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

Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner] #4706221
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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.

Last edited by PimTac; 03/25/18 09:24 AM.

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Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner] #4706244
03/25/18 09:47 AM
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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, it’s 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.

Last edited by Snagglefoot; 03/25/18 09:55 AM.

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Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner] #4706245
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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."
Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner] #4706271
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Motorcraft full synth or synth blend is a no brainer.

Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner] #4706294
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M1 5-30.


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: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner] #4706303
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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.
Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner] #4706353
03/25/18 12:03 PM
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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), 18 Transit 3.7, 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(XG2)
Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner] #4706364
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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

Last edited by BrocLuno; 03/25/18 12:11 PM.

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Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: tig1] #4706401
03/25/18 12:44 PM
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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.

Whimsey

Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner] #4706457
03/25/18 02:06 PM
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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
Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner] #4706465
03/25/18 02:17 PM
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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.


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner] #4706625
03/25/18 04:45 PM
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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.

Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: Camprunner] #4706874
03/25/18 07:56 PM
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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



Re: New F-150 EB oil [Re: CT8] #4706875
03/25/18 07:57 PM
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No it comes with 5w30



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