For you guys doing your own oil change at 600 miles/1000 km


Specracer

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Also using "the google" list price is listed at $197
 

soroush

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Our dealer here in houston wanted 900 and change just for the oil and the filter, no labor. (not that I would ever let them touch my car) I think ford has recently increased the price of the oil but I still think the dealer is in line with what Xcentric said 250% mark up. I told them no thanks.
 

texas mongrel

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The hilarious thing about all this is that the owners manual states that if the super-expensive Edge GT isn’t available, then go ahead and use regular Motorcraft 5-50 ( page 207)
 
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Austinj427

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It's just Castrol Edge supercar 5w50 correct?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Castrol-ED...mance-Engine-Oil-5W-50-8-Litres-/142392366147

Looks like $156 for 8 quarts, and shipping is about $80
 

Jason Watt

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Oct 14, 2005
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I was searching the web for the castrol Edge Supercar oil and came across this offer. I don't know if it's a good deal for you guys in the US.

https://www.welllocker.top/castrol-...synthetic-performance-engine-oil-p-14153.html
 

Sinovac

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I’m no oil expert, but the price of this oil is bull****. Has anyone been able to determine exactly what is so special about the formulation of this oil?
 
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GTMD

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I’m no oil expert, but the price of this oil is bull****. Has anyone been able to determine exactly what is so special about the formulation of this oil?
I was thinking the exact same thing. I know we should try to stick with what the manual recommends but that seems excessive--almost as bad as some pharmaceuticals companies.

I also saw the better prices on eBay. Maybe that's an option!
 

LOVE CHP

GT Owner
May 30, 2007
317
Central Calif.
Hi everyone, yes the price has just went up as of April 1st. It is the oil that went up considerably. We are at about $950 for an oil change with the new price increase. You probable top off any fluids necessary also and check tire pressures!
That is not unreasonable for the whole service, oil change, filter and labor plus a little profit for the dealer!
 

BtwoG

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Dec 8, 2013
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Atlanta, GA
I’m no oil expert, but the price of this oil is bull****. Has anyone been able to determine exactly what is so special about the formulation of this oil?
It has "GT" on it
 
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Xcentric

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Lucas High Performance 5W-50 meets Ford spec WSS-M2C931-C. $13.99/qt with free shipping at Amazon.

Amsoil Signature Series 5W-50 also meets the spec for about the same price.

Probably many others do too, if the manufacturers want to bother to certify for such low volume sales.

It's oil for direct injection turbos. Anti-coking. What is special about the Castrol is the deal with Ford (no facts/pure opinion).
 
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Specracer

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I found that too, is that a real web site? did you order from it? This price seems "too good to be true" low. Their "retail" listed is not even close to the actual retail.
 
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CanadaGT

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Sep 28, 2006
182
Edmonton Alberta
Damn I am a Mobil one synthetic fan, use that shit on everything. Does the new GT specify Castrol 5w 50?
 

Connor-san

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From their "About Us" page [https://www.welllocker.top/about_us.html]:

"Our mission is to empower females globally to be confident in themselves and be who they want to be. We is a bold, straight talking and forward thinking fashion brand inspired by real life that aims to do exactly that...We create looks designed by in-house talent that's made to equip millenial women with the fashion they need for all elements of their life. And since our aim is all about empowerment, we make it easy for everyone by making our product affordable. Its not just fast fashion - its rapid fashion."

Seems legit...
 

dbk

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Not for nothing, and I'm gonna sound like a broken record here, but do what the manual tells you.
 

Specracer

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Well Son of a gun.... Great Find! Its on page 211 of a manual I have:


"We recommend Castrol Edge Supercar
5W-50 motor oil for your Ford GT. If this
oil is not available, use motor oils of the
recommended viscosity grade that meet
the Ford specification of WSS-M2C931-C
such as Motorcraft® 5W-50.
Do not use oil labeled with API SN service
category unless the label also displays the
API certification mark."

I will still light my money on fire and use the Castrol, at least for the warranty period (and probably after that too), but stocking the standard Motorcraft 5-50 is easy for some other cars, and 05 GT is appealing.

Lastly the Ford GT team lurkers must find threads like this VERY amusing....



The hilarious thing about all this is that the owners manual states that if the super-expensive Edge GT isn’t available, then go ahead and use regular Motorcraft 5-50 ( page 207)
 

dbk

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All durability and hard use testing was done with the Castrol oil. If you are going to use the car hard, it's what I would use. It's what the manual recommends and the prices of oil changes people are getting are still less than what you'd pay on a garden variety $200k Lambo. Or I would use the Motorcraft, also specified in the manual. You can point your local servicing dealer to what a reasonable price on the oil is or just buy the stuff yourself and do it.
 

AJB

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when I read that , I am surely convinced that they know how to package , market and sell motor oil for high end cars....
I recommend someone order a jug and see what happens... :):)
andy (ajb)
 

texas mongrel

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The edge Supercar GT apparently has super-high zinc content. Who knew zinc was so expensive?
 

Specracer

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VERY much so. At one time pre production engine compartments had Castrol branding even. I might speculate, the FIRST thing checked in a warranty claim, would be an oil analysis. Note the "GT" even on the label.

Darn no pay pal check out, I dont want to put a CC at risk, if I could push the $ via pay pal, I would gamble the $30

Does the new GT specify Castrol 5w 50?
 
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PeteK

GT Owner
Apr 18, 2014
1,624
Kalama, Free part of WA State
The edge Supercar GT apparently has super-high zinc content. Who knew zinc was so expensive?
Where did you hear it has high zinc content?