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#4642077 - 01/21/18 04:00 PM 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice
Passport1 Offline


Registered: 09/17/12
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Loc: NC
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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#4642083 - 01/21/18 04:05 PM Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1]
Charlie2015 Offline


Registered: 04/24/15
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It holds eight quarts - use whatever oil you want.
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#4642088 - 01/21/18 04:15 PM Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1]
das_peikko Offline


Registered: 01/01/18
Posts: 534
Loc: San Antonio, TX
I'd be tempted to run a 5W-30 blend even though the oil cap says 5W-20.

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#4642089 - 01/21/18 04:19 PM Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1]
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Read the owners manual.
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#4642091 - 01/21/18 04:21 PM Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1]
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Stick or automatic?
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#4642093 - 01/21/18 04:23 PM Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5844
Loc: Michigan
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.


Edited by ZZman (01/21/18 04:23 PM)
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#4642101 - 01/21/18 04:29 PM Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1]
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Registered: 08/12/12
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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!
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#4642121 - 01/21/18 05:00 PM Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1]
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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
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#4642134 - 01/21/18 05:15 PM Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1]
BikeWhisperer Offline


Registered: 01/20/15
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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.
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#4642135 - 01/21/18 05:17 PM Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1]
Joenpb Offline


Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 336
Loc: San Diego, CA
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.

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#4642154 - 01/21/18 05:41 PM Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1]
Onug Offline


Registered: 03/19/12
Posts: 346
Loc: Washington, USA
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.
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#4642158 - 01/21/18 05:46 PM Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1]
oil_film_movies Offline


Registered: 06/13/16
Posts: 2634
Loc: MN
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.

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#4642171 - 01/21/18 05:57 PM Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1]
das_peikko Offline


Registered: 01/01/18
Posts: 534
Loc: San Antonio, TX
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.

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#4642316 - 01/21/18 08:14 PM Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: Passport1]
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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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#4642327 - 01/21/18 08:22 PM Re: 2017 Mustang 5.0 Oil Advice [Re: oil_film_movies]
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Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6186
Loc: Waco, TX
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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