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2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice #4642077
01/21/18 04:00 PM
01/21/18 04:00 PM
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NC
Passport1 Offline OP
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Just inherited an almost new 2017 5.0 Mustang GT. I have never owned a V8 anything. The car has ~700 miles. It arrived Friday evening so I haven't gotten to the DMV to get plates. It really has a nice sound.

Two questions;

When should I change the oil?
Should I take it to the local Ford shop? The car came from Florida, I'm in NC.

The oil cap says to use 5W-20. Doesn't say synthetic or conventional. I use Pennzoil in my other vehicles.

Nothing is official till there is a picture; here it is.




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Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1] #4642083
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It holds eight quarts - use whatever oil you want.


1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Auto (Sold) 214k mi
2009 Scion tC Manual (Daily Driver) 165k mi
Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1] #4642088
01/21/18 04:15 PM
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San Antonio, TX
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I'd be tempted to run a 5W-30 blend even though the oil cap says 5W-20.

Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1] #4642089
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Read the owners manual.


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1] #4642091
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Stick or automatic?


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Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1] #4642093
01/21/18 04:23 PM
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Change it now if it makes you feel better. The dealership isn't necessary.

Run a 5w-20 whatever you want. If you want to run longer oil change intervals than 3000-5000 miles use Synthetic. It is really what your comfort level is. All name brand oils but conventional and Synthetic are good oils.

The reality is oil related failures are almost non existent in decently maintained vehicles. Also most people don't keep cars long enough to worry about engine wear over the long run.

Last edited by ZZman; 01/21/18 04:23 PM.

2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
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Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1] #4642101
01/21/18 04:29 PM
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Congratulations on the car and my condolences since it was inherited.

5w20 is the correct viscosity. Fords spec does not require synthetic. Most conventional oils meet the spec. Any 5w20 pennzoil will be perfect. Synthetic would certainly not hurt. Those engines hold about 8 quarts amd some have been know to use a quart here and there so check it once or twice within and interval. Enjoy the car!


2008 Silverado Z71 LT 90k Maxlife FS 5w30
2010 Ford Escape 172k QSUD 5w20
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Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1] #4642121
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Rainville, USA
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If it were my car and being under warranty Iíd go Motorcraft 5w20 and MC filter, cheap, easy to get, no questions asked


Cars I maintain:
02 MB CLK430-Edge 0w40
05 Honda Accord V6-Maxlife 5w30
13 Lexus RX350 AWD-M1 AFE 0w20
02 Toyota Tundra 4x4 M1 5w30
Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1] #4642134
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Requires oil to meet Ford WSS-M2C945-A specification. OEM spec is semi-synthetic Motorcraft. Pennzoil Gold meets the minimum requirements and Platinum full synthetic would be a nice upgrade.


2015 F150 XLT SCrew 2.7 Eco-Boost
5w-30 Motorcraft Semi-Syn, FL2062

2016 Ford Escape SE Eco-Boost 2.0L
5w-30 Edge EP, Fram XG3614




Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1] #4642135
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My condolences and congrats on the car. Mustangs are a lot of fun to drive. The car has an OLM that can be displayed, check your owners manual on how to, and have fun.

Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1] #4642154
01/21/18 05:41 PM
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Iíve found Fordís oil life monitor to be very accurate. The V8 is a great engine and doesnít seem to beat up oil like the EcoBoosts, so I see no reason not to follow it. I like to change the factory fill after a few thousand miles, but thereís no scientific evidence that it provides any benefit. I also only run full synthetic and the recommended viscosity, but just make sure whatever oil you pick meets Fordís spec.


2016 F-150 3.5L Ecoboost
Current Oil: Castrol Magnatec 5W-30 and Fram Ultra filter
Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1] #4642158
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Originally Posted By: Passport1
When should I change the oil?

I would change the current factory fill out at 1,000 miles. Just to flush out any extra metal particles. You don't have to do that; its totally optional; only if you really want the best care possible.
Originally Posted By: Passport1
Should I take it to the local Ford shop?
Again, if you want the best, change the oil yourself to make sure its done right. The dealership would probably install a Motorcraft oil filter which have a bad reputation for breaking open inside (tearing a hole in the media) in service. A Fram Ultra oil filter (walmart or amazon) filters the best and is very robust. I recommend Mobil1 Annual Protection or Mobil1 Extended Performance (more PAO in those) if you want the best, otherwise use any full-syn 5w20 you see at walmart as a choice thats almost as good. You could even save a little more money, if 'value' is your thing, by getting Walmart's SuperTech 5w20 conventional oil.
You don't have to do all that. (Only if you're an enthusiast.) If you do take it to the dealership for oil changes, at least check to make sure they didn't overfill the sump, as that happens a lot at those places. Check the oil in the morning to get the right level measurement.

Primary advantage of a full-syn is lower piston deposits.
When you do change oil, be sure to reset the IOLM which monitors driving conditions and tells you when to change oil in the future. Follow that after your first oil change. The dealership knows to reset it, if thats the way you go.

Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1] #4642171
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A nice new car like that -- I'd be tempted to waste oil on it by never letting it get too dirty.

Sacrificial oil is what'd it be.

Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1] #4642316
01/21/18 08:14 PM
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If you plan on keeping the car a long time use a quality Synthetic such as Mobil-1 & filter .


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Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: oil_film_movies] #4642327
01/21/18 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted By: oil_film_movies
I would change the current factory fill out at 1,000 miles. Just to flush out any extra metal particles. You don't have to do that; its totally optional;


It really isn't needed, the parts are cleaned VERY well before assembly in a VERY CLEAN environment.

Ford's engine assembly plant is truly world class.


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