May 28, 2012, 2:47 pm
Just had my 1.6 TDCi Focus (with DPF) serviced and looking at the invoice they put the following oil in:
"Form F 5W30 OIL (F)"
I've done quite a bit of Googling but can't find a definitive answer - is this the correct oil for my car, especially considering it has the DPF?
Thanks in advance.
May 29, 2012, 11:43 am
I'm sure that's what I used to top up my 09 tdci dpf, I'm sure thats what it said in the manual
May 29, 2012, 12:53 pm
simple answer yes it is correct
May 29, 2012, 3:30 pm
Brilliant - cheers guys! Hope you've all enjoyed this nice weather; I'm making the most of being able to wear shorts into work!
December 19, 2012, 6:07 pm
I've been having problems with dpf blocking since having service done ( oil and filter)in space of a month it blocked twice and all mileage was long distance.
I keep reading that low saps or low ash oil is required in these cars but whenever I search for oil the oil that shows compatible with the 1.6tdci is not a low ash oil.
I keep wondering whether the reason the car is blocking is due to the oil the garage used.
Can people let me know which oil they use and if it's low saps etc? Someone did mention mobil one 3000 and they said its low saps but when I checked it doesn't have code C1,C2 or C3 ( low ash oils)
Please someone help???
December 20, 2012, 3:48 am
I use 5W30 Fully Synthetic oil and always a good brand like Mobil 1 etc or Fords variant. Been told that some of the particles in Part-Synthetic (can't remember the exact name) don't burn off through the burn cycle in the DPF and cause it to clog and block up buggering the whole system (NEW DPF time). In my opinion with these things, it's not worth going for a cheap oil or a Part-Synthetic, spend the bit extra and save the money in the long run when you don't have to have the DPF replaced.
December 20, 2012, 6:16 am
Thanks for the reply but is it just a normal fully synthetic oil? Not low ash as I cannot see any low ash ones designed for ford?
December 20, 2012, 6:58 am
The recommended grade for the full Ford range is magnatec 5w30 fully synthetic.
December 20, 2012, 10:46 am
Ok so even though car has dpf fitted and keeps blocking there is no low ash oil for ford?
So if I buy either magnatec or the Mobil one 3000, is that ok. I'm jjust so confused as everywhere including aa says use a low ash oil with a dpf, will there magnatec oil be ok for dpf?
December 20, 2012, 4:11 pm
Since my original post on this, my car's done 6000 miles without a single issue, so the oil that they put in mine, [color=#282828][font=sans-serif]"Form F 5W30 OIL (F)", can't be that bad! I tried to look into the low SAPS/ash oil but never got anything definitive, so just trusted my local Ford dealer![/font][/color]
[color=#282828][font=sans-serif]Hope this helps.[/font][/color]
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