Engine Performance problem
2001 Ford Focus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 115000 miles
For the life of my vehicle, I have used
MotorcraftÃ‚ ® SAE 5W-20 Full Synthetic Motor Oil. When I switched to a higher mileage engine oil, I was not able to use MotorcraftÃ‚ ® SAE 5W-20 High Mileage Synthetic Blend Motor Oil because it was difficult to locate in my area. Currently, I am using Valvoline MaxLife 5W20 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil. Valvoline recommended their MaxLife Full Synthetic for my vehicle because of the hot temperatures during the summer, and the full synthetic would better protect the engine, but they don't manufacture the full synthetic in 5W20. Now that Ford has launched their FordParts. Com website, I am able to purchase their high mileage engine oil directly which is what I originally wanted to use. (That was probably more than you wanted/needed to know.)
Is there anything "special" for lack of a better term I should do before switching from Valvoline to Motorcraft? When I began using Valvoline, I spoke with one of their technicians, and they said there would not be any issues when switching.
Also, do you have a suggestion/advice on staying with Valvoline or possibly another brand of oil with better properties?
Thank you for your help.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 AT 9:20 PM