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The best oil and oil filter

Whats the best oil and oil filter I should use in my 4.0EFI, I know from the mustand 5.0 the best filter is to use the motorcraft filter?
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Everbody has there preferences, I use Valvoline and Wix filters alway will.

I hate Fram and think they are worthless, but there are people who swear by them, so like many things in life you just have to pick a preference and go with it.

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i also use k and n and it works kick ***
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i only use purlator mobil 1 or amsoil filters with either mobil 1 or amsoil oil in my gas cars
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Motorcraft filters and Castrol GTX for me.
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You really can't go wrong with Motorcraft oil and filters, especially since both are stocked in Wal-Mart.

Truth be told, most oils these days are pretty good.
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truth be told most oils, just like gasoline, are made at one of maybe 3-5 rifineries. lots of companies share products so it doesnt matter. make sure the oil has the current and best ratings recommened for ur engine.

IMO, to have a true oil filter test one would need to have several oil filters from a set of changes (say 3 of the same filters in a row) and have the oil and filter media tested at an oil analysis lab. that should show which filters the best.
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You really can't go wrong with Motorcraft oil and filters, especially since both are stocked in Wal-Mart.

Truth be told, most oils these days are pretty good.

Motocraft is all I use for oil and filters. Every once in a while I might use wolf's head...
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truth be told most oils, just like gasoline, are made at one of maybe 3-5 rifineries. lots of companies share products so it doesnt matter. make sure the oil has the current and best ratings recommened for ur engine.
Most conventional oils you mean?
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its my believing (probaly not true) that most syns are only made from a few different people as well. just relabeled.
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I use Mobile 1 oil and filters so its just prefrance as long as you change your oil you should be good!
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Thanks guys I'll go with the motorcraft filter, what we use in the mustang. And what ever synthetic advance has in stock, for the weight 10W-30?
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i use SuperTech syn for the ranger and xploder ($11 for a 5 qt jug). over on BISOG.com they give it good reviews and it seems like one of the best guys for the buck IMO. i also run ST dino 10W30 in my F150 for years and havent had any problems.
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Well I know that police cars use el cheapo stuff. For more than 5000 miles and those engines are RAN hard. SO Other than that I got nothing as for what is best. But I do believe that optikal has a point.
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Mobil 1 & Motorcraft filters
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I use Amsoil Series 2000 0w30 in my truck. I use the "Ea" series Amsoil filters and change the filters every 10k and the oil once a year (about 20k). Oil testing shows the oil is holding up but I change it every year whether it needs it or not.
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I hope you meant 10w30 :)
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Nope. 0w30 is not a typo -- that's the rating. My truck is supposed to use 5w20 but I don't like that stuff.

This oil does very well in my truck.
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omfg, j-dawg-griggs is back =-O
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You really can't go wrong with Motorcraft oil and filters, especially since both are stocked in Wal-Mart.

Truth be told, most oils these days are pretty good.
yup :)
i will always use both motorcraft oils and filters, if ford puts there name on it, it must be good. plus its tri-syn & cheap.
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5W30 syn Mobil 1
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I just switched over to Amsoil (5w-30 w/ EAO15 filter) in my truck, I did the engine flush and what not then put the Amsoil in. So far milage seems a little better, it will take a couple tanks to notice that, but all is good
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royal purple and K&n filters
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