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#4465598 - 07/20/17 10:47 PM SuperTech 5w-20; Ford 4.6L 3v; 4k miles on oil
stangdude Offline


Registered: 06/25/17
Posts: 1
Loc: USA
After many years of owning my S197 4.6l 3V (Mustang GT), I finally got a UOA done by Blackstone Labs. I am very impressed with the results and so were the people over at Blackstone who conducted the analysis. Oil used was Supertech conventional 5w-20 and no additional additives were used in the crankcase such as seafoam or lucas oil stabilizer. It was changed at approximately 4,000-4,100 miles. Car was ran moderately hard during the ~4,000 mile oil interval. Let me know what you guys think!





Edited by dnewton3 (07/24/17 05:48 AM)
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#4465701 - 07/21/17 02:14 AM Re: My First Used Oil Analysis Results Posted!!! [Re: stangdude]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
Those numbers are pretty good but the copper would probably come down with 5W-30.

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#4465712 - 07/21/17 03:03 AM Re: My First Used Oil Analysis Results Posted!!! [Re: stangdude]
SR5 Offline


Registered: 07/07/15
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Looks OK to me. It's a housebrand 5W20 mineral oil, 8 ppm iron in 4k miles and viscosity still in grade, you could easily spend more and get less.
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#4465769 - 07/21/17 05:47 AM Re: My First Used Oil Analysis Results Posted!!! [Re: stangdude]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
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Loc: Upstate NY
Use NAPA next time for a UOA that contains the TBN for less than $16.00.

I find it very very odd that the averages they list have the iron and copper almost the same at 18 and 19.

I think the copper is high. I would use the oil weight listed in the owners manual.

Does the engine have an oil cooler?


Edited by Donald (07/21/17 05:48 AM)
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#4465811 - 07/21/17 06:49 AM Re: My First Used Oil Analysis Results Posted!!! [Re: Merkava_4]
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Those numbers are pretty good but the copper would probably come down with 5W-30.


How so?
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#4465963 - 07/21/17 09:52 AM Re: My First Used Oil Analysis Results Posted!!! [Re: stangdude]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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A 5W-30 might stay more stable if you spend much time on the "loud pedal".

Good numbers for "Plain ol' oil"...
Try supertech full synthetic on a 7,500 mile run for fun and see if the numbers go down.
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#4466003 - 07/21/17 10:25 AM Re: My First Used Oil Analysis Results Posted!!! [Re: stangdude]
bigt61 Offline


Registered: 02/12/13
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Another ST success story. Good post.
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#4466098 - 07/21/17 12:11 PM Re: My First Used Oil Analysis Results Posted!!! [Re: Merkava_4]
Brons2 Offline


Registered: 09/16/03
Posts: 3042
Loc: Austin, Texas
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Those numbers are pretty good but the copper would probably come down with 5W-30.


No, it wouldn't. The Ford modular V8s use bi-metal bearings that don't include copper.
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#4475495 - 07/31/17 11:50 AM Re: My First Used Oil Analysis Results Posted!!! [Re: Brons2]
Hootbro Offline


Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 2414
Loc: DELAWARE
Copper is not an issue here. People seem to overlook the "universal averages" on these reports and he is a tad below that and that is fine.
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