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#1417661 - 03/28/09 11:34 AM WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo!
SnakeOil Offline


Registered: 02/09/09
Posts: 207
Loc: USA
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This is the final engine bay of the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO. It has a 355 HP 3.5L directly injected turbo charged V6. The oil cap calls for 5w20.

Do you think that Ford just decided to throw the normal factory oil cap on there or do you think that they have engineered the engine well enough that it is easier on oil than the majority of turbo'd engines out there?

Maybe this will be the next "SLUDGER"!
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#1417671 - 03/28/09 11:45 AM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: SnakeOil]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 47131
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Why would 5W-20 lead to sludge? I don't see the connection.

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#1417672 - 03/28/09 11:46 AM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: SnakeOil]
brian12 Offline


Registered: 12/05/07
Posts: 449
Loc: panhandle of florida

God that car is god awful ugly. It seems like the American manufacturers are trying to copy the japanese manufacturer's horrible styling.
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#1417679 - 03/28/09 11:54 AM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: brian12]
Johnny Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 14013
Loc: Retired | Wausau, WI
I believe that would look good in my driveway. Just in a different color.

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#1417688 - 03/28/09 12:01 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: brian12]
jmac Offline


Registered: 11/23/04
Posts: 1166
Loc: N. Texas
I wonder how they did the EGR and PCV valve systems on this DI engine, is it going to have clogged intake valve passages like with the Audi's, or did they put in an EGR valve with cooler so only the EGR valve and plumbing will get clogged and have puking coolant like in the Ford trucks.
Might be the next subject for RLI lubes testing!

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#1417690 - 03/28/09 12:02 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: Johnny]
oilboy123 Offline


Registered: 12/05/03
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Loc: Everett, Washington
Looks pretty decent looking. Should do fine on the 20wt.
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#1417751 - 03/28/09 01:25 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: oilboy123]
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Registered: 06/03/05
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anyone else notice the spiral cell battery, with both side and top posts in image 49, but the regular ford OEM battery in image 19. also image 19 does not have the AC warning sticker.
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#1417761 - 03/28/09 01:36 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: bdcardinal]
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Registered: 08/27/06
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Ah, the Taurust SHO. A key product showcasing Ford's knack for slapping a decent engine into a the [censored] vehicle available to them at the time.
5w20? Must be a crutch for some type of inherent design flaw. I bet if you use 10w30, the crank might walk or the freeze plugs might blow out.

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#1417767 - 03/28/09 01:41 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: SnakeOil]
G-MAN Offline


Registered: 11/15/02
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Loc: SC
I can't tell if that's 5w20 or 5w30 on the oil cap, and I have 20/20 vision.

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#1417769 - 03/28/09 01:44 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: G-MAN]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 14339
Loc: Niagara Falls, ON, CA (near)
I wear glasses and can see that it says 5w20... Time for a new monitor for you I guess!
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#1417770 - 03/28/09 01:46 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: bdcardinal]
LTVibe Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 1137
Loc: Florida
That engine pic is the same one shown by AutoBlog on Feb. 11 when the SHO was revealed to the media at the Chicago Auto Show. It's probably just a pre-production press photo and the actual oil recommendation may be different.
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#1417782 - 03/28/09 01:58 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: brian12]
Peter_Pan Offline


Registered: 07/07/08
Posts: 175
Loc: CA
 Originally Posted By: brian12

God that car is god awful ugly. It seems like the American manufacturers are trying to copy the japanese manufacturer's horrible styling.


The back is really ugly like most other domestics but nothing worse than the hyped about Malibu for example. The interior and the front though are very well done although I really don't care about that TAURUS written on the Speedo's face! So stupid, who came up with that distraction? It's not like the speedo is the most legible one around to begin with...
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#1417801 - 03/28/09 02:35 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: Peter_Pan]
CharlieJ Offline


Registered: 06/12/07
Posts: 1410
Loc: FL
They've got to meet CAFE standards one way or another so they will throw 20wt in any engine they can.
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#1417816 - 03/28/09 02:54 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: CharlieJ]
firemachine69 Offline


Registered: 04/29/08
Posts: 1967
Loc: Sudbury, ON, Canada
The new Malibu was excellent, IMO. None of that clunky, weird-arse, G-series horror to stare at in shock and dismay.
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#1417832 - 03/28/09 03:31 PM Re: WTF? 5w20 in the Ford Ecoboost Turbo! [Re: firemachine69]
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I personally think the car ROCKS!.....
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