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Hello, I was wondering what is a good brand of oil? I have been using Super Tech from wal-mart in my cars and I wanted to use something a little better in my truck. I don't want to spend a fortion for the stuff either. Thanks
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I have been using valvoline 5wt. 60k miles and no problems
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$19 total from murrays, i run it for 5000 miles.
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i use kendall. my ads been using it for 25+ years. we buy it by the case when its on sale for like 40cents a quart
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Mobil 1 Full Synthetic
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fmd where do you get kendall? Thanks for all of the ideas.
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Amsoil. 76,200 miles now and runnin great. Plus 10K oil changes...
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Mobil 1 Full Synthetic



And 15k on oil changes here.

85000 miles no issues.
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personaly i only use what the engine was disigned or enginered for, IE motorcraft 5w20 and a motorcraft filter, anything else is a waste of money and you get no bennifits from it IE mobile1, snakeoil i mean amsoil.
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I run Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5W30 and either a Motorcraft or Wix Filter with problems. About $20-$25 each oil change, which I will still do every 3K or 3 months regardless of what oil I have in it.
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personaly i only use what the engine was disigned or enginered for, IE motorcraft 5w20 and a motorcraft filter, anything else is a waste of money and you get no bennifits from it IE mobile1, snakeoil i mean amsoil.
5w-20?? my truck didnt come 5w-20.. and im sorry i just dont agree with that concept on oil. i use castrol 5w-30 and wix, or motorcraft filter
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4.0 OHC motors call for 5w30, this is the only engine ford makes that uses this grade of oil, all other 2001 and up ford engines take 5w20.

the 4.0 OHC engine uses the thicker oil due to timing chain lube issues.

all other ford engines use 5w20 , thiner oil, for tighter bearing tollerances and fuel economy.
ford issued a TSB a few years ago recomending all older cars and trucks to use 5w20 except the 4.0OHC ehgine.
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If I were going to use Dino oil, it would be Castrol GTX or Motorcraft. I personally use Mobil 1, and have seen some pretty good UOA's of Pennzoil Platinum. As far as the filter goes, I stick with the Motorcraft FL820s (appropriate filter for the 4.0 SOHC).
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Ive been running royal purple in my truck since i got it and havent had any problems.
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motorcraft oil and either a motorcraft oil filter or the ones with the sure grip bottoms
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I had 130,000 miles on Castrol Syntec, while running a 75 shot of nitrous and pushing that little 2.5 to it's wits ends! The only problem I had with it was when I blew a head gasket. Some other motor oil companies use "recycled" oil in their blends, unlike Castrol.
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I was looking at castrol but I don't want to spend $40 for 2 changes.
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I just got my 2003 Ranger in March and it's almost time for an oil change, so I'm following this thread closely. A friend says he puts Mobile 1 in his Ranger. That sounds okay to me, but I don't like the idea of waiting 5,10, or even 15,000 miles between oil changes, because, lets say your oil get's some metal dust in it, do you want that dust circulating thru your engine for a prolonged period ?? I don't. The viscosity of the oil still may be good, but it could be contaminated. So oil changes at 3,000 miles still makes sense to me. So now the question is, regular oil or synthetic ??I've heard that the synthetic really does cut down on engine wear.....so maybe my answer is synthetic oil every 3,000 miles ?? Synthetic oil may be more money, but what does a new engine cost ?? I'm thinking it's worth it, and will really make a difference when the truck has 100,000 + miles on it.
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do you own a corvette? viper? GT?

if you do then you need to use mobil1, if not then your wasting your money!
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do you own a corvette? viper? GT?

if you do then you need to use mobil1, if not then your wasting your money!
I dont see your point?
My ranger is just as important as if I owned any of them vehicles.

I use a oil very close to the mobil 1 in my quads, since it dosent break down as easy under harsh conditions, it always seems to stay cooler. I do not use it in my truck since I do not feel it is needed. But for others that do its just added insurance IMO

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do you own a corvette? viper? GT?

if you do then you need to use mobil1, if not then your wasting your money!

I knew an old garage mechanic who told me the secret to get an engine to last a long time was oil changes every 3,000. I want my engine to last a long time, so if synthetic oil is better, then great. I may have to nurse this truck along for many, many years. So taking good care of it now will payoff later.

Slapping big tires on and running it thru mud and brush is not my idea of taking good care of a vehicle. Sure it may be fun for a little while, but when resale times comes............
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i run royal purple in my cars. but for cheaper and better valvolive with a k&n filter
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well i use mobil 1 and i got 350k out of my old ranger on the same stuff so it cant be too much of a waste of money
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you can get 350K out of any 3.0 even if you dont change the oil every 3K and use the no name cheap stuff like what we sell to non informed customers at work!
i personaly cant see spending any more then the 18 bucks i spend every 5K, i'd rather buy a few gallons of gas with the saved money.
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I went to the Mobile site to see what they said about Mobile 1 synthetic oil, and they have done a test using taxi cabs from Las Vegas....goto this link and click on video, to see and hear the results.....


http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/...Las_Vegas.aspx


After watching this, I think I'm going to go with Mobile 1 oil.
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