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#4468420 - 07/23/17 09:15 PM Any word on Universal Lubricants?
amcguru Offline


Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 19
Loc: MD
Hello all,

I've spent some time looking for an honest, fair shop to service a friends car, a '12 Focus-2.0 DI, while she is away at school. Found a small family owned shop which I get a good feeling about, but I have never heard of their house brand oil. Universal Lubricants Super XHD. Ht/Hs number looks really good for a 20 wt, but that may be a type-o. They are willing to use customer provided oil & filter, so I'm wondering if it's worth sticking with the Motorcraft 5w20 blend & OE filter I have been servicing it with.

Jim
https://www.universallubes.com/user/file/pds/eo_8_05_22_15.pdf
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#4468424 - 07/23/17 09:18 PM Re: Any word on Universal Lubricants? [Re: amcguru]
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
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Loc: Illinois
Stay with the know product. MC or a well know quality synthetic.
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#4468439 - 07/23/17 09:29 PM Re: Any word on Universal Lubricants? [Re: amcguru]
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Registered: 12/08/10
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My instinct would be to stick with the known brand too. OTOH, the company is listed as a "supporter" of PQIA, although i could not find any VOA of their products on PQIA's site
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#4468440 - 07/23/17 09:30 PM Re: Any word on Universal Lubricants? [Re: amcguru]
bigj_16 Offline


Registered: 07/03/17
Posts: 1268
Loc: Douglas County, Colorado
Looks like they and thier parent company, Petrochoice, make industrial lubricants. They look pretty legit. The 5w-20 meets the Ford specs. It's a 2012 Focus. Go for it.

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#4468465 - 07/23/17 09:51 PM Re: Any word on Universal Lubricants? [Re: amcguru]
Kruse Offline


Registered: 10/05/05
Posts: 4296
Loc: Kansas
I've never used their lubricants, but I know of a local mom-and-pop store here that sells it. I don't know the full details (might be on their web site), but when you use their diesel oil, Universal will put a really good warranty on the life of the engine. I believe the only strings to it would be you have to send in a sample occasionally. (I know, your car runs on gas, just thought I'd mention it)
I do know their diesel oil is much more popular than their gasoline oil.

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#4468696 - 07/24/17 08:19 AM Re: Any word on Universal Lubricants? [Re: amcguru]
AirgunSavant Offline


Registered: 07/22/15
Posts: 3772
Loc: MD
Do a search here- was talked about around 4-6 months ago
Good basic oil I'd use with no worries

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#4469377 - 07/24/17 08:52 PM Re: Any word on Universal Lubricants? [Re: amcguru]
amcguru Offline


Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 19
Loc: MD
Thanks for the recommendations. Didn't find anything relevant with the search function, but it sound's like a decent product.
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#4469381 - 07/24/17 08:53 PM Re: Any word on Universal Lubricants? [Re: Kruse]
amcguru Offline


Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 19
Loc: MD
Originally Posted By: Kruse
I've never used their lubricants, but I know of a local mom-and-pop store here that sells it.


Any chance you're in Lawrence?
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#4469478 - 07/24/17 10:34 PM Re: Any word on Universal Lubricants? [Re: amcguru]
Kruse Offline


Registered: 10/05/05
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Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: amcguru
Originally Posted By: Kruse
I've never used their lubricants, but I know of a local mom-and-pop store here that sells it.


Any chance you're in Lawrence?


No, but my kid goes to school at KU.
:-)
Since Universal Lubricants is based in Kansas, odds are there will be a lot of places that sell it.
I actually live a few hours northwest of Lawrence.

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#4469573 - 07/25/17 03:45 AM Re: Any word on Universal Lubricants? [Re: amcguru]
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I would suspect that HTHS is a typo. It doesn't make a lot of sense with respect to other numbers on the sheet, or with what one would expect with ILSAC lubes.
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#4471422 - 07/26/17 09:50 PM Re: Any word on Universal Lubricants? [Re: Kruse]
amcguru Offline


Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 19
Loc: MD
Originally Posted By: Kruse
Originally Posted By: amcguru
Originally Posted By: Kruse
I've never used their lubricants, but I know of a local mom-and-pop store here that sells it.


Any chance you're in Lawrence?


No, but my kid goes to school at KU.
:-)


The friend I'm looking after goes to KU as well. Rock Chalk!
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