New Formula Shell 5W20 Specs (Dino)

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Would somebody mind checking out these specs and commenting on whether or not this is a good oil for 3000 OCI's in an F150 4.2 liter v-6? It is SM, gf4 rated. Thanks! SAE Viscosity Grade 5W-20 API Gravity 32.84 Viscosity, cSt, 40°C 46.23 Viscosity, cSt, 100°C 8.16 Viscosity Index 151 Flash Point, °C (°F) 215 (420) Pour Point, °C (°F) -33 _(-33) Viscosity, cP, Max., 6600 @ -30°C (-22°F) cP, Max 7000 @ -25°C (-13°F) cP, Max., 9500 @ -15°C (5°F) Low Temp. Pumping -35°C (-31°F) Viscosity, cP Max 40,000
 
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It'd be a great oil for 3K intervals at least. Looks like a solid flashpoint, and pretty average visc at 100 degrees. there have been quite a few good UOA's on that stuff. The ONLY thing that would have me choosing a different oil, is that there 5w20's out there that are slightly better in cold weather performance. If your not in crazy cold climates, no worries.
 
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If you are not in the NC mountains during an extreme cold spell, I wouldn't worry about the cold temp specs. I think 3k OCI's are something of the past unless you are running your F-150 under severe conditions. You can run FS for at least 4k with out a problem.
 
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Viscosity, cP, Max., 6600 @ -30°C (-22°F) cP, Max 7000 @ -25°C (-13°F) cP, Max., 9500 @ -15°C (5°F) It gets thicker as it warms up. :)
 
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