quote:I would usually ask what engine and how it is used but out of these three oils I really believe the Motorcraft will protect better hold it's TBN and keep the engine cleaner over the long haul plus it is available every where and had the potential for a relatively long drain interval in some motors and driving conditions. I would put this oil up against many supposedly superior oils . The contact person was in the field yesterday. I will post the Motorcraft data as soon as I get it and the NOAK. Yeah I am biased,oil anaylisis confirms my faith in this oil. I beleive it is a better oil than ( some ) group III synthetics and price is 1.33 per quart for now. All oils are having a price increase,,with the great shelf life of some of these I would recommend stocking up on your favorites
Originally posted by novadude: Anyone have a data sheet for Motorcraft 10W-30? If you were choosing a dino 10W-30, would you use Motorcraft, Chevron, or Pennzoil? Why? I have narrowed my choices to these 3 oils.
quote:ROFLMAO "have been designed" All they've done is taken a pre-01 motor and used it for 01-up models w/o any bearing, camshaft, piston, ring, etc... clearance changes that would WARRANT the NEED for 5W-20. And they recommend it for older engines too.... Does my 81 T-bird's 302 V8 have to use 5W-20 now? BTW Motorcraft's specs are pretty impressive for its 5W-30. At $1.33/qt, its competitive w/ Pennzoil.
5W-20 is the wave of the future. Most Ford Motor Company 2001 model year engines have been designed to use this new oil and Ford Motor Company now recommends it for many older vehicles as well.
quote:Novadude, no updated info yet. Have you tried contacting Motorcraft and asking them if they have updated specs? : http://www.motorcraft.com/asp/MCContactusContent.asp?T=10&PageID=48 By the way, my 1990 LX 5.0 Convrt had 143,000 miles when I sold it. No major problems ever occured with the engine. The engine was the original one, and had never been cracked open. With March ram air, 3.73 gears, Transgo shift kit, no cats with 3 chamber flowmasters, that car ran like a scalded dog. And dumb-butt me sold it -Joe
Originally posted by novadude: Any SL Motorcraft data yet??? Thanks.