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Wich oil to use?.

Hello.

Im about to change my oil.

In summer the previous owner used Castrol GTX high mileage 25W-60 (wich im going to use too)

But i read that oil is way to thick for winter use, at my city we get the following temperatures in winter. min 32F max 62F (it could go lower in very cold nights)

So what would be a good oild i was thinking 15W-50 but i couldnt find any (only diesel) there is 10W-40 (like the castrol anti sludge GTX oil), and 20w-40, and well you know there are many.

So now im confused about wich oil would be the best for my old engine, if you could help me out i would appreciate it.

Thank you in advance.
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LoL !

R we jokg here ?


Where is Saltillo and how hot does it get ?

Still L’gOL !
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suggested oil for ranger motors

2.3/3.0 5w-20

4.0 5w-30


youre just pissing away gas mileage...oil youre using is way too heavy
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LoL !

R we jokg here ?


Where is Saltillo and how hot does it get ?

Still L’gOL !

Saltillo is in Mexico and in summer we get 86-93F Max but i also travel to Monclova every 1 or 2 months and it gets to 95-110F

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suggested oil for ranger motors

2.3/3.0 5w-20

4.0 5w-30


youre just pissing away gas mileage...oil youre using is way too heavy
Please keep in mind my engine is old and with a lot of mileage, those oils still apply to a tired engine like mine?, 5W-20 looks way to thin for me.
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i might use something a little heavier like 10w-40 but i wouldnt use 25w-60 or 20w-50...thats just overkill
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i might use something a little heavier like 10w-40 but i wouldnt use 25w-60 or 20w-50...thats just overkill

So 10W-40 it is?

Theres Castrol GTX high mileage 10W-40 i didnt know that, their website only advertises 25W-60
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good lord you are running thick. They do make high mileage oils in 5w20/5w30. The only reason to use a thicker oil is if you are burning oil. I'd run at thickest 10w40.
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good lord you are running thick. They do make high mileage oils in 5w20/5w30.
i swear by valvoline maxlife...moms saturn 156,000 miles still runnin strong, moms toyota 94,000 miles, and dads VW 100,000 miles...only maxlife was used since 75,000 except saturn i switched at 125,000


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I'd run at thickest 10w40.
you might be doing more harm than good by running anything heavier
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Ok thanks everyone ill put 10W-40 in both winter/summer.
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Saltillo is in Mexico and in summer we get 86-93F Max but i also travel to Monclova every 1 or 2 months and it gets to 95-110F

OK thanks

Please keep in mind my engine is old and with a lot of mileage, those oils still apply to a tired engine like mine?, 5W-20 looks way to thin for me.
Temps aren’t that much higher than around here on a hot summer.
Max Life by Valvoline if you can get it and don’t go too thick, Ford’s are made to run on thinner oils like 5-20 so the 10-30 is think.
If you have or are getting lifter tapping while the engine is running, you will need to go to a thinner oil.
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Temps aren’t that much higher than around here on a hot summer.
Max Life by Valvoline if you can get it and don’t go too thick, Ford’s are made to run on thinner oils like 5-20 so the 10-30 is think.
If you have or are getting lifter tapping while the engine is running, you will need to go to a thinner oil.
lll try to find Valvoline Max life 10W-30 then.

If not ill stick with castrol GTX

Thank you
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lll try to find Valvoline Max life 10W-30 then.

If not ill stick with castrol GTX

Thank you
Either / Or… get a good quality oil, that is the main thing.

Good Luck.
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