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#4687847 - 03/07/18 05:37 PM 15’ Focus 1.0 EcoBoost. M1 AFE 0w-20. 8500 miles
E365 Offline


Registered: 12/16/07
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Loc: USA
No coolant loss that I can see by looking at the tank. This oil saw temps down to about -20F and about 500 miles of towing. This is also the 945A spec version of M1 AFE 0w-20 that my owners manual says to use. I went way longer on this OCI than I planned, so I figured I’d get a UOA to see if that was a bad move.





Edited by E365 (03/07/18 06:06 PM)
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#4687924 - 03/07/18 06:32 PM Re: 15’ Focus 1.0 EcoBoost. M1 AFE 0w-20. 8500 miles [Re: E365]
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Registered: 01/14/09
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What do U tow with a 1.0 Ford Focus!!?

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#4687938 - 03/07/18 06:46 PM Re: 15’ Focus 1.0 EcoBoost. M1 AFE 0w-20. 8500 miles [Re: E365]
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For a small EB engine for the OCI mileage you did really well. The only negative is the sodium, but that could be from a previous oil you used that contained sodium as an additive. You don't have a high potassium level which would in dictate a coolant leak. I'm very impressed! I have a 2.3 EB engine that under summer highway driving held up good on Mobil 1 5W-30 for 7,000 miles, not so well on Motorcraft 5W-30 for 4,275 miles with normal late summer to early winter driving. I have Mobil 1 5W-30 in since Dec 5th and will change it in late May and do an UOA to see how it survived the worst of winter.

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#4688006 - 03/07/18 07:41 PM Re: 15’ Focus 1.0 EcoBoost. M1 AFE 0w-20. 8500 miles [Re: ridgerunner]
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Originally Posted By: ridgerunner
What do U tow with a 1.0 Ford Focus!!?


You beat me to it!

X2

What in the wide, wide world of sports do you tow with a 1L turbo Focus?
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#4688032 - 03/07/18 08:03 PM Re: 15’ Focus 1.0 EcoBoost. M1 AFE 0w-20. 8500 miles [Re: E365]
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Check it out! laugh
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#4688116 - 03/07/18 09:20 PM Re: 15’ Focus 1.0 EcoBoost. M1 AFE 0w-20. 8500 miles [Re: E365]
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I pull an Aluma AE58. 5x8 enclosed, all aluminum. In the European owners manual, the max unbraked trailer weight is 1,400 lbs and the max tounge weght is 165 lbs. I make certain I stay under these numbers and it does it with ease. I have a really nice Westfalia hitch with a modified ball mount to accept a standard North American ball.

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#4688193 - 03/07/18 10:59 PM Re: 15’ Focus 1.0 EcoBoost. M1 AFE 0w-20. 8500 miles [Re: E365]
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Originally Posted By: E365
I pull an Aluma AE58. 5x8 enclosed, all aluminum. In the European owners manual, the max unbraked trailer weight is 1,400 lbs and the max tounge weght is 165 lbs. I make certain I stay under these numbers and it does it with ease. I have a really nice Westfalia hitch with a modified ball mount to accept a standard North American ball.




Nice! thumbsup
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#4688219 - 03/07/18 11:27 PM Re: 15’ Focus 1.0 EcoBoost. M1 AFE 0w-20. 8500 miles [Re: Whimsey]
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Last oil was Valvoline SynPower 5w-20. It appears that might have sodium in it.

I put in Havoline ProDS 5w-20 on this oil change. I just get whatever’s on sale! smile


Originally Posted By: Whimsey
For a small EB engine for the OCI mileage you did really well. The only negative is the sodium, but that could be from a previous oil you used that contained sodium as an additive. You don't have a high potassium level which would in dictate a coolant leak. I'm very impressed! I have a 2.3 EB engine that under summer highway driving held up good on Mobil 1 5W-30 for 7,000 miles, not so well on Motorcraft 5W-30 for 4,275 miles with normal late summer to early winter driving. I have Mobil 1 5W-30 in since Dec 5th and will change it in late May and do an UOA to see how it survived the worst of winter.

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#4688639 - 03/08/18 11:34 AM Re: 15’ Focus 1.0 EcoBoost. M1 AFE 0w-20. 8500 miles [Re: E365]
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Registered: 12/22/02
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Loc: The Garden State
Originally Posted By: E365
Last oil was Valvoline SynPower 5w-20. It appears that might have sodium in it.

I put in Havoline ProDS 5w-20 on this oil change. I just get whatever’s on sale! smile


If it wasn't the new Dexos 1 Gen 2 version of the Valvoline SynPower then most likely that's where your sodium came from, no harm or problem.

Whimsey

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#4688848 - 03/08/18 03:27 PM Re: 15’ Focus 1.0 EcoBoost. M1 AFE 0w-20. 8500 miles [Re: E365]
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The 1.0 has a ton of torque by 2000 RPM, so I bet towing that lightweight trailer is a breeze. If I didn't have a beater truck, I wouldn't hesitate to put a hitch on my Fiesta and get a little utility trailer.
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#4689731 - 03/09/18 03:46 PM Re: 15’ Focus 1.0 EcoBoost. M1 AFE 0w-20. 8500 miles [Re: E365]
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Did you warm up the engine by driving it around before grabbing the oil sample? I didn’t do that on my last cycle and had fuel dilution for the first time.
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#4690381 - 03/10/18 10:11 AM Re: 15’ Focus 1.0 EcoBoost. M1 AFE 0w-20. 8500 miles [Re: E365]
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I love seeing people using sensible cars and trailers. Nice!

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#4694230 - 03/14/18 06:08 AM Re: 15’ Focus 1.0 EcoBoost. M1 AFE 0w-20. 8500 miles [Re: E365]
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Registered: 07/13/11
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Loc: MICHIGAN USA
Did not notice M2C945 FORD spec on new 0w 20 Containers ,single quart or 5 quarts its been omitted only 5w 20 shows M2C945 certs ? .New spec for 0w 20 is M2C947 per Ford ,on Mobil website .


Edited by LEADED (03/14/18 06:14 AM)

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#4694550 - 03/14/18 12:22 PM Re: 15’ Focus 1.0 EcoBoost. M1 AFE 0w-20. 8500 miles [Re: Onug]
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Registered: 12/16/07
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^ I’m not sure what changed or why or when, but when I happened to buy my M1 AFE 0w-20 it had the 945A spec.

The 2017 Focus 1.0 actually changes spec away from 945A. Now it’s the 948B 5w-20 that was spec’d for this engine since new in Europe (2011/2012). 948B was always really hard to find in the USA. I’m hoping the dealers will start getting 948B.

Also, they added 947A 0w20 for cold climates for the 1.0 EcoBoost. "where the ambient temperature reaches -22.0°F (-30°C) or below."
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