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View Poll Results: Which one do you use - prefer?
Valvoline Durablend 4 25.00%
Motorcraft Synthetic blend 12 75.00%
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Old 04-06-2009
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Valvoline Durablend vs. Motorcraft Synthetic blend

As an alternative to using a full synthetic motor oil, I'm curious to which synthetic blend oil you prefer [or think is a better oil] of the 2 choices listed.

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I've been running the Durablend for several years now. Never had a problem with it. I have never tried Motorcrafts though.
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I've used Durablend in my '95 F-150 and the Motorcraft in the 2000 F-150 that I had and liked both oils, but never did a UOA on either one.
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Never heard of either actually. I just use Penzoil 5W-30. But with the higher mileage on my truck, I've often wondered about switching to a high mileage synthetic.

I'll see what the search has to say about it.
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i once cut open a bottle of penzoil to use as a funnel and in the bottom of a brand new quart was quite a bit of sandy looking shi1! Never ever ever ever will i use penzoil... just me

btw you gotta figure that Ford isnt going to use crap oil on cars they carry a warranty on. Ford oil FTW
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Maybe the sandy stuff helps clean gunk off of the walls...

Then again, I wouldnt know. I use castrol
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i once cut open a bottle of penzoil to use as a funnel and in the bottom of a brand new quart was quite a bit of sandy looking shi1! Never ever ever ever will i use penzoil... just me

btw you gotta figure that Ford isnt going to use crap oil on cars they carry a warranty on. Ford oil FTW
Thats a great idea! I never thought of doing that.
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i once cut open a bottle of penzoil to use as a funnel and in the bottom of a brand new quart was quite a bit of sandy looking shi1! Never ever ever ever will i use penzoil... just me

btw you gotta figure that Ford isnt going to use crap oil on cars they carry a warranty on. Ford oil FTW
Wow... now I feel like running any new oil I put in, thru a funnel screen.
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Wow... now I feel like running any new oil I put in, thru a funnel screen.
All the pricey Lucas oil I've emptied out lately has a small amount of dark grey/black residue on the bottom. Even if you shake it up first.
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Motorcraft ftw!
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Just noticed that the semi-synthetic TropArtic bottle looks just like the Motorcraft bottle, with the same design contours.

I'll probably be switching to (API approved) Motorcraft SS at my next oil change just to simplify things while my truck is still under warranty, even if it avoids just one argument with a Ford service advisor it'll be worth it. Didn't think I'd ever have a warranty repair since I've never had a warranty repair done in all the cars I've owned, but at 11,000 miles I already had issues with a bad torque converter and a bad converter housing (pump housing?)
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Just noticed that the semi-synthetic TropArtic bottle looks just like the Motorcraft bottle, with the same design contours.

I'll probably be switching to (API approved) Motorcraft SS at my next oil change just to simplify things while my truck is still under warranty, even if it avoids just one argument with a Ford service advisor it'll be worth it. Didn't think I'd ever have a warranty repair since I've never had a warranty repair done in all the cars I've owned, but at 11,000 miles I already had issues with a bad torque converter and a bad converter housing (pump housing?)

You could use Scamsoil XL, it's API certified!
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IMO Valvoline is a better blend of the two but I still prefer castrol or mobil 1


And Pensoil is JUNK dont put that crap in your truck man
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You could use Scamsoil XL, it's API certified!

Every weight of Amsoil XL, along with every other form of Amsoil is on my racks right now. And quite a few cases of various Lucas oils too.

You could go chop up some oil filters and cabin air filters and take real pretty pictures of them while you're testing them, and cry a thousand times about it!

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Every weight of Amsoil XL, along with every other form of Amsoil is on my racks right now. And quite a few cases of various Lucas oils too.

You could go chop up some oil filters and cabin air filters and take real pretty pictures of them while you're testing them, and cry a thousand times about it!

Did your Scamsoil ATF eat a hole in your torque converter?

Very smart move going away from it, I'm proud of you!!
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I'm still running Amsoil. 123K miles with no problems. The rattle after the oil change was always there even when I bought the truck.
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I'm still running Amsoil. 123K miles with no problems. The rattle after the oil change was always there even when I bought the truck.

How many miles on Scamsoil?
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How many miles on Amsoil?
Not that many. Only 5000ish so far. I am not going wither their extended change intervals. I will be changing it at 7500 miles. But no new noises that weren't there before.
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No, crybaby, not unless my truck was factory-filled with Amsoil - had the leak from day one. Converter wasn't leaking, btw, but I guess you missed that.



I'm proud that you're such a blistered crybaby that you've got nothing better to do except bawl about non-OEM for years, and will still be throwing your little frustrated rants long after I switch back to Amsoil Signature Series 0w-30.

How's that Gibson exhaust working out for you?
Just for your education torque converter / torque converter housing are the same thing!!

Again, I'm real proud of you for moving out of your Scamsoil cult!!
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Wrong, whining stalker, when you checked the torque converter/converter housing thread...you should have noticed the 2 different part numbers listed for the 2 warranty items.

Dealership direct quote:
"Found torque converter to be misbalanced" FP Number: 4L5Z-7902-AARM.

"Found torque converter housing to have porosity" FP Number: 1L5Z-7976-AA.


Never heard of a torque converter being called a "housing", like you just stated - an "assembly" maybe, a "housing"...never. You could try using your imagination and figure out that Ford may have been talking about a pump body/housing when they wrote "converter housing" if you please. Or you can continue to claim that they're "the same thing!!" and Ford installed 2 converters in my truck, at the same time, if you wish.




I'd be real proud to find out that you argue and scream "!!!!!" at your grandchildren for watching Hannah when you prefer iCarly.
Well, explain why they didn't just change the "converter housing" if that is what was leaking in the first place!!
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Get the Motorcraft. It's SAE/API certified.

And as far as I know its made buy Conoco Phillips who also makes Kendall.
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You could use Scamsoil XL, it's API certified!

Hey I see what you're saying - You think Amsoil XL would be a perfect choice for now and when API certification isn't a warranty concern, go back with one of the high dollar Amsoils. I'll keep that in mind, but I still wouldn't be opposed to using the Motorcraft or Valvoline blend oils for awhile. Thanks.


Next service coming due soon, decided on Durablend

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