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What is best oil for new 2007 5.4 F-150?

I currently have a New 2007 F-150 Supercrew 5.4. I plan on doing the 1st oil change at 3000Mi & then every 5000 there after, as per owners manual maintenance schedule. I was going to change w/ Mobil 1 5w-20, do you guys who have experience with this 5.4 think that this is a good oil to run at 5000mi intervals? I have never had a 5.4 before, as this i s my 1st Ford Product?
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I currently have a New 2007 F-150 Supercrew 5.4. I plan on doing the 1st oil change at 3000Mi & then every 5000 there after, as per owners manual maintenance schedule. I was going to change w/ Mobil 1 5w-20, do you guys who have experience with this 5.4 think that this is a good oil to run at 5000mi intervals? I have never had a 5.4 before, as this i s my 1st Ford Product?
I like using the factory recommended 5-20 Motorcraft. That way, had there been a problem Ford could not blame it on the oil. It is a blend and my truck works great with it. Many on here use the Motocraft. Quite a few use the Mobil 1 and like it as well.I doubt the brand makes much difference as long as it is the 5-20 and you change it regularly.
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dangerous question to ask. Lots of opinions here. Just run the MC 5-20. You can't go wrong. Now to put it in perspective.... my 1985 ranger 4x4 has 280,000 miles on it. At 200,000 miles I took the pan off and measured the crank. It was at new specs. No kidding it was within the new vehicle tolerances. this truck used nothing but 10-30 dino oil and fram filters, which are about the worst filters you can buy. to many people go for so much over kill with oil it isn't funny. It is your truck.. do what you want. that is my advise. Take it or leave it.
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To me, oil is oil, changing it is the important part. I've always run Castol GTX 5W-30 and it's still a beautiful shade at change time, I do it every 4000 km's or 2-3 months as it works out. If you want to run synthetic, nows the time to swap. I am a true follower of product advertising, favorite driver: John Force, sponsored by Castrol and Fram, well sh-t, that's what's on the truck right now. Motorcraft oil is the only other I've used. Where I buy is usually limited to brands, so I haven't really strayed much. Quaker State, Pennzoil, Mobil, Havoline, don't worry, just the mileage matters. Oil filters I say Motorcraft or Fram, whichever end works best for your filter wrench or socket or hand.
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mobil one is good oil, albeit expensive oil

as others have mentioned, i too have had great results in previous vehicles using nothing but pennzoil and fram filters...however, good synthetics are hard to beat

i found a good deal on castrol syntec and used that on my last change...i'm going to send a sample for analysis at 3k just for fun to see what it looks like since my plan is to bump my intervals up with the switch to synthetic in order to offset the premium

a filter with a good anti-drainback valve is important...motorcraft is hard to beat, and wix is excellent as well
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Been running the Mobil 1 5w20 & Motorcraft filter for some time now.
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I'd say to stick with the syn blend 5w20 Motorcraft and filter.
I also heard the the fran filter is not that good "problems with the
filter getting sucked into the moter".
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There are a lot of good oils out there for the F150...people have had success with a lot of different types...I use Mobil 1 5W-20...it's a good one to use...
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Amsoil lube & filters for me but everybody has their own choice.
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If you are going to use 100% synthetic, I'd wait till the engine has about 6000 miles on it before switching to make sure it's properly broken in. At 3k use the factory Motorcraft 5W20. Then you can switch at 6k. I prefer Amsoil but Mobil 1 is good.
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There is a lot of very good advice regarding oil here. Thanks for buying a Ford I am sure you will be very happy with it.
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Absolutely Love this truck so far! It is even not nearly the gas guzzler that one of my friends told me it was going to be, he drives a Colorado,(LOL), I find that the gas mileage for this size vehicle really not bad at all.
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I used Mobil 1 for 5000 miles. I had to add 1.5qts in the ensuing 5000 miles. I only have to add 3/4 - 1 qt every 5K with the MC Syn Blend. Why spend the extra money for a difference you will never see or feel?

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For 5K OCIs stick with the Motorcraft 5w-20. If you wish to run extended drains consider Mobil 1, Pennzoil Platinum, Amsoil etc. Use a MC filter.
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