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#4725024 - 04/12/18 07:13 PM Going thicker to reduce consumption
SilverFusion2010 Offline

Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 1510
Loc: Crawfordville FL
Ford Fusion, 3.0L V6, 177k miles. Daily driver with mixed city/hwy about 50/50. Currently running M1 AFE 0w-20. Car has always burned some oil, usually about a quart in 6k miles. Iíve been topping off every couple thousand miles and I think itís started burning a bit more. Going to go thicker to see how it affects consumption. No smoke or excessive soot.

Iím deciding between M1 FS 0w-40 and M1 HM 10w-30.

Which would you choose and why?

Cold starting is a non issue, I live in N Florida.
2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 175k miles M1 AFE 0w-20

#4725028 - 04/12/18 07:20 PM Re: Going thicker to reduce consumption [Re: SilverFusion2010]
Alex_V Offline

Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 1113
Loc: Campbellsville, KY
Maxlife 5w30. laugh
I like Chevy and Valvoline.

'13 Cruze, 1.4T, 110K
'85 GMC C3500, 454, 130K
'82 Mercedes 300CD, OM617 turbo, 165K
'67 Suburban, 350, 331K

#4725030 - 04/12/18 07:23 PM Re: Going thicker to reduce consumption [Re: SilverFusion2010]
Insertcoolname Offline

Registered: 08/28/17
Posts: 149
Loc: South Texas
Didnt you already use M1 hiMi 10w30?
You would say real good things about it in the past
I thought the consensus was 0w40 was a bit more prone to sheering out of grade
At 150k+ miles the himi seems like a good choice
04 Camry 2az-fe 2.4L 199k M1 HiMi 10w30
Bosch D+ filter

#4725056 - 04/12/18 07:49 PM Re: Going thicker to reduce consumption [Re: SilverFusion2010]
Jimzz Offline

Registered: 10/03/14
Posts: 1101
Loc: NoVA
Yea any good 10w30 high mileage oil should work. I try that first in cars that use a fair amount of oil and then go to 15w40 next if it uses a lot.

#4725066 - 04/12/18 07:57 PM Re: Going thicker to reduce consumption [Re: SilverFusion2010]
dogememe Online   content

Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 422
Had an 08 Escape with the 3.0L V6 for a while, at over 200K it used about a quart per 5K OCI and I was using various 5w-30 synthetics. I tried 5w-20 and it consumed about a quart every 1K miles which is why I switched to 5w-30.
2010 Ford Escape FWD 2.5L ~65K: Castrol Magnatec 5W-20, ACDelco Filter.
1997 Chevy Suburban 4x4 5.7L ~213K: Chevron Supreme 5W-30, Microgard Filter.

#4725069 - 04/12/18 07:58 PM Re: Going thicker to reduce consumption [Re: SilverFusion2010]
camrydriver111 Offline

Registered: 07/01/14
Posts: 1485
Loc: Canada
M1 10W30 HM

1) HM
2) Lower viscosity spread, lower NOACK
BITOG or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Extended OCI

#4725122 - 04/12/18 08:34 PM Re: Going thicker to reduce consumption [Re: SilverFusion2010]
toneydoc Offline

Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 1674
Loc: War Eagle
try Valvoline Maxlife 20w50 and see if that helps
1994 Jeep 157k Mobil 5000 5w30
2014 Camry 31k QS AD 5w30
2018 Jeep Cherokee 0k factory fill
2014 HD Ultra 34k Mobil1 15w50
2012 Rav4 35k PP 5w20

#4725128 - 04/12/18 08:41 PM Re: Going thicker to reduce consumption [Re: SilverFusion2010]
Dyusik Offline

Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 1848
Loc: US-WA
Toss up, just get the cheaper one.
95 Cherokee 190K DELO 10W30,XG8
07 IS250 96K FB ?w??,FULL
04 YZF-R1 18K DELO 15w40,XG7317
99 HD XL1200S 18K 76 20w50,1515
14 RX450h 30k PP 0w20,NAPAG

#4725132 - 04/12/18 08:44 PM Re: Going thicker to reduce consumption [Re: SilverFusion2010]
BrocLuno Offline

Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 5205
Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
I'd start out with an HDEO like Delvac or Delo ... 15W-40 ought to be better at residual film (cool start) and better at op temp. See how it goes ... If better you are done. If not, you can move to say Napa Synthetic 15W-50 that is on sale right now smile
Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.

#4725137 - 04/12/18 08:48 PM Re: Going thicker to reduce consumption [Re: SilverFusion2010]
1JZ_E46 Offline

Registered: 04/04/16
Posts: 898
Loc: Oregon
M1 HM 10W-30 would work better in my opinion. Itís got a very low NOACK too at 7.5%
2007 BMW X5 4.8i, 105K: Castrol EDGE 0W-40, Mann
2012 Mini Cooper, 45K: Castrol EDGE 0W-30, Mann

#4725140 - 04/12/18 08:50 PM Re: Going thicker to reduce consumption [Re: SilverFusion2010]
raytseng Offline

Registered: 12/11/08
Posts: 2287
Loc: CA
try a non-m1 product. Why stick with M1 when you're not happy with the results.

Edited by raytseng (04/12/18 08:51 PM)

#4725163 - 04/12/18 09:05 PM Re: Going thicker to reduce consumption [Re: SilverFusion2010]
SubieRubyRoo Offline

Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 826
Loc: Winchester, Indiana
Shorten up your OCI and try a different brand oil. Changing chemistries a couple OCI in a row can help clean things up and free ring lands. Sounds like a perfect chance to use some PYB and a can of Kreen for a 1500mi OCI, then try Maxlife or PPHM for a regular OCI.

#4725198 - 04/12/18 09:29 PM Re: Going thicker to reduce consumption [Re: SilverFusion2010]
fordman65 Online   content

Registered: 08/08/12
Posts: 117
Loc: Kentucky
Maybe a 5w-30 or 10w-30.
I owned a 01 Mercury Sable with the 3.0.
Owners manual stated 5w-30, but Ford TSB came out recommending 5W-20.
I ran 10W-30 until I switched to semi-synthic and then ran 5W-30. I ran 200k on that motor. Still running after I sold the car.
97 Mercury Gran Marquis GS
4.6L V-8 250K
Castrol FS Edge or Castrol FS HM 5W or 10W 30
Kendall Semi-Synthetic 5W-20,5W-30 or 10W-30
WIX Oil 51372 or K&N HP 2010 Oil Filter

#4725245 - 04/12/18 10:38 PM Re: Going thicker to reduce consumption [Re: SilverFusion2010]
gathermewool Offline

Registered: 01/09/09
Posts: 5878
Loc: New England
What's the maintenance history? If you've used quality oils and done appropriate maintenance, then I'm not sure that changing viscosity will do much.
14 Forester XT Touring w/ Eyesight (her)
Castrol Edge 0W-40 + Fram Ultra (FU) filter
15 Legacy Premium w/ Eyesight (me)
Edge 0W-20 + Subie blue filter

#4725262 - 04/12/18 11:00 PM Re: Going thicker to reduce consumption [Re: toneydoc]
Hammehead Offline

Registered: 03/31/18
Posts: 44
Loc: Right there
Originally Posted By: toneydoc
try Valvoline Maxlife 20w50 and see if that helps

Yep, I needed to go way up to apropiately reduce oil consumption in a Ford Vulcan 3.0 V6. Then I did a hyperflush and problem solved ...
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I used to use syn, now whatever is on sale and never had problems. This noob knows stuff.

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