Recent Topics
Guest's devices cannot connect to my WiFi
by boulderdentist
06/23/18 12:54 AM
Battery stuck in flashlight.
by Chris142
06/22/18 11:53 PM
Must read for everyone watching their diet
by JLTD
06/22/18 11:28 PM
2014 Mazda5 Valvoline Synpower 0W-20 7500 miles
by PWMDMD
06/22/18 10:54 PM
VOA Ravenol ECS 0W-20
by PWMDMD
06/22/18 10:47 PM
2020 mid-engine Corvette spy vid?!
by AZjeff
06/22/18 10:45 PM
'05 base impala. NO turn signals.FAST blinking.
by Lee4212
06/22/18 10:34 PM
Motul 15w-50, 5 Liter 4 Pack $19.42
by hatt
06/22/18 10:10 PM
High Lead Redline 5W40 thoughts? Ty
by Pajero
06/22/18 09:40 PM
Source of the Mighty Columbia River
by Snagglefoot
06/22/18 09:32 PM
Another thick/thin article to discuss
by JLTD
06/22/18 09:23 PM
Ethylene Glycol Long Life Coolant for KUBOTA
by pburchett
06/22/18 09:11 PM
Mobil 1 5W-30, 6,200 mi, 2017 2.3 EB Explorer
by Whimsey
06/22/18 08:48 PM
Chevron 10w-40, 97 Nissan Maxima, 3000 miles
by OilGeek91
06/22/18 08:36 PM
Old green antifreeze in garage storage is gelling
by JLawrence08648
06/22/18 08:32 PM
VWs at Pick n Pull
by Eric Smith
06/22/18 08:17 PM
Single Data Point: CK-4 destroys the flat tappet
by Gokhan
06/22/18 08:12 PM
Breaking in new short block
by Bub
06/22/18 07:00 PM
Should I buy a mill or a drill press?
by Vern_in_IL
06/22/18 06:32 PM
Weber Q300 Grill Parts Help
by gathermewool
06/22/18 05:24 PM
Newest Members
azzid0906, OilGeek91, DRancher, Newuser, Varbill
65299 Registered Users
Who's Online
42 registered (AlaskaMike, 10WSmuckers, boulderdentist, ArrestMeRedZ, 4WD, 4 invisible), 894 Guests and 35 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65299 Members
67 Forums
285815 Topics
4769894 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#4640698 - 01/20/18 08:33 AM 2005 Mustang GT 137K on it...recomend a dino oil..
MZ-Bird Offline


Registered: 01/10/04
Posts: 84
Loc: Shreveport, Louisiana
I just aquired a 05 GT from a female at work. she always had oild changed at quick change shop and I am pretty sure she did it regular but I am sure she also used dino oil...and the sticker on the window says something to that effect..

I always used synthetic in my cars but because of the miles I am thinking I am going to have to run regular oil

so what is recomended on a 4.6L with that kind of miles ? I dont think it has any leaks but I just got the car yesterday.
_________________________
1992 Tbird Sport
306
bolt-ons

Top
#4640701 - 01/20/18 08:35 AM Re: 2005 Mustang GT 137K on it...recomend a dino oil.. [Re: MZ-Bird]
Olas Offline


Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 3933
Loc: Manchester, England
Max life blend
_________________________
Cable ties should hold it

Top
#4640715 - 01/20/18 08:50 AM Re: 2005 Mustang GT 137K on it...recomend a dino oil.. [Re: MZ-Bird]
JustinH Offline


Registered: 04/17/04
Posts: 5181
Loc: Texas
I always ran Motorcraft semi syn 5w20 in my modulars.
_________________________
'11 Hyundai Sonata GLS
'11 Scion XB

Top
#4640720 - 01/20/18 08:54 AM Re: 2005 Mustang GT 137K on it...recomend a dino oil.. [Re: MZ-Bird]
ZraHamilton Offline


Registered: 01/15/18
Posts: 92
Loc: Tennessee, United States
If you were going to use any synthetic, I would recommend Valvoline Synpower with Maxlife. It has extra anti-wear additives and friction modifiers. It uses an ester as an ashless AW/FM as well. It also has a lot of seal conditioners.

Top
#4640722 - 01/20/18 08:56 AM Re: 2005 Mustang GT 137K on it...recomend a dino oil.. [Re: MZ-Bird]
ZraHamilton Offline


Registered: 01/15/18
Posts: 92
Loc: Tennessee, United States
What is the recommended viscosity?

Top
#4640725 - 01/20/18 09:00 AM Re: 2005 Mustang GT 137K on it...recomend a dino oil.. [Re: MZ-Bird]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4399
Loc: The Midwest
Those engine go hundreds of thousands of miles in taxi's using cheap bulk fill. I wouldn't bother with high mileage oil until it's actually needed.
5W20 works great in that engine anywhere in the USA. Use what you want, it wont matter.
_________________________
Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual

Top
#4640727 - 01/20/18 09:00 AM Re: 2005 Mustang GT 137K on it...recomend a dino oil.. [Re: MZ-Bird]
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 2121
Loc: VA
I can't answer that. I just don't know.

But, if she has done regular oil changes you would probably be ok with a "full" synthetic. If it were me, yeah, I'd switch over.
_________________________
'98 LEX LS400 280K
'00 LEX GS300 195K
'02 4Runner 225K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'06 Toyota Highlander 145K
'09 Lex IS350 85K


Top
#4640730 - 01/20/18 09:03 AM Re: 2005 Mustang GT 137K on it...recomend a dino oil.. [Re: MZ-Bird]
FermeLaPorte Offline


Registered: 07/25/17
Posts: 472
Loc: Texas (south)
Ford Motorcraft
_________________________
Always Mobil 1
2014 1.6L Nissan Versa Sedan, 5 spd, 5k OCI.
2011 3.5L Chevrolet Impala, Automatic, 5k OCI.

Top
#4640768 - 01/20/18 09:31 AM Re: 2005 Mustang GT 137K on it...recomend a dino oil.. [Re: MZ-Bird]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6175
Loc: USA
You can use synthetic, regardless of mileage, with no problems smile

But for a quality low-cost oil, Kmart often has Smitty's on sale for about $8 for a 5qt jug

Top
#4640776 - 01/20/18 09:44 AM Re: 2005 Mustang GT 137K on it...recomend a dino oil.. [Re: MZ-Bird]
Snagglefoot Online   content


Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1751
Loc: Alberta
Never too late to go to Synthetic. Your owners manual asks for 5W-20. Buy any SN rated 5-20 Synthetic on sale and you will be fine.

Top
#4640845 - 01/20/18 10:41 AM Re: 2005 Mustang GT 137K on it...recomend a dino oil.. [Re: skyactiv]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10172
Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
Those engine go hundreds of thousands of miles in taxi's using cheap bulk fill. I wouldn't bother with high mileage oil until it's actually needed.
5W20 works great in that engine anywhere in the USA. Use what you want, it wont matter.


Years ago the Crown Vic taxies here would use MC syn-blend 5w20. Not only for oil changes but for topping off. Some would need 4-5 qts. after a 12 hour shift. They were previously HWY patrol cars.

Top
#4640869 - 01/20/18 11:11 AM Re: 2005 Mustang GT 137K on it...recomend a dino oil.. [Re: MZ-Bird]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 10989
Loc: Idaho
Any oil from the majors that meets the specs will give that engine the longest possible life, syn or conventional . Blends are super.
_________________________
"Don't let your preconceived notions get in the way of facts."
Geoff Metcalf

Top
#4640944 - 01/20/18 12:31 PM Re: 2005 Mustang GT 137K on it...recomend a dino oil.. [Re: MZ-Bird]
FlyNavyP3 Offline


Registered: 07/04/16
Posts: 1407
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
I agree with the others above that Synthetic is unlikely to do any harm if it was serviced regularly. I've run Synthetic in my 1987 4Runner that has 333,455 miles on it, guess what happened? Nothing. For blends or conventional Max Life Valvoline is a great blend in a HM oil. But honestly these engines are NOT at all picky, it will die for other reasons, rot away or be totaled before an oil related failure using any of the Walmart house brand Super Tech series of oils, take your pick they make a 5w20 in a conventional a high mileage blend and full Synthetic.
_________________________
Luke
P-3C and P-8A Maritime Weapons and Tactics Instructor, Instructor Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander

Top
#4641000 - 01/20/18 01:32 PM Re: 2005 Mustang GT 137K on it...recomend a dino oil.. [Re: MZ-Bird]
dnewton3 Offline



Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 7392
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Any house-brand dino will do just fine. ST, AAP, OR, or my personal fav of Rural King.

The 4.6L engine is a VERY long lived motor, and will survive quite well on any decent oil. It needs nothing special whatsoever. The one issue that occasionally will come up is the cam-chain tensioner guides, but that's because the plastic rails eventually fail (crack and chip) from many thousands of heat cycles. Oil selection does not stop this failure mode.

Change the PCV regularly, and motor on!
_________________________
The act of preventative maintenance, in and of itself, is FAR MORE important than brand/grade/base choices among lubes and filters.
- under maintaining something is akin to abuse/neglect; that can kill equipment by shortening the lifespan
- over maintaining something has never been proven to be anything but a waste of time and money

Top
#4641033 - 01/20/18 02:01 PM Re: 2005 Mustang GT 137K on it...recomend a dino oil.. [Re: MZ-Bird]
jj51702 Offline


Registered: 10/07/16
Posts: 232
Loc: California
Supertech

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >