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Old 11-27-2010, 08:27 PM
RollinHigh2020 RollinHigh2020 is offline
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Default Re: What oil and filter?

This might sound stupid but I was wondering if the oil readings on the dip stick will be different when the truck was been leveled? since the oil drains further back into the oil pan.
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:23 PM
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Default Re: What oil and filter?

The only stupid question is the question that is not asked...

The dipstick is an accurate oil level check regardless where the drain plug is located.
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:35 PM
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i would use a k&n oil filter(part#2009) with royal purple 5 or 10 -30 if i could
easier way is to grab a fram ph3600 filter and 5 quarts of whatever weight and formula you decide is best for you... wix dosnt make a horrible filter either, but for some reason i dont ever use their stuff
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:21 AM
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I run 5w20 just like the book says with the Motorcraft filter, and mine has 123,000 on it with NO signs of oil useage. I would caution on the synthetic. Only because if the engine has been run on carbon oil all it's life, a synthetic could find a leak where the carbon oil will not. It's flow characteristics are so great, that it will seek out places standard carbon oils cannot find. Synthetics also have a "cleaning" property about them that can remove carbon deposits from areas such as the crank flange and the balancer where the seal rides and cause seepage there too. I'm not knocking synthetics here at all. Quite the opposite. But I would recommend that if an engine has had carbon based oil for the majority of it's life, then that's what you should stick with.

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The only stupid question is the question that is not asked...

The dipstick is an accurate oil level check regardless where the drain plug is located.
I think he was talkin about if the truck is not on level ground. Yes, the truck needs to be on level ground for an accurate oil level reading. If the oil is all piled up in the back of the pan away from the dipstick because it's sitting on a grade, no way will it read right. That was a good question.

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Old 12-02-2010, 11:28 AM
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in my 3.0 i usually run motorcraft synthetic blend but recently i am trying out valvoline synthetic blend. Seems to me its been working good so i might just keep putting it in. I change mine every 2,000 miles because its just black by then. Thanks previous owner on religious oil changes.. And i always use a fram oil filter.
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:37 AM
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I run Mobil 1 FS with MC filter. I have been hearing great things for the price about Shell Rotella T6
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:40 AM
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in my 3.0 i usually run motorcraft synthetic blend but recently i am trying out valvoline synthetic blend. Seems to me its been working good so i might just keep putting it in. I change mine every 2,000 miles because its just black by then. Thanks previous owner on religious oil changes.. And i always use a fram oil filter.
Wow, every 2k miles? Seems like a lot of work to me, but more power to you. Also, I use Fram now but after reading about how they have cardboard endcaps I am going to be switching and you might want to as well since it seems you take your oil care seriously.
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:42 AM
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Wow, every 2k miles? Seems like a lot of work to me, but more power to you.
you have no idea how much flack i catch because of that lol i can do my oil in under a half hour if i wanted to. but i like it to drain out to nothing not one drip of oil lol
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:02 PM
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you have no idea how much flack i catch because of that lol i can do my oil in under a half hour if i wanted to. but i like it to drain out to nothing not one drip of oil lol
that is funny drip, drip, drip.............what happens if the 2,000 miles takes place while you are on the highway.do you pull over and change right there?......I stopped using Fram filters also when I heard about the possible issues.........I get the MC at walmart for less than $4........I change mine every 5k..........mine runs good but it is not the prettiest ..I use it as a Turd veihicle and keep it maintained so I don't break down....
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:26 PM
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what happens if the 2,000 miles takes place while you are on the highway.do you pull over and change right there?
What, you don't change your oil off to the side of the road RIGHT when you hit that mark? LOL
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:41 PM
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What, you don't change your oil off to the side of the road RIGHT when you hit that mark? LOL
when I hit my 5k mark I immediately go to Costco and buy myself a case of bud light and a nice steak..because that is about how much I save myself for changing the oil...........
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:04 AM
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I like the Motorcraft Syn. blend and a Motorcraft filter.
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:16 PM
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My owners manual says 7500 for normal service and 5000 for severe. Just sayin.
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