I'm nearing the time that I have to change my oil in my new truck. I have always been the one to do my oil in my last truck (95 Ranger 4.0L V6 running conventional oil)
and this will be the first time with this truck (02 Ranger 4.0L SOHC)
and one of the things that I had asked the previous owner before I bought it was what type of oil do you run and how often do you change it. He saod he always changed the oil with Mobil 1 full synthetic 10W-30, but I looked on the top of the oil cap under the hood and it says 5W-30, so I'm wondering if I should go back to the full synthetic 5W-30 or stick with what he said with 10W-30 (if he even said the weight right in the first place).
The truck has 69xxxK miles on it and the last oil change was done at 65k, so I planned on doing it in the next week or so because in September I will be taking it on a roadtrip after my honeymoon which I estimate will put approx 1000 miles on it. In my old truck I only ever ran FRAM PH8A oil filters and Castrol High Mileage 10W-30, but then again that truck had 187k miles on it before it got totalled.
What do you guys think about Mobil1 Full Synthetic 10W-30 and changing it every 5k miles.
I wanted to know what you guys reccommend as an oil filter because I went to Walmart because the truck has a Motorcraft 1Z (something)
on it now and when I typed it into their little computerized box it's telling me some FS-820 or something which looks like a smaller filter (but the box says same performance, new size...)
What oil filter do you run on your truck (same engine) and do you use a full size one or the smaller ones I am starting to see.
Thanks for the help
(I'm looking forward to not having to jack up my truck to do an oil change anymore either)