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Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:53 am 
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For an AU 10-30 is "recomended" from factory, but ford made a big SNAFU with that recomendation, and you should run an AU on 15-40. Problems with internal wear in a lot of cases with early AU's running 10-30 and not getting 100% TLC.

Its good insurance at no extra cost to use a semi/or fully synth 15-40.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:34 pm 
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SNAFU what is this?

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:22 pm 
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hey just wanted to kno what oil i should buy like exactly , i have no idea
i have a el swagon 150 000km , would greatly appreciate it. and does oil relate to fuel efficiency?
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Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:11 pm 
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More Grunt wrote:
For an AU 10-30 is "recomended" from factory, but ford made a big SNAFU with that recomendation, and you should run an AU on 15-40. Problems with internal wear in a lot of cases with early AU's running 10-30 and not getting 100% TLC.

Its good insurance at no extra cost to use a semi/or fully synth 15-40.


most engine these days use 10-30. less oil drag means better fuel economy.
the AU engines also run tighter clearences.

so what changed from early AU engine to late engine that 'fixed' this 'problem' while they still recomened and used the same grade of oil.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:08 pm 
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so your trying to say that my old XF with 350,000 kms could run the specified 15w40 oil?! pff as if. i had to run 25w60. motors do wear out

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:09 pm 
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NAfairlane... wrote:
I have a merc v8 (ohc) and it has always been a bit noisy but since i got it serviced its been even noisier and sometimes blows oil smoke out the back.

What oil would you guys recommend i run? I'm unsure what the service guys put in.

Car is an 83 with 140,000kms but was left sitting for a while around 18 months or more ago.

Just wanna quieten it down a bit.


run some 20w50

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:58 pm 
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WILDEB wrote:
so your trying to say that my old XF with 350,000 kms could run the specified 15w40 oil?! pff as if. i had to run 25w60. motors do wear out


who said that?

did you even read this thread.

We all know engines wear. like was said already IF your engine is in good condition and doesn't have oil pressure problems or burn the original specified oil, then use that oil. i've seen plenty of well looked after
300 000km plus old engines still using the original specified oil grade.

if you had to use 20w60, then fine thats what your engine wanted.
All that i'm saying is you can't throw every high KM engine in the same basket.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:32 pm 
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just thought i might add in what we've found with the AU we bought.

from the first week we got it, we've been logging the fuel usage.

every tank its been pretty much spot on 11.8L per 100km (factory quoted is 11.5)

did a service on it a few weeks back, we had run out of 10w30 at work so i used 15w40. I did this for two reasons,
1. it's what we had
2. our oil supplier has been trying convince me that using 15w40 wont' change the full consumption.

we have been through 2 tanks of fuel since then. both have returned near on 13l per 100km

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:56 pm 
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Just stumbled onto this thread. Thought this link may be handy. It's american and starting to get a bit old but still a lot of useful information

http://www.boss302.com/oil.htm
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Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:15 pm 
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i'm actually considering use a fuchs 0W20 next service. be interesting to see what happens,

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:12 pm 
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Top thread and im on the right track with my engine oil :D

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:50 pm 
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15-40 shell and nulon worn engine additive, works good in my 250000 ef 4.0

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:32 pm 
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In my EF I've been running Castrol GTX3 15W40. I get lifter noise at startup but it doesn't go away. This is a freshly rebuilt head on a 230,000km motor. Any idea if it's the oil, or other problems?

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:50 am 
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metasaiah wrote:
In my EF I've been running Castrol GTX3 15W40. I get lifter noise at startup but it doesn't go away. This is a freshly rebuilt head on a 230,000km motor. Any idea if it's the oil, or other problems?


did the lifters get replaced when the head was recoed??
if not you might need new lifters.
otherwise try a 20/50 oil and see what happens
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Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:50 am 
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Could be the same lifters in there...

 

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