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2018 Ford Transit Oil/Filter #4691936
03/11/18 08:30 PM
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Rocky123 Offline OP
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Recently purchased a 2018 Ford Transit with the 3.7 (This is a full size Transit, not the Connect). This vehicle will be driven mainly highway miles. I plan on going by the oil computer for oil changes which will put me near the 10,000 mile mark. I drive like an old man, even though I'm not and will not be towing or hauling significant weight. Most of the time I will be around 1,000 pounds or less.

I've been old school in the past. For a long time it was oil changes every 3,000. A couple vehicles ago I moved up to 5,000 (One of these vehicles has the oil computer but I ignored it).

I change my own oil, live in an apartment so it's a little tougher to get the oil changed. I look forward to the 10,000 mile service.

I've stuck with Mobile 1 in the past, but went ahead tonight and picked up 6 Qt of Mobile 1 Extended Performance 5W20 and two oil filters. I bought a Mobile 1 Extended Performance filter (M1-212A) and a Fram Ultra Synthetic Filter (XG10575).

My question: Does anyone have an opinion on my choice of oil or filter?

Thanks a bunch, first post y'all look like a good bunch of people with dirt under your fingernails like me.

Jon

Re: 2018 Ford Transit Oil/Filter [Re: Rocky123] #4691944
03/11/18 08:35 PM
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Very good choice for your Ford.


2007 Ford Fusion 235,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 60K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: 2018 Ford Transit Oil/Filter [Re: Rocky123] #4691946
03/11/18 08:36 PM
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Of the two filters listed you can hardly go wrong and the Mobil 1 EP is an excellent oil. My personal preference and the current favorite filter here is the Fram Ultra Synthetic, excellent construction and efficiency and for most applications priced lower than the Mobil filter. I wouldn't bother returning the Mobil filter you've already purchased but going forwardno need to look for aanything other than the Fram Ultra.

Also Welcome!


Luke
P-3C and P-8A Maritime Weapons and Tactics Instructor, Instructor Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander
Re: 2018 Ford Transit Oil/Filter [Re: FlyNavyP3] #4691948
03/11/18 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted By: FlyNavyP3
Of the two filters listed you can hardly go wrong and the Mobil 1 EP is an excellent oil. My personal preference and the current favorite filter here is the Fram Ultra Synthetic, excellent construction and efficiency and for most applications priced lower than the Mobil filter. I wouldn't bother returning the Mobil filter you've already purchased but going forwardno need to look for aanything other than the Fram Ultra.

Also Welcome!


Actually he did purchase the Ultra as well as the M1. Both are fine.

Last edited by tig1; 03/11/18 08:40 PM.

2007 Ford Fusion 235,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 60K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: 2018 Ford Transit Oil/Filter [Re: Rocky123] #4691993
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Thanks. I'll use both filters. Why not spend a little extra on oil & filter when going long intervals. I'm sure cheaper stuff would work, but it might give me some peace of mind.

Re: 2018 Ford Transit Oil/Filter [Re: Rocky123] #4692025
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You might not know that Mobil is now running a promotion---$17 rebate for purchase of 5 quarts of Mobil1 oil and a Mobil 1 filter: https://mobiloil.com/en/promotion/mobil-promotions (this is good for purchases from March 1 through May 31).


Last edited by paulri; 03/11/18 11:02 PM.

2005 Toyota Sienna LE; 156,000 miles
1998 Honda Civic DX; 202,000 miles
Re: 2018 Ford Transit Oil/Filter [Re: Rocky123] #4692095
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I think the oil and filter choice is fine, myself Id probably take the M1 filter back, get another Ultra nd pocket the buck or so difference, but they are both fine filters.

Does yours have an onboard iOLM display or do you have to have it run a vehicle status report through SYNC?


Robert
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Re: 2018 Ford Transit Oil/Filter [Re: Rocky123] #4692109
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One thing I hate about my 2015 transit is that you have to run the sync report to know where the OLM stands. That's just ridiculous.

Great oil and filter choice, btw. That 3.7 is a stout engine. It performs as well in the Transit as the 6.0 did in my old Chevy Express. Same acceleration and better gas mileage. k

Before anybody points out that my Transit has an Ecoboost, understand that I've driven rental Transits with the 3.7 for many days and miles. My Transit has been in the shop a bunch for recalls and for an entire engine replacement, due to an oil change shop's mistake.

Last edited by IndyFan; 03/12/18 05:23 AM.

18 Jeep JLUR Wrangler 3.6 13k
15 Ford Transit 105k, Reman 3.5 @85k
08 Jeep Wrangler 3.8 127k
01 Ford F150 Crew 5.4 89k
99 Mercedes E430 Sport 90k
Re: 2018 Ford Transit Oil/Filter [Re: Rocky123] #4692202
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EP is overkill, IMO, for a 3.7, unless you're going to run the OLM all the way to 10K (which is how long my '15 usually takes to get there). The 3.7 is an excellent engine, the rest of the Transit is kind of weak. I've had the rear axle ring & pinion reset once, it needs it again, and I have a bad torque converter, all in 80K! If you haul lighter, you may not have the drivetrain issues I've had. Rear brakes are fun, too, the axle has to come out to replace the rear rotors, which due to the extreme rear brake bias, means rear pads don't last very long. If the rest of the van was as good as the engine, they would be fine, they're just not strong enough for heavy loads & towing.


06 Ram 3500 CTD 4X4(FG Venturi), 93 GMC C3500 6.2, 89 F-450 7.3, 98 XJ 4.0(XG8A), 05 xB(XG3600), 18 Transit 3.7, 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(XG2)
Re: 2018 Ford Transit Oil/Filter [Re: DuckRyder] #4692557
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Originally Posted By: DuckRyder
I think the oil and filter choice is fine, myself Id probably take the M1 filter back, get another Ultra nd pocket the buck or so difference, but they are both fine filters.

Does yours have an onboard iOLM display or do you have to have it run a vehicle status report through SYNC?


I didn't get the sync. I did get cruise control and a factory stereo with bluetooth (New option for 2018). Those got me the controls on both sides of the steering wheel and the digital display between the speed & tachometer. It does have some menus I can scroll through, but I don't remember seeing oil life.

As far as I know I just get a warning when it's time to change. I'll look into this further. It does say in the manual to never exceed 10,000 miles.

Last edited by Rocky123; 03/12/18 02:16 PM.
Re: 2018 Ford Transit Oil/Filter [Re: bullwinkle] #4692566
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Most of the problems I have read about on the Transit Forum. I did get the new driveshaft. I probably will run it until close to 10,000 in under a year. To me, using less oil, less of my labor & time is a big plus. When the van tells me to change it I will. I might send the oil off once to get it checked out, it does sound interesting.

Re: 2018 Ford Transit Oil/Filter [Re: Rocky123] #4692572
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Originally Posted By: Rocky123
Originally Posted By: DuckRyder
I think the oil and filter choice is fine, myself Id probably take the M1 filter back, get another Ultra nd pocket the buck or so difference, but they are both fine filters.

Does yours have an onboard iOLM display or do you have to have it run a vehicle status report through SYNC?


I didn't get the sync. I did get cruise control and a factory stereo with bluetooth (New option for 2018). Those got me the controls on both sides of the steering wheel and the digital display between the speed & tachometer. It does have some menus I can scroll through, but I don't remember seeing oil life.

As far as I know I just get a warning when it's time to change. I'll look into this further. It does say in the manual to never exceed 10,000 miles.


Hmm, I bet there is no way to check it.

Mine has SYNC and that is the only way to check it. IME it varies very little with usage and I really feel like it is a simple mile/time counter. That reminds me, guess I will run a report tomorrow and see if it is even counting time...


Robert
  • 2007 Toyota Prius Touring
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  • 1972 Ford F100
Re: 2018 Ford Transit Oil/Filter [Re: bullwinkle] #4692731
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Originally Posted By: bullwinkle
EP is overkill, IMO, for a 3.7, unless you're going to run the OLM all the way to 10K (which is how long my '15 usually takes to get there). The 3.7 is an excellent engine, the rest of the Transit is kind of weak. I've had the rear axle ring & pinion reset once, it needs it again, and I have a bad torque converter, all in 80K! If you haul lighter, you may not have the drivetrain issues I've had. Rear brakes are fun, too, the axle has to come out to replace the rear rotors, which due to the extreme rear brake bias, means rear pads don't last very long. If the rest of the van was as good as the engine, they would be fine, they're just not strong enough for heavy loads & towing.


You are so right about those rear brakes. They are [censored]. My old Chevy Express went over 100k on the original pads and rotors. They could have gone longer, but I needed to feel good about them. I did have the rotors turned and put Wagoner Thermoquiet pads on it. We'll see if they last longer. On mine, the big issue is the low quality and poor fastening of bits and pieces of trim. That's been an issue on every Ford I've owned. I just don't know why they can't get it right.

That said, the Transit drives and handles beautifully. The 3.5 is simply a monster under the hood. I smile every time I nail the throttle.


18 Jeep JLUR Wrangler 3.6 13k
15 Ford Transit 105k, Reman 3.5 @85k
08 Jeep Wrangler 3.8 127k
01 Ford F150 Crew 5.4 89k
99 Mercedes E430 Sport 90k
Re: 2018 Ford Transit Oil/Filter [Re: Rocky123] #4693960
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Would 0w20 be a better option? Many car companies have decided to replaced 5w20 conventional with 0w20 synthetic.


2010 Lancer Ralliart Sportback
Re: 2018 Ford Transit Oil/Filter [Re: DuckRyder] #4694235
03/14/18 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted By: DuckRyder
...and I really feel like it is a simple mile/time counter. That reminds me, guess I will run a report tomorrow and see if it is even counting time...


Yep, right on track to suggest a 10K change as usual, even though usage has changed rather markedly...

Originally Posted By: artificialist
Would 0w20 be a better option? Many car companies have decided to replaced 5w20 conventional with 0w20 synthetic.


Unless they changed it for 2018, the owners manual says 5/20 only. Recommendation is Motorcraft 5/20 blend which does work fine.

Last edited by DuckRyder; 03/14/18 05:24 AM.

Robert
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