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

Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4520831
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My 2015 Explorer V6 (non-EB) runs very quiet with Chevron Supreme 5w20.

Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4520836
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All you hear from my Volvo is injector noise. Volvo specifies an A5/B5 oil, which I consider "thin."


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Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4520837
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Our Fusion is really quiet on 5w20 - especially at low speeds coffee

Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4520843
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On fresh oil the crv I service (Mom's) is pretty dead quiet except injector ticking.

Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4520846
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My Pilot takes 0w20 and is quiet on both cold & hot starts.


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Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4520858
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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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Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4520863
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Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4520892
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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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Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4520901
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You answered your own question, "brand new".


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Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4520904
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Conversely my motorcycle uses 15W50 and sounds like a coffee can of rocks. It's design

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Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: 901Memphis] #4520908
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Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: PimTac] #4520911
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Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: PimTac] #4520929
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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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Re: Can Engines Run Quiet With Thin Oil ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4520943
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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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