- Nov 23, 2011
- Lima, Ohio, USA
1) motorcraft 5w20(synblend) 2) PYB 5w20 3) Meijer (Warren) Full syn 5w20 car in question is my Recently Purchased 2009 Sable,(Ford 3.5l Cyclone engine, approx 70,800 mi)no Idea as to it's history. The Dealer I bought it from had changed the oil with god knows what bulk oil, and a carquest Branded filter. I recently put Meijer Syn 5w20 in with an fl400s, and intend to run it 6mo/5k mi/OLM prompt whichever is more convenient. Used the meijer Syn, for 2 reasons: it was in my stash, and it was the only 5w20 i had left. I only drive about 8k mi/year, mostly trips 5 mi or so (to/from work), occasional trip 30 mi or so to my sister's place, and once or twice a year 1100 mi to my brother's place in Tx. (all distances listed are 1 way) I listed the oils in Price order at my employer, with about a $3 spread (for 5qt jugs). The Motorcraft is the most expensive, with PYB about a $1.50 cheaper, and the Meijer Syn another $1.50 cheaper still. as for Filters, either the Fl400s, or PureOnes (recently on sale 2/$10, we don't sell the MC Filters, i'd have to venture to the darkside to buy them(Wally)(we only stock Purolator, Fram, and M1 Filters.) Engine takes 5.5 qts, and i plan on using the .5 qt I have left over from Changing the oil in My Buddies Vibe (whatever 5w30 i find on sale) for my extra 1/2 qt over the standard jug.