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Old 04-14-2013
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What brand and weight oil is everyone running?

Oh and conventional or syn?
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When I had my ranger I ran 5-30 mobil 1 and a ford filter. I'm pretty sure the oil was synthetic
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Mobil 1 0w-30 full syn with a Mobil 1 filter and when I'm out of the Mobil filters I'll go back to Motorcraft; it's actually a better filter when you see them cut apart.
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Fully Syn Royal Purple 5w-30 and mobil 1 or royal purple oil filter
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Motorcraft red bottle 5w-30 and Motorcraft filter.
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5W-30 Motorcraft SynBlend and Motorcraft filter. Been on that combo for a long time.
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Mobil 1 5w-30. Full synthetic.
Mobil 1 filter.
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I don't know what brand I am currently running, but I know I am running a full synthetic form for midrange mileage on my truck currently, along with one of those K&N performance oil filters and I feel like it runs smoother
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Mobile1, 5-20, with MotorCraft Filter.
60K on truck, running Mobile1 since 25K when I purchased it.

I buy the 6 pack of Mobile1 (with rebate about $30) with two filters (about $6), change the oil and filter, 3 to 4K later change the filter and fill up the oil with the 6th quart.
Truck seems to spin over easier in the cold weather and starts easy, even with a battery that is on its last legs.
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Valvoline or Pennzoil 5w-30 full synthetc. And I use the bigger Wix filter.
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Motorcraft red bottle 5w-30 and Motorcraft filter.
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5W-30 Motorcraft SynBlend and Motorcraft filter. Been on that combo for a long time.
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Mobile1, 5-20, with MotorCraft Filter.
60K on truck, running Mobile1 since 25K when I purchased it.

I buy the 6 pack of Mobile1 (with rebate about $30) with two filters (about $6), change the oil and filter, 3 to 4K later change the filter and fill up the oil with the 6th quart.
Truck seems to spin over easier in the cold weather and starts easy, even with a battery that is on its last legs.
this is the 4.0 section, get outta here! lol jk
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5w-30 Valvoline Oil

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5-30w Mobil 1 syn. blend, motorcraft filter. It's what it says on the oil cap lol.
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Mobil 5w30 is currently 22.47 for 5Q jug at Walmart. Buyyyyy it
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I noticed my engine did not like 10w-30.
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I'm running Royal Purple 5w-30 full synthetic and a K&N oil filter
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I've been using Castrol GTX since this truck was new, and used it in my last Ranger too without any issues. IMO oil is oil, and the most important thing is that you change it regularly.

Synthetic is a waste unless your engine was designed for it or you live somewhere that gets ridiculous cold.
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I've been a Mobil-1 person for a while.

I really don't have a reason why. I just like Mobil-1.

Change your oil like a sensible person, and press the skinny pedal harder. It keeps the carbon buildup out of your engine.

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My Mazda gets Mazda full synthetic 0W20.... the Colorado gets whatever 5W30 is on sale. lol
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That's why the Colorado will last.
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It's had nothing but the cheapest filters and oil for 380,000km. I used to care what oil I put in my vehicles but now it's just a matter of doing it on time!
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Oil is just like a lot of products. The cheap-o house brand is usually exactly the same as the other stuff, just with a lower price because there is no advertising budget. They are often made on the exact same assembly line. Even Walmart Supertech is fine.
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Valvoline or Pennzoil 5w-30 full synthetc. And I use the bigger Wix filter.
Do you have the number of the WIX Filter you use ? please/thank you !

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Mobil 5w30 is currently 22.47 for 5Q jug at Walmart. Buyyyyy it
Is that Syn or dino oil ?

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I noticed my engine did not like 10w-30.
I was under the impression that Ford uses 5-20 in their vehicle and suggests it.
I had a shop do a change ONCEm they used a 10-30 in a 5.0 Ranger, it started tapping, went back to the guy that was suppose to use 5-20 Valvoline and found he was taking the oil out of a barrel in the back with no marking on it at all except 10-30 Automotive oilů wtf !

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Oil is just like a lot of products. The cheap-o house brand is usually exactly the same as the other stuff, just with a lower price because there is no advertising budget. They are often made on the exact same assembly line. Even Walmart Supertech is fine.
If you can prove this I would start buying the cheapest Syn Oil I could findů

The main thing that has been said and is the best advice is to change your oil and filter at regular intervals and not 6 months intervals but every three months.
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If you can prove this I would start buying the cheapest Syn Oil I could find…

The main thing that has been said and is the best advice is to change your oil and filter at regular intervals and not 6 months intervals but every three months.
Oil has to meet SAE specs, which are pretty demanding, and it guarantees that even the cheap stuff is good. Walmart Supertech for example, is made by Pennsoil, Mobil, and i think one other. It is identical to their base level oil, and you can tell which company made a particular batch by matching the shape of the bottle to that brand (for gallon/5 quart at least). Often a name brand on sale will be cheaper so it pays to look.

3 months is excessive. Spring and fall are best. That will replace additives that have degraded in the Summer heat, and oil that has permanently thickened in the Winter cold.
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I can't recall the Wix filter number - but it's the Wix equivalent to the MotorCraft FLS-820 filter.
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