What brand oil and filter should I go with?

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Nov 29, 1999
Is the motor brand new? How many miles on it and how long are your OCI's?


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Aug 22, 2004
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It's got about 20k miles on it but I'm taking it out to put in a new 331 once I finish putting it together. But I still want to know to use it in this motor. I've always used Castrol GTX with a Purolator filter, and the Purolator Pure One to catch any extra material while it's getting broken in but just wondering since there's so many other brands.


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Aug 22, 2004
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From the studies I've seen mainly from bob the oil guy I think it was, Purolator made the Motorcraft filters for Ford, and they're the same filters on the inside....

Basically I want to know what are the higher classifications of oil, like ASP, G, C, etc....I'm sure all the brands have lower classification for different types of oil, like the high mileage, synthetics, different weights, etc


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Motorcraft filter for sure.

Oil kind of depends on how often you change the oil, climate and how much you want to spend.

I run Mobil 10W30 myself and change it just before I put the car away for the winter, which is usually just under 3000 miles.


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Use whatever you've been using. ave the good oil for your new engine after its got some miles on it. I run mobil 1 with a mobil 1 filter on both of my cars. Its a good group 3 oil. I'll be switching to a group 4 real synthetic on the Audi eventually.


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Dec 3, 2004
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FL-1A motorcraft filter an castrol 10-30 the high milage oil. i have used K&N filters an im deff a fan of em its just that there alot of dough compared to the motorcraft.
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