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View Poll Results: What is the best weight oil for a Ranger with a 3.0 in Florida
5W20 4 19.05%
5W30 13 61.90%
10W30 4 19.05%
10W40 0 0%
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Old 10-27-2007
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Best weight oil for 1999 3.0 Ranger

I have a 1999 Ranger XLT with the 3.0, 2WD, automatic transmision, 75,000 miles. (I do like the 3.0 by the way). I change oil and filter every 3-4 months, never over 3,000 miles between changes. I have been using Castrol GTX 10w30 conventional oil. I have been thinking about swithing to Ford synthetic-blend oil. What are your opinions on doing this. If I do switch to the synthetic-blend should I stay with the 10w30 or swith to 5w30 (5w30 is recommend in my owners manual). I live in Florida and 90+ temperatures are normal. The coldest it ever gets is the upper 20's, and that is very rare. What do ya think?
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I'm going with the 5w30, good all around viscosity when it comes to value, the motorcraft is very well priced for the additive package it has. -Mike-
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5W30 Mobil1 with a Mobil1 M302 Filter on a 1Qt remote changed every 7,500.
Or any quality 5W30 and filter changed every 5K (unless you do a lot of short trips or stop and go driving).
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I'll never use Mobil 1 again, it leaked past my seals. As soon as I switched back to the motorcraft syn blend oil the leak stopped.
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i use motorcraft 5w30 in mine... have since new with no problems
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i run valvoline 5w30 in mine..cant say i have any problems or anything...sometimes with higher temps like in florida it wont hurt to go to a heavier weight.
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...sometimes with higher temps like in florida it wont hurt to go to a heavier weight.
yep, I run straight 30 in the summer time in my truck. Change over to 5w30 for the fall/winter -Mike-
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Only 4 more days left of the cheap stuff.

NAPA has their synthetic house brand on sale for $3.39/qt
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i just put the motorcraft 5w-30 synthetic blend into my truck this morning so well see how it works out...

but ive always used 5w-30
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I run Castrol GTX 5w30 conventional oil in my 98 3.0. I bought it with 170000 kms on it and it now has 300000 kms on it. NO problems. oil is changed a 5000km on the dot but no problems. I also run castrol 10w40 conventional motocycle oil in my 1988 cbr. Castrol makes good oil.
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Castrol 5W 30 with only Motorcraft oil filters.
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mobil1 10w30 i use goodstuff!
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uhh how bout 20W-50 ROYAL PURPLE BEEOTCHES....lucas synthetic oil stabilizer andfram tough guard filter.....
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Oil is like whiskey, beer or women, everybody likes something different.

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