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Old 06-06-2010, 07:45 AM
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Default What oil and filter?

I'm new to the 3.0 crowd. I have a 2003 3.0 with 117,000 miles on it. It never missed an oil change. I was just wondering what oil and weight you recommend. In my 94 2.3, which I passed on to a new owner at 238,000, I used to run 10w-40 and Engine Restore at every 3000 miles. Should I continue to use the Engine Restore in my 3.0 and what weight oil should I use?
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:10 AM
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what doe sit say in you manual. 5w30? I would use what it says.........Mobil 1 FS with Motorcraft filter!
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If you dont have a owners manual look st my signature and click there.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:43 AM
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I run the factory recommended weight oil in a full synthetic with a motorcraft filter and change it at the factory recommended intervals.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:58 AM
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I looked it up in the manual for you..........5w20 every 5k miles. the book recommends synthetic blend. I would run full synthetic. I use mobil 1 and I would use a motorcraft filter Walmart has them for about $4
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:06 AM
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Default Re: What oil and filter?

I use Castrol Syntec Synthetic 10w30 and a Napa Gold filter and change my oil every 3k miles.
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:50 PM
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Shouldn't I run a heavier weight oil with 117,000 miles on it?
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:02 PM
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Shouldn't I run a heavier weight oil with 117,000 miles on it?
My truck calls for 5w30.........that is what i run, full synthetic. I dont burn or leak any oil.......if you don't use oil put in full synthetic with the recommended weight. you could try high mileage if you think it necessary
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:04 PM
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Shouldn't I run a heavier weight oil with 117,000 miles on it?
no, you should run the oil weight that ford specifies. they recommend it for a reason.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:09 AM
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Default Re: What oil and filter?

they call for a 5w20, if its not burning oil when hot theres no reason to increase the to a 5w30, however a 10w30 wouldn't hurt with over 100,000 miles on it. Like everyone said, Mobil 1 FS is the way to go.
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:03 PM
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Default Re: What oil and filter?

I have a 2000 3.0 my owners manual says 5w30 synthetic. for engines with a lot of miles i would replace a quart of engine oil with a quart of marvel mystery oil, that stuff is like liquid gold, awesome for fuel systems too
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:31 AM
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Default Re: What oil and filter?

I would recommend 10w30 and replace one quart with Lucas oil treatment. I prefer using Castrol. The Lucas oil treatment is some really good stuff.
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:57 PM
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Default Re: What oil and filter?

I have good things about pennzoil, valvoline, motorcraft, and royal purple. not too sure about other brands. Fram really sucks on a mojor level and castrol is a BP brand. We use motorcraft but im gonna try royal purple with my 3.0.
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:58 AM
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I would recommend 10w30 and replace one quart with Lucas oil treatment. I prefer using Castrol. The Lucas oil treatment is some really good stuff.
Lucas is really good stuff. i use it every oil change.
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:22 PM
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Default Re: What oil and filter?

I have a "94" 3.0 w/171,000 miles....Could I switch to a synthetic oil or should I stick with the standard mineral oil?
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