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Old 06-15-2011, 09:14 AM
1994Ranger4x4 1994Ranger4x4 is offline
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Default Which oil is best?

I have a 94' with a 3.0 and 100,000miles. i did a oil change when i got it and put penzoil high mileage oil in it. But i noticed the motor makes a ticking sound(mostly when accelerating). so i think it is the oil doing it. Im due for another oil change and was wondering what you guy recomend i should use. and what weight. i have 10W-30 in it now.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:24 AM
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Default Re: Which oil is best?

That super thick oil is most likely what the problem is. You are supposed to use 5w20 in a 3.0.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:39 AM
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One word.... Synthetic

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I runn moble1 high milage full synthetic, I now have 135k
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:43 AM
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synthetic
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:45 AM
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Default Re: Which oil is best?

I use 5w30 mobil 5000. I do have the 4.0L with 82,000 miles. Most oil is made by Ashland Oil Co.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:00 AM
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Default Re: Which oil is best?

Synthetic is best in the weight specified by the manufacturer. Only in rare cases would you have to go thicker or thinner.

For example, both of mine specifies 5W30.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:55 AM
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CASTROL SYNTEC

Its AWSOME stuff man but yeah your running the wrong oil for your Rigg use 5w20
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:37 PM
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I use 5w30 mobil 5000. I do have the 4.0L with 82,000 miles. Most oil is made by Ashland Oil Co.
Ashland oil co. is no longer Ashland oil. It is owned by marathon oil. Ashland oil was bought out by marathon in 1999 I believe.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:41 PM
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I am running 10w30 Castrol Syntec with lucas blend and haven noticed any issues, just a very mild, very mild indeed difference in fuel econo being better, but that could be other factors and not the oil itself.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:50 PM
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Default Re: Which oil is best?

i'll probably go with the mobil1 high mileage 5w-20. thanks for the info guys.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:31 AM
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Mobil One and if you really want to get expensive use royal purple
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:44 PM
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Anything synthetic and stick to what Ford recommends. I got a 99' Ranger with a 3.0 in it with over 280k miles on it. All I have done is put a clutch in it and head gaskets. Always have ran Syn oil and changed every 4k miles.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:31 PM
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Default Re: Which oil is best?

i use valvoline max-life and change it every 3k...same with my parents cars
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:55 PM
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Default Re: Which oil is best?

I put mobil1 full synethetic 5w30 in her yesterday.
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-Custom rear bumper, Aftermarket front.
-Mustang dome light
-Cherry Bomb Glasspack, Gutted cats.
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Default Re: Which oil is best?

Hi all, any help will be great. I have a Ford Ranger, 2005 model, XLT, 4x4, I live in Trinidad, W.I, what type of oil should I use? We have hot temperatures here
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