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Oil specification changed.

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#1 OFFLINE   jpohlman


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Posted 10 October 2016 - 07:02 PM

The 2013+ Fusion, MkZ and CMax Hybrids now have 0w-20 as the recommended motor oil with 5w-20 also being approved for use.
Evidently 0w-20 is the factory fill oil and provides up to 4% better fuel economy, the change notice hit in Q1/2016 and it's now on the Motorcraft Oil/Filter charts at the dealers.

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#2 OFFLINE   md13ffhguy


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Posted 10 October 2016 - 08:19 PM

Yep, been running 0W-20 in my 2013 for a while, as well as in my wife's 2014.

See this post from the pinned thread on oil changes:

I think this was debated earlier in this same thread, and the below was noted in Ford's system to provide info to dealers:
SSM 44509 - 2013 - 2014 C-Max, Fusion and MKZ Hybrid/Energi - Oil Viscosity Specification For 2014 C-Max, Fusion and MKZ Hybrid/Energi, SAE 0W-20 is the initial fill oiland the recommended service oil. The oil viscosity recommendation of SAE 5W-20 on the oil fill caps on some 2014 Fusion and MKZ Hybrid/Energi vehicles may appear to conflict with the owner guide and other service publications which recommend SAE 0W-20 oil. Both SAE 0W-20 oil and SAE 5W-20 oil are approved for use in these vehicles. 2013 C-Max, Fusion and MKZ Hybrid/Energi can also be serviced with either SAE 0W-20 oil and SAE 5W-20 oil.

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#3 OFFLINE   mwr


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 11:45 PM

The two services of my 2015 FFH by my local Ford dealer, in June 2015 and Feb 2016, used 0W-20.


#4 OFFLINE   talmy


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 08:52 AM

Looked at my receipts (local Ford dealer) and its still 5W-20 as of July. But this applies to 2013-2014 (we have a 2014). Newer Fusions probably have specified 0W-20 since manufactured.

#5 OFFLINE   Frank F

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 10:49 AM

I'm not buying the "4%" difference.  Maybe "up to", but 0% is up to 4%, so yeah.  At 100° C, the 0W-20 and 5W-20 are both 20 viscosity.  And at say 50° C, the 0W-20 is (guessing) an 8 viscosity and the 5W-20 is maybe a 10 viscosity.  (guessing, I'll bet viscosity change isn't linear).

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