When did Ford change the recommended engine oil for the GT?

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I didn't read through the whole thread, but my semi-educated guess for the change in viscosity spec involves the direct injection.

On earlier cars that only say use 5W30 for track time tells me that time at elevated temperatures is an important parameter that seems to have been extended to normal use as well following further experience.


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Hmmm, mine is showing otherwise.
Do you track your car by any chance?
Lol I mean if you did absolutely nothing, I.e drove the car 0 miles in a 1 year period, it would still say it's time for an oil change
 

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...fwiw...on my Challenger 6.2 Hemi.......

Dodge demands you change oil EVERY 6 mos or 5000 mi.
...failure to do so could and will void warranty.
A matter of fact, I received a notification to change mine a week
after I sold the car. That would be 6 months to the day............................:whew:
 

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Lol I mean if you did absolutely nothing, I.e drove the car 0 miles in a 1 year period, it would still say it's time for an oil change
Yes, of course!
 

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Should the oil ALWAYS be full synthetic? My dealer includes a 2 year free oil changes and my first oil change was today at 1,550 miles, (but has been 6 months. The service advisor told me 5000 miles or 6 months).
The dealer use this type Motocraft oil part # XO-5W20-BSP. Is this synthetic blend? My oil cap says 5w20.
2020 GT, MT82, non PP and I don’t track use. I’m in the Midwest region.
 

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I have no clue what my oil my 21 gtpp came with from the factory, but on my 1st oil change i went with 5w-30 and still have the engine tick.
didnt ever notice it when i had my 15 gtpp using 5w-20
 

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I have no clue what my oil my 21 gtpp came with from the factory, but on my 1st oil change i went with 5w-30 and still have the engine tick.
didnt ever notice it when i had my 15 gtpp using 5w-20
You forgot the Ceratec.
 

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I made the decision to upgrade my 20 to 21 spec …

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The Costco version is cheaper (and fresher due to high sales volume). Just say'n.
 

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The Costco version is cheaper (and fresher due to high sales volume). Just say'n.

Scratch head ..... care to share the huge discount ## there must be and how fresh matters?
 

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Interestingly my cap was packed in 2020 - Either Ford knew this change was coming and were getting stocks set up for it, or it's a shared part with other models.

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I have never seen an engine blow up due to having oil in it.
0-20,5-50, or hell even 10-60 all will work just fine.

I wouldn't do 10 mile or less jaunts with the 10-60 but if you regularly drive 50 miles or more at a time it is just fine.

Remember the oil is thickest when cold so if it will flow cold it will flow hot.

I forget which engine builder said this but it is true ""use the thinnest oil you can stand the noise of""
 
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