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Old 07-13-2004, 16:38   #1 (permalink)
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Full synthetic oil in the ST or other Focus?

Ford list a Ford specification for their oil in their manual, rather than the industry standard APIs or Euro standard codes. Anyone know what the equivalents to these codes are?

Basically, I want to switch to full synthetic, but appears that the ST engine has an appetite for semi-synths, more than full synths. All of the Australian oil companies, except Castol, recommend a semi-synth, with Mobil listing a special MOBIL SUPER FE SPECIAL 5W-30 oil. Castrol recommend their 5W30 Formula R, along with their Magnatec.

Is anyone running full synths in their Focus? Does Ford have a problem with full synths in their cars?

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Re: Full synthetic oil in the ST or other Focus?

Appears the US recommend a full synthetic (still 5W30) for the Focus range:

http://www.thedieselstop.com/faq/949...les/020109.pdf

Others on www.bobistheoilguy.com have run Redline full synthetic, so it doesn't appear that it's a problem.

I'm wary of warranty issues, so just want to find out what Ford's specification's equivalent is in the industry standards. Matt?
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Re: Full synthetic oil in the ST or other Focus?

as long as you promise to come up the Putty road with us mate!!

Kidding. I'll find out on Friday for ya.
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Re: Full synthetic oil in the ST or other Focus?

http://babelfish.altavista.com/babel....html&lp=it_en

This will be my next oil ,now i use the 0W40 ;specially with turbocharged cars a full sintetic oil allows a smaller turbo-lag increasig a little bit performances.
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Re: Full synthetic oil in the ST or other Focus?

I'm looking at running Neo Racing Oil next. Have run it previously and is a very good oil.

http://www.neosyntheticoil.com/5w30.htm

Putty Rd? I'm heading down to Kangaroo Valley on Sunday. Haven't driven the beast in ages.
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Re: Full synthetic oil in the ST or other Focus?

Lincoln I have just had the oil changed by Ford in the ST & they use Mobil1 but I don't know the grade. There does seem to be a problem though as the engine light came on twice in 2 weeks from cold starting. I would assume the indicator was that the oil pressure may be a bit low when cold, ( Thick oil when cold ). I have had similar problems with oil warning lights in the Laser some years back.

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Re: Full synthetic oil in the ST or other Focus?

Be careful of looking at oil specs from UK or US. If you go to the Mobil Australia site, they recommend Mobil 1 10w 40 rather than a 5w. Mobil service department recommended 10w 40 as well
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Be careful of looking at oil specs from UK or US. If you go to the Mobil Australia site, they recommend Mobil 1 10w 40 rather than a 5w. Mobil service department recommended 10w 40 as well

My apologies guys and girls. The Mobil recommendation is 10w30, NOT 10W40.
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