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 Post subject: Recommended engine oil for EF 4litre?
Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:23 pm 
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Some suggestions on what oil would be best for a Gli 4 litre?
Running semi synth valvoline durablend 10W/40 which is what the mechanic has put in at last service.
I do quite a bit of stop start driving, the car has done over 220,000 Kms .
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended engine oil for EF 4litre?
Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:45 pm 
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Original Ford spec oil was a mineral 15W40.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:06 pm 
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When they've done that many k's I usually run 20W/50 in them.

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended engine oil for EF 4litre?
Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:51 pm 
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Thanks
Any suggestions or preferences over brands ?
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended engine oil for EF 4litre?
Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:08 pm 
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If its running ok . No oil burning or low oil pressure. I would keep using whats in it..
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended engine oil for EF 4litre?
Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:09 pm 
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If its running ok . No oil burning or low oil pressure. I would keep using whats in it..
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended engine oil for EF 4litre?
Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:29 pm 
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Penrite HPR15 15w60.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended engine oil for EF 4litre?
Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:38 pm 
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For high mileage sixes up to EL, 20W50 works well. Valvoline Durablend is good oil - it would be safe to keep using it, but I would go to the 20W50.

I use top-quality synthetics in my 310,000km EF - Amsoil (until it became too expensive) and Royal Purple (both with ZDDP) - on 10,000km+ change intervals. Have done so since I bought the car at 185,000kms. The longer interval offsets the higher cost per litre, so it costs no more in the end. Just less time spent changing oil. But I do run a top quality oil filter too (20-25 micron absolute), so the oil stays cleaner.

It's been over 60,000kms since I last took the rocker cover off. Took it off today, and the engine is spotless inside. You can actually see where the oil coming off the rockers and timing chain has cleaned the rocker cover. No oil burning, no smoke, no scoring, pitting or other abnormal wear. And I don't baby the engine - I hit 5800-5900 rpm at the drags and occasionally on the road. I think of a good synthetic oil as liquid insurance.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended engine oil for EF 4litre?
Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:14 pm 
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I use Mitsubishi 15W50 engine oil with a Motorcraft AFL1 oil filter.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:04 pm 
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racer wrote:
Penrite HPR15 15w60.

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I use the same oil in all my falcon, its relatively cheap, and now its fully synthetic.
When I change the oil at 10,000k it still looks relatively golden and feels like oil.
Plus I noticed the oil pressure picks up a bit when you put it in
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended engine oil for EF 4litre?
Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:13 pm 
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Thanks for the help guys, much appreciated
Will shop around and see what suits the budget.
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Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:38 pm 
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I use penrite oil. I said for you to use HPR 15 because for people on a budget but myself in my engine i use the Penrite Racing 15 (15w50) it has full zinc. Zinc is good for roller cams.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended engine oil for EF 4litre?
Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:42 am 
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I use Fuchs Titan GT 20/50.
I've used penrite, nulon, Ect ect.
I fin fuchs to be the best
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended engine oil for EF 4litre?
Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:37 pm 
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racer wrote:
I use penrite oil. I said for you to use HPR 15 because for people on a budget but myself in my engine i use the Penrite Racing 15 (15w50) it has full zinc. Zinc is good for roller cams.


It's the other way....flat tappet type cams need Zinc as the anti-scuff agent.
Mitsubishi 6G72 and 6G74 with the 24 valve heads have the same idea as the falcon with the roller at the cam end of the rocker.

 

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