Is MC 5w-20 still held in high regard here?

Messages
2,724
Location
Herndon, Virginia
Blended syn, SM, GF4, lots of folks run it out to 7500, lots of others consider it good to 5k. A 5 quart jug goes for 9-$12.00. What's not to like? Motorcraft blend is a known and respected entity here, I believe..
 
Messages
13,223
Location
ROCHESTER, NY
It seems as motor oil prices have climbed, so has the price of MC. At one time it was one of the lesser expensive oils on the shelves and a syn blend at that. Now the price of MC is up there with many of the other very good brands of dino so the competition is stiff. Still a fine choice.
 
Messages
297
Location
Denver CO
Read some of the UOAs on MC, they're stellar. I used to use Mobil 1 or GC but reading the UOAs convinced me to try the MC. If you're following the manurfacturer's OCI recomendation, in my case 5K, the MC is a fine oil at a reasonable price. If you're interested in extending your OCIs look to a full synthetic with a better add pack such as Mobil 1 EP, Amsoil or GC.
 
Messages
6,424
Location
New Braunfels
I consider myself a fan of Motorcraft and all the CP oils. the 5qt jug at Walmart is an outstanding value. As are the Tropartic and kendall oils that can be found at very good prices. They seem to follow a differnt formualtion concept but the results are good. Actually all the SM oils made today regardless of the formulation and individual additive proprtions meet stringent performance requirements. It's inbteresting to see how many ways there is to meet this requirement.
 
Messages
47,765
Location
Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
I'm agreeing with the Critic on this one. There is certainly nothing wrong with MC 5W-20, but more stellar than the stars in the group? No. Let me put it this way - the 5W-20's were "supposed" to be whimps, chimps an useless foo-foo waters -which if they didn't immediately cause complete seizure - would at least lead to engines dieing at less than 100K mles. I, for one, am still amazed at the UOA's, after these what, 3-4 years? MC is great juice in the world of motor oils, but just in the pack with it's peers.
 
Messages
2,724
Location
Herndon, Virginia
Well, sure, but it passes all the Ford standards (as we would expect from a mMotorcraft product), SM/GF4, etc., etc. It is always mentioned, Mr. Pablo, with the accompanying statement, "For the price", and "For 3-5K OCI". Amsoil and M-1 sales are safe!
 

06RANGER

Thread starter
Messages
374
Location
New Orleans
Quote:
Well, sure, but it passes all the Ford standards (as we would expect from a mMotorcraft product), SM/GF4, etc., etc. It is always mentioned, Mr. Pablo, with the accompanying statement, "For the price", and "For 3-5K OCI". Amsoil and M-1 sales are safe!
I've been going with approx. 3k oil changes at the dealership because I only drive about 5-6k miles per year. The dealership uses MC oil and filters.
 
Messages
2,724
Location
Herndon, Virginia
Well, 06, if you're going once to twice a year (or so) OCI, you'll be fine with 5W20 MC. I believe it's a high percentage of group 3 anyway, just due to the fact that it passed SM/GF4 testing. This is why the "Dino" oils are so close to Syn after all.. Not to worry.
 
Messages
4,478
Location
Southern California
I don't buy for one microsecond the simplistic and unsupported notion that going "to a syn-blend" was the only avenue open to ConocoPhillips (the blender of Motorcraft oils) to meet SM specs. It was simply <i>a</i> way, and a very cheap one at that, since ConocoPhillips scored an exclusive distribution coup in the U.S. for Group III base stocks from Korea's S-Oil company.
 
Messages
8,937
Location
SC
Quote:
I don't buy for one microsecond the simplistic and unsupported notion that going "to a syn-blend" was the only avenue open to ConocoPhillips (the blender of Motorcraft oils) to meet SM specs. It was simply a way, and a very cheap one at that, since ConocoPhillips scored an exclusive distribution coup in the U.S. for Group III base stocks from Korea's S-Oil company.
I tend to agree. The difference between Chevron 5R, the Group II+ used in Havoline and Chevron 5w20/5w30, and the Group III from Korea that ConnocoPhillips uses is probably neglible at best. Most oil companies meet the SM specs with Group II+. Connoco Phillips chose to meet it by using a blend of a lower VI Group II and a (marginally) higher VI Group III. Just my
 
Top