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Hey, all.

 

I just picked up a case of oil for the GT500, and damn was it exspensive to begin with. But I still had a couple of quarts in the Garage, when I did the oil change I noticed that the new case I bought had a Gold cap on it, and stated "FULL SYNTHETIC OIL". My 2 old quarts just state sythentic oil. Is this a play on words, or what? Any one know what is susposed to be the difference if there is one. Also beware, by from the dealer will cost you around $130.00 for a case of it.

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Warranty could come into play, make sure you are using the right spec... I think (correct me if I'm wrong, and it's raining so the Shelby and manuals are at home) it's spec a...

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Since we are on the subject of the price of the oil, thought I would mention that AdvanceAuto has the Castrol Syntech Full Synthetic 5W50 on sale for 5 for 24.99 with a Purolator Pure One or Mobil One filter. Pretty good deal.

 

Thanks for the info on the sale. That's pretty cheap. I won't be doing an oil change for ages..but I might have to pick up some now.

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I get mine at my local dealer (Airport Ford) for $6.95/QT. Motorcraft Full synthetic gold cap.

 

7 quarts for $49.00 and $4.00 for the Motorcraft filter. 1/2 quart left over.

 

Next oil change $42.00 plus $4.00.

 

Best part is the bonding time with my baby. :wub:

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I get mine at my local dealer (Airport Ford) for $6.95/QT. Motorcraft Full synthetic gold cap.

 

7 quarts for $49.00 and $4.00 for the Motorcraft filter. 1/2 quart left over.

 

Next oil change $42.00 plus $4.00.

 

Best part is the bonding time with my baby. :wub:

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ditto!

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Hey guys check this out. I went to my local Auto parts store yesterday and i told him that I was planning on doing my first DIY oil change and that I needed Full Synthetic Oil 5W-50. He looked at me and asked what kinda car I drove and I told him a ShelbyGT500. So then he went on about saying that the oil was way to thick for the temperatures down here in the south (Highs 85-100 May-OCt and Highs 70-45 Nov-April) and that maybe i could settle for something less thicker and also since my car is only a weekend car it would probably be better off 5w30 or 20.

 

What do you guys think? Should I be using 5w-50 all year around regardless of the high (hot and humid) temperatures down here or would it make sense to use a less-thick oil?

 

Thanks

Greg

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Hey guys check this out. I went to my local Auto parts store yesterday and i told him that I was planning on doing my first DIY oil change and that I needed Full Synthetic Oil 5W-50. He looked at me and asked what kinda car I drove and I told him a ShelbyGT500. So then he went on about saying that the oil was way to thick for the temperatures down here in the south (Highs 85-100 May-OCt and Highs 70-45 Nov-April) and that maybe i could settle for something less thicker and also since my car is only a weekend car it would probably be better off 5w30 or 20.

 

What do you guys think? Should I be using 5w-50 all year around regardless of the high (hot and humid) temperatures down here or would it make sense to use a less-thick oil?

 

Thanks

Greg

 

 

ALWAYS USE the recommended 5W-50, the parts guys doesn't know what he is talking about.

an explaination of oil viscosity is when an oil temperature of 0 degrees Fahrenheit, the oil has the properties of 5 weight motor oil while at an oil temperature of 210 degrees Fahrenheit, the oil has the properties of 50 weight motor oil. This multi-viscosity behavior is achieved through the use of a viscosity modifier additive in the oil. The additive is dormant at cold temperatures but as the oil warms up, the modifier produces a thickening effect.

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What do you guys think? Should I be using 5w-50 all year around regardless of the high (hot and humid) temperatures down here or would it make sense to use a less-thick oil?

 

Thanks

Greg

Don't trust your parts dealer - use what's recommended by Ford.

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