2002 Escort using 0w40

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Fsskier, a member here, used M1 0-20 in his mid 90's Escort with 300K, at 20K OCIs.
 
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Picked up rotella t5 10w30 for 2.5 gallons on sale for 40 bucks seems like a good oil to pick. Not partially 0w20 light but can be thinned if needed with marvel mystery oil.
 
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Forget the MMO. It will thin out the oil, but also dilute the additives. That T5 will be fine for summer use. 0w-30 in the winter.
 
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Originally Posted By: winlin
Picked up rotella t5 10w30 for 2.5 gallons on sale for 40 bucks seems like a good oil to pick. Not partially 0w20 light but can be thinned if needed with marvel mystery oil.
Right. Cause that's a great idea. You are aware that MMO being mostly solvent will evaporate leaving the oil right back at whatever grade it started at. I've heard many whoppers since I've been a member here however this is one of the very best I've read. And I've got an inverse oiler installed on my charger and now my C3. I like the stuff when used properly. Thinning the oil with it just to thin the oil isn't even close to smart.
 
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Originally Posted By: winlin
Picked up rotella t5 10w30 for 2.5 gallons on sale for 40 bucks seems like a good oil to pick. Not partially 0w20 light but can be thinned if needed with marvel mystery oil.
OP: No offense, but judging from your signature ("2002 Escort 0W40 Mobil 1 Euro") you seem to be stuck in the warm fuzzies in regards to your oil choices. M1 Euro formulation in a Ford Escort? Its a naturally aspirated Ford.. not a turbo charged Audi. You asked for advice. People gave it to you then you went with an HDEO? What are you trying to gain by this? I can understand wanting a quality synthetic so if that's what you want, M1 or PP 5w20 will work. If you still want to overdue it, M1 EP or Pennzoil Ultra will work too. Get a quality filter, make sure your air filter is clean/ good and just drive. My .02
 
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5w-20 and a FL-400S at 5k mile intervals and that engine will last forever. If you do 90% highway driving go 10k. If you want something exotic go M1 0w-30. No need for Euro oils. The engine is not very stressed. You must have a 2.0 Zetec. It's making 130hp max. In '03 they did some tuning for more power. Save your money for tie-rods and tires. That's all my 2003 ZX-2 ever needed. That and brakes at 100k miles.
 

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The Zetec was a very good, long lasting motor which didn't need anything special (oilwise).....5w20, 5w30, 0w20, 0w30 etc.... 0w40 is a bit on the thick side in this application but would probably work....
 

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The HDEO will be for the spring through mid fall and mobil 1 0w30 maybe Platinum ultra 5w20 will be through out winter.
 
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