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Old 11-27-2011, 11:59 AM
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Default Re: What type/weight of oil do you use?

5w-20 Mobil 1 Full synth w/ motorcraft filter, costs me about 35 evey oil change.
Whats the difference between 5w20 and 5w30, i know ones heavier/lighter, but tehy dont have full synth high mileage in 5w20 for mobil 1
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:04 PM
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The weight makes a huge difference in the winter.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:00 PM
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The sticker on my 2000 3.0 says 5w30, they might have changed it to 5w20 in the 3.0 in a later year.
Ford did change the recommended oil weight in later years because my 02' Ranger 3.0 V6 was listed as taking 5W 20. I also had an 04 Ranger 4.0L V6 4*4 that, I believe, also took 5W20.

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Whats the difference between 5w20 and 5w30, i know ones heavier/lighter,
I believe the 5w20 is lighter, and newer vehicles run more environmentally friendly on lighter weight oil. However, putting in a slightly heavier oil, such as 5W30 won't necessarily harm your engine -- mostly gas mileage and minimal (at that) is affected.

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Old 02-17-2012, 07:09 PM
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i use whatever is the cheapest and is 10w 30
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:22 PM
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im running quaker state 5W-30 full synthetic and its only costing about 25 bucks. where in the world do you guys live? haha jeeze. but i also change it myself and idk if you do...
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:26 PM
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I use 5w30.
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i use master craft formula 1 because it is made in Canada.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:03 PM
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I use 5/30, due to some piston slap in warm weather, took care of the problem.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:51 AM
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I use 5/30, due to some piston slap in warm weather, took care of the problem.
Really ? Piston slap ? What is that, what does it have to do with warm weather, and how does a heavier oil fix it ?
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:00 AM
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5-30 or 10-30 castrol
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whats recommended for a 06 4.0 lol

ill use Royal purple
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:30 AM
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valvoline 10w 30.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:33 AM
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Castrol edge 5w20 K & N filter change filter 6mo cap off oil change one a year Liquid engineering API Service SM,CF they claim 4 times better than Mobil 1 I buy it at Walmart on sale $27.00 five qt some times Oriley has on sale for the same price including K&N filter then i stock up I use it in all three of my 08 edge 99 f150 07 ranger
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:54 AM
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Default Re: What type/weight of oil do you use?

5w-20 conventional.

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Really ? Piston slap ? What is that, what does it have to do with warm weather, and how does a heavier oil fix it ?
I had a beater '81 Pontiac Wagon that had a bad piston slap. Since I was going to swap out another engine, I filled it with 60w racing oil to get by for a short period.
Quieted it down some.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:42 PM
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Default Re: What type/weight of oil do you use?

I have been using Penzoil 10w-30 because I just feel the factory recommended 5w-20 is too thin , it might be OK for winter use for all around use especially in the summer I prefer the heavier weight 10w-30. Next oil change I'm going to go synthetic.
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