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Old 05-26-2011, 09:11 PM
klinger86 klinger86 is offline
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Question What synthetic oil?

What would be the best synthetic oil and weight to run in my truck? I would like to stay with valvoline. Never really had a problem with it so far. Right now I am using valvoline sae 30.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:23 PM
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I do Valvoline 5w30. Walmart style! 24 for a 5 quart bottle
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:56 PM
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i use mobil 1 extended performance full synthetic becuase i dont have to change my oil for 15,000 miles but i dont trust that so i change it at about 7,500 miles just to be safe
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:12 PM
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I do mine every 5k......am I doing it too often, wasting money you think?
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:34 PM
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i do mine every 3k regardless or every 4 months whichever comes 1st, im anal about my engine lol
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:35 PM
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well it depends on the type of oil you use. i just use mobil 1 extended perfomance because i like mobil 1 and i want my engine to last



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Old 05-27-2011, 07:33 AM
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well went and got the oil filter and seafoam today.... never seafoamed my truck so it should smoke like a freight train or more this time... got valvoline 10w30 synpower to run in the truck and a stp oil filter.... hopefully get to change thte oil today or monday....
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:36 AM
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... Right now I am using valvoline sae 30.
I guess thats okay for spring/summer/fall but you'll need to make sure your using what your trucks winter rating is by wintertime.
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:37 AM
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I just put in Castrol Full Syntec 10W30 with a lucas additive at 4200 kms (2600 miles). I change it at every 4000 Klicks give or take.
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:40 AM
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I guess thats okay for spring/summer/fall but you'll need to make sure your using what your trucks winter rating is by wintertime.
always used sae 30 year round and never had a problem with it... even this last winter when it was colder than normal...
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:39 AM
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I have always used Synthetic in my engines , lowering the rpms and running smoother , less friction . My Ranger states I believe 5W30 and I change it every 3 to 4 K miles as its all highway . I will change to synthetic in the trans and rear end when it needs to be changed as well .
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:08 AM
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always used sae 30 year round and never had a problem with it... even this last winter when it was colder than normal...

I wonder why the ford engineers never recommended this from the beginning........those guys are morons......
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:22 AM
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i use valvoline or napa full synthetic 5w-30 with a wix or napa gold filter. cahange every 3-4k. i would not trust an oil for over 5k. let alone a filter
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:46 AM
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castrol full synthetic. 5w-20.
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:57 AM
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Motor oil. A lot more complicated then you might think. BITOG
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