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Old 06-23-2006
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oil wieght for my 3.0?

just bought a 94 3.0 4x4 xcab ranger with 163,000 miles on it.

what weight oil should i use?

how many quarts are required for this year and model?

i havent bought a haynes manual yet.
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check your owners manual, it will have all that info in it....

i use 5w30 5 quarts in my 3.0 but yours may be diffrent...
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you can either use 5w30 or 10w30

5w is better for colder weather conditions
10w is better for warmer weather conditions
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i use 5w30 amsoil synthetic in mine
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The 1996 (Couldn't find a 94 owner's manual) owner's manual lists 5w30 for all engines for that year. You will be fine running 5w30 or 10w30 in the 3.0.
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94 to 96 the manuals prob didnt change much
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how about 10w-40?
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how about 10w-40?
you should be okay with that oil with that many miles on your truck since im sure you have a few minor oil leaks due to age and rot in the seals
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