On Sun, 25 Nov 2007 08:00:54 -0800, Blinky the Shark
:>>>>I just bought a leftover Focus and am happy with the choice. The oil was
:>>>>the only thing I questioned, 5-20 synthetic blend? I assume that full
:>>>>synthetic can be used, but the 5-20. This narrows the selection of brands
:>>>>considerably.. Will a 5-30 function in the car?
:>>> In the UK it is 5W-30 only
:>> In the Cold climate US states, they use 5w-20.
:>I'm in sunny Los Angeles. We use 5-20 here, too.
And I'm in "sunnier" Phoenix, AZ. :-)
AFAIK all US Zetec engined cars going back to the Contour, Mystique
and Escort ZX2 have called for 5-20 oil. The only exception I'm aware
of is the Zetec in the SVT Focus. That one calls for 5-30. I have one
and have had to watch close when I get oil changes to make sure they
don't put 5-20 in it.