View Poll Results: What oil are you currently using in your Shelby 5.4L?
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07-25-2011, 12:54 PM #1
Official UOA thread with oil poll
I have created an Excel spreadsheet to compare/contrast every Shelby 5.4L UOA I have ever collected, and I need more samples to show trends.
Base green color samples are random UOAs waiting for a follow up.
Other "like" color groupings are samples taken from the same engine.
Some of you will notice your UOA is included, as I have snatched a few UOAs from SVT Performance forums. If you have a UOA on your 5.4L Shelby engine that isn't on the list, please post it here for all to see, and I will update this picture with your information.
The poll is to get an idea what everyone is using in their Shelby for engine lubrication. If you chose the "other" option.....please post what you are using in your engine. If anyone needs to know where to get oil testing, visit one of the website links below. Please, if you have your oil tested with Blackstone....opt for the extra $10.00 to have TBN tested. OAI provides TBN testing included with the price. OAI also tests for oxidation (Blackstone does not). Both labs will yield very close consistent results.
Blackstone - will cost $25.00 for basic test, $35.00 with TBN, plus the cost of shipping ($1.90 USPS)
OAI testing kits UPS prepaid - will cost $32.20 - Amsoil preferred customers get this test for $25.95
I'm currently testing the performance of Amsoil 10W-30 in my engine, and the results have been stellar.
07-25-2011, 01:40 PM #2
I just ordered the test kit, the free one.
I'm changing my oil this week.
I'll let you know my results. I use the Motorcraft 5w50.History of my stang obsession.
12 GT/CS Blk/Blk
06 GT Vert
03 Mach 1
95 SVT Cobra
94 GT vert
89 LX 5.0
07-25-2011, 02:46 PM #3
Thanks for the sample. You are contributing to the GT500 community and will have first hand knowledge if your engine has any issues.
07-25-2011, 02:58 PM #4
Troy - how would you, simply, to get a sample out of the car if one is not changing the fill?Sold - 06 Vert GT - Vortech H.O. S/C, Tuned by Realspeed - 1320 -11.49 @ 121.45 - Gone but not forgotten
2008 Shelby GT500 - L&M Built Motor - 4.0L Whipple - Lund Racing Tuned - E85 Powered
07-25-2011, 03:02 PM #5
07-25-2011, 03:27 PM #6
and what if we don't want to shell out the $30 bucks (yea I'm a cheap skate)
07-25-2011, 03:50 PM #7
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- S. O.C. So. Cal
Troy: Which kit is the better unit, the UPS or the postage paid kit?? Pricing is almost the same..I'm in S. Ca., where are the kits processed?? Thanx
07-25-2011, 03:57 PM #8
Salt Lake City
Even if your sample is shipped to Indiana, I can't see it delaying the results more than 2 days.
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07-25-2011, 04:04 PM #9
07-25-2011, 04:07 PM #10
07-25-2011, 05:03 PM #11
I bought the Amsoil 10-30 to throw in once im done doing the first two 500 mile 10-30 nonsynthetic break in changes.. Did you get oil anaylisis back on this weight yet? Hope it will be ok with the Turbos and high boost..99 LightninG 430/565 Build# 583 of 4000
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07-25-2011, 05:08 PM #12
Had an L&M custom block that had too great of oil pressure with conventional 10W-30 during break in, so it was chosen to use Amsoil RD20 (5W-20 racing oil) in that 1,000 HP setup cruising down the Texas Mile. Although, that stuff is loaded with ZDDP.
Last edited by UnleashedBeast; 07-25-2011 at 05:14 PM.
07-25-2011, 05:57 PM #13
Troy - did you notice a good amount of valve train noise? Since I drive the car so little I get paranoid. it just seems like its a damn loud motor.
07-25-2011, 07:09 PM #14
07-25-2011, 10:26 PM #15
Im about to do my first oil change and wondering what is best to use? Mine is a DD with occasional strip and track. Thinking of pulley and T-stat with HE in near future. Unleashed Beast what do you recommend?
2011 GT500 Shelby Cobra Black/Grabber Blue
FRPP 2013 TVS, FRPP Oval TB, JLT 123, J&M adj pan hard, Shelby brace, J&M LCA, C&R HE, diode dynamic fog lights, MGW, Nitto drag with SVTPP rims
SOLD 03 Cobra 520RWHP
SOLD 95 Mustang GT
SOLD 88 Mustang GT
07-25-2011, 10:39 PM #16
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07-25-2011, 11:55 PM #17
07-26-2011, 12:01 AM #18
10-4 sir!! ummm where am I tapping in at? lol Thanks.
07-26-2011, 12:04 AM #19
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07-26-2011, 12:41 AM #20
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Thanks Men for the Great overview
07-26-2011, 01:19 PM #21
07-26-2011, 03:03 PM #22
UOA report explanation
Click the link above, then click on "Gas/Diesel" report. When the report opens on your screen, read everything and hover your pointer over all areas for an explanation.
07-26-2011, 04:50 PM #23
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- S. O.C. So. Cal
What is TBN?? it isn't explained on the sample. I know it's discussed a lot. Higher is better???
07-26-2011, 05:32 PM #24
Yes, the higher the better. Higher TBN in a lubricant normally suggests a longer possible oil change interval.
07-26-2011, 05:55 PM #25
Ordered the oil pressure kit for my aeroforce. Looking like fri for the first Start up. MMR has instructed me to use Penzoil 10W30 non synthetic untill the I get 500 miles on it, then do one more 500 mile interval with the same 10w30 and then switch to whatever I want. Im really non sure on the whole second 500 mile interval seems like everything should be broken in during the first heat cycle right? How long do you guys normally wait before going on the dyno with a brand new motor? Anyway, I have the Amsoil 10W30 Synthetic and EA filters waiting for post break in.