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Ecoboost and costco oil #5457281 06/18/20 08:54 PM
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Has anyone tried kirkland oil in an ecoboost motor(GDI Twin Turbo)? Ive got one with 160k miles and Im really considering it but I know we are all oil snobs here.

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Does the kirkland oil meet the specs?


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Re: Ecoboost and costco oil [Re: Okcafe] #5457290 06/18/20 09:05 PM
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Ecoboost engines only require oils rated for API 'SN'. Nothing more. I'm sure the Costco oil meets this spec so it will be fine.

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Yes, kirkland is SN PLUS full synthetic.

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Costco/Kirkland oil will be just fine for any EcoBoost. For that matter, I've run Harvest King (cheaper than both Kirkland and Supertech) in EcoBoost engines without issue.

Anything labeled API SN is fine. I'd be much more concerned with the interval and operating conditions than the specific oil or filter.


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Re: Ecoboost and costco oil [Re: Okcafe] #5457297 06/18/20 09:10 PM
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Been running Supertech HM synthetic (most likely same as KS) for a few years in my 138k Ecoboost 3.5 without issue. Still runs great. I'd say use without hesitation.

Re: Ecoboost and costco oil [Re: Okcafe] #5457302 06/18/20 09:17 PM
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We're all oil snobs here? I guess I missed the notice.

There's a few threads about costco oil. It appears to have good certifications and come from a known distributor. Give it a shot.

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Originally Posted by nlife
We're all oil snobs here? I guess I missed the notice.

There's a few threads about costco oil. It appears to have good certifications and come from a known distributor. Give it a shot.


Well perhaps Im the only one! Haha

Re: Ecoboost and costco oil [Re: hallstevenson] #5457335 06/18/20 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by hallstevenson
Ecoboost engines only require oils rated for API 'SN'. Nothing more. I'm sure the Costco oil meets this spec so it will be fine.


No its also rated D1G2


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Re: Ecoboost and costco oil [Re: Okcafe] #5457348 06/18/20 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Okcafe
Originally Posted by nlife
We're all oil snobs here? I guess I missed the notice.

There's a few threads about costco oil. It appears to have good certifications and come from a known distributor. Give it a shot.


Well perhaps Im the only one! Haha



There's a lot of folks here that will use any oil that they can get for the cheapest price as long as it meets their vehicle specification. The Costco oil - from Warren Distribution - has a number of certifications that exceed the EB specs so it'll be fine to run.

I'd give it a shot, but I managed to pick up a BUNCH of Pennzoil Platinum for considerably cheaper than I can get the Kirkland oil for in my area. They both carry Ford spec, they have SN-Plus designation and are d1G2 certified.

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I picked up 4 jugs of Pennzoil Platinum for $12 CAD per 5L jug.
Costco is currently selling their Kirkland oil for $21.49 CAD per 4.73L jug in my area.

Don't get me wrong the Costco oil is a good price, but it's just not as good of a value as the oil I got on sale with the same spec's. Given that my 3.5EB f150 takes 6L of oil per change and that they recommend 16,000km (10K mile) oil change intervals, I'm good for the very near future and beyond.

I'm certainly going to watch for the UOA on Kirkland oil with EB engines and see how it performs. If it offers an advantage, I'll switch. If not, I'll keep on running what I have.

Again, give it a go and report back.

Neil

Re: Ecoboost and costco oil [Re: Okcafe] #5457398 06/19/20 01:49 AM
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I miss Chevron Supreme. Costco has no room for it now that Kirkland took over ...

If I had a gdi turbo, I would use something thicker that Kirkland has to offer. I haven't seen any Kirkland thicker than xW20.

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Yes, this oil is completely suitable for your Ecoboost. No question.


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Re: Ecoboost and costco oil [Re: Okcafe] #5457462 06/19/20 06:52 AM
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My local Costco now carries the Kirkland 0w-20 and 5w-30 full syn. As my stash depletes, I’ll prolly backfill with these 2 oils. I have Ford engines that take the 20 weight and an ecoboost that would use the 30 weight... I don’t have any concerns with either for normal OCIs...


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Re: Ecoboost and costco oil [Re: Okcafe] #5457474 06/19/20 07:11 AM
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The title of your thread should be "Ecoboost and SN PLUS dexos 1 Gen 2 oil", that's the question.


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Originally Posted by nlife
We're all oil snobs here? I guess I missed the notice.

There's a few threads about costco oil. It appears to have good certifications and come from a known distributor. Give it a shot.


I am a snob for a good value. So Kirkwood, ST, AmazonBasics ... top picks for me!


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