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Use of recommended oil viscosity (5w-20)

Just bought a 2001 V6 Ford Escape with 90,000kms. Recommended oil viscosity is 5w-20. Is this not a little too light for very hot conditions? Could I use something like a Mobil synthetic which goes 5w-50?

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I ask that same question about my 2007 and was told that the main reason for the lite oil weight was to give better gas mileage. Still though I never changed because I got over tinkering with the manufactures specs. in my hot rod days. Stay with the 5-20W.

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10W30 should be fine....

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ill post it now.
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