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.
Glad I wasn’t the only one.. factory filter was put on with glue. I destroyed the filter getting it off. LmaoI 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.
Thank you sir, I will check it out!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.
Wow I am impressed, looks like in the 5W30 weight Quaker state is right up there with pennzoil ultra, and Mobil 1 advanced!This is the information I referenced:
Be careful bro some guys on here might think you’re crazy noticing a difference between oils 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.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
Tizzy i am right with you.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.
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 issuesI 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.