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    Source for Castrol Edge Supercar 5w-50?

    From the information given to me is 13 liters. And checking oil level should always be the dip stick In it's fully seated position.
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    Source for Castrol Edge Supercar 5w-50?

    One of the questions The Ford GT people asked was the capacity of the jugs being purchased because US quart and a UK quart are not the same so that maybe were the missing liter is from. This is why I was asking.
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    Source for Castrol Edge Supercar 5w-50?

    Ok now that I am back from vacation i made a call to the Ford GT people and inquired about the discrepancy of oil refill differance between one owner to another, so the question I have for some of you guys is where are you getting your oil from ? I read that sinovac was possible getting his oil...
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    Source for Castrol Edge Supercar 5w-50?

    Thank you DBK and the members of this forum for finding the error in the motorcraft chart, the correction has now been made. Keep up the good work and as always if you have any questions feel free to call and ask.
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    Source for Castrol Edge Supercar 5w-50?

    Now that I think about it all the cars that I have serviced were early 2017 MY. I will look into it when I return from vacation. They may have made a change possibly on oil capacity in the new model years.
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    Source for Castrol Edge Supercar 5w-50?

    I have had a few customers call and say the same thing......only used 12 l of oil on an oil change....all the ones I have done have taken 13 plus. A question for you guy.....I know it's not in the shop manual but are you warming the car up before an oil and filter change ?
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    Source for Castrol Edge Supercar 5w-50?

    so the question is why would you have a lower compression ratio engine on a high performance engine? why the change in crankshaft ? and why do you need crankshaft dampers ? I will leave you all to discuss that and I will be standing by and reading......This one will make you think...…...enjoy
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    Source for Castrol Edge Supercar 5w-50?

    nota4re, sorry that was a typo by me what I was trying to type (I should have prof read before posting) piston in cylinder orientation, and yes I referring to compression ratio. Specifications - Raptor Engine Item Specification Displacement 3.5L Ecoboost (214...
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    Source for Castrol Edge Supercar 5w-50?

    Hello all, sorry about the delay in response I have been a little busy to say the least, first thing......Sorry Sinovac feels like I have hijacked your thread, I did not mean to. however I did ask "Ford" gt people for an alternative oil for the new ford gt and their response was..........if the...
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    Source for Castrol Edge Supercar 5w-50?

    Overview The 3.5L Ecoboost (4V) is a V-6 engine with the following features: Dual overhead camshafts Four valves per cylinder Dual fuel system: Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI) with Port Fuel Injection (PFI) Aluminum cylinder heads An aluminum, 60-degree V-cylinder block Twin...
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    Source for Castrol Edge Supercar 5w-50?

    the correct part number is hg7z-6731-a, the other number looks like an engineering part number.
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    Source for Castrol Edge Supercar 5w-50?

    Feel like it would be cheating if I answered, so with that I will bow out and let you owners/members continue on. I would like to thank the many owners I have meet over the last few years who have made me feel very welcome to be part of the Ford GT community, THANK YOU. you guys are the best.
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    Source for Castrol Edge Supercar 5w-50?

    Yes The new ford gt does, most people think its the same engine as the raptor (not true) the only similarity between the ford gt and the raptor engine is the displacement. two different application one (the raptor requires low end torque) and the ford gt requires more at the mid to top end. If...
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    Source for Castrol Edge Supercar 5w-50?

    My Apologies if I came off a bit strong in my response, I am always more then happy to share my knowledge and/or experience. From the reports I have read and seen these were on the test stand and in the "mule cars" (luckily not customer cars) the fl500s simply split apart, if you compare the...