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Old 05-27-2011, 11:34 AM
DoctorTubaUF DoctorTubaUF is offline
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Default 2000 Ranger 3.0 oil change recommendation

I just recently inherited a 2000 Ranger 3.0 V6 and its due for an oil change. My Grandpa always did oil changes every 3000 miles with conventional oil. The truck now has 93000 miles on it and I was wondering if there is any merit in switching to full synthetic oil. Thoughts?
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:55 AM
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Default Re: 2000 Ranger 3.0 oil change recommendation

I would switch, I run a full synthetic and I think it helps. I use valvoline full synthetic, It wont hurt anything and you can always switch back to conventional oil. When you do the switch you can change the oile 5k-7500k which will save you a little as well
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:06 PM
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Default Re: 2000 Ranger 3.0 oil change recommendation

The first time you use synthetic on an older engine though it turns so much gunk loose and becomes so dirty I wonder if maybe the first time changing it at like 3,000 miles.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:27 PM
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Default Re: 2000 Ranger 3.0 oil change recommendation

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The first time you use synthetic on an older engine though it turns so much gunk loose and becomes so dirty I wonder if maybe the first time changing it at like 3,000 miles.
Agreed....synthetic has higher detergent levels so the first oil change should be around 3k
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