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Best oil for ford 1.5 tdci? #5318630 01/10/20 12:22 PM
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Hey all, im new to this forum. I've been thru all related posts for my question but couldn't find a conclusive answer. So here are my queries:

Engine: ford 1.5 tdci run 40k kms.
Weather: min 60F Max 115F
Usage: stop and go heavy traffic and highway (50:50)

Currently running ford spec 5w30 a5/b5 913c oil (mobil 3000). The official OCI is 10k kms but I've found the engine gets noisy and rough after around 7k kms.
Hence i stick to the 7k kms OCI
Engine consumes ~300-400 ml of oil in that period.

From what I've read, A5/b5 is a resource conserving oil with lower hths. And the 913c spec mandates extra zddp in the oil.

Would i be better off using a 5w30 A3/B4 oil or even an E7/E9 oil?

Would the higher HTHS and lower zddp in these oils cause more wear or less?

Im not bothered about about the fuel economy drop (which i assume would be marginal)

What would be the best oil for my usage and climate?

Re: Best oil for ford 1.5 tdci? [Re: dv5tdci] #5318697 01/10/20 01:49 PM
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M1 5-30 performs very well in turbo engines and has the Honda high heat and low deposit spec.


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2017 Ford Fusion 86K
M1 0-20EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and M1 LV HP ATF
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MC filters

Re: Best oil for ford 1.5 tdci? [Re: dv5tdci] #5318718 01/10/20 02:05 PM
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It’s a diesel correct? If so any 5w40 synthetic should do well


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Re: Best oil for ford 1.5 tdci? [Re: stxonall8] #5318725 01/10/20 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by stxonall8
It’s a diesel correct? If so any 5w40 synthetic should do well

OOPs. didn't notice the diesel. Maybe M1 5-30 ESP. smile

Last edited by tig1; 01/10/20 02:15 PM.

2007 Ford Fusion 253,000 miles
M1 5-20HM
2017 Ford Fusion 86K
M1 0-20EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and M1 LV HP ATF
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: Best oil for ford 1.5 tdci? [Re: stxonall8] #5318734 01/10/20 02:19 PM
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Yes it is a diesel. How about using 5w30 a3/b4 which would be thicker than the a5/b5?

Re: Best oil for ford 1.5 tdci? [Re: dv5tdci] #5318765 01/10/20 02:55 PM
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You did not provide crucial information: Does it have DPF?


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Re: Best oil for ford 1.5 tdci? [Re: edyvw] #5318775 01/10/20 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by edyvw
You did not provide crucial information: Does it have DPF?

My apologies, No it does not have DPF

Re: Best oil for ford 1.5 tdci? [Re: dv5tdci] #5318782 01/10/20 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by dv5tdci
Originally Posted by edyvw
You did not provide crucial information: Does it have DPF?

My apologies, No it does not have DPF

Than you can use pretty much anything, but stick to diesel specified oil due to soot control. You can use ACEA C3 safely.


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Re: Best oil for ford 1.5 tdci? [Re: edyvw] #5318791 01/10/20 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by edyvw
Originally Posted by dv5tdci
Originally Posted by edyvw
You did not provide crucial information: Does it have DPF?

My apologies, No it does not have DPF

Than you can use pretty much anything, but stick to diesel specified oil due to soot control. You can use ACEA C3 safely.


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Re: Best oil for ford 1.5 tdci? [Re: dv5tdci] #5319251 01/11/20 01:15 AM
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I've had 4 of these engines and my UOA's always showed best results with an ACEA C3 lube.


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Re: Best oil for ford 1.5 tdci? [Re: Bailes1992] #5319277 01/11/20 03:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Bailes1992
I've had 4 of these engines and my UOA's always showed best results with an ACEA C3 lube.


Thanks for your input guys!
So my next oil will probably be Castrol edge ACEA C3.
Wondering if it'd last the the whole 10k.

I've another question.
Why hasn't ford recommended C3 instead of A5/B5?
Is it solely for fuel efficiency?

Re: Best oil for ford 1.5 tdci? [Re: dv5tdci] #5319331 01/11/20 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by dv5tdci
Originally Posted by Bailes1992
I've had 4 of these engines and my UOA's always showed best results with an ACEA C3 lube.


Thanks for your input guys!
So my next oil will probably be Castrol edge ACEA C3.
Wondering if it'd last the the whole 10k.

I've another question.
Why hasn't ford recommended C3 instead of A5/B5?
Is it solely for fuel efficiency?


Yes, 100% fuel economy.


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