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Motorcraft Synthetic Blend?

I was on the fence with changing my 95k+ 4.0L ranger over to Synthetic but I think I decided I want to. I was going to go with Mobil 1 extended performance so I wouldn't have to change the oil as much but now I am having second thoughts plus it is really expensive and don't think it is necessary I mean it's not like its a ferrari or anything it is just a Ranger. So i was thinking about putting Motorcraft in her now. What do you guys think about Motorcraft? When they say blend that means that it is blended w/ synthetic & conv. correct?
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I used to run Mobil 1 in my Ranger but switched over to Motorcraft Syn Blend and thats all the F150 has had. They both run/ran perfectly fine with it

With the Extended performance price you do have to factor in that your going about twice as far as the Motorcraft will. So if you do the math its really not that much different.
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why the switch over? it's like 18 bucks more for the mobil 1 for 5 quarts but for 18 bucks more I don't have to change it as much, it could be worth it. But i'm just afraid such a drastic change from conventional to full synthetic wont be good for the motor and maybe just going from conventional to blend would be better. also I think about the oil sitting in there for more than 3000 miles, i dunno seems like things could happen with the same oil being in there for so long
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oh one more thing, do you change at 3k with the motorcraft? you can go up to 15k intervals with the extended i think
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I go 5k with Motorcraft. No real reason for switching, I just got tired of paying for the Mobil 1
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I always change at 3,000 regardless of what I use. I only drive roughly 4,000 a year with my personal vehicle.

Nothing wrong with Motorcraft at all. They have conventional, synthetic blend, and full synthetic. The main thing with oil is to change it when you're supposed to. Not so much what you use.
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yeah mobil 1 aint cheap but you can get $20 back when you buy 2 jugs at auto zone right now
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ive never needed more then 4qt's of oil and ive worked at pepboys the cheapest deal on mobil 1 ext perf or any mobil 1 is the 5 qt jug at walmart its like 25-30$ which youd never manage at almost $8 individually for a qt. extended perf is the way to go though if you drive your motor a little more aggressively and spend more time in the power band, regular mobil 1 was reformulated a few years back to contain less antiwear agents so if you want the full protection get the ext perf.
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nothing wrong with motorcraft. It WAS what your engine was built with. Use it
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nothing wrong with motorcraft. It WAS what your engine was built with. Use it
this is very true. but the question was were they using conventional or synthetic in the beginning? but i dont see any motorcraft conventional oil out there for 5w30 but who knows
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this is very true. but the question was were they using conventional or synthetic in the beginning? but i dont see any motorcraft conventional oil out there for 5w30 but who knows
synthetic blend is what they used IIRC
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Honestly any name brand oil will work, just change it like you should. I wouldn't go over 5k intervals personally but thats just me
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Use what you wish, just follow the owners manual and you can't go wrong.
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synthetic blend is what they used IIRC

IIRC?

somebody said that the Motorcraft synthetic blend isn't really a true synthetic is like a semi synthetic, if anything more conventional than synthetic. also that motorcraft oil is not designed by ford, and they use different manufacturers and sometimes the oil that you put in one oil change could be different the next, but regardless ford doesn't put their name on junk and their is a reason why they tell you to use "motorcraft" oil for their vehicles. i am so on the ropes now of what I should put in this truck now. I figure I can pay about 25 bucks every 3000 or so miles with the motorcraft brand or pay around double the price for mobil 1 and change it every 6000 or so. I'm so torn of what I should do because this is the live blood of this truck. is motorcraft a true synthetic or not? the manual has a picture of a motorcraft quart bottle in it.
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IIRC = If I Remember Correctly

The Syn blend isn't a true synthetic, hence the name. Its a blend
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We would never mod our trucks then, If Ford didn't put it in on the assembly line then why should we us anything else??? Its not much more then a " look at what we use " verses what the others use. I tried Royal Purple for my first oil change in my 89 gt after I bought it, It leaked... I put conventional 5 W 30 back in on the next oil change and the leak disappeared. I get the fact that you want the truck to last as long as possible but with everything we can add or substitute from OEM....where do we stop.... "Ford recommends BP Gas" is on my gas cap, I don't think its the only gas I can use so why do they make me wonder why its on there??? We use what we use, some follow one set of rules and some follow a others set of rules. What's good this year may not be good next year. The bottom line is what ever you want it to be!!!! No matter how much you think your truck is worth there is always that one more dollar amount that you know you'll never get back. Oil is that one dollar amount I know I won't get back either at trade in or pay out from the insurance company if I loose the truck in a accident.
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oh one more thing, do you change at 3k with the motorcraft? you can go up to 15k intervals with the extended i think
Remember the main reason for changing oil is it becomes dirty and contaminated. Both oils are going to get dirty and contaminated at the same rate, so you decide if you want to run your oil 15K miles......Sounds like Scamsoil!
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Motorcraft Oil and Filter Every 3K!

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People still believe in 3K oil changes in newer vechiles, wow. Too each his own.
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People still believe in 3K oil changes in newer vechiles, wow. Too each his own.
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Really! Why not 2k changes, thats got to be even better.
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