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Old 06-28-2016, 01:02 PM   #21
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Ford changed to 5w30 in 2016. 2015 and older uses 5w20 blend. That being said, we sell ALOT of 0w20 as well.
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Old 06-28-2016, 04:04 PM   #22
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Not to continue to drag this thread off topic, but I stumbled upon this discussion on accident. This 5W20/5W30 topic was hashed to death over at another forum I'm active in. I wouldn't be surprised if Ford went back to 5w30 on the V10s. When my truck was new (early 1999) the original owner's manual specified 5w30, it was only later that they revised their recommendation to run 5w20. I'm currently running 5w20 in my truck but I don't think 5w30 would hurt either. I find 5w20 convenient though since that is also what my wife's car uses. So I just buy Motorcraft 5w-20 for both vehicles.


As far as engine life, there is an invidual on that other forum that services a fleet of E-350 V10 vans (airport shuttles I believe) and he has many that have close to or over a millions miles with only oil changes and normal servicing. Comparatively my V10 is barely broken in with just over 90k miles on it (all without a single blown plug), but I'm sure the V10s in your motorhomes are always working harder since most of my miles are with an empty truck.


Personally I love my V10, even if it is an early 2 valve version. A diesel would pull better, but I have almost the same amount of torque and more horsepower than the same year powerstroke. I'll admit I would prefer a diesel when I'm towing especially above 6000 feet, but my truck sits a lot and diesels don't like that, the V10 can sit for months and fire right up every time. That's what makes it a great engine for motorhomes IMO if you aren't a full timer.
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Old 04-30-2017, 01:24 PM   #23
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The last time I was at the Ford dealership they were replacing a 2013 V10 engine that the owner had put 10W30 in it. The shop manager said that because of the fine tolerances, and the small size of the oil ports that you MUST use 5W20.


I also can't find anyone to change the oil, so thanks much for the video!
I have a 2016 E450 Super Duty V10 and it is listed to use 5-30, my last rig used 5-20
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Old 04-30-2017, 03:19 PM   #24
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2017 E450 Tritan V10 and the manual reads 5W-30 as well.
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2015 Precept 31UL Easy Oil Change Tip:
> Use your Hydraulic Front Jacks to increase the distance between the Front Axel and the oil pan. Plenty of room to put a 5 inch deep catch pan for used oil. Just set the pan on top the axel, remove drain plug, there you go. (Oil Filter FL-820S is a no brainer)
> New oil, Method #1 get a fluid pump on a hose. Method #2 (better) get your oil in quarts (5w-20), put the nozzle of oil on lip of fill tube, start to level out the quart, eventually pull down some on the "flexible" fill tube with the qt neck fully into the tube.
> P.S. Oem Oil is 5w-20 Motorcraft Synthetic Blend
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I hate to beat this viscosity thing to death but I own a 2016 Greyhawk 29MV E450 / V10 and my manual recommends 5W-20 on page 202 and then on page 203 recommends 5W-30. Also Canada and Mexico shows a different spec oil than the US. So which is it? Is anybody seeing this in their manual? If either grade is is OK, which is best? Any opinions?
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Old 05-03-2017, 05:25 AM   #27
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I go by my Oil Filler Cap, On my 2016 Redhawk it says 5W-30.
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I hate to beat this viscosity thing to death but I own a 2016 Greyhawk 29MV E450 / V10 and my manual recommends 5W-20 on page 202 and then on page 203 recommends 5W-30. Also Canada and Mexico shows a different spec oil than the US. So which is it? Is anybody seeing this in their manual? If either grade is is OK, which is best? Any opinions?
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Source of viscosity is from Fords Chassis Manual. (ford.com).
I received the chassis manual (book) when I bought the motorhome.
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The Ford Chassis manual is what I was looking at also. I guess my manual is giving me some options. The filler cap is also showing 5W-30. So I am going with the 5W-30 in either Mobile 1 or Castrol Edge full synthetic and doing it myself.
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My two cents:
- filler cap
- Mobil-1 Synthetic


And - IMHO - there's not that much difference between 5W-20 and 5W-30 in the synthetics that I'd lose sleep over it.


Just buy good oil and good filter and keep the changes on schedule.

That's what I think
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