I'm not sure ST is available in a true "conventional" (aka dino) version any longer; pretty much all brands are, at a minimum, a semi-syn of some sort. You might try using the least expensive ST product you can get locally; probably a semi-syn is available.I own a fleet of cars and each car gets at least 70000 miles per year. Oil is constantly being changed. The turbo Ecoboost version is not easy on oil. The non-turbo 3.7 Duratec is easy on oil. Im not expecting a big change in gas mileage but at this amount of miles and the price of gas even a half or 1 mpg will save thousands of dollars in gas.
I have never used dino oil and would not know where to find it. At Walmart everything on the shelf is mostly full synthetic with a few blends. I use SuperTech Advanced because it tested the best out of all the other oils I have tried.
I will agree with this… as much as I now have 4 (now 3.5) jugs of 5 quarts of oil “ready to go,” it took me YEARS to get to that point. I would always run straight to the store when I needed something before my newfound sense of having a limited supply.If you need it today, sure.
But oil is one of those things where there is usually a decent lead time, so you should be able to plan ahead?
Ordering common, bulky Items online causes enormous waste of precious resources and pollution. Now multiply that by 10000000.How is it faster to visit a Walmart than it is to receive a mail order item?
$3 would be really nice right now, roughly $5.19 for 87 in my area and all three vehicle recommend 91.It seems like all my decisions nowadays are trying to increase the mpg with gas prices north of $3...lets hope the 5W20 can squeeze a little bit more mpg out of this engine.
I don't get using thicker oils when 5W-20 is called for. Nuttin wrong with 5-20...
No, it doesn't cause waste in many cases, can be even more conservative. I don't think you appreciate just how little gas it takes for a delivery truck that is passing by your address anyway, to stop and drop off a package. It's not merely a case of a truck gets packed full, rather each has a route so can easily squeeze in some motor oil delivered to the same route, more often than not. Besides, a 5qt jug of motor oil is smaller than many items these trucks carry, so I don't buy the "bulky" argument.Ordering common, bulky Items online causes enormous waste of precious resources and pollution. Now multiply that by 10000000.
When I am doing a weekly grocery run, I will pick up motor oil and filter if a change is on the horizon.
It all in the same store. You just have to walk a 1/4 mile. And that's good for you, too.
Do you have any actual emperical data to support this butt dyno? So much of this can just be placebo.I dont like using the thin stuff but am forced to because of mpg concerns and trying to squeeze out the last bit. The 3.7 Liter Duratec calls for 5W20, but I have used 5W30 and 5W40 in the past. So I put SuperTech 5W20 Advanced in it and I notice immediately the engine is a bit peppier and faster. Seems to run better with the 5W20. My observations in the past was the thicker stuff quieted the engine down overall, but there was a bit of performance lag.
It seems like all my decisions nowadays are trying to increase the mpg with gas prices north of $3...lets hope the 5W20 can squeeze a little bit more mpg out of this engine.
Honestly, I dont have the time to sit there with a stopwatch and record the 0 to 60 times or conduct any kind of scientific study. I drive very often and know what it feels like and with the 5W20 it felt peppier and there was more response from the throttle. The reader of the post should know that my feelings are subjective if no data is posted. I do spend more time in my cars then the usual commuter spends in their cars so I tend to notice things a lot more then the usual consumer.Do you have any actual emperical data to support this butt dyno? So much of this can just be placebo.