- Aug 17, 2012
Hey folks, as you noticed from the title, I drive a 2012 Ford Fusion Sport AWD. It gets a mix of HWY\City but mostly highway miles. I do tend to drive it a bit faster\aggressively than the general population but nothing excessive. One thing notable in this UOA compared to the last is the decrease in Iron. Ive run the Amsoil Signature Series 5W-20 in it for the last few changes. I had been thinking of going to the Amsoil 0W-20 for the higher VI since it gets pretty cold around here, but I got a really good deal off of Amazon on some 0W-20 Royal Purple\Filter that I couldn't pass up. Here is my most recent UOA
Here is the previous UOA...
Comments: Remember the days not too long ago when you were running just 3,000 miles on the oil? What a waste! Okay, well, not a waste for the factory oil because it had a lot of wear-in metal and silicon in it, but now that that stuff has cleared out, you'd be throwing away good oil if you changed it every 3,000 miles. You're up to well over 10,000 miles on the oil and everything here looks very good. Iron improved a bit -- which is unusual, but impressive -- and other metals are steady enough to show no real issues. The TBN is still strong. Try for 12,000 miles. Nice! OIL Amsoil Signature Series 5W20 MILES IN USE 10,766 MILES 37,819 SAMPLE TAKEN 11/08/13 ALUMINUM 7 CHROMIUM 1 IRON 20 COPPER 41 LEAD 1 TIN 0 MOLYBDENUM 126 NICKEL 1 MANGANESE 7 SILVER 0 TITANIUM 0 POTASSIUM 3 BORON 44 SILICON 18 SODIUM 17 CALCIUM 3298 MAGNESIUM 15 PHOSPHORUS 604 ZINC 676 BARIUM 1 SUS VIS 210ºF 57.8 cSt @ 100ºC 9.60 FLASHPOINT ºF 360 FUEL% <0.5 ANTIFREEZE% 0.0 WATER 0.0 INSOLUBLES 0.2 TBN 3.5
Comments:This is the longest oil run yet for the 3.5L in your Fusion, and the only wear metal that noticed is iron. That's normal. We expect iron to go up the longer you run the oil, and a reading of 28 ppm is still fine in our book. The other metals look great so if iron doesn't bother you (it shouldn't!), then try for 12,000 miles next time. The oil can take it -- you've still got some active additive left with a 2.2 TBN. As you can see, the TBN doesn't drop in a straight line so you may very well be able to do 15,000 miles after that. No fuel or coolant found. Nice engine. OIL Amsoil Signature Series 5W20 MILES IN USE 10,070 MILES 27,053 SAMPLE TAKEN 05/12/13 ALUMINUM 7 CHROMIUM 1 IRON 28 COPPER 32 LEAD 0 TIN 0 MOLYBDENUM 133 NICKEL 1 MANGANESE 6 SILVER 0 TITANIUM 0 POTASSIUM 0 BORON 81 SILICON 16 SODIUM 30 CALCIUM 3314 MAGNESIUM 18 PHOSPHORUS 667 ZINC 754 BARIUM 1 SUS VIS 210ºF 56.7 cSt @ 100ºC 9.27 FLASHPOINT ºF 400 FUEL% <0.5 INSOLUBLES 0.3 WATER 0 TBN 2.2