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Discussion in 'The Greasy Spoon' started by Booz, Oct 15, 2017.
Appreciate the info snake. I'm just glad the car sounds back normal.
I hear yah, freaked out when I heard mine doing it the night I brought it home.
I understand how a tapping noise will make you worried as if your engine is going to die tomorrow. Truthfully, I wouldn't use 5W-50 in a NA Coyote (not even the track pack version) if it was used solely on the street. Here is my guess as to what happened.
It's unlikely to be a bad oil filter, as stated before, however not impossible. My guess, your engine just doesn't like 5W-50. I know, "but that's what Ford recommends." Still, I just wouldn't. I remember my 2014 premium GT (non-TP car) had Amsoil 5W-20 in it with the EaO17. I beat that car to DEATH racing on the street and track. After too many 40 mph street rolls to count, and 30+ 1/8 mile passes with a 7.5 second time slip it was time to sample the oil. After 10K miles, I took an oil sample. You should have seen the smile on my face.
Conclusion, lowering the viscosity of the lubricant in your engine likely corrected the issue. I would have lowered it more.
You have NO idea how hard this made me laugh. Thank you for that.
Might end up just doing what snake does oil wise with the 5w-30 since it is easier to come by. Amsoil actually has it in gallons, vs having to buy 12 pack cases of the single quarts for the 0-40 and 5-50.
I've put over a thousand miles on the car with the 0-40 since I made this thread, and it still seems perfectly content with it.