T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
AU AUII/AUIII Inline 6 Oil Specs
Just been talking to a friend of mine who owns an AU1 Wagon 1998 build and he mentioned that Ford has changed the spec of the oil going from 5w-30 to 10w - 30 on AUII's. According to the mechanic he was talking to ford changed the specs as the oil they used wasn't real good and that the w30 oil ford uses is mineral based.
Although my car says 10w-30 i use the Caltex Synthetic TXT softtec and so far it's going great. Also according to the mechanic if you run mineral thin oil it's reccomended to use the 10w-30 but synthetic you can go a lower figure.
Anyone notice anything bad about the oil ford uses for the Inline 6??
Seems ford have changed oils as well as radiator fluid from the very very crappy red stuff to the green stuff.
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