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Old 02-03-2014, 12:22 PM
Ordinary Biker Ordinary Biker is offline
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Default Re: Which oil is best?

Owners manual will specify what you should use.
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:45 PM
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Whatever known-brand API/SAE 5w30 is on sale.

The 3.0 isnt really picky.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:05 PM
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Default Re: Which oil is best?

If you've begun using a High Mileage oil I would continue to do so. They have additives in the oil to condition the seals which make them expand, if you start using a non HM oil they may shrink again causing leaks.

Just my .02

*I use Valvoline Max Life 5w-20 in my 04 3.0
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:46 PM
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Default Re: Which oil is best?

I use Mobil 1 full synthetic 0w20 or full synthetic Valvoline 5w20. Depending on what I can get at a discount at work at the time since I work for Sears.
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:57 PM
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What ever you decide to use, Id recommend using a quart of lucus oil treatment in your engine.. It's alittle pricey "around 10.00 bucks at walmart" but it worth every penny!!!!!
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:12 PM
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Holy thread revival Batman!!!
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:38 PM
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Default Re: Which oil is best?

Ford recommends Synthetic Blend 5w20 and that's what the dealerships use and what came in the new Rangers so why use anything else ?
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