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5w-20

What is up with all of you guys using 5w-30???????? My tuck says 5w-20, are you using it because of higher mileage?
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fram oil filter with sure grip and castrol gtx 10w-30
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5w-20

What is up with all of you guys using 5w-30???????? My tuck says 5w-20, are you using it because of higher mileage?
maybe because you're a 3.0? My oil cap reads 5w-30 in bold yellow letters.
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my apologies. i just realized that this was in the 4.0 forum... oops
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my apologies. i just realized that this was in the 4.0 forum... oops
you better be sorry. hehe j/k
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My ranger says 5w20 in Bold letters. What changed between 01 to 04? Why can they now run a thinner oil that they could in my 01?

~HJ
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you better be sorry. hehe j/k
it's just me wishing i was cool like you guys
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My ranger says 5w20 in Bold letters. What changed between 01 to 04? Why can they now run a thinner oil that they could in my 01?

~HJ
mine says 5w-30 also and its an 03, my buddy has an 04 lvl2 and i thought he said he was running 5w-30 too.



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oh well then its all good. :)
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5w-20

What is up with all of you guys using 5w-30???????? My tuck says 5w-20, are you using it because of higher mileage?
FYI: My truck is a 3.0L and I run 5w30. The 3.0L originally had 5w30 and the earlier version had 10w30 as the recommendation. Ford just switches to thinner oil for better CAFE ratings, they haven't changed anything in the engine to warrant the 5w20.
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My ranger says 5w20 in Bold letters. What changed between 01 to 04? Why can they now run a thinner oil that they could in my 01?

~HJ
Right from the 04 Owner's Manual:

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4.0L Engine
Look for this certification
trademark.
Maintenance and Specifications
Use SAE 5W-30 engine oil.
Only use oils “Certified For Gasoline Engines” by the American
Petroleum Institute (API). To protect your engine’s warranty use
Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 or an equivalent 5W-30 oil meeting Ford
specification WSS-M2C205–A.
Do not use supplemental engine oil additives, cleaners or other engine
treatments. They are unnecessary and could lead to engine damage that
is not covered by Ford warranty.
Change your engine oil according to the appropriate schedule listed in
the scheduled maintenance guide.
Ford production and aftermarket (Motorcraft) oil filters are designed for
added engine protection and long life. If a replacement oil filter is used
that does not meet Ford material and design specifications, start-up
engine noises or knock may be experienced.
It is recommended you use the appropriate Motorcraft oil filter (or
another brand meeting Ford specifications) for your engine application.
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5w30 motorcraft and FL-1A motorcraft filter......

if ford will put it in their new vehicles why not keep it in there.....
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Mobil 1 5w-30
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Right from the 04 Owner's Manual:
That may be, but I jsut went out and looked at my Cap 5W20 in bold yellow letters. I will look at the owners manual when I get home, but I have never seen it contradict what the cap say on the engine.

~HJ

Oh and No one change the cap, it was on their at delivery, me and my dealer went through amaintenance checklist and 5w20 was on there, as well as I saw it on the cap that day and said WTF. We actually had a semi lengthy conversation about it.

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I use Penzoil 5w-30, I havent tried synthetic yet, but have been thinking about it.
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