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Wayne, if you are dead set on changing your oil every 3000 miles, then don't waste your money on synthetic. One of the biggest benefits of synthetic oil is the ability to extend your oil change interval. If you read your owners manual, you will see that you can run oil for 5000 miles - use a synthetic and leave it in there for 5000. It takes a bit, but you'll get used to it. If you really want some info on oil check out BITOG....

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PWO1- Thanks for the input. What I'm concerned with is a build up of sludge and varnish from regular oil. Ever take an engine apart and see sludge build up ?? I have. I'm thinking the synthetic oil is a cleaner lubricant, but still will pick up some of the existing sludge that may already be in the engine, so a few frequent oil changes at first, will help to rinse the engine out a little, and won't really hurt anything. Then maybe I'll back off to oil changes every 5,000. We'll see.

One thing I am concerned about is if you use a synthetic oil, does that effect your Ford warranty ????? I seem to remember reading that with a Chevy S10 I once had, synthetic oils were a no-no.

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$19 total from murrays, i run it for 5000 miles.
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except the dealership changes mine every 3,000 miles.....and it only cost $25....i drive the truck to work, when i go to lunch i drop it off at the dealership, walk next door to eat at Frazoli's, then go look at new vehicles until it is done!
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Like any of us know what Frazoli's is.... LOL
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Like any of us know what Frazoli's is.... LOL
are ya freakin serious man you guys don't know what you are missing!

oh yea sorry i spelled it wrong! Fazoli's....
http://www.fazolis.com/
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^^^Hahahah, never heard of them....
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GOOD fast food pasta....they have excellent breaksticks.....man i am getting hungry
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i use mobil 1 5w20 every 3,000

mobil 1 cost the same as the other brands, i also i fram the filter because there a hell of a lot easier to change
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the last time i changed oil i paid $200 for oil and filters on mine and my gf's neon, an air filter for her car. Plugs for both, wires for hers, maf, fuel filter, and i drain pan.... im not sure if there was anything else
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^^^^^Steve, you have a 4.0, you should be running 5-30 not 5-20....
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sorry your right... 5w 30 and 10w30 for the neon... my bad
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Oh ok... I just know that the 3.slow runs 5-20, so I thought you might have got them mixed up...lol
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no, i used what both engines called for... i used to use 10w 30 for everything untill i got the ranger, but i figured id use what it called for (5w 30)
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In the Mobile 1 video I watched with the cab company in Las Vegas, they stated that their average mpg rating improved by 2.7 mpg. Has anyone else noticed an improvement on gas mileage using synthetic oil ??
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Wayne, I have noticed my fuel economy increased when I switched to amsoil 2 years ago....
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With my last tank of gas, I checked in with 17.5 mostly city driving.

If I could bump that up to 20 mpg, I'd be thrilled !!

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synthetic oil, cold air intake and exhaust and you will be there, plus more power!!! My 2004 4.0 5 speed manual gets 21 constantly in the summer with 90-95% city driving....
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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
Royal Purple, or Full Synthetic Mobile 1 is all I use. Every now and again I will use Penzoil Full Synthetic. I also use 5W-30 in the winter, and 10W-30 in the summer.
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I run the Mobil 1 full synthetic and change mine every 5,000 miles with a K&N filter. The owners manual actually calls for 5,000 changes. I run the mobil 1 15w50 full synthetic in my mustang and I won't use anything else. I put mobil 1 in the front and rear diffs and the transfer case also. I have never had a problem with it!!!!
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And 15k on oil changes here.

85000 miles no issues.
What filter, just curious Zach
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Apparently Mobil 1 did that round the world test with over 100K miles on ONE OIL CHANGE!!!! It is a current commecrial for them... they did it in Land Cruisers, or Land Rovers - I Forget...
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Well, I'll only put about 5,000 miles a year on my truck, and I'm thinking I'll change the oil twice a year.....that won't be too expensive, and changing it only once a year, I'm not so sure about that.
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Well, I'll only put about 5,000 miles a year on my truck, and I'm thinking I'll change the oil twice a year.....that won't be too expensive, and changing it only once a year, I'm not so sure about that.
how do you only drive 5k a year, i can do that in about 3-4 months easy.
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how do you only drive 5k a year, i can do that in about 3-4 months easy.
As you get older, driving around is only done when necessary, like for shopping visiting friends and family. In my case I live in a very convient neighborhood where almost every place I need to go to, is located very close to me, almost walking distance. In fact many older people who live near me , don't even have any vehicle, they walk, to the store, doctor's office ect.....

I also plan my shopping trips and errands so that I go to many places in one trip.
Occasionally, I'll go on a road trip to Pennsylvania to see some friends, or into Cleveland to catch a concert. But most of the time, I stay pretty close to home, both my parents are ill, so traveling long distances is out of the question.
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Fram oil filters are very over priced for what you get. They are not certain death for your engine, but they are entirely too expensive for what you get.

Motorcraft oil filters are actually a very good buy. They are cheaper than a Fram, and built very well.

SuperTech (Wal-Mart) oil filters are actually pretty good too. They are made by Champion Labs, who builds pretty good filters. At $2 they are a steal. They use an "E-Core" design that flows really well.

Other good filter brands are Wix, Purolator, and Napa (made by Wix I think). Motorcraft and SuperTech filters give you the most bang for the buck though.

For oil, any name brand oil will work fine. I would avoid Coastal brand, but pretty much any other, including SuperTech, will work just fine. I personally use synthetic oil, but that is just because I am **** about maintenance. Your truck will last a long time with a name brand conventional oil that is changed regularly.
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