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#4340373 - 02/26/17 12:43 PM 2014 Taurus
crookedaxle Offline

Registered: 02/25/17
Posts: 6
Loc: Minnesoder
What is the best 5w-20 full synthetic to run in my wife's new car? What to use for oil change intervals?

#4340377 - 02/26/17 12:49 PM Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: crookedaxle]
SirTanon Offline

Registered: 06/23/14
Posts: 2157
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona - USA
Does the car spec full synthetic? I was under the impression Ford specs their Motorcraft Semi-synth for it.

That said, if you must use full synthetic, really any full synth on the shelf at WalMart should do the trick quite well. Quaker State, Valvoline, Pennzoil, Castrol.. They all are pretty darn good.

As far as the Oil Change Interval, I believe those cars have an IOLM.. just follow that.
2010 Ford Fusion SE - 2.5 liter/6F35 Trans - 257,000mi
2014 Nissan Altima SL - 2.5 liter/CVT - 55,000mi

#4340391 - 02/26/17 01:10 PM Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: crookedaxle]
Kuato Offline

Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 7094
Loc: Colorado
SirTanon is right, but to help better do you plan to extend beyond the OLM or just go with the OLM recommendation? Plenty of extended drain oils out there for you if you do, M1 EP, QSUD, Amsoil.
Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete

#4340416 - 02/26/17 01:42 PM Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: crookedaxle]
CT8 Offline

Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 10979
Loc: Idaho
Please define what best means? Oil is pretty much oil from quality blenders.
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#4340420 - 02/26/17 01:47 PM Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: crookedaxle]
SatinSilver Offline

Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10165
Loc: OH
Good question and I'm glad you asked because I was going to start a new thread on this. Here is a link for you to read:

#4340421 - 02/26/17 01:48 PM Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: crookedaxle]
horse123 Offline

Registered: 09/06/13
Posts: 1198
Loc: Zimbabwe
Castrol Magnatec, no question.

Not saying you can go wrong with anything else, but I've never seen any other oil have such consistently amazing UOAs

#4340439 - 02/26/17 02:15 PM Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: crookedaxle]
gregk24 Offline

Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 5602
Loc: FL, USA
Todays synthetics are available for such a great price at WM, I see no reason not to run them. So I would use any of the "big four" (PP, M1, VSP, Edge) with confidence.
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#4340550 - 02/26/17 05:29 PM Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: horse123]
crookedaxle Offline

Registered: 02/25/17
Posts: 6
Loc: Minnesoder
Better than Castrol Edge Extended Performance?

#4340552 - 02/26/17 05:31 PM Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: crookedaxle]
crookedaxle Offline

Registered: 02/25/17
Posts: 6
Loc: Minnesoder
This is the car we bought to replace a 2012 Chevrolet Traverse with the dreaded cam chain fiasco. I will only run full synthetic in an engine like this from now on. 7,500 miles max regardless of the OLM.

#4340553 - 02/26/17 05:33 PM Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: crookedaxle]
SatinSilver Offline

Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10165
Loc: OH
It seems to get better UOA results from what I've seen. Maybe owners push the Edge too far while owners who use Magnatec change at a more reasonable interval.

#4340665 - 02/26/17 07:41 PM Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: crookedaxle]
Rand Offline

Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12643
Loc: NE,Ohio
Personal preference I usually go M1 EP, pennzoil ultra platinum, M1, Pennzoil platinum, and valvoline as last resort.

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#4342216 - 02/28/17 02:51 PM Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: crookedaxle]
GenaFishbeck Offline

Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 213
Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: crookedaxle
What is the best 5w-20 full synthetic to run in my wife's new car? What to use for oil change intervals?

Hi @crookedaxle - For premium performance, we recommend Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W-20. This full synthetic oil keeps pistons up to 65% cleaner than the toughest industry standards and provides unsurpassed wear protection. Hope this helps!
- The Pennzoil Team

#4342218 - 02/28/17 02:59 PM Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: crookedaxle]
FordCapriDriver Offline

Registered: 10/22/15
Posts: 2380
Loc: Balearic Islands , Spain
Mobil 1, Pennzoil platinum will give you equally good results.
1975 Ford Capri II Ghia 3000 V6, - Valvoline VR1 20W-50
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#4342219 - 02/28/17 03:00 PM Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: CT8]
4WD Offline

Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6374
Loc: Texas
Best comes after Good and Better at Discount Tire.

#4342580 - 02/28/17 09:09 PM Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: GenaFishbeck]
bbhero Offline

Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 4626
Loc: Virginia
And where to buy this great oil?? No where but maybe Pep Boys. Or online somehow. It is no where to be found in Wally World, AAP, AZ, O Reilly's, Carquest etc... And some people don't want to buy things online.

I do like Pennzoil Ultra Platinum a lot. If I could only find it somewhere near me.
Nissan Altima 3.5 Coupe Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic 5w30 Federated Auto 4612ex
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