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Old 07-09-2007
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what oil do you run?

I have been told to put 10w 30 in my 98 ford ranger truck. It has 94k miles. what do you guys think
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Motor? Also, it says what weight to run in your owners manual. I wouldn't run anything but what it says...
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Sure. I usually run 10w30 AmsOil in the Summer and 5w30 AmsOil in the winter.
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it says 5w 30, but i was told that its not as good as the 10 w 30. Just trying to figure out why,
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i run castrol syntec and 10w 40
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In my 3.0, I used to run Amsoil 5w30 but now I'm running Royal Purple 5w20
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i run castrol syntec and 10w 40
That is way to thick for our motors....
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In my 3.0, I used to run Amsoil 5w30 but now I'm running Royal Purple 5w20
Yeah, my GF's 99 Taurus with the Vulcan (same 3.0 as the ranger) I run 5-20 motorcraft. Thats what the dealer told me to run....
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i run 10w30 mobile 1 in the summer and 5w30 mobile 1 in the winter
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5w30 mobile 1

Extended 15k mile changes.

I use their filter as well.
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That is way to thick for our motors....
i run 10-40 dino oil also. course my engine has 165k on it. i run it because the engine is high mileage, want it to last a while, and socal heat it warm all the time. plus she burns a quart an oil change 3k miles so she slowley getting old and thirsty.
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i run 10-40 dino oil also. course my engine has 165k on it. i run it because the engine is high mileage, want it to last a while, and socal heat it warm all the time. plus she burns a quart an oil change 3k miles so she slowley getting old and thirsty.
Your situation is a little different, Your motors age and mileage are big factors. Newer engines have tighter tolerances, especially Ford modular motors. The recommended weight oil for my truck (I think him and I have the same motor) is 5-30. I just think 10-40 is way too thick...
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In the summer, I think nether weights will have any affect on the motor at all. It's when it gets below 32 that the thinner oils really make a difference. I ran 0w-30 in the winter and 5w-30 in the summer before I started using Amsoil. Now I just run 5w-30 all year.
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Motorcraft 5w30 Synthetic Blend in the summer
Motorcraft 10w30 Synthetic Blend in the winter...
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ford has a sticker on mine says run 5-30. oh well it does well, atleast it got some oil lol. but it getting thirsty for a quart every 3k miles is not good nor bad i guess. showin her age i reckon.
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^^^ Girls gettin old thats all....
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5w30 Mobil 1 Synthetic
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had an 84 chevy s10 blazer. 2.8l auto v6, lol it got to the point of a quart a week. bought a 93 aerostar and parked the blazer for a while.....sold it to friend and the engine burned up on him 2 weeks later. ran like a champ till the end. it only had 305,000 on it. it got new engine and is still kickin.
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I run royal purple synthetic 5W-30, recommended weight from dealer-and posted on oil cap
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Motorcraft 5w30 Synthetic Blend in the summer
Motorcraft 10w30 Synthetic Blend in the winter...
Why would you run a higher viscosity (cold) in the winter?
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Why would you run a higher viscosity (cold) in the winter?
had that backwards......5w30 in the winter and 10w30 in teh summer...
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I run royal purple synthetic 5W-30, recommended weight from dealer-and posted on oil cap
Me too.
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5w20 royal purple
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Mobil 1 full synthetic 5w-30

Motorcraft filter
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