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Old 02-27-2004, 18:30   #1 (permalink)
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hey , just checked my oil level shows alittle low only done 5000 k.s does any one know what oil the factory puts in them ( BA XR8 03 )
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The oil from new is a mineral oil . As for the brand , it might be Castrol , but i'm not sure these days .
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thanks fordhead, called in to local dealer he said moble 1 isnt that a syn oil
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thanks fordhead, called in to local dealer he said moble 1 isnt that a syn oil
Yeah and it's also the wrong weight (void your wty!)
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Mobil 1 0-40w after around 5000k , but running in on mineral oil is the go.
I find it hard that a dealer would say Mobil , considering Ford recommend using Castrol ( unless its changed again )
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Hey i rang the CRC and they told me Castrol Protect. I don't think it is mineral oil.
These engines are "run in" at factory.
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I asked a Ford tech what oil they came from the factory with and he said a synthetic oil.......but that means nothing. Sometimes I am better of asking questions about Fords to my 15yr old dog!
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Ford like all good car companies change when whoever gives them the best deal. Castrol is the flavour of the month, I just had my BA XR8 changed to Castrol R 0-40 having used Mobil 1 10-30 from 3000k. I just had a 10000k service (I dont trust the 15000ks interva)
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Ford like all good car companies change when whoever gives them the best deal. Castrol is the flavour of the month, I just had my BA XR8 changed to Castrol R 0-40 having used Mobil 1 10-30 from 3000k. I just had a 10000k service (I dont trust the 15000ks interva)
You're not willing to wait another 5000km's for the oil change, that's cool, I wasn't either, but you are happy to put the wrong spec oil in? What is your reasoning behind using the different weight oils to manufacturers spec's?
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I was told you can use slightly THICKER viscosity oil during summer. I would never go THINNER.

Just make sure the grade is up to spec...
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