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Old 10-22-2007
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Oil question

Hey guys, awhile back you may remember I had an oil leak when using mobil 1 5w20, and I had switched back to motorcraft synthetic blend 5w20 and the leak went away. Here is the thread for refrence if you want to see...

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=44017

I was thinking about trying Valvoline SynPower with they're SynPower oil treatment...

http://www.valvoline.com/pages/produ...asp?product=21

Do you guys think I should try this or just stick to what im using now? Im just afraid of a leak coming back from the full synthetic again, but maybe a different brand will have a different result. Any help and suggestions is appreicated.

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I prefer Lucas heavy duty oil treatment. This stuff is UNBELIEVABLE! It helps with the 3.0 knocking and gives it just a better engine feel.After you put it in,each day you will feel your engine getting better.This stuff works reallly really good!
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I prefer Lucas heavy duty oil treatment. This stuff is UNBELIEVABLE! It helps with the 3.0 knocking and gives it just a better engine feel.After you put it in,each day you will feel your engine getting better.This stuff works reallly really good!
I actually have a bottle of that in there now with the motorcraft 5w20. Im just trying to get some different opinions.
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I would stick with what works.


What it comes down to is a quality brand name oil changed at the correct intervals and you will be fine. Fossil, synthetic, who cares and long as you are happy it doesn't matter at all....and no oil leaks
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My truck was running like crap.Tried plugs and everything.It still ran like crap and pinged like crazy. Went to the store to buy stuff for oil change,and figured I try it. .Best thing I e ver did.This stuff each day,after you install it,you wiil notice your engine will feel sooo much better.UNBELIEVEABLE better.Also my rear diff started leaking,so iI reflled it with Lucas Heavy Duty Oil Stabilizer,and it stopped.UNREAL.
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I would stick with what works.


What it comes down to is a quality brand name oil changed at the correct intervals and you will be fine. Fossil, synthetic, who cares and long as you are happy it doesn't matter at all....and no oil leaks
Yep, however if I go with a different synthetic other than M1 and I have no leaks, then I will say M1 was the cause before, and I will know there is something different about it.
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Everyone here seems willing to try Sea Foam ,and too me that stuff seems really harsh.This stuff stays in your engine and works really good!
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Yeah guys I am crazy about this stuff.3.0 guys if your crying about perfomance,add a bottle to your next oil change and with there gas treatment check out the results.
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Super Tech from Walmart

Have you ever seen Super Tech? It is fully synthetic as inexpensive as regular castrol, and has the same labels as mobil 1, I've used it exclusively for my ranger for 65000 miles with no leaks.
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Have you ever seen Super Tech? It is fully synthetic as inexpensive as regular castrol, and has the same labels as mobil 1, I've used it exclusively for my ranger for 65000 miles with no leaks.
Ive heard its good stuff, and the super tech filters are the good wix ones. Thats what Ive heard, never used any of it though.
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Lucas products are the very best. Their oils are top line.
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synpower

Hi .i have used synpower from the second oil change on with no problems 5w30 and 10w30 grades with a motocraft fl400s filter.

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