Oil and Filter time...

Discussion in '3rd Gen - 2007 - 2017' started by Jamo, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Jamo

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    Hi All,

    Not to start a debate here, and for some reason, searching the forum is nor working for me.

    I'm about to change my oil & filter...2014 EL Limited, 84,000 miles. I know I've read here that there are filters to stay away from, filters recommended, and possibly use a synthetic blend for my oil? I have no idea what's in it now, but it was changed by the dealer when I bought it at just over 80K miles.

    I plan on keeping this truck and nickel/diming to save is not part of my plan when it comes to PM.

    Thanks...

    Jamo
     
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    Can't go wrong with Motorcraft filters and Mobile 1 full synthetic. 5w30 rather than the 5w20 that comes in the engine from the factory.
     
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    Why are you recommending a different viscosity engine oil than recommended by Ford and its engineers?
     
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    I Use 5W-30, it better protects the timing components. That is well documented by experts who service and work on the engines. Many Ford shops, Ford techs, Private mechanics recommend 5W-30. 5W-20 was for cafe regs.
     
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    As long as we're on the subject, how much oil goes in the 5.4, and what filter (FL1A, FL800, etc). Mine is due as well.

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    7 quarts, FL-820S
     
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    Many Ford dealers have a "jiffy lube"-like facility these days. My last "Works" service was $67 for 5W-30 full synthetic engine oil and I never got a bit dirty. :)

    -- Chuck
     
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    One of those odd things about Walmart and oil filters.

    You can buy a Ford oil filter for less money than they want for the cheaper made filters (that everyone warns you to stay away from.)
     
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    Thanks guys...exactly what I was looking for...
     
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    Different years hold either 6 or 7 quarts so check the manual. I use the oil recommended in the owner's manual, also printed on the oil fill cap. My '04 has 180K & the '06 230K on 5-20 Castrol GTX, changed every 3K with a Motorcraft filter. The '16 due to the turbos gets Motorcraft Semi Synth 5-30 and Motorcraft filter at 3K. All from Walmart.
     

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