Oil questions? - FordTough.ca - Home of Canadian Ford Truck Enthusiasts
Diesel Engines Intake, Exhaust, Tunes, and Mechanical Info

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-21-2014, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 13
Oil questions?

Going to be doing my first oil change soon. Talked to a few people and they recommend not doing sythetic until 40000km. Also what oil do you recommend?
Iceman-Brett is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-22-2014, 05:21 AM
SVT4MT's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: F150
Posts: 4,742
What oil to recommend is about as subjective as what wax to recommend.

I'm not running a diesel mind you, but I just swapped to Ford's full synthetic at my first oil change (7500km), not sure who makes it, but I was assured there were no issues with doing so.

If there is, Ford will be the ones dealing with it, seeing as it was the house brand, changed out by their technicians.

You'll get a lot of different opinions on the relative merits of each, why this brand sucks or why this brand is the best.

I'm no scientist, but I think if you stick to the well known name brands (Ford's in house brand, Amsoil, Royal Purple. Mobil 1 etc), you'll be OK.
SVT4MT is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-22-2014, 09:52 AM
Viper238's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Woodstock, Ont
Posts: 3,353
Send a message via MSN to Viper238
I switched to full synethic on my first oil change with both '09 and '11 f150s and they ran great. I traded them at about 80k tho lol

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Viper238 is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-22-2014, 12:20 PM
Fordsforever6.0's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Kitimat, BC
Posts: 1,079
I, along with any 6.0 owners, use Rotella T-6 5w40 synthetic oil. But I'm not sure what guys are using in the newer trucks.

The Hauler - '05 F-350 4x4 CC Dually 6.0 Powerstroke
The Project - '90 Ford Bronco 4x4
The wife's - '11 Ford Escape
For every minute you are away from work...you can add two minutes to your life!
Fordsforever6.0 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-22-2014, 04:53 PM
Canadian Bacon's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Milton/ Georgetown, Ontario
Posts: 741
How many KM are on your truck?

You can switch to Synthetic anytime you want.

As far as recommendations you pay for what you get when it comes to oil. You wanna be as cheap as possible you get the as cheap as possible product.

Nicole - 2004 Ford F-150 Lightning #3573
Emily - 2010 Ford F-150 FX4

Amsoil Independent Dealer
Amsoil Home Page
Canadian Bacon is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-22-2014, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 13
Right now I have 2500km just brand new
Iceman-Brett is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-26-2014, 06:29 PM
LayinHp's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Waterford
Posts: 3,019
I've been running 10/30 HD Motorcraft oil to avoid sticktion in the injectors... its also a favored oil next to the rotella and not badly priced right from Ford its also alot easier to start in the winter.. also run Ford filters as the cheaper brands are just that... cheap and do not do the job properly.

only thing i found i didn't like about the rotella was winter starts when i switched to the motorcraft oil it was a lot better on cold starts.

2007 F350 6.0L Ext cab short box 4x4
2000 F150 5.4L Reg cab short box 2wd
?? always looking for a new ford project !
LayinHp is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oil Change Questions Dan F-150 2009 to 2014 Forum 31 08-09-2012 08:24 PM
Nitrous questions hihosilver Gas Engines 16 05-22-2012 02:23 PM
Synthetic Oil vs Standard Oil fordtough.ca Gas Engines 16 03-14-2010 05:36 PM
Oil Change.....Oil Leak CanadianRanger Ranger Forum 3 05-19-2009 05:56 AM
NEED HELP: Accessory Questions Rustycan Ranger Forum 17 01-03-2009 08:40 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome