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pil pressure
mhopper220 Offline
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#1
got oil pressure gaud in it reading cold idle 58,warm idle 27,high rs 40 to 42.good pete?Will numbers change with difrent oil levels
thanks.............mike
Michael Hopper
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Pete D Offline
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#2
The numbers aren't high. They are a little low but nothing to get worried about. What weight oil are you running - 5W-30, 10-30?

Oil level can affect the numbers but it more a function of oil temperature. If your a quart low, the 4 remaining quarts get circulated more quickly so the oil stays warmer (and thinner so oil pressure is somewhat lower
Pete Dunham


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mhopper220 Offline
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#3
Quote:Originally posted by Pete D:
The numbers aren't high. They are a little low but nothing to get worried about. What weight oil are you running - 5W-30, 10-30?

Oil level can affect the numbers but it more a function of oil temperature. If your a quart low, the 4 remaining quarts get circulated more quickly so the oil stays warmer (and thinner so oil pressure is somewhat lower
Makes sense,you were joking about 5w30 rite?
Im runing 10w40 what do you run? i've heard the more broke in a motor is, the more you should use a heavier weight oil. The only thing I know about oil is, you poor it in the motor.
Michael Hopper
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GlassRooster Offline
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#4
The guy that sold me my TC put Mobil 1 15w-50..Is that Bad? I put Mobil 1 10w-30
David

87 TC Faded Burgundy with faded red interior
K&N and cold air ducting- rest is bone stock
02 Mazda Protege 5 Replaced Dead Saturn
99 Cougar- Wife's car new body style now Discontinued.
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Jeff K Offline
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#5
I run M1 15W50 during the summer months (June to September here) and M1 5W30 during the cooler / cold months.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 21 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 02 Taurus Vulcan(wifes car)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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tps87turbo Offline
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#6
Quote:Originally posted by Jeff K:
I run M1 15W50 during the summer months (June to September here) and M1 5W30 during the cooler / cold months.


Mee too & my pressure is high on the factory gauge.


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Tony Sceia
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Now I need to finish converting to Raven/Gray Leather interior & just do some Body work & she'll be like new.
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mhopper220 Offline
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#7
Quote:Originally posted by Jeff K:
[B]I run M1 15W50 during the summer months (June to September here) and M1 5W30 during the cooler / cold months.

[What is the advantages of runing 15w50 and 5w30 as aposed to the comon 10w 30&40 i've never heard of runing those other grades.sory aboute the spelling lol/B]
Michael Hopper
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Pete D Offline
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#8
I run 15-50 in summer. And i don't drive it in winter. 5W-30 would be good in cold climate winter season

I think it sucks but my new Escape has the recommendation to run only 5W-20, year round. In other words Ford wants you to sacrifice engine life for cafe standards.




[This message has been edited by Pete D (edited 05-12-2004).]
Pete Dunham


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Jeff K Offline
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#9
Pete, the wifes 2002 Taurus 3.0 Vulcan also "requires" 5w20. I have been running M1 5W30 spring / summer / fall in it and M1 0W30 during the winter, changing it every 5K miles. I am 99.9% sure that doing that wont void the warranty (which is almost over anyway... has 31K miles) since it meets all Ford specs, except the "hot" viscosity spec. Even though the Motorcraft 5W20 is supposedly synthetic, from the fairly extensive reading I have done, it is FAR inferior to Mobil 1 synthetic.

Does that Escape have that HORRIBLE 5 speed automatic with no dipstick that requires the Ford dealer only WDS scan tool to change the tranny fluid?

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 21 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 02 Taurus Vulcan(wifes car)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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GlassRooster Offline
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#10
The 15W-50 will change the oil pressure as opposed to the 10w-30 right?
David

87 TC Faded Burgundy with faded red interior
K&N and cold air ducting- rest is bone stock
02 Mazda Protege 5 Replaced Dead Saturn
99 Cougar- Wife's car new body style now Discontinued.
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