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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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Why Not Motorcraft?

I know a mechanic that works at ford. He said these trucks are designed to run with motorcraft oil and that's all I should run in my truck. Why do I see a lot of you guys using different oil? Is there a drawback to using motorcraft? I've only ever used motorcraft in my truck and with 175,xxx on the clock its still running as strong as the day I bought it.

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Re: Why Not Motorcraft?

Ask the mechanic this question. Why would a motor that is designed and manufactured by Navistar be designed to run with Motorcraft oil? Ford didn't design or build these engines.

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Also Ford does not make it's own oil.

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Re: Why Not Motorcraft?

Ok, but what are the benefits to using these different oils that I read about? How much better are they really? And I read that you guys say to stick with the motorcraft oil filter, why?

I'm not trying to start an argument, just trying to learn.

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Re: Why Not Motorcraft?

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Ok, but what are the benefits to using these different oils that I read about? How much better are they really? And I read that you guys say to stick with the motorcraft oil filter, why?

I'm not trying to start an argument, just trying to learn.
motorcraft filters on a 6.0 have specifics that aftermarket filters dont.


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Re: Why Not Motorcraft?

Somewhere there is an oil packaging plant that has an automated line filling bottles with some brand of oil. When they change the line over to package Motorcraft oil, all they change is the bottle.

There is no reason not to use Motorcraft but there are many other brands that are just as good.

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Somewhere there is an oil packaging plant that has an automated line filling bottles with some brand of oil. When they change the line over to package Motorcraft oil, all they change is the bottle.

There is no reason not to use Motorcraft but there are many other brands that are just as good.
That is basically true in most cases. A bottling contract can have a custom additive package.

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Re: Why Not Motorcraft?

It basically boils down to make sure you run a good quality oil and keep it changed.

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Re: Why Not Motorcraft?

It states in the manual to use Motorcraft oil or an equivalent
meaning if you use an oil with the same or better ratings your fine

I prefer full synthetic myself but the Racor made Motorcraft filters are known to be the best for our motors

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Re: Why Not Motorcraft?

I used Motor Craft in my truck I gave it 3 changes (15k), and I hated it, it doesnt hold a candle IMO to any of the other diesle oils out their. The truck started hard, I had ticking noises, and the truck just didnt feel right...

I went to Valvoline synthetic in the winter and regular Valvoline in the spring time... In my truck this oil works great 2 changes so far,,, Cheers

PS I do love motor craft oil filters

This opinion is just mine...

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