- Mar 8, 2015
- Long Island
I picked up a 2015 F-150 5.0 last year with about 28k miles on it. For the life of me I cannot remember if my my first oil change of ownership was Motorcraft's Full Sythetic vs Blend. I'm currently in the middle of moving (ie all my tools are in storage) and I had my oil changed at a local Castrol quick change place (ughhhh). I had them use Castrol Edge and I supplied them with a Motorcraft filter. Ford calls for 5W20 which is what they used and the fill level is just fine. Right away I've notice did that my valvetrain is a bit noisier, especially upon start up. So much so that as soon as I can, I'd like to do another oil change. So, I'm wondering if this is just a blend vs synthetic property? Or a Motorcraft synthetic vs Castrol synthetic thing? If I wanted to, would going to a blend after running synthetic cause any issues?