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Oil for 2.0L EcoBooost 5W30 !?

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#21 OFFLINE   akirby


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 04:33 PM

In the showroom the other day I'm pretty sure I noticed the oil cap on the V6 was 5w20.  I guess only the EB is 5w30 (not sure about the Edge Sport though).


All non-EB gas engines should be 5W-20 now and all EB engines should be 5W-30.

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 02:50 PM

Just to add to the weight of comments.  My brand new Escape w/ the Ecoboost 2.0 specifies 5W30 in both the owners manual and the fill cap.  That's good enough for me.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 01:16 PM

2016 Fusion SE 1.5L Ecoboost...both the filler cap and the manual call for 5W20.





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Posted 11 September 2018 - 11:50 AM

Interesting test using Amsoil synthetic...


The GM Turbo Coking Test

The Turbo Coking Test was designed to simulate the extreme operating conditions of a turbocharged engine. It evaluates a motor oil’s ability to resist deposit buildup in the oil passages and bushings of a turbocharger. Temperature increases within the turbo and the weight of any deposits are recorded.      


Test Parameters


2012 GM 1.4L


2,000 cycles of extreme heat soaks – approximately 537 hours


A motor oil’s ability to resist deposits in a turbocharger’s oil passages and bushings


High-heat operation of a turbocharged engine 


Temperature change within the turbocharger limited to 13 percent


Signature Series protects turbochargers 72% better than required by GM dexos1® Gen 21

The GM Turbo Coking Test requires an oil to limit the temperature change within the turbocharger to 13 percent or less to pass the test. Amsoil Signature Series limited the temperature increase to only 3.6 percent, controlling heat and proving it protects against deposits common to high-temperature engine environments.


1Based on independent testing of AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 in the GM Turbo Coking Test as required for the GM dexos1 Gen 2 specification.

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 12:57 PM

In a general sense yes.  However, I have pulled the valve covers off of numerous European cars (BMW imparticular) and have seen what the effects of 15K oil change intervals do on high mileage engines.

And - the effects are?



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Posted 11 September 2018 - 06:17 PM


All non-EB gas engines should be 5W-20 now and all EB engines should be 5W-30.

There are some 1.6EB's that run 5w20. Just did an oil change on one about 2 weeks ago.


And to confirm Mototrcraft blend is what Ford ships most of the vehicles with. Run a full synthetic if you want, I do.


We have 5w20 Motorcraft blend in bulk at the Gm dealership I work at because it is almost half the price of the next cheapest which was Valvoline. And it's good oil. After they fill up the Ford dealers tank they top ours off.

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