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I just changed mine at 4500 miles and used Mobil 1 extended performance full synthetic. No measurable oil consumption prior to the change. I used it also in my Mustang 5.0 Coyote with no issues at all.





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I did mine at about 1500 and used Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic and a K&N filter. The one with the nut on the end so its easier to remove. The factory filter seems to have been installed by a gorilla, and there wasn't enough room on the sides the fit my oil filter wrench in, so it seemed like a good idea to have another way to remove it available.
Glad I wasn’t the only one.. factory filter was put on with glue. I destroyed the filter getting it off. Lmao
 

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There's a test study out there by Bob is the oil guy that shows the "incredible protection" of Quaker State Ultimate Durability full synthetic being at or near the very best on the list. Don't sleep on it - I have used it a lot with great results and it's CHEAP at Walmart.
 
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There's a test study out there by Bob is the oil guy that shows the "incredible protection" of Quaker State Ultimate Durability full synthetic being at or near the very best in the lost. Don't sleep on it - I have used it a lot with great results and it's CHEAP at Walmart.
Thank you sir, I will check it out!
 

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Glad I wasn’t the only one.. factory filter was put on with glue. I destroyed the filter getting it off. Lmao
Glad to hear I wasn't the only one...

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Glad to hear I wasn't the only one...

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This makes me feel a bit better that I won't have to struggle like I did to get the original filter off in the future. It was a bitch.
 

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Can someone confirm the correct oil filter PN and oil weight for the Powerboost please? (yes I'm lazy and don't want to look in the manual)
 
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Anyone who needs to get an oil filter off that’s either really tight or in a stupid location, pierce it through with a screwdriver to loosen it that first 1/8th of a turn. If it’s on really tight, pierce both sides or you might tear a hole in it instead! A bonus is sometimes it helps drain the oil with less mess.

Here are a few images courtesy of the internet:

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Surprised to see nobody mention royal purple. I started running this in my last truck and saw immediate returns in mpg. (+1.5ish) It is expensive but it makes me feel good about myself.

And I had a mangled oil filter on my first change as well....to hell with that guy
 
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Surprised to see nobody mention royal purple. I started running this in my last truck and saw immediate returns in mpg. (+1.5ish) It is expensive but it makes me feel good about myself.

And I had a mangled oil filter on my first change as well....to hell with that guy
Be careful bro some guys on here might think you’re crazy noticing a difference between oils :ROFLMAO: royal purple is solid but I do think Mobil 1, pennzoil,and amsoil are better especially for the money according to multiple oil tests and comparisons.
 

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I was the same way before, never cared for brands as long as it was the same weight and full synthetic but I'm telling you that after driving that Shelby daily for 3 years that I am 100 percent sure that Amsoil performs as advertised. I literally felt the difference, not necessarily any horsepower increase or anything like that but the motor was much much quieter, the small idling engine noises (ticks, rattles, etc) were greatly reduced and it just felt way smoother probably due to the lubricity. I had done plenty oil changes before with motorcraft or castrol and checked the oil constantly and it never had it running as smooth as it did when I switched to Amsoil, even after doing fresh oil changes with other brands. Projectfarm has a good youtube video up putting oils of the same weight against each other (Lubricity,thermal breakdown,flow,etc) and Amsoil came out on top. Pennzoil was the runner up.
Tizzy i am right with you.
Also, I agree.. Project Farm videos are amazing.
Fyi. I do use the boss Purolator oil Filters since 2015 on my 3.5 eco motors.
 

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I was skeptical at first until I tried it, the 5.4 32v is a noisy engine with a lot of vibration, and felt smoother/quieter after I switched brands. I get that its hard to believe lubricity can be something you can feel until you drive it daily and get used to a vehicle and feel the switch for yourself but I felt it. If I'm changing the oil myself why not spend a few extra dollars and go with a better quality oil? Reminds me of a friend that would tell me "oil is oil and gas is gas" but you have cars pinging and knocking when running low quality gas and engines noisy and rattling with crappy oil lol.
the 4.6 5.0 and 5.4 are all the same engine just different bores and head and such but they in the modular family of engines that’s why they have similar noises and issues
 

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