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Well with Motorcraft you also change it at what 5k? You can run Mobil1 for 7500+
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Thats my justification for the mobile one. i go 7,000 miles between changes.
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Well with Motorcraft you also change it at what 5k? You can run Mobil1 for 7500+
I know it is synthetic but that is far more miles than I would put on any oil. True, synthetic does not break down as fast but the contaminants still collect and that is as bad as oil break down.
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You have no problem running that long on Mobil1, heck half of this site does that.
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I've used Motorcraft Synthetic blend 5w20 from day one.

My 3.0 takes a lot of abuse and still runs perfect at 80,000 hard miles.
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I use 10W30 full syn
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i use nothing but mobil 1 10W30 in the vette, and the ranger, and WIX filters
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can rem what oil (i think 5w30) on the 2001. ive always used valvoline highmilage synthetic and started using K&N oil filter this last oil change.
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on my 96 4x4 3.0 5 speed.with 157xxx on it...i used 5 20 last time but every oil change i put half a quart of lucas heavy duty oil stabilizer cause my engine has a slight knock for some reason....its been there since i let my ex girlfriend drive it...hahaha
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Iv always used 10w30 in all seasons, and my truck has never gave me no problems. Should i use 5w30 in winter? or just keep it the same.
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my manual says 5w-20 but I get bad timing rattle here lately...
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my manual says 5w-20 but I get bad timing rattle here lately...
Lifter rattle? 'Cause you don't have the timing chain like a 4.0.
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I run 5w-30 in my truck with no problems and its been 2 years.
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i took it to a quick lube and they put 10w40 in my 98 4.0, i thought that sounded weird but by the time i realized it they were done, is that a good choice for my truck, im going to do it myself next time(next week) so what do u guys think? it does run fine, but maybe it could be running better if i put a different grade in it??
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I use 5W-30, cap and manual both say 5W-20. I like 5W-30, and so does the Ranger.

If Ford gave me a monthly cheque, I'd use Royal Purple 5W-20.......but until that day.....5W-30 is good enough.
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Lifter rattle? 'Cause you don't have the timing chain like a 4.0.
yeah thats it, better oil stop that or am I just SOL?
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I just started the transition to Royal Purple from all that dino oil I've used for 3 years. Used Mobile 1 full syn truck and SUV oil. Thats just to clean out all the dino crap.

I need my truck every day and its my life line. I will spend whatever I need to to keep it runnin strong and never let me down, just my 2 cents.
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ill be putting 0w-30 in next oil change
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yeah thats it, better oil stop that or am I just SOL?
Try flushing the engine next time you do an oil change, maybe just a clogged lifter oil passage, and yes, better oil will be less likely to clog it up.
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