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I'm curious if anyone else has felt the same about the consistency of the used oil. Seems "too watery"
This is the original oil that was just drained from my 2017 ST1 at 2k miles. I've been changing my own oil in my F150 (motorcraft 5w20) and previous cars for the last 15 years. The consistency of this spent oil seems comparable to water so I had to take a video of it for comparison for when I change the oil again. I filled up with AMSOIL OE 5W30 so I'm looking forward to seeing the difference.
At my first autocross event (before I changed the oil) the pressure gauge would settle at the lower 1/8 - 1/4 of the gauge range. I'll be keeping an eye on it during the next autox event.
 

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If your drain pan was CLEAN,

send a sample to https://www.blackstone-labs.com/ Oil Analysis.

Costs $30 but is kinda cool. Would also indicate if there was excessive engine wear etc. by high amounts of metal in the oil.

Here's a copy of my second oil change at 6,000 miles
 
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I would hesitate to draw conclusions based on eyeballing the viscosity - it needs to be measured at specific temperatures to be evaluated. That said, it looks normalish for a pan of warm used engine oil. You should see the 0w-20 that comes out of my other car.
 

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If your drain pan was CLEAN,

send a sample to https://www.blackstone-labs.com/ Oil Analysis.

Costs $30 but is kinda cool. Would also indicate if there was excessive engine wear etc. by high amounts of metal in the oil.

Here's a copy of my second oil change at 6,000 miles
I should do one of these on my Focus.

Sent from another galaxy.
 
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