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#4520825 - 09/20/17 12:18 AM Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ?
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
When I was walking across the parking lot tonight on my way into Costco, I walked past a brand new black Mustang GT while it was idling. Whisper quiet. I'm assuming it has Motorcraft 5W-20 in it from the factory.

Can engines run quiet with the specified thin oil ? When I say thin, I mean 0W-20 and 5W-20.

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#4520831 - 09/20/17 12:25 AM Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4]
jaj Offline


Registered: 08/21/03
Posts: 1060
Loc: Vancouver, Canada
My 2015 Explorer V6 (non-EB) runs very quiet with Chevron Supreme 5w20.

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#4520836 - 09/20/17 12:42 AM Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4]
rooflessVW Offline


Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4092
Loc: North Carolina
All you hear from my Volvo is injector noise. Volvo specifies an A5/B5 oil, which I consider "thin."
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#4520837 - 09/20/17 12:46 AM Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
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Loc: Texas
Our Fusion is really quiet on 5w20 - especially at low speeds coffee

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#4520843 - 09/20/17 01:03 AM Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4]
lawrencerd Offline


Registered: 07/03/13
Posts: 116
Loc: NC
On fresh oil the crv I service (Mom's) is pretty dead quiet except injector ticking.

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#4520846 - 09/20/17 01:07 AM Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4]
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My Pilot takes 0w20 and is quiet on both cold & hot starts.
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#4520858 - 09/20/17 01:39 AM Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4]
FermeLaPorte Offline


Registered: 07/25/17
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My Versa has a loud injector tick sound. The Jukes have the same engine and they run as loubd. Other sounds? Not so much with 5w30/0w40 blend
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#4520863 - 09/20/17 01:43 AM Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4]
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#4520892 - 09/20/17 03:06 AM Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4]
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A lot of new cars have sound deadening materials installed all over including the underside of the hood. I'm not sure how Ford is doing it but there's a good chance that is part of the reason these cars sound so quiet. Open the hood and it's another story.
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#4520901 - 09/20/17 03:40 AM Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4]
Lubener Offline


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You answered your own question, "brand new".
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#4520904 - 09/20/17 03:59 AM Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4]
ragtoplvr Offline


Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 529
Loc: missouri
Conversely my motorcycle uses 15W50 and sounds like a coffee can of rocks. It's design


Edited by ragtoplvr (09/20/17 04:00 AM)

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#4520908 - 09/20/17 04:41 AM Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: 901Memphis]
bbhero Offline


Registered: 03/20/15
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Loc: Virginia
Hey, there's something to be said for being consistent smile
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#4520911 - 09/20/17 04:59 AM Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: PimTac]
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#4520929 - 09/20/17 05:57 AM Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: PimTac]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
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Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: PimTac
A lot of new cars have sound deadening materials installed all over including the underside of the hood. I'm not sure how Ford is doing it but there's a good chance that is part of the reason these cars sound so quiet. Open the hood and it's another story.


Yes, and covers over the engines to deaden sound even more.
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#4520943 - 09/20/17 06:45 AM Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 18183
Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
My Accord is so smooth and quiet on PP 0W20 that you can even hear it running. But,I feel thin oil is only for engines spec'd for it. I'd never run 0W20 in my 300ZX,as would never run 20W50 in my Accord.
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