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#4706206 - 03/25/18 10:09 AM New F-150 EB oil
Camprunner Offline

Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 1006
Loc: MA.
The guy next door to me just bought a new F-150 with the smaller 2.7 Ecoboost motor. He wants to know what is a good solid 5w30 he should run? He will be towing his camper in the summer he says it's about 4,800 pounds loaded. He also wants to know how long should he run his oil between changes? I figured this is prob the best place to ask.

#4706221 - 03/25/18 10:24 AM Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner]
PimTac Offline

Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 3512
Loc: Soviet State of Washington
Any major brand that meets specs will run fine. There is no best, only brand loyalty or fanaticism. Definitely run a d1G2 oil.

Oci will depend on his driving habits and routine. 5k and 7.5k are good numbers. Start with 5k and watch for the fuel dilution.

Edited by PimTac (03/25/18 10:24 AM)
2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 0w20
Mobil 1 M108A EP filter

#4706244 - 03/25/18 10:47 AM Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner]
Snagglefoot Offline

Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1309
Loc: Alberta
Interesting owners manual. The vehicle is equipped with an oil life monitor OLM, so you can follow it for normal service. I agree with PIm Tac above. For severe service such as off roading or towing you should use 5,000 miles and for cruising around in the Sub Sahara you should use 3,000 miles ( seriously, itís in the manual.) The manual does not discuss oil viscosity much, they just have an SPE 5w30 emblem shown and it is not specific to the engine so I guess all the engines take 5-30. No mention of 5-20.

Also there are some interesting comments on other issues on maintenance so make sure he reads the manual.

Edited by Snagglefoot (03/25/18 10:55 AM)

#4706245 - 03/25/18 10:47 AM Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner]
Linctex Offline

Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 5724
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: Camprunner
new F-150 with the small 2.7 Ecoboost motor...towing his camper about 4,800 pounds

I never thought I'd live to see this day.

How far we have come....

I'd stick with Castrol full synthetic 5W-30 - it seems to hold up well in these engines.
"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."

#4706271 - 03/25/18 11:08 AM Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner]
RTexasF Offline

Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 2856
Loc: North TX
Motorcraft full synth or synth blend is a no brainer.

#4706294 - 03/25/18 11:34 AM Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner]
tig1 Offline

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 13531
Loc: Illinois
M1 5-30.
2007 Ford Fusion 224,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 47K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and MC LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

#4706303 - 03/25/18 11:53 AM Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner]
FermeLaPorte Offline

Registered: 07/25/17
Posts: 430
Loc: Texas (south)
Any Mobil oil will take that engine to 200,000 miles or more.
Always Mobil 1
2014 1.6L Nissan Versa Sedan, 5 spd, 5k OCI.
2011 3.5L Chevrolet Impala, Automatic, 5k OCI.

#4706353 - 03/25/18 01:03 PM Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner]
bullwinkle Offline

Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 7486
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Magnatec 5W30 has shown some good EB UOAs, plus it's only $17.88/5qt. jug @ WM-I would start with 5K, UOA it, and see if the fuel dilution & wear numbers would allow use up to OLM settings.
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), 15 Transit 3.7, 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(XG2)

#4706364 - 03/25/18 01:09 PM Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner]
BrocLuno Offline

Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 5243
Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
For towing the 4,800# monster, I'd say Redline 5W-30 and do a UOA at say 4,000 miles to see what's happening. Then go from there ...

My suspicion is that he has well over $30K into that truck (?), why even think $3 oil ...

That turbo is going to get a work out and the demands on the oil to transfer heat internally will be very high. It's about the energy density (lots of heat, small package), so anything he can do to make sure the oil is not breaking down will be a positive smile

Edited by BrocLuno (03/25/18 01:11 PM)
Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.

#4706401 - 03/25/18 01:44 PM Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: tig1]
Whimsey Offline

Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 4019
Loc: The Garden State
Originally Posted By: tig1
M1 5-30.

Yes, the plain jane Mobil 1 5W-30 is not only Dexos 1 Gen 2 rated but is also A5/B5 with a viscosity of 11.00 @ 100*C and an HTHS of 3.1 . Plus the sulfated ash is .8. This is all good for a turbo DI engine.


#4706457 - 03/25/18 03:06 PM Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner]
dnewton3 Offline

Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 7361
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Any oil that meets the Ford spec, with a license approved (which are many, including dino oils, believe it or not).

Follow the IOLM.

Anything else is just bench racing lubricants.
The act of preventative maintenance, in and of itself, is FAR MORE important than brand/grade/base choices among lubes and filters.
- under maintaining something is akin to abuse/neglect; that can kill equipment by shortening the lifespan
- over maintaining something has never been proven to be anything but a waste of time and money

#4706465 - 03/25/18 03:17 PM Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner]
CT8 Offline

Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 10577
Loc: Idaho
Have your neighbor read his owners manual. Use an oil with the specs that the owners manual recommend. It comes with 5W-20 semi syn. Castrol Magnetec or Valvoline full syn with max life tech are stellar performers. Any oil with the proper specs will be outstanding.
Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity, we shall prevail

#4706625 - 03/25/18 05:45 PM Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner]
spj Offline

Registered: 10/14/17
Posts: 56
Loc: north east
Mobil 1 AP is what I run in that same motor, mid saps and on the thick side, good cold numbers and meets fords specs.

#4706874 - 03/25/18 08:56 PM Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner]
Gilstein Offline

Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 138
Loc: Southeast
I have used magnatec and ultra platinum in mine. I did a couple shorter changes at 5k but will go out to probably 8k this time based on my driving habits. The oem filter is pretty stout too. I posted a pic of it after 8k In the filter section. Easy oil change based on filter location and drain plug

#4706875 - 03/25/18 08:57 PM Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: CT8]
Gilstein Offline

Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 138
Loc: Southeast
No it comes with 5w30

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