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NA vs EU oil spec for 1.6 ecoboost #5346419 02/10/20 04:28 PM
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My 14 fiesta st specs 5w20 oil. However, in Europe, the same car with the same exact 1.6 ecoboost engine specs 5w30. Does anyone have an opinion on what viscosity would be most beneficial for the engine?

Re: NA vs EU oil spec for 1.6 ecoboost [Re: ppepitoyou] #5346439 02/10/20 04:50 PM
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Similar stage name to another new member her.

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Re: NA vs EU oil spec for 1.6 ecoboost [Re: ppepitoyou] #5346479 02/10/20 05:31 PM
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thats typical as in the usa $$$$ rules + manufacturers bow to what is politically correct but WRONG!!

Re: NA vs EU oil spec for 1.6 ecoboost [Re: ppepitoyou] #5346531 02/10/20 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by ppepitoyou
My 14 fiesta st specs 5w20 oil. However, in Europe, the same car with the same exact 1.6 ecoboost engine specs 5w30. Does anyone have an opinion on what viscosity would be most beneficial for the engine?


My Civic is 1.8 R18 and EU spec is 0w30 or 5w30. Im now starting to run M1 0w30 and will top off with 5w30. If your Fiesta ST is the sport model and you drive it hard or plan to modify then I think a 30 wt is the way to go. If you wanted to stay w a 5w20 but wanted something stout try Redline 5w20. Its 3.0 on hths.


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Re: NA vs EU oil spec for 1.6 ecoboost [Re: ppepitoyou] #5346606 02/10/20 07:17 PM
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You may be better off with 5w30, and I would probably do so if I had a turbo car. Also, you may want to use premium instead of regular gasoline.

Re: NA vs EU oil spec for 1.6 ecoboost [Re: ppepitoyou] #5346621 02/10/20 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by ppepitoyou
My 14 fiesta st specs 5w20 oil. However, in Europe, the same car with the same exact 1.6 ecoboost engine specs 5w30. Does anyone have an opinion on what viscosity would be most beneficial for the engine?



I put you car in the mobil uk site and it said use 5w20 not 5w30, https://lubes.mobil.com/UK-English-LCW/carengineoils_which-oil.aspx

Same with shell Helix, https://www.shell.com/motorist/find...ZW50L2ZpZXN0YV8xXzZfc3RfdmlfRmF3RWNXRTNt

Both say you can use 5w30 as Alternative recommendations.


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Re: NA vs EU oil spec for 1.6 ecoboost [Re: ppepitoyou] #5346660 02/10/20 08:10 PM
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In other words the recommended 5W20 is an international standard motor oil for this engine, not shadowy political subterfuge.

Re: NA vs EU oil spec for 1.6 ecoboost [Re: ppepitoyou] #5346668 02/10/20 08:18 PM
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2015 Ford Escape 1.6 Ecoboost

We use Schaeffers 5w20 with Mobil 1 Oil filter

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Re: NA vs EU oil spec for 1.6 ecoboost [Re: ppepitoyou] #5346792 02/10/20 11:48 PM
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In SoCal I'd use PP 10w-30.


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Re: NA vs EU oil spec for 1.6 ecoboost [Re: Tech819] #5347303 02/11/20 03:23 PM
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Thanks for that. I’m trying to find what I’m talking about but ford EU came out with a service bulletin after the car came out saying to run 5w30 in the engine to lower NVH. However nothing in ford North America says to run 5w30.

Re: NA vs EU oil spec for 1.6 ecoboost [Re: ppepitoyou] #5347461 02/11/20 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by ppepitoyou
My 14 fiesta st specs 5w20 oil. However, in Europe, the same car with the same exact 1.6 ecoboost engine specs 5w30. Does anyone have an opinion on what viscosity would be most beneficial for the engine?

5W-20 is a lot better than 5W-30.

5W-20 has a thicker base oil, which results in less engine wear, less VII, which results in less engine and turbocharger deposits, lower Noack, which results in less oil consumption, and lower HTHS, which results in better fuel economy.

You only need 5W-30 if you're regularly driving the car in excess of 85 mph.


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Re: NA vs EU oil spec for 1.6 ecoboost [Re: umungus1122] #5347881 02/12/20 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by umungus1122
In SoCal I'd use PP 10w-30.

Same here, PP 10W30 is a good oil and will work fine in a warm climate.

Still a quality 5W20 will not let the team down either.


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Re: NA vs EU oil spec for 1.6 ecoboost [Re: Gokhan] #5347882 02/12/20 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Gokhan
[quote=ppepitoyou]5W-20 has a thicker base oil


Can you explain your thinking here?


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Re: NA vs EU oil spec for 1.6 ecoboost [Re: weasley] #5347887 02/12/20 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by weasley
Originally Posted by Gokhan
5W-20 has a thicker base oil


Can you explain your thinking here?


Oh No ! ...You have opened Pandora’s box


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Re: NA vs EU oil spec for 1.6 ecoboost [Re: ppepitoyou] #5347985 02/12/20 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by ppepitoyou
My 14 fiesta st specs 5w20 oil. However, in Europe, the same car with the same exact 1.6 ecoboost engine specs 5w30. Does anyone have an opinion on what viscosity would be most beneficial for the engine?



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