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Old 11-30-2009, 11:32 AM
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I have a 99 4cyl 5 spd with 129000 miles on it i changed the oil myself 300mi ago and i went out this morning to let it warm up and i stater it and the oil pressure never went up si i turned it off and checked it and it was almost empty!!! but i drove it yesterday and the pressure was where it should be and i have change it in all of my trucks so i know what i ma doing thats not the problem.. but how many quarts does it take to fill up a ranger this it the first one i have ever had? the guy at auto zone told me 4 and a half because i dont have an owners manual? so please help
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:44 AM
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Should be 4.5 Quarts.

Check this out: 1999 Ranger Owner's Manual

Any sign of leakage anywhere?
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:01 PM
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no i put about a quart and a half in it and its right at the max line it dont burn any either
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:11 PM
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I would keep an eye on it. If your sure its not leaking and doesn't burn oil then you may have just put 3 qts in it when you changed it. Trust me people have done dumber things.
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:28 PM
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Like the buddy of mine in Texas that bought the '68 Chevelle SS with the 454 in mint condition. Drained the transmission, put more oil in the engine, and drove off.
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:21 PM
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Like the buddy of mine in Texas that bought the '68 Chevelle SS with the 454 in mint condition. Drained the transmission, put more oil in the engine, and drove off.
can we say big f ing opps
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:39 PM
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well because i bought the 5 quart jug. and that was all i had left was a quart and a half and it filled it right up but i will keep a good eye on it and i put some oil in the truck so i will have some where ever i go. i bought this truck a week ago and i hope it don't bite me in the ass for 3500 but thanks everyone
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:49 PM
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Like the buddy of mine in Texas that bought the '68 Chevelle SS with the 454 in mint condition. Drained the transmission, put more oil in the engine, and drove off.
That's one way to bring the value of a car down.
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:58 PM
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that means you put 3.5 quarts in it the last time u changed your oil.
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:22 PM
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I have a 98 2.5 4 cylinder. Every time I change the oil, I dump in 5 qts. Comes out perfect every time. Just buy the 5 qt jugs and you never have to worry about it. Been doing it that way for over 50K every 3K, and the truck runs perfect. Do yourself a favor and use Castrol GTX high mileage combined with a motorcraft filter, and you are set. You can get it all at Wal Mart for around $20 for everything.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:54 AM
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ok when i start it when its cold it squeaks but after a few seconds. the pressure goes up? i am running 10w 30 should i go down th 5w what?
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:56 PM
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With as many miles as you have on it, I would be running a 10w40, possibly a 5w40 if you can find it. I strongly suggest using Castrol GTX High Mileage.
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:06 PM
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oh i will change it tomorrow but i did put something with high mileage i think it was pennsoil
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:06 PM
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Lucas oil.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:45 PM
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I wouldn't switch to 10w40, there is no reason to unless you are extremly hard on your engine and it's getting really sloppy sounding, and it can cause more friction that isn't needed. 5w30 is probably the recommended and does exactly what you need it to. Ford recommends the oil you need and that is the best oil for your engine. Unless you but a straight viscosity oil like SAE 30 weight the multi grade acts like one kind of oil at initial cold start up and another when warm to provide proper lubrication.

And you can use any name brand of oil and get great results. To let you know high mileage oil is a farce, it has a slightly better cleaning agent than your normal oil, and other than that it has a swelling agent so your seals expand out. It's not really worth it. Run a good quality synthetic and change it at a regular interval with a good filter you'll have no problems. I buy Mobil 1, Lucas or Royal Purple. Usually Mobil 1.
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