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M1 5W-30, 7K, 2017 2.3 EB Explorer #4510814
09/08/17 10:59 AM
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This 7,000 mile OCI was done in a 2 month period, obviously mainly highway. As for history the factory fill was replaced by the dealer at 2,000 miles with their shop conventional 5W-30. I replaced that at 3,200 miles of use right before our trips with the Mobil 1 5W-30 which was at 5.200 miles on the odometer. The Mobil 1 5W-30 was run for 7,000 miles. Since I had Motorcraft 5W-30 on hand I will use that for next 5,000 miles and change back to Mobil 1 5W-30 which I've been stocking up with their rebates grin2. I will do an UOA with the Motorcraft oil at 5,000 miles to see how it did in regular "everyday" driving. Over all this UOA seems pretty good for a newish vehicle with direct injection and a turbo grin2.

Whimsey

Re: M1 5W-30, 7K, 2017 2.3 EB Explorer [Re: Whimsey] #4510832
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Looks like it sheared/diluted down to near bottom range of the viscosity, but that looks good for 7k.

Re: M1 5W-30, 7K, 2017 2.3 EB Explorer [Re: Whimsey] #4510833
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7000 miles seems to be the sweet spot, will be a 5W-20 if you push it further.


2016 Sorento SX V6 AWD
2015 KIA RIO SX
2010 Mazda 3 2.0L
2009 Venza V6 AWD
2013 Sonata 2.4L RIP in write-off crash
Re: M1 5W-30, 7K, 2017 2.3 EB Explorer [Re: Whimsey] #4510913
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Wet side WA
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2004 Corolla 126649
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74478
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: M1 5W-30, 7K, 2017 2.3 EB Explorer [Re: Whimsey] #4510916
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Opps, Blackstone left out the AL reading, it's 4, the same as their average.

Whimsey

Re: M1 5W-30, 7K, 2017 2.3 EB Explorer [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4510917
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson


Great deal, thanks Johnny!

Re: M1 5W-30, 7K, 2017 2.3 EB Explorer [Re: Whimsey] #4510918
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Originally Posted By: Whimsey
Opps, Blackstone left out the AL reading, it's 4, the same as their average.

Whimsey


I'd prob keep the interval to 7000-7500 miles to stay safe.

Re: M1 5W-30, 7K, 2017 2.3 EB Explorer [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4510929
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson


Thanks, but so far I've been able to accumulate enough Mobil 1 5W-30 for $11 to $13 for a 5 qt jug after MIR, which I always received, though it might take 10 weeks to get the rebate. AS long as they keep offering the rebate I'll keep stocking up with Mobil 1.

Whimsey

Re: M1 5W-30, 7K, 2017 2.3 EB Explorer [Re: Whimsey] #4510934
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Forgot to mention that the Ford iOLM was at 29% oil life still left when I did the oil change at 7,000 miles.

Whimsey

Re: M1 5W-30, 7K, 2017 2.3 EB Explorer [Re: SatinSilver] #4510937
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Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson


Great deal, thanks Johnny!


Yah I would have scored some of that myself but that 5 Jugs of Havoline ProDS Synthetic Motor Oil 10W30 for $16.73 just got here and my stash is plumb full.

Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 09/08/17 01:53 PM.

2004 Corolla 126649
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74478
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: M1 5W-30, 7K, 2017 2.3 EB Explorer [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4510969
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That's a very nice UOA especially considering the low miles.

I was expecting more wear metals and silicon due to the low mileage.

I'm impressed.

Re: M1 5W-30, 7K, 2017 2.3 EB Explorer [Re: Canadastang] #4510982
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Originally Posted By: Canadastang
That's a very nice UOA especially considering the low miles.

I was expecting more wear metals and silicon due to the low mileage.

I'm impressed.


I am as well. Typically wear metals are all over the place with an engine new as this. Now the turbo and DI are something I am not found of.


2007 Ford Fusion 235,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 60K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: M1 5W-30, 7K, 2017 2.3 EB Explorer [Re: tig1] #4511006
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Originally Posted By: tig1
Originally Posted By: Canadastang
That's a very nice UOA especially considering the low miles.

I was expecting more wear metals and silicon due to the low mileage.

I'm impressed.


I am as well. Typically wear metals are all over the place with an engine new as this. Now the turbo and DI are something I am not found of.


Maybe changing the factory fill at 2,000 miles and changing the "complementary" dealer oil change after an additional 3,200 miles might have flushed enough of the initial wear materials out for this UOA to be decent. I have to say I'm pleasantly happy with this early UOA. We'll see how the next UOA with the Motorcraft 5W-30 and LC20 does after 5,000 miles in everyday driving.

Whimsey

Re: M1 5W-30, 7K, 2017 2.3 EB Explorer [Re: Whimsey] #4511030
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Great UOA in that EB!


2014 Forester XT, 90000 miles
Last Change;
M1 5W30 d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter
Re: M1 5W-30, 7K, 2017 2.3 EB Explorer [Re: Whimsey] #4511070
09/08/17 05:02 PM
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I know this is a 2.3 with the 4.3 qt. sump, but I am still very encouraged by this UOA. This is the stuff I am running in the 2.7's right now.

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