Castrol Edge 5w30; 8,930km; 2013 F150; 106,872km

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Hello, Here is the latest UOA from my 2013 F150 with the 3.5L ecoboost. I switched from M1 to Castrol Edge. This is the first test with the Edge. What are your thoughts/comments? Thanks!
 
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Hate to say it, but for the miles, those results aren't very good in my book. Fuel is obviously thinning the oil, and increasing wear. I'd try an A3-rated 30-weight, or a light 40-weight, and see how it does. You can't do 'a lot' about the fuel, but you can give it a tougher oil to dilute.
 
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There's probably a lot more fuel in there than 1.5%. Since as discussed on here, Blackstone doesn't have the correct equipment to determine fuel % in oil.
 
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More dilution than Blackstone states IMO. Some really low flashpoints even with the M1. Wear #'s are good though so maybe you could bump the OCI another 1k km or so. It's a good thing you're using quality oils IMO, ST dino likely wouldn't cut it at 8k intervals. Thanks for posting.
 
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metal wear and fuel dilution. I will just 5k dino using 10W30 considering the mileage and fuel dilution. You can do synthetic in winter but during summer dino is fine.
 
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Originally Posted By: bigt61
More dilution than Blackstone states IMO. Some really low flashpoints even with the M1. Wear #'s are good though so maybe you could bump the OCI another 1k km or so. It's a good thing you're using quality oils IMO, ST dino likely wouldn't cut it at 8k intervals. Thanks for posting.
8,000 kms is like 5k miles
 

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OP, thanks for the UOA, it all looks fine to me. This UOA was Edge but the previous 4 were M1 and you can see this in the typical Magnesium and Calcium detergent mix used in M1, while the Edge leans heavy on Calcium. To be honest I can't see any significant difference between the M1 and the Edge. Look at the Edge iron wear numbers (19 ppm) and the Edge KV100 viscosity (8.66 cSt), in both cases I can find previous M1 results that are both higher and lower. The zinc levels are similar at about 750 ppm, with maybe a slight advantage to the Edge. Also the TBN retention is similar all finishing in the 2.8 - 3.8 range, with maybe a slight advantage to the M1. They both have much the same Moly at ~ 70 ppm, but the Boron prize goes to the Edge (~120 Vs ~30 ppm). I would say both the M1 and the Edge are doing a good job and performing much the same. No big surprise here given they are the premium products from two name brand companies. I would happily use either 5W30.
 
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Originally Posted By: SR5
OP, thanks for the UOA, it all looks fine to me. This UOA was Edge but the previous 4 were M1 and you can see this in the typical Magnesium and Calcium detergent mix used in M1, while the Edge leans heavy on Calcium. To be honest I can't see any significant difference between the M1 and the Edge. Look at the Edge iron wear numbers (19 ppm) and the Edge KV100 viscosity (8.66 cSt), in both cases I can find previous M1 results that are both higher and lower. The zinc levels are similar at about 750 ppm, with maybe a slight advantage to the Edge. Also the TBN retention is similar all finishing in the 2.8 - 3.8 range, with maybe a slight advantage to the M1. They both have much the same Moly at ~ 70 ppm, but the Boron prize goes to the Edge (~120 Vs ~30 ppm). I would say both the M1 and the Edge are doing a good job and performing much the same. No big surprise here given they are the premium products from two name brand companies. I would happily use either 5W30.
Thanks for the feedback SR5, much appreciated!
 

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Originally Posted By: gap599
What are your thoughts about trying T6 5w40?
Castrol 0w-40
 
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