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2014 Taurus #4340373
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What is the best 5w-20 full synthetic to run in my wife's new car? What to use for oil change intervals?

Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: crookedaxle] #4340377
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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.


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Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: crookedaxle] #4340391
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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.


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Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: crookedaxle] #4340416
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Please define what best means? Oil is pretty much oil from quality blenders.


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Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: crookedaxle] #4340420
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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:

http://www.bestproducts.com/cars/parts/g1286/car-motor-oil/

Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: crookedaxle] #4340421
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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

Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: crookedaxle] #4340439
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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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Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: horse123] #4340550
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Better than Castrol Edge Extended Performance?

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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.

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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.

Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: crookedaxle] #4340665
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Personal preference I usually go M1 EP, pennzoil ultra platinum, M1, Pennzoil platinum, and valvoline as last resort.



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Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: crookedaxle] #4342216
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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

Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: crookedaxle] #4342218
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Mobil 1, Pennzoil platinum will give you equally good results.


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1988 Ford Escort Mk4 Xr3i Cabrio, - Shell Rimula R4X 15W-40, w/ 30% Helix 3 20W-50.

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Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: CT8] #4342219
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Best comes after Good and Better at Discount Tire.


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Re: 2014 Taurus [Re: GenaFishbeck] #4342580
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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.


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