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Castrol EDGE cleaned my funnel #5437711 05/24/20 05:29 PM
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Yesterday was a big day.
We bought our 2012 Fusion summer of 2015 with 25k miles on it. The previous owner always had it serviced at the Ford dealer. I have always run MC SB 5W20 in it. Until yesterday. I have been reading here on BITOG and pondering. It now has almost 118k miles on it. We moved from WI to southern NC. Yesterday I changed oil and put in Castrol EDGE 5W30. After in put in the 5.5 quarts I pulled the funnel out and was going to wipe it off and put it away, when I just happen to look at it and see that the permanent black film that has been in it for a long time has been cleaned off where the oil touched it. Crazy, I have never seen anything like that.
Then I was wondering if the inside of my engine looked like that funnel and it is going to clean it up as well?

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Re: Castrol EDGE cleaned my funnel [Re: AJB0009] #5437720 05/24/20 05:34 PM
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The good part is it will.
The bad part is whatever was stuck to your funnel is now in the oil, or oil filter. 😉 Swap out the oil filter in between now and the next change if it cleans that much.

Re: Castrol EDGE cleaned my funnel [Re: AJB0009] #5437880 05/24/20 07:57 PM
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I believe it. I had something similar happen when I used Valvoline Nextgen conventional years ago. As I finished changing the oil, I took a clean paper towel, blotted some valvoline nextgen on it and wiped the underside of the engine oil cap and it took off all the solidified oil vapors that had accumulated throughout the years. I do this on every oil change to clean everything up and that was the only oil that has cleaned off oil cap varnish.

Re: Castrol EDGE cleaned my funnel [Re: AJB0009] #5437912 05/24/20 08:46 PM
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Brake cleaner cleans my funnel really well....🤔

Re: Castrol EDGE cleaned my funnel [Re: kstanf150] #5437976 05/24/20 10:29 PM
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When working as a mechanic we always sprayed our funnels clean with brake or carb cleaner and let them dry out


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Re: Castrol EDGE cleaned my funnel [Re: AJB0009] #5437989 05/24/20 10:51 PM
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I can’t figure out what MC SB 5w20 oil is?? Can’t think of a oil the MC Fits with. I’m assuming SB means silver bottle.

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Re: Castrol EDGE cleaned my funnel [Re: R1jake] #5438003 05/24/20 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by R1jake
I can’t figure out what MC SB 5w20 oil is?? Can’t think of a oil the MC Fits with. I’m assuming SB means silver bottle.


Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5W-20: link

Re: Castrol EDGE cleaned my funnel [Re: R1jake] #5438176 05/25/20 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by R1jake
I can’t figure out what MC SB 5w20 oil is?? Can’t think of a oil the MC Fits with. I’m assuming SB means silver bottle.



ROFLMAO!


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Re: Castrol EDGE cleaned my funnel [Re: 53' Stude] #5438226 05/25/20 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by 53' Stude
Originally Posted by R1jake
I can’t figure out what MC SB 5w20 oil is?? Can’t think of a oil the MC Fits with. I’m assuming SB means silver bottle.



ROFLMAO!

Took me a minute to figure this one out too. I immediately knew the lmao part but the rof took a second.


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Re: Castrol EDGE cleaned my funnel [Re: AJB0009] #5438247 05/25/20 10:20 AM
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R1jake: I’m sorry. The SB means synthetic blend. I should have mentioned that. Have a good day friend USA Cheers1


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Re: Castrol EDGE cleaned my funnel [Re: AJB0009] #5438421 05/25/20 01:17 PM
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I’m gonna try some in my dishwasher tonight stay tuned


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Re: Castrol EDGE cleaned my funnel [Re: AJB0009] #5438457 05/25/20 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by AJB0009
Yesterday was a big day.
We bought our 2012 Fusion summer of 2015 with 25k miles on it. The previous owner always had it serviced at the Ford dealer. I have always run MC SB 5W20 in it. Until yesterday. I have been reading here on BITOG and pondering. It now has almost 118k miles on it. We moved from WI to southern NC. Yesterday I changed oil and put in Castrol EDGE 5W30. After in put in the 5.5 quarts I pulled the funnel out and was going to wipe it off and put it away, when I just happen to look at it and see that the permanent black film that has been in it for a long time has been cleaned off where the oil touched it. Crazy, I have never seen anything like that.
Then I was wondering if the inside of my engine looked like that funnel and it is going to clean it up as well?

The Edge might put a nice varnish finish inside that plastic funnel.


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Re: Castrol EDGE cleaned my funnel [Re: 77Se7en] #5438468 05/25/20 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
The Edge might put a nice varnish finish inside that plastic funnel.

Hey you're back, I missed these types of posts. Where have you been?


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Re: Castrol EDGE cleaned my funnel [Re: kschachn] #5438482 05/25/20 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by kschachn
Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
The Edge might put a nice varnish finish inside that plastic funnel.

Hey you're back, I missed these types of posts. Where have you been?


I don’t miss his posts a bit.


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Re: Castrol EDGE cleaned my funnel [Re: kschachn] #5438490 05/25/20 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by kschachn
Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
The Edge might put a nice varnish finish inside that plastic funnel.

Hey you're back, I missed these types of posts. Where have you been?

That made my day!


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