pops-a-vent fuel can vent
by 901Memphis
02/05/16 11:08 PM
GM Oil Life Update
by CapitalTruck
02/05/16 10:48 PM
Newest Members
rsritchey, Ball9320, 06Corolla, AyPapii, JakeTheYankee
56834 Registered Users
Who's Online
108 registered (akela, 2002 Maxima SE, 69GTX, 2009Edge, ag_ghost, 77GrandPrix, 7 invisible), 1597 Guests and 188 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
56834 Members
66 Forums
244303 Topics
3977618 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 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: 24096
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: 5536
Loc: Australia
nice looking car.
_________________________
2002 Toyota Camry 2.4L - Castrol GTX HM 15w-50
2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L - Mobil Super Synthetic 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: 7902
Loc: Walker, 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.
_________________________
99 Pontiac Firebird - 91k - Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30/Fram Extended Guard XG3980
08 Scion tC - 112k - RP 0W-20/Fram Ultra XG4967

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: 24096
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: 4928
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: 1041
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
_________________________
Master ASE school bus technician
Master State of Michigan auto and truck technician

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: 46915
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: 2775
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-275Kkms(171Kmi)-PP,Denso
05 LeSabre 3.8L-205Kkms(128Kmi)-F1,Delco
03 Sierra 6.0L-194Kkms(121Kmi)-F1,Delco

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: 7702
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: 29809
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: 46915
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: 4015
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 >