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Ive done some searching and cant really find an answer. Im curious. My manual says to use 5w 30 oil. Those number pertains to weather so cold n warm climates. How thick or thin the oil is? How well it can stand the climate? Then why dont people change the oil according to the climate?
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I use 5w20 or 30 in the winter because it is thinner than 10w30 which will put less stress on the motor in cold climates. In the spring and summer I use 10w30 to keep the engine cooler because of the oil being thicker. Hope this answers your questions
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5W30 is thinner in the cold than 10W30. At operating temperature they are exactly the same... I always used to use 5W30 in my old Ranger and 10W30 in the summer but there's no problem using 5W30 year round.
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So people do switch oils as season changes. Ok. Thank you!
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I always ran Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5W30 year round with a Motorcraft FL400S filter.

3 months or 3000 miles every change, whichever came first.
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I jus went n bought pennzoil synthetic 5w30 n the fram gaurd. First oil change since new heads
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Should have gone with a Motorcraft filter. Fram does not fare well in tests.
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Really? I figured i could trust fram. Dam
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Fram has cardboard in it....If you haven't used it yet I would return it and buy a Motorcraft or Purolator filter instead.
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Ahh does it really? Wtf? I did it all yesterday so it in. N i really like the little grip end on it. I try to use filters with a nut end or the grip for easier removal. This is my first time using fram. Usually i use napa or something and k&n once but that was 13 bucks.
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Ok read n watched some things online kinda nervous now. Dumb question but nvr done it...how much oil would i lose if i switched oil filters?
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You would lose up to a quart just changing your filter. I use synthetic 10W-40 since I live in a hotter climate (central Texas) and it does get into the teens sometimes but not very often and only for a day or two so I would run the best weight for your climate.
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just stick with the fram until your next oil change.
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Ya you think itll be alright?
I didnt think ppl switched through out seasons good to know!
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you'll be fine.
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I went i to advance to get some heet anyways and i asked n he saod return it. Its junk. Alot of ckmplaints. Dnt get anything but purolator or motorcraft hr said. I told him i put it in already he said im here till 530 return it.
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I went i to advance to get some heet anyways and i asked n he saod return it. Its junk. Alot of ckmplaints. Dnt get anything but purolator or motorcraft hr said. I told him i put it in already he said im here till 530 return it.
Nice, if you wanna go through the trouble then do it. When i first got my truck i used fram and penzoil but i moved on to motorcraft everything once I started talking to Justin (toreador4x4) lol

The truck comes with motorcraft oil from the factory so thats why I also kept using it.
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Ya that is weird? Hah..it wnt be trouble i love this stuff. Could do without the snow tho.
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