2010 FX4 | M1 0W-20 AFE SN | 5.4L | 15,372 miles

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Gang, Below is UOA #19 for my FX4 and is another good showing for M1 AFE 0W-20. I should have kept it in longer, but I thought the TBN was going to be lower (live and learn). I will definitely run this fresh load out to 20K and see how it is doing. Of the three oils used in this truck, the M1 is the smoothest and performed the best--compare to the lower mileage MS5K runs. I also really like the low insolubles despite the longest run to date. The air filter was changed right after the 10K UOA (the 10K UOA and this one is the same load). Blackstone comments are below and your thoughts and comments always welcome. PS...Tig--I am pretty sure that you can extend past 10K cheers 2010_FX4: You said you were interested in the TBN, and it looks perfectly fine here at 2.9. There's still plenty of active additive left for a longer oil run, even after more than 15,000 miles on the oil. Wear hasn't changed much at all since the last sample, and this oil has about 5,000 more miles on it. You've got one nice engine on your hands, that's for sure. No harmful contaminants were found, and the TAN was 5.0 (a little more acidic than last time). Shoot for 17,500 miles next time. We think this engine will be able to handle that just fine.
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				  Year: 2010				        Make: Ford		       Model: F-150 FX4
				Engine: 5.4L FFV			Transmission: 6R80			Axle: 9.75 Ford ELD (3.73)
 
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Date:		                     11/13	 10/13  |   07/13    04/13    11/12   08/12	06/12 |	05/12	02/12	11/11	09/11	07/11	06/11	05/11	03/11	02/11	01/11	10/10	9/10
Oil Brand/Type:			      	M1    	    M1  |    MS5K     MS5K     MS5K    MS5K      MS5K | PU	PU	PU	PU	PU	PU	PU	PU	PU	PU	PU	MC
Oil Viscosity:	                     0W-20 	 0W-20  |   5W-20    5W-20    5W-20   5W-20     5W-20 | 5W-20	5W-20	5W-20	5W-20	5W-20	5W-20	5W-20	5W-20	5W-20	5W-20	5W-20	5W-20
API Service:	             	      	SN    	    SN  |      SN       SN       SN	 SN        SN | SM{A}	SM	SM	SM	SM	SM	SM	SM	SM	SM	SM	SM
Oil Filter:		  	      	MC	    MC  |      MC       MC       MC	 MC	   MC | MC	MC	MC	MC	MC	MC	MC	MC	MC	MC	MC	MC
Air Filter:		              	NG	 NG{B}  |      NG       NG       NG	 NG        NG | NG	NG{B}	MC	MC	MC	MC{B}	MC	MC	MC	MC	MC	MC
Lab:		               	     BLKST	 BLKST  |   BLKST    BLKST    BLKST   BLKST     BLKST | BLKST	BLKST	BLKST	BLKST	BLKST	BLKST	BLKST	BLKST	BLKST	BLKST	BLKST	BLKST
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Truck Mileage:	            	   121,637     116,433  | 106,265   99,231   89,211  80,927    74,447 |	69,305	62,055	54,575	47,075	39,770	32,280	27,100	21,600	16,600	10,600	4,500	991
Oil Mileage:	               	    15,372	10,168  |   7,394   10,020    8,285   6,480	5,142 |	7,250	7,480	7,500	7,305	7,490	5,180	5,500	5,000	6,000	6,100	3,509	991   
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Make-Up Oil:                   	      0.75	   0.0  |     0.0      0.5      0.5     0.0       0.0 | 0.0     0.25    0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0
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Aluminum:		               	 4	     2  |       2	 3        3	  2	    2 |	3	3	5	3	2	2	3	3	6	3	3	3	
Chromium		               	 1	     1  |       1        1        1	  1	    1 |	1	1	1	1	1	1	1	1	1	1	1	0
Iron:			              	14	    10  |      10       16       12      10        10 |	11	8	13	8	9	7	9	10	18	13	10	18
Copper:			               	 2	     1  |       2        2        2       2	    1 |	2	1	2	2	2	2	3	4	4	5	9	41
Lead:			               	 0	     0  |       1        0        0       0	    1 |	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	2
Tin:			               	 2	     1  |	0	 2        1	  4	    0 |	0	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Molybdenum:		              	83	    75  |  	6	 3        6	  3	   11 |	48	56	46	47	58	55	54	45	47	52	48	42
Nickel:			               	 0	     0  |	1	 1        1	  1	    0 |	0	1	0	0	0	0	1	0	0	0	0	0
Manganese:		               	 1	     1  |	1	 1        1	  1         0 |	0	0	1	0	0	0	0	1	1	1	2	10
Silver:			      	       	 0	     0  |	0	 0        0	  0	    0 |	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	
Titanium:		     	       	 2	     2  |      27  	34       32 	 30	   24 |	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	0	0	0	0
Potassium:		     	       	 3	     0  |	2	 0        4	  4	    2 |	6	0	6	5	1	0	2	3	4	2	3	14
Boron:			      	      	34	    35  |	9	 3        4	  7	    9 |	91	249	156	144	156	233	244	230	249	278	258	272
Silicon:	             	      	15	    14  |      11	12       12	 11        12 |	13	11	16	19	21	19	19	17	16	29	45	111
Sodium:			    	       108	    99  |     323      369      362	374	  284 |	4	4	7	5	3	3	3	4	4	4	4	9
Calcium:	              	      1264	  1236  |    2179     2200     2276    1954	 2195 |	2647	3168	3003	3053	2941	2900	2814	2613	2740	2911	2706	2203
Magnesium:		      	       792	   768  |      15	19       19 	 12	   15 |	17	15	17	17	16	12	12	11	12	12	12	14
Phosphorus:		      	       686	   668  |     697      706      735	624	  655 |	688	728	671	668	710	713	676	608	629	691	643	773
Zinc:			       	       752	   784  |     822      832      797	738	  765 |	762	820	724	743	861	834	813	675	718	774	752	835
Barium:			       	         0	     0  |	0	 0        0	  0	    0 |	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	16
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SUS Viscosity @ 210°F		      52.0	  51.2  |    50.7     51.4     52.3    52.6      51.5 |	53.5	53.2	52.2	51.7	53.9	52.5	52.9	53.1	52.8	51.5	52.2	49.4
cSt Visc. @ 100°C (UOA)	      	      7.89	  7.63  |    7.49     7.69     7.96    8.05	 7.73 |	8.34	8.25	7.93	7.80	8.45	8.04	8.14	8.21	8.12	7.72	7.94	7.09
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VOA Mobil cSt Visc. @ 100°C    	       8.6	   8.6  |    7.48     7.48     7.48    7.48	 7.48 |	---	---	---	---	---	---	---	---	---	---	---	---
MOBIL cSt Visc. @ 100°C        	       8.7	   8.7  |     8.4      8.4      8.4	8.4	  8.4 |	---	---	---	---	---	---	---	---	---	---	---	---
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VOA PU cSt Visc. @ 100°C	       ---	   ---  |     ---      ---      ---	---	  --- |	7.62	7.62	7.62    7.62	7.62	7.62	7.62	7.62	7.62	7.62	7.62	---
SOPUS cSt Visc. @ 100°C     	       --- 	   ---  |     ---      ---      ---	---	  --- |	8.41	8.41	8.41	8.41	8.41	8.41	8.41	8.41	8.41	8.41	8.41	---
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Flashpoint in °F (UOA)		       405	   400  |     400     3 95      510 	390       {C} |	415	405	420	415	410	425	405	390	410	390	400	390
MOBIL Flashpoint in °F		       435	   435  |     446      446      446	446	  446 |	---	---	---	---	---	---	---	---	---	---	---	---
SOPUS Flashpoint in °F   	       ---         ---  |     ---      ---      ---	---	  --- |	435	435	435	435	435	435	435	435	435	435	435	---
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Fuel %				      <0.5	  <0.5  |    <0.5     <0.5     <0.5    <0.5	  {C} |<0.5    <0.5    <0.5    <0.5    <0.5    <0.5    <0.5    <0.5    <0.5    <0.5    <0.5    <0.5
Antifreeze %			       0.0	   0.0  |     0.0      0.0      0.0     0.0	  0.0 |	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	
Water %				       0.0	   0.0  |     0.0      0.0      0.2	0.0	  0.0 |	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0
Insolubles %			       0.1	   0.1  |     0.3      0.4      0.4	0.2       0.1 |	0.3	0.3	0.2	0.2	0.2	0.2	0.2	0.2	0.2	0.2	0.2	0.1
TBN				       2.9	   2.2  |     2.5      1.4      2.7	2.6	  3.7 |	---	---	---	5.4	---	---	5.6	4.8	5.3	9.4	7.5	---
TAN				       5.0	   4.3  |     2.3      3.0      2.6	4.3	  --- |	---	---	---	---	---	---	---	---	---	---	---	---
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Acronyms:

BLKST=Blackstone M1=Mobil 1 | MS5K=Mobil Super 5000 | PU=Pennzoil Ultra


{A} Possibly SN in SM bottle; note drop in Calcium
{B} Air filter change; MC=Motorcraft, NG=Napa Gold
{C} Blackstone spilled sample; not enough to test FP and Fuel%
 
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Great run! Always glad to see good UOAs on an F-150. Excellent low oil consumption too. My F-150 also uses very little, if any, oil between changes. You sure put a lot of miles on that beast.
 

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Originally Posted By: R80RS
Wow, great run. Always glad to see good UOAs on an F-150. Excellent low oil consumption too. My F-150 also uses very little, if any, oil between changes.
I should have noted in the OP, the make-up oil was not due to the engine using any, it was due to the loss of oil when I pulled the sample at 10K. I would guess the actual oil used by the engine would be less than 1/2 quart.
 
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Not impressive at all man. Kidding of course, looks awesome! I think this is the oil I'm going with for the next OCI on the Civic, and I'll run it the full MM interval.
 

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Originally Posted By: JavierG
These are all highway miles right? Another nice report.
Not all; probably 70/30 highway versus mixed city.
 
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Once again, I'm amazed at how you rack up the miles. If you didn't do extended OCIs, you'd be doomed! On another note, I'm surprised the AFE uses magnesium. For some reason, I thought that was more of an HDEO thing. I learn something new every day, thankfully. You're going to become Blackstone's poster boy soon.
 
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Originally Posted By: Garak
Once again, I'm amazed at how you rack up the miles. If you didn't do extended OCIs, you'd be doomed! On another note, I'm surprised the AFE uses magnesium. For some reason, I thought that was more of an HDEO thing. I learn something new every day, thankfully. You're going to become Blackstone's poster boy soon.
Castrol Edge Gold also uses Mg as an additive.
 
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2010FX4, I talked to Mobil tech and he said he was doing 20K with M1 0-20 with an oil filter change at 10K in his own engine. As for me, I have been doing 10K OCIs since 1978 with M1, so increasing my OCI is something I might do. Nice report on your Ford.
 

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Originally Posted By: 901Memphis
You must sit at gas pumps a lot with all those miles. I'm curious as to how much lower your TBN will be if you don't sample it and add that 3/4 quart make up.
Heh, for a V-8 it does OK on economy, but you are right it is a lot of fuel. I would hazard to guess the TBN would be in the 1.5-1.7 range without the makeup oil.
 

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Originally Posted By: tig1
2010FX4, I talked to Mobil tech and he said he was doing 20K with M1 0-20 with an oil filter change at 10K in his own engine. As for me, I have been doing 10K OCIs since 1978 with M1, so increasing my OCI is something I might do. Nice report on your Ford.
10K is a nice round number, but you could likely go to 12,500 without blinking an eye and gain a free OCI on every 4th change. cheers
 
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Nice report! The AFE and EP brews seem to be a step ahead of the generic M1 line up, a couple extra bucks well spent IMO especially if you're gonna truly do and extended OCI.
 
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