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Old 04-14-2008
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I'll sweep the garage, organize some tools, and take a good look around the engine comparment and underside of the truck while I wait.
5 minutes of my time was the oil change, the rest of the time was figuring out how to hook up a cordless drill to my stock bottle jack so I didn't have to raise it by hand. Although in the end I could not figure something out. But I did seal my 3rd brake light and change my wipers and wash the ranger after.
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Royal Purple is a rip off
Not exactly. It's Racing oil. It has more ppm than just about any other synthetic out there. most of the time though it's hard to find and it aint cheap either. Usually it goes for damn near 10 bucks a quart. It's one of those you get what you pay for type deals. This is only the second time i've used it because it's hard to find around here. Most of the time if I can't find it I use Castrol.
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been running it in all my vehicles since 97 ........no problems at all and oil changes every 10k (km not miles)

are those k&n oil filters any good.they on sale too...........never used them ...........are they reuseable like all the other k&N stuff?

also it takes me about 4 hours to do oil changes...........sunday afternoons only.........+ a case of beer
Nope they aint reusable, but they're ok. Fram or Mobil is usually better oil filters. K&N HP2009 is what you'll need. It's a bit overated oil filter.
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Your truck had synthetic oil from the factory. If the oil you put in wasn't synthetic then it probably didn't have the right API certification(in your owners manual). There's no 'synthetic break-in period' in new vehicles anymore. I've been running mobil 1 5-30 and a K+N oil filter since 15K no prob. There's no problem with running 10-30 instead of 5-30.
Nope. Ford only uses Synthetic Oils in their High performance vehicles. That's from their High performance vehicle service manuals. They still use 5W20 and 5W30 in their trucks. Then you'll see Mobil 1 triple synthetic 10W30. The Lightning, a few F150's and 250's use that oil. Motorcraft which is conventional oil not synthetic is used in the Ranger and a few of the F150's. The diesel trucks use 15W40 Rotella, and Mobil 1. Nothing wrong with using 10W30 at all. In fact you get better MPG's using it because it takes longer to get up to temp therefore it runs cooler. But at operating temp they flow the same.
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I use Castrol GTX High Mileage 5w-30 w/ 137,593 miles with motorcraft fls-400 oil filter and that 2.5 still runs strong. I love changing the oil cause the truck is so high up, its even more high up than my moms 02 Explorer, which is a mess changing the oil. I didn't know if you lived in Texas to use 10w-30, Ive lived here most my life and never used 10w-30 besides on my bird.
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I use whatever is on sale in my ranger. 140K with no problems.

My 150 only gets havoline though. Always have, and always will.
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don't forget to replace the drain plug i got distracted yesterday and then noticed 5 quarts of clean oil on the floor it was a mess
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These days, I am trying to take care of my truck because it's already out lasted 2 other rangers the same year in my neighborhood. The reason is mainly due to neglet on their part.
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i run the factory spec since i started using synthetic a few years ago but back when i used dino oil, i'd run what the factory recommended in the summer(we'll say 5w 30 for the sake of argument) and run a thinner viscosity in the winter due to the colder climate where i liver(we'll say 0w30)



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don't forget to replace the drain plug i got distracted yesterday and then noticed 5 quarts of clean oil on the floor it was a mess
bwahahahahaha
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I decided to cancel my project. Mainly do to cost about 95% of it. The other 5% was do to a couple of bloggers. They'd rather put someone down rather than offer some help or first hand knowledge. No matter. what's done is done. I just switched to 10W30 to try and help out my fuel MPG's.
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