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Old 01-15-2010
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time to do her first oil change my question is shes just hit 40k miles with 1 previous owner is there any way to know if he used synthetic oil i dont wanna mess it up if hedid but imo 40k miles is not high enough mileage to start synthetic unless po already did
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Theres no way to tell. I have 10K on my truck and its already on synthetic oil. Keep in mind that these trucks came from the factory with a synthetic blend, so its not like they had 100% dino juice in there to start with.
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my walmart was selling a 5qt motorcraft jug of oil for 12 bucks which was a synthetic blend. At minimum, do that. Motorcraft is a good oil.
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If you go with Motorcraft synthetic blend you wont go wrong.
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It won't matter if it had synthetic in it, you can put whatever you want back in it.
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Just stay motorcraft, that's what the engine was built with.
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It won't matter if it had synthetic in it, you can put whatever you want back in it.
Actually I have heard that if you go with synthetic long enough you cant switch back. Something about what it does to the engine.
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i always run mobil 1 synthetic. my nearest vatozone always has it on sale with a filter for 30 bucks.

might as well go full syn. my truck just rolled 40k miles. i started using it at about 32k
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Doesn't matter what it had, it will be fine.
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Changing the oil is MUCH more important than what you change it with!
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Changing the oil is MUCH more important than what you change it with!
Just don't use fryer oil!
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ok thankyou all i have 5 days off starting monday so hopefully i can get the ranger up to par with all the maintenance before the acadamy starts
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i always run mobil 1 synthetic. my nearest vatozone always has it on sale with a filter for 30 bucks.

might as well go full syn. my truck just rolled 40k miles. i started using it at about 32k
China-Mart sells Mobil1 Synthetic for $22, regular price. The filter isn't $8 from there either.

Anyhow. I put Mobi1 Synthetic in my 07 from the first oil change. Everything else I own gets Mobil1 Synthetic, or Castrol Syntec blend.
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i use grape seed oil..... but when it gets warm i tend to switch over to a nice extra virgin olive oil.
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