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i went to a texaco express lube to get my oil change and i told them to put 5w-30 in my car thats what it said under my hood on the sticker. i have a 1999 atx and i live in jacksonville fl, he told me that he would not recomend that oil for my car something like it turns to water when it gets to hot. so is this true....
 
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Ford recommends 5w30 for all 99-00 Cougars and 5w20 for all 01 Cougars.

Personally I use Mobil 1 Synthetic 5w30.
 

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turn to water?!?!.... i think the oil guy hit the water bong too many times...
 

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Mobil 1 5w-30 Synthetic, baby! I was looking up TSBs last nite for my big maintance extravaganza today (sitting at the dealer ALL day today), and found that there was actually a TSB that RECCOMENDED 5w30 to be put in our engines.
 

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can i use my blinker fluid as engine oil?

how about my air bag coolant - would that work?
 

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temps in Jascksonville is pretty high, I would agree with the lube guy, 5w30 is not as good as 10w30 or 10w40. where you live determines what kind of oil you use. manufacturer recommendation is just that a "recommondation" of the lowest demoninator.
 
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FYI TSB #01-04-07:

Article No.
01-4-7 ENGINE - ENGINE OIL - RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS FOR SAE 5W-20 AND SAE 5W-30 MOTOR OILS - GASOLINE AND FLEXIBLE FUEL VEHICLES ONLY

Publication Date: FEBRUARY 20, 2001

FORD: 1992-2001 CROWN VICTORIA
1994-97 THUNDERBIRD
1995-2000 CONTOUR
1996-2001 MUSTANG, TAURUS
2001 ESCORT ZX2, ESCORT, FOCUS
1996-2001 ECONOLINE, RANGER, WINDSTAR
1997-99 F-250 LD
1997-2001 EXPEDITION, F-150
1999-2001 F-53 MOTORHOME, SUPER DUTY F SERIES
2000-2001 EXCURSION
2001 ESCAPE
LINCOLN: 1991-2001 TOWN CAR
1993-98 MARK VIII
1995-2001 CONTINENTAL
2000-2001 LS
1998-2001 NAVIGATOR
MERCURY: 1992-2001 GRAND MARQUIS
1994-97 COUGAR
1995-2000 MYSTIQUE
1996-2001 SABLE
1999-2001 COUGAR


NOTE: PLEASE REFER TO THE VEHICLE APPLICATION LIST LATER IN THIS TSB FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF VEHICLES AFFECTED BY THIS TSB.



ISSUE:
Engine oil recommended for use in 2001 vehicles is SAE 5W-20 motor oil. This oil has an improved formulation to improve fuel economy. This oil can also be used to service some previous model year vehicles.

ACTION:
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil at recommended oil change intervals for 2001 vehicles, with the exception of the following vehicles listed in the "Exception 2001 Vehicles" chart.

All 2001 vehicles other than those listed in the "Exception 2001 Vehicles" chart are being filled with SAE 5W-20 motor oil at the factory and should also be serviced with SAE 5W-20 oil.

Vehicle Application Listing Approved For SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil
1995-2000 2.5L Contour/Mystique
1999-2001 2.5L Cougar
1996-2001 3.0L 4V Taurus/Sable
1999-2001 3.0L (Vulcan) Ranger (Flexible Fuel and Gas), Windstar, Taurus/Sable (Flexible Fuel and Gas)
1996-1997 3.8L Thunderbird/Cougar
1996-2001 3.8L Mustang and 3.8L SPI Windstar
1997-2001 4.2L (SPI) F-150 (under 8500 GVW only), Econoline
1996-2001 4.6L 2V Mustang
1992-2001 4.6L Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis
1991-2001 4.6L Town Car
1994-1997 4.6L 2V Thunderbird/Cougar
1996-2001 4.6L 4V Mustang Cobra
1995-2001 4.6L Continental
1993-1998 4.6L 4V Mark VIII
1998-2001 5.4L 2V/4V Navigator
1997-2001 4.6L 2V Triton F-150/250 (under 8500 GVW only), Econoline, Expedition
1997-2001 5.4L 2V F-150/250 (under 8500 GVW only), Expedition, E-150/250/350, E-350 Chassis/RV/Cutaway
1997-2001 6.8L E-250/350, E-350 Chassis/RV/Cutaway
1999-2001 6.8L Super Duty F-Series 250 HD/350/450/550 Motorhome
2001 2.0L Zetec/2.0L SPI Focus
2001 2.0L Zetec/3.0L Escape
2001 2.0L SPI Escort
2000-2001 5.4L/6.8L Excursion
2000-2001 3.0L Lincoln LS
2001 2.0L Zetec Escort ZX2
NOTE: THE "EXCEPTION 2001 VEHICLES" SHOULD BE SERVICED WITH SAE 5W-30 MOTOR OIL.



Exception 2001 Vehicles

Engine Vehicle
2.5L Ranger
3.3L Villager
3.9L Lincoln LS
4.0L Ranger, Explorer/Mountaineer, Explorer Sport, and Explorer Sport Trac
5.0L Explorer/Mountaineer

NOTE: IF VEHICLE IS NOT LISTED IN THIS APPLICATION, SAE 5W-30 OIL IS RECOMMENDED. REFER TO TSB 99-8-16.



PART NUMBER PART NAME
XO-5W20-QSP SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - Quart (USA)
CXO-5W20-LSP12 SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - Litre (Canada)
XO-5W20-5QSP SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - 5 Quart Jug (USA)
XO-5W20-DSP SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - 55 Gallon Drum (USA)
CXO-5W20-DBSP SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - 205 Litre Drum (Canada)



OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:
99-8-16

WARRANTY STATUS:
INFORMATION ONLY

OASIS CODES:
401000, 490000, 497000, 499000




Figure 1 - Article 01-4-7


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