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#4667343 - 02/15/18 11:28 PM Ford factory fill
Camprunner Offline

Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 966
Loc: MA.
Does Ford use off the shelf Oil for factory fill or something special in there new cars and trucks?

#4667346 - 02/15/18 11:31 PM Re: Ford factory fill [Re: Camprunner]
ZeeOSix Offline

Registered: 07/22/10
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Loc: PNW
I've never heard that it's anything special, so would say it's the same as off the self.
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#4667415 - 02/16/18 05:51 AM Re: Ford factory fill [Re: Camprunner]
Miller88 Offline

Registered: 04/09/08
Posts: 12571
Loc: Onondaga County
It is dyed. The factory fills on my '11 Focus and parents' 13 and 18 Escapes were yellow.
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#4667446 - 02/16/18 06:44 AM Re: Ford factory fill [Re: Camprunner]
Trav Offline

Registered: 11/20/06
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Loc: MA,
Nothing special about it. I don't know of any company today using break in oils, some use moly compounds for assembly and it finds it way into the oil but other than initial startup it does nothing for break in.
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#4667503 - 02/16/18 07:52 AM Re: Ford factory fill [Re: Camprunner]
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Registered: 10/22/15
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Might be something made by Castrol for them , Ford and Castrol ahve always been good friends.
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#4667508 - 02/16/18 07:54 AM Re: Ford factory fill [Re: Camprunner]
Camprunner Offline

Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 966
Loc: MA.
I thought Motorcraft oil is a ConocoPhillips product?

#4667647 - 02/16/18 09:53 AM Re: Ford factory fill [Re: Camprunner]
BalticBob Offline

Registered: 11/27/16
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
I have read here that Honda uses a FF break-in oil.

#4667746 - 02/16/18 11:09 AM Re: Ford factory fill [Re: Camprunner]
BalticBob Offline

Registered: 11/27/16
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
When you think about it, all factory fill oil is a break-in oil, but are there any particular oils that would be better than the factory fill for breaking in a new engine?
Don't most mfg. say to use FF until the first recommended oil change?
Yes, I am sure this and every other automotive topic has been discussed here, but some fresh opinions would be appreciated.

#4667749 - 02/16/18 11:16 AM Re: Ford factory fill [Re: Camprunner]
ARCOgraphite Offline

Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 11721
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
What engine? All different.

Unless you worked there - nobody knows.

Honda and ford use Conoco as OE service fill.
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#4667817 - 02/16/18 12:23 PM Re: Ford factory fill [Re: Camprunner]
Onug Offline

Registered: 03/19/12
Posts: 295
Loc: Washington, USA
Ford does not recommend any special break-in conditions as it relates to the oil. There has never been any evidence they use special oil, so I think it is safe to assume it’s normal Motorcraft stock
2016 F-150 3.5L Ecoboost
Current Oil: Schaeffer's 9000 5W-30 and a MC FL-500S filter

#4667828 - 02/16/18 12:39 PM Re: Ford factory fill [Re: Camprunner]
volk06 Offline

Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 4836
Loc: Midwest
Originally Posted By: Camprunner
I thought Motorcraft oil is a ConocoPhillips product?

USA Motorcraft = Phillips 66
Canada Motorcraft = Exxon Mobil
Europe Motorcraft = BP
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#4672634 - 02/21/18 01:02 AM Re: Ford factory fill [Re: volk06]
Garak Offline

Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 23714
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
I believe our 5w-50 Motorcraft up here might be a special import. I wonder what has gone on with Canadian Motorcraft HDEOs to prevent Ford from having fits about phosphorus levels. wink
Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, NAPA Gold 7356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515

#4672710 - 02/21/18 06:26 AM Re: Ford factory fill [Re: Garak]
LEADED Offline

Registered: 07/13/11
Posts: 83
Ecoboost 1.5li & 2.0li motors build in Wales & Spain . Mt 2017 had a British 4 hole oil filter in it PCOM most likely BP fill . ? Is what's in it 5w20 or 5w 30 .Will ask some of my friends @ the Glass House ? .