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Unread 12-11-2010, 06:18 AM   #1
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So I had the mistake of taking my car to Walmart for an oil change yesterday (I work there, it was convenient, and cheap-ish..., and I was WAY overdue.

Well, I checked the receipt, they used 4.6 quarts of 5w30. my car is supposed to use 5w20 (and even then it runs like garbage in winter).. is there anything I have to be worried, or will it be fine?
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it doesn't just take 5 w 20 it also takes semi synthetic only I have seen Ford void many powertrain warranties for not using it .my company is even bought a couple motors after failure when they used the wrong oil.
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You should be fine. I ran 5W30 in my 300, which is worn to the point I feed it 10W40 in the summertime, and I didn't hurt it.


Protip: Do your own oil changes. They cost about 15-17 bucks and you know you're putting the right stuff in. IT also doesn't void warranty as long as you don't use piss-poor filters. We always did our own changes on the 03 Ranger we had, using Motorcraft oil and filters, and they never said a thing about it when the fuel system went stupid and had to be replaced.
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5w30 wont hurt anything... Youll be fine. But as kenny said, do them your self, its super easy and cheaper, with better oil/filter too!
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Cant in my new apartment complex. le sigh. and my car has only had one semi synthetic oil change in it's life. plus the warranty is up in less than 2K miles.
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Do it at a friend's house? Walmart parking lot?

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I just checked and Fords specificly states synthetic blend is not mandatory but 5w20 is. If not blend the oil must meet Fords WSS-M2C930-A requirements and carry a API. Certification mark. This is what's list specificly for your year Focus.
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they use quaker state (it's in it's own special box



ok, I just realized that was penzoil, but it's the same style for quaker state
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You should be fine. I ran 5W30 in my 300, which is worn to the point I feed it 10W40 in the summertime, and I didn't hurt it.


Protip: Do your own oil changes. They cost about 15-17 bucks and you know you're putting the right stuff in. IT also doesn't void warranty as long as you don't use piss-poor filters. We always did our own changes on the 03 Ranger we had, using Motorcraft oil and filters, and they never said a thing about it when the fuel system went stupid and had to be replaced.
Dude, my truck has run on 20W50 for 15 years. It never really freezes here and gets hot as **** in the summertime. I agree on Motorcraft oil and filters, Castrol is also good too. My 300 still has hone marks in the cylinder walls with 175,000 miles after using Motorcraft filters (made by Purolator) and Castrol GTX 20W50.

Then 300s really like 20W50, they run alot quieter with it to.
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Dude, my truck has run on 20W50 for 15 years. It never really freezes here and gets hot as **** in the summertime. I agree on Motorcraft oil and filters, Castrol is also good too. My 300 still has hone marks in the cylinder walls with 175,000 miles after using Motorcraft filters (made by Purolator) and Castrol GTX 20W50.

Then 300s really like 20W50, they run alot quieter with it to.
I'll yank mine and overhaul it long before I get to the point where I need to feed it 20W50 just to shut it up. It's too cold in the winter here to run that stuff all the time anyways. Right now it's snowing.
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