Just Bought A 99 Ranger, Which Oil Should I Use?
I just bought a super clean and straight 1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4 with 103,000 miles on it. I have completely drained and flushed every single fluid in the truck. I recently joined Ranger forums, to get some advice on Rangers. My mechanic says an older truck with those miles I should run "10W-30 and just conventional oil. Cheaper is better, they all meet the same specifications." I want to what is BEST not cheapest. I have read that Motorcraft is the best filter to use. But as for oil That is my question. Synthetic, Synthetic Blend, Hi Mileage conventional, or regular conventional oil. Also should I do 5W-30 like the manual says or go with a thicker oil, because of the higher mileage.
Thanks for any response and criticism.