What oil should I use?

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What oil should I use?

Postby red » Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:39 pm

There have been many discussions about the pros/cons of using different specifications of oils.

I would personally recommend using the oil specified by Ford for the Puma! These specifications are:

1. Ford/Motorcraft Formula E SAE 5W-30 engine oil
2. Other manufacturers SAE 5W-30 engine oil meeting the WSS-M2C913-A or WSS-M2C912-A1
3. SAE 5W-30, SAE 10W-40 or SAE 5W-40 all meeting the requirements of ACEA A1/B1 or ACEA A3/B3

*This list is in priority order and I would only recommend 1 & 2 as other oils in 3 may result in longer cranking periods, reduced engine performance, reduced fuel economy, and increased emission levels.

These specifications are directly from the Owners hand book and may have been updated.
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Postby Dal » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:39 am

Remember that the Ford stuff is usually cheaper than after market brands too.
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Postby Cherie » Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:11 am

In english that's semi-synthetic 5W-30 oil right? But you can use fully synthetic too?
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Postby red » Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:35 am

Semi-Synth 5W-30 is the correct specification.

Checking that it conforms to the above specifications is always a plus though as some might not :)
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Postby Pumadaddy » Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:29 pm

It's very important to get the Ford Formula E as far as I can remember, as it has some special additives or something.

Being from Yorkshire I would also take note that it is cheaper as well
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