5W30 weight ok?

We had to get the oil changed in our 2001 Focus ZX5 on the road and the closest weight the shop had to 5W20 was 5W30. It was either that or 10W30. We went for the 5W30. Is this ok?

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Totally fine. In the UK we cant get 5w-20 and all Zetec engined Fords use the 30 weight oil.
Tim..
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Glad to hear that. Thanks! 5W20 is very hard to find in New Jersey too.
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Yes, 5W-30 is what I use in my ZX3 Zetec in colder months. In June-Aug I use 10W-30. Motorcraft 5w-20 is carried by Wal-Mart in my neighborhood. Check there if you change your own and want to use it. It should become more popualr if other car makers start to recommend it. I had the same issue in the late 80's looking for the then rare 5W-30.
Gary

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Article No. 02-1-9 a.. ENGINE - ENGINE OIL - RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS FOR SAE 5W-20 AND SAE 5W-30 MOTOR OILS - GASOLINE AND FLEXIBLE FUEL VEHICLES ONLY
Publication Date: JANUARY 14, 2002
FORD: 1992-2002 CROWN VICTORIA 1993-94 TEMPO 1993-97 THUNDERBIRD 1993-2002 ESCORT, MUSTANG, TAURUS 1995-2000 CONTOUR 1998-2002 ESCORT ZX2 2000-2002 FOCUS 1993-96 BRONCO 1993-97 AEROSTAR 1993-2002 E SERIES, F-150, RANGER 1995-2002 WINDSTAR 1997-99 F-250 LD 1997-2001 EXPLORER 1997-2002 EXPEDITION 1999-2002 SUPER DUTY F SERIES, SUPER DUTY F-53 STRIPPED CHAS. 2000-2002 EXCURSION 2001-2002 ESCAPE LINCOLN: 1991-2002 TOWN CAR 1993-98 MARK VIII 1993-2002 CONTINENTAL 2000-2002 LS 1998-2002 NAVIGATOR MERCURY: 1992-2002 GRAND MARQUIS 1993-94 TOPAZ 1993-97 COUGAR 1993-99 TRACER 1993-2002 SABLE 1995-2000 MYSTIQUE 1999-2002 COUGAR 1997-2001 MOUNTAINEER
This article is being republished in its entirety to update the vehicle models, engines and years affected.
NOTE: PLEASE REFER TO THE VEHICLE APPLICATION LIST LATER IN THIS TSB FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF VEHICLES AFFECTED BY THIS TSB.
ISSUE: Ford Motor Company now recommends SAE 5W-20 viscosity grade for servicing most gasoline and flexible fueled vehicles.
ACTION: All 2001 and 2002 vehicles where SAE 5W-20 is specified should be serviced at the recommended oil change intervals using SAE 5W-20. This oil is an improved formulation to improve fuel economy. Testing has validated this viscosity grade can be used in many previous model year vehicles. It is recommended ALL vehicles on the following Vehicle Application Listing be service with SAE 5W-20.
All 2001-2002 vehicles other than those listed in the "Exception 2001 Vehicles" or "Exception 2002 Vehicles" chart are being filled with SAE 5W-20 motor oil at the factory and should also be serviced with SAE 5W-20 oil.
Vehicle Application Listing Approved For SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil a.. 1993-1996 1.9L Escort/Tracer b.. 1995-2000 2.0L Zetec Contour/Mystique c.. 1999-2002 2.0L Cougar d.. 1997-2002 2.0L Escort/Tracer e.. 1998-2002 2.0L Escort ZX2 f.. 2000-2002 2.0L Focus g.. 2001-2002 2.0L Escape h.. 1993-1997 2.3L Ranger i.. 1993-1994 2.3L Mustang j.. 1993-1994 2.3L Tempo/Topaz k.. 1998-2001 2.5L Ranger l.. 1995-2000 2.5L Contour/Mystique m.. 1999-2002 2.5L Cougar n.. 2001-2002 3.0L 4V Escape o.. 1996-2001 3.0L 4V Taurus/Sable p.. 1993-2002 3.0L (Vulcan) Aerostar/Ranger, Taurus/Sable (Flexible Fuel and Gas) q.. 1995-2000 3.0L (Vulcan) Windstar r.. 1993-1994 3.0L (Vulcan) Tempo/Topaz s.. 2000-2002 3.0L 4V Lincoln LS t.. 1995-2002 3.8L Windstar u.. 1993-1997 3.8L Taurus/Sable, Thunderbird/Cougar, Continental v.. 1994-2002 3.8L Mustang w.. 2002-2002 3.9L 4V Lincoln LS x.. 1997-2002 4.2L (SPI) F-150 (under 8500 GVW only), E-Series y.. 1996-2002 4.6L 2V Mustang z.. 1992-2002 4.6L Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis aa.. 1991-2002 4.6L Town Car ab.. 1994-1997 4.6L 2V Thunderbird/Cougar ac.. 1996-2002 4.6L 4V Mustang Cobra ad.. 1995-2002 4.6L 4V Continental ae.. 1993-1998 4.6L 4V Mark VIII af.. 1997-2002 4.6L 2V Triton F-150/250 (under 8500 GVW only), E-Series, Expedition ag.. 1993-1999 4.9L E-Series, F-Series ah.. 1993-1995 5.0L Mustang/Mustang Cobra ai.. 1993-1993 5.0L Thunderbird/Cougar aj.. 1997-2001 5.0L Explorer/Mountaineer ak.. 1993-1996 5.0L E-Series, F-Series, Bronco
al.. 2000-2002 5.4L Excursion am.. 1998-2002 5.4L 2V/4V Navigator an.. 1997-2002 5.4L 2V F-150/250 (under 8500 GVW only), Expedition, E-Series, E-350 Chassis/RV/Cutaway ao.. 1993-1997 5.8L F-Series, Bronco ap.. 1993-1996 5.8L E-Series aq.. 2000-2002 6.8L Excursion ar.. 1997-2002 6.8L E-Series, E-350 Chassis/RV/Cutaway as.. 1999-2002 6.8L Super Duty F-Series 250 HD/350/450/550 Motorhome at.. 1993-1998 7.5L All Vehicles NOTE: FOR 1993 THROUGH 1998 MODEL YEAR FFV USE XO-10W30-FFV.
NOTE: THE "EXCEPTION 2001-2002 VEHICLES" SHOULD BE SERVICED WITH SAE 5W-30 MOTOR OIL.
Exception 2001 Vehicles
Engine Vehicle 3.3L Villager 3.9L Lincoln LS 4.0L Ranger, Explorer/Mountaineer, Explorer Sport, and Explorer Sport Trac
Exception 2002 Vehicles
Engine Vehicle 2.0L HP Zetec SVT Focus 3.3L Villager 4.0L Ranger, Explorer/Mountaineer, Explorer Sport, and Explorer Sport Trac
NOTE: IF VEHICLE IS NOT LISTED IN THIS APPLICATION, SAE 5W-30 OIL IS RECOMMENDED. REFER TO TSB 99-8-16.
PART NUMBER PART NAME XO-5W20-QSP SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - Quart (USA) CXO-5W20-LSP12 SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - Litre (Canada) XO-5W20-5QSP SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - 5 Quart Jug (USA) XO-5W20-DSP SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - 55 Gallon Drum (USA) CXO-5W20-DBSP SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - 205 Litre Drum (Canada)
OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES: 99-8-16
SUPERSEDES: 01-4-7
WARRANTY STATUS: INFORMATION ONLY
OASIS CODES: 401000, 490000, 497000, 499000

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