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Mobil 1 75W-90 instead of Fords Motorcraft 80W/90. #4578457
11/18/17 11:30 PM
11/18/17 11:30 PM
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New York
JoeJ Offline OP
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I intend to change out the rear axle oil on my daughters 2008 Ford Escape by using Mobil 75W-90 instead of Fords Motorcraft 80W/90. Is this a safe/wise move? both meet GL-5 specs.


Joe
Re: Mobil 1 75W-90 instead of Fords Motorcraft 80W/90. [Re: JoeJ] #4578458
11/18/17 11:32 PM
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Its a fine choice.


-Colton
2002 Ford Crown Vic PI 207k, Ex-Kootenai County, ID Unit #42
Down for engine swap
2003 Ford Crown Vic PI 75k
Castrol EDGE HM 5W30, Fram XG2
Re: Mobil 1 75W-90 instead of Fords Motorcraft 80W/90. [Re: JoeJ] #4578462
11/18/17 11:38 PM
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Used it for 20 years and has always looked great after 30k to 50k runs

Re: Mobil 1 75W-90 instead of Fords Motorcraft 80W/90. [Re: JoeJ] #4578466
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Originally Posted By: JoeJ
I intend to change out the rear axle oil on my daughters 2008 Ford Escape by using Mobil 75W-90 instead of Fords Motorcraft 80W/90. Is this a safe/wise move? both meet GL-5 specs.



Mine calls for the same stuff , I used some wallmart super tech 80w90 I also put on a shinny new cover banana

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Pete.
97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive184k miles
Last Change;
Penn. Plat. HM. 5w30
Fram xg8a, Fram CA8141

I like my oil (slippery).

Re: Mobil 1 75W-90 instead of Fords Motorcraft 80W/90. [Re: JoeJ] #4578467
11/18/17 11:43 PM
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OMG IT WILL BLOW UP! FORD CAN SENSE WHEN NON MOTORCRAFT PRODUCTS ARE BEING USED. THEY WILL SEND SOMEONE TO YOUR HOUSE AND PEE IN YOUR GAS TANK. crush


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Re: Mobil 1 75W-90 instead of Fords Motorcraft 80W/90. [Re: FordBroncoVWJeta] #4578479
11/19/17 12:03 AM
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JoeJ Offline OP
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Just my luck to screw up my 16 year olds 1st truck. I just want to make sure.


Joe
Re: Mobil 1 75W-90 instead of Fords Motorcraft 80W/90. [Re: JoeJ] #4578482
11/19/17 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted By: JoeJ
Just my luck to screw up my 16 year olds 1st truck. I just want to make sure.

You're fine. Some people might go overboard with the sarcasm, but don't let that get to ya.
Go ahead and use the Mobil.


-Colton
2002 Ford Crown Vic PI 207k, Ex-Kootenai County, ID Unit #42
Down for engine swap
2003 Ford Crown Vic PI 75k
Castrol EDGE HM 5W30, Fram XG2
Re: Mobil 1 75W-90 instead of Fords Motorcraft 80W/90. [Re: JoeJ] #4578574
11/19/17 03:38 AM
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I wouldn't consider replacing MC 80W90 GL5 of [email protected]*C of 146 cSt with a M 1 75W90 of lower [email protected]*C 115 cSt, not that the axle would blowup.

Edit:delete '132 cSt'

Last edited by zeng; 11/19/17 03:49 AM.
Re: Mobil 1 75W-90 instead of Fords Motorcraft 80W/90. [Re: JoeJ] #4578579
11/19/17 04:57 AM
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Another confirmation for the Mobil 1 - 75W90 LS.
I have used it in many vehicles from my Firebird FORMULA Rear Differential to a Lexus AWD Transfer Case and Differential. All with great success.


"Retired"
-----------------------------------

'80 Firebird FORMULA V8/4bbl-purchased "NEW"
'15 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV
'15 Honda Civic LX(17K)
Re: Mobil 1 75W-90 instead of Fords Motorcraft 80W/90. [Re: JoeJ] #4578596
11/19/17 07:15 AM
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Funny you should mention this.

MC gear oil (and Mercon V for that matter) is surprising hard to come by. Considering that you can get Motorcraft Oil almost anywhere I thought I was just going to walk into Wal-Mart and leave with MC gear oil and Mercon V and boy was I in for a surprise.

Iím sure the M1 will be fine.


Robert
  • 2007 Toyota Prius Touring
  • 2005 Honda Civic Sedan
  • 1972 Ford F100
Re: Mobil 1 75W-90 instead of Fords Motorcraft 80W/90. [Re: JoeJ] #4578608
11/19/17 07:44 AM
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This is the 3rd identical thread in as many days horse

Re: Mobil 1 75W-90 instead of Fords Motorcraft 80W/90. [Re: JoeJ] #4578669
11/19/17 09:09 AM
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Have it in the front & rear differential in the Ram in signature -- no problems 25,000 miles later. You will be good to go!! wink


00 Dodge Ram 5.2L 4x4 Edge 10W30 FU (91K)
08 Acura TL Type S 3.5L PUPP 5W20 FU (101K)
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Re: Mobil 1 75W-90 instead of Fords Motorcraft 80W/90. [Re: JoeJ] #4578735
11/19/17 10:15 AM
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M1 will work great.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40
Re: Mobil 1 75W-90 instead of Fords Motorcraft 80W/90. [Re: JoeJ] #4578772
11/19/17 10:39 AM
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I had this exact same question. So I emailed Mobil. They said no. "No". They didn't give any explanation, just said no. I would guess that a lot of times you could get away with it in a lot of applications. But Mobil said no and so I won't do it. Since they said no, I assume it won't be better, and it could be worse.


1993 Ford E350 5.8L, 68K
2002 Ford E150 4.2L, 85K
2006 Chevy Aveo 1.6L 215K
2013 Kia Reo 1.4L, 101K
7500 OCI, M1 5-30 winter, M1 10-30 summer
Re: Mobil 1 75W-90 instead of Fords Motorcraft 80W/90. [Re: JoeJ] #4578779
11/19/17 10:42 AM
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Honda says the same. I put in in there anyway. Still moves.

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