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since my truck is 5spd i shift at 4.5-5k just cause it is fun so i do reach the high rpm and i use synthetic.

only old people use crap oil. i have a pic on my camera that i will upload later the pic is of a parrifin wax based oil that they used back in the 40s found it in my gradpas garage since he has lived in the same house since '43.
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^^^ Define High RPM, I am constantly winding mine out past 5000....

6000 or above.

5000 rpms is really not that high.
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^^^^ Oh yeah ok.... hahahaha...
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IF 5000 was dangerously high for a V6 Ford Ranger on regular oil which Ford recommends then they would not allow the truck to rev that high.
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Well I just asked because some people never push there motor past 3000-3500 at the most...lol.
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mine usually sees the full range of RPMs every time i drive it. atleast to 5000
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I try my best to keep it under 2 1/4... makes a big difference to the gas bill
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when i cruise im constantly at 3k, its where it sounds simply amazing, and even there i am gettin 21 mpg
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that seems real rough to me, i try real hard to keep it under 3k always

to each his own though
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when i cruise im constantly at 3k, its where it sounds simply amazing, and even there i am gettin 21 mpg
My truck
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Your truck
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I have to work a little harder to keep my mileage up

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true^^^
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wait till you enjoy geting the oil filter off the 3.0 its a blast after a couple oil changes you get the hang of it its still a ***** to do.

watch when u drop the oil filter down that it doesnt hit the eletrical thing I know on my 98 ive done it and ive seen sparks lol.

also I would just stick what ford puts in your truck the Motorcraft 5w20 synthetic blend

And you know that with the new fords they suggest you change your oil every 5k in the manual.
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yeah I'm heading to Advance Auto parts, gonna pick up Motorcraft oil & Filter, AND maybe a K&N high-flow drop in :)

and about the high RPMs yall go higher then me I stay at 2,500 and around 3K at 60mph... gas mileage is only 19 right now... I guess its gotta get "warn in" as they say
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wait till you enjoy geting the oil filter off the 3.0 its a blast after a couple oil changes you get the hang of it its still a ***** to do.

watch when u drop the oil filter down that it doesnt hit the eletrical thing I know on my 98 ive done it and ive seen sparks lol.

also I would just stick what ford puts in your truck the Motorcraft 5w20 synthetic blend

And you know that with the new fords they suggest you change your oil every 5k in the manual.

oh ive seen those sparks before... scared the sh*t outta me!!!
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why is this?

And, i also am constantly hitting over 5g's on the tach in my truck
and so am i, i drove my truck like a raped ape... ask any RF member thats seen me drive lol so what if i am doing 90 on the freeway and shift to 2nd....
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wait till you enjoy geting the oil filter off the 3.0
try changing plugs on the 4.0
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well mr. know-it-all here has to correct everyone and everything
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^^^^????
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he tried to argue that vindex's home made intake tube actually hurt performance other than helping it ^^^
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hmmmmm.........I put 5 qts. of oil in my 2.5l last time I changed the oil. I don't have an owners manual, but I looked it up on the internet I think......from the link on this site.......it was an online owners manual.
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try changing plugs on the 4.0
i changed mine before i had any lift and it was easy as pie.
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i changed mine before i had any lift and it was easy as pie.
easy as pie is the the 460 in my 86 250
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well guys turns out Advance Auto doesn't carry any Ford Motorcraft oil, or filters, so I bought a K&N drop in, came with decals, and an odd gasket thing for the airbox, ran me $60.00, I already have the recharge kit from my old truck so I'm good to go, I'll take some photos in a lil bit, waiting for the "golden hour"

I'll be doing the oil change tomorrow I supose
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You seem to have a problem with it, you have told him 5 and 4.5!!

As far as oil filters, stay with the Motorcraft, and you won't have to worry about construction.
this guys is silly, i remember him on another ford truck site years ago spewing the same crap.
the new 3.0 holds 5 quarts of 5W20 and a motorcraft FL400s filter.

his snapshot of that owners manual is not the same as your new ranger.
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I just changed the oil on my 06 3.0 for the first time 3 days ago. I put in about 5 quarts to get it to the max on the stick. Bought motorcraft oil and filter to stay under warranty. Price at Murrays wasnt that bad, prolly 20 for the whole set of oil and wrench and filter.
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