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Old 09-08-2010, 10:34 AM
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Default What type/weight of oil do you use?

My owner's manual says to use synthetic blend 5W-20. Do I HAVE to or can I get by with conventional oil? Yes ideally, I'd like to go full synthetic but $50+ for a full synthetic oil change? Damn!
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:44 PM
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Default Re: What type/weight of oil do you use?

A while back advance had 5 qts of Mobil-1 & a Mobil-1 filter for 29.99..

But Motorcraft Syn-blend 5w-20 and a MC filter shouldn't be close to $50..
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:48 PM
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Default Re: What type/weight of oil do you use?

Used to spend about 30 but now its about 55 per change , I use full synthetic . Newer truck , 2010 . My old ranger ( 2000 ) I put synthetic in too after about 50 K . Best thing I ever did .
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Old 09-08-2010, 02:14 PM
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Yes you're fine with normal dino oil still. I don't think synthetic even existed in 1997 so I don't know how your owners manual can even suggest it. None the less, you can use regular oil without a problem.
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Old 09-08-2010, 02:18 PM
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Default Re: What type/weight of oil do you use?

I use Valvoline full synthetic for high mileage engines, 5w30.
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Old 09-08-2010, 02:39 PM
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i have castrol synthetic 10w/30 and one quart of castrol 5w/30 to thicken it some so my rockers and lifters got an extra coat of thicker oil instead of useing additives like lucas i was pleased that my 23 year old engine could still run castrol that shizz is like sewing machine oil,thin,clean,and clear as water,took 6 months to turn it to a regular brown color like ford motorcraft,at least my ol'2.9l runs as good as a new 2010 mustang with castrol,and i know my engines clean and tight,and like new running shape dispite it's age,HA just like the castrol mustang tv commercials,now it's back to motorcraft 10w/40 for winter.
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Default Re: What type/weight of oil do you use?

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Yes you're fine with normal dino oil still. I don't think synthetic even existed in 1997 so I don't know how your owners manual can even suggest it. None the less, you can use regular oil without a problem.
LOL, my Ranger is a 2003, my Taurus is the one that's a 1997, which by the way, I use high mileage oil. Like it says in my sig, both have the OHV 3.0L V6.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:30 PM
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I use 10w30 penzoil
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:08 PM
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Default Re: What type/weight of oil do you use?

I used to run nothing but castrol 10w30, now I run what it calls for in the manual, castrol still but 5w20.
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:09 PM
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Default Re: What type/weight of oil do you use?

5w-30 high mileage penzoil but next oil change going full synthetic
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:32 PM
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i run mobil 1 5W20 and a WIX filter
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:24 PM
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motor craft 5w-20 i run it because they come from the factory that way.
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:09 AM
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Default Re: What type/weight of oil do you use?

I use 5w-30 for winter, and 10w-30 for summer. The reasoning: in winter, you want a lower weight of oil so it doesn't gum up, or get thick for your engine. Then I switch to 10w-30 during the summer because heavier oil stands up against heat better.

The brand I use is Castrol GTX high mileage. Never had a problem with them.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:43 AM
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Default Re: What type/weight of oil do you use?

5w30(recommended by ford) Mobil 1 full synthetic(it makes my engine happy, I can tell)
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:07 AM
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Am I the only one that uses motorcraft?
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