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


'16 Mercedes C300 -M1 5w40 formula M, OE filter
'03 Ford Excursion 7.3 PSD -Schaeffer 9000 5w40, Donaldson ELF7405
Re: Any word on Universal Lubricants? [Re: amcguru] #4468424
07/23/17 09:18 PM
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Stay with the know product. MC or a well know quality synthetic.


2007 Ford Fusion 232,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 55K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and MC LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: Any word on Universal Lubricants? [Re: amcguru] #4468439
07/23/17 09:29 PM
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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
Kevin


Kevin
63 Galaxie 500, 390; dad bought it new...
99 Accord V6
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Re: Any word on Universal Lubricants? [Re: amcguru] #4468440
07/23/17 09:30 PM
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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.

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

Re: Any word on Universal Lubricants? [Re: amcguru] #4468696
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Do a search here- was talked about around 4-6 months ago
Good basic oil I'd use with no worries

Re: Any word on Universal Lubricants? [Re: amcguru] #4469377
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amcguru Offline OP
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Thanks for the recommendations. Didn't find anything relevant with the search function, but it sound's like a decent product.


'16 Mercedes C300 -M1 5w40 formula M, OE filter
'03 Ford Excursion 7.3 PSD -Schaeffer 9000 5w40, Donaldson ELF7405
Re: Any word on Universal Lubricants? [Re: Kruse] #4469381
07/24/17 08:53 PM
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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?


'16 Mercedes C300 -M1 5w40 formula M, OE filter
'03 Ford Excursion 7.3 PSD -Schaeffer 9000 5w40, Donaldson ELF7405
Re: Any word on Universal Lubricants? [Re: amcguru] #4469478
07/24/17 10:34 PM
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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.

Re: Any word on Universal Lubricants? [Re: amcguru] #4469573
07/25/17 03:45 AM
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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.


Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, NAPA Gold 7356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515
Re: Any word on Universal Lubricants? [Re: Kruse] #4471422
07/26/17 09:50 PM
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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!


'16 Mercedes C300 -M1 5w40 formula M, OE filter
'03 Ford Excursion 7.3 PSD -Schaeffer 9000 5w40, Donaldson ELF7405

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