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Old 03-06-2011, 01:02 PM
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Anyway to verify that on the filter? I know some vehicles have an oil and filter change interval of 10,000 miles with petroleum oil and a filter made by Fram.

The only time I've ever seen an oil filter being separated from an oil change is if a vehicle falls into the severe maintenance category and then, the oil is changed in half the usual time but the filter is not. For example: My CR-V requires an oil and filter change every 7,500 miles under the normal maintenance schedule but if I do something to fall under the severe schedule (like towing or driving off road) , at 3,750 miles, I need to change the oil but not the filter.
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:07 PM
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I prefer synthetic but the prices make me get regular oil, but synthetic is better then regular oil.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:28 AM
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I am about to switch over ,i have run synthetic before on most of my vehicals and noticed minor gains.The reason i do it is for the protection of the motor.I change it every 5000 kms or so and that way if i am late its no big deal.But also most people pop in syn oil and use the same filter and think they can magically go forever on the oil not realizing the filter is still the same and is plugged at 6000 km.
Does anyone have a solution for this?
http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-D3410-Distance-Performance-Filter/dp/B0034HPIZ8/ref=au_pf_ss_14?ie=UTF8&Model=Ranger|696&n=15684181&s=automotive&Make=Ford|54&Year=2003|2003&carId=001
This will do.
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:51 PM
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i run eco power, tried mobil products, not a fan, have used Amsoil too and that stuff is awesome but too damn expensive. synthetic is better for ur seals, i switch with like 20k on my truck and she runs a lot better vs conventional oils

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No more then 3k miles on oil/filter. Why not just take care of the truck? Going any longer or running quarts low is so bad for the engine.. Ruins your interior components and you get all that varnish and coke deposits inside.. not worth it.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:26 PM
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Synthetic is the way to go EXCEPT for old cars (they'll leak) and NEVER break an engine in with synthetic. The valves will never seat and you'll be screwed.
What is considered old?
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:28 PM
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What is considered old?
Rule of thumb: carberated or over 100,000 miles.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:49 PM
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alright sounds good
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:38 AM
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Wich one do you guys perfer Synthetic oil or regular oil?

Is it true you see better fuel economy when you use synthetic oil and it also cleans the engine better than regular oil. And then the old tale appears once u run synthetic you cannot go back to regular oil. Reason why I ask is my Ranger is due for an oil change here soon and I am thinking about using synthetic. If so whats a good brand to use and a brand to stay away from. I am thinking about using Ams Oil
It depends on how many miles your truck has on it. Royal Purple is a really good oil but it's expensive. Royal Purple also has a "break in" oil spefically for new engines and fresh rebuilds. Using synthetic I noticed a smoother idle, my truck also ran a little bit better under acceleration as well. STAY AWAY FROM QUAKERSTATE OILS. I call it liquid shit in a bottle. Basicly here are the oils I recomend: CASTROL, ROYAL PURPLE, AMS OIL, AND VALVOLINE. Also look closely. Some oils have been formulated for engines with 75,000 miles or higher.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:34 AM
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Have had several people say switching to synth in an engine over 100k is alright, and several people say not to. So which is it?
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:50 AM
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For most modern engines, it isn't a problem regardless of the mileage. The ones to worry about are the engines that use cork gaskets, bascally engines from the '70s and back. Those are the ones that were known to spring a leak if you switched from dino oil to synthetic.

For what it's worth, my CR-V had 127,000 miles on it when I got it and it isn't leaking, nor is the engine in my Ranger which had 83,000 miles on it when I got it from the junk yard.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:39 AM
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Have had several people say switching to synth in an engine over 100k is alright, and several people say not to. So which is it?
If your engine is fairly new (not more than 10 or 15 years old) it shouldn't be a problem. I also went to 10W30 over the 5W20 whiich is what my truck calls for. The 10W30 is a little thicker and lubed alot better. But even with the stock oil viscosity (5W20) I noticed an improvement.

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For most modern engines, it isn't a problem regardless of the mileage. The ones to worry about are the engines that use cork gaskets, bascally engines from the '70s and back. Those are the ones that were known to spring a leak if you switched from dino oil to synthetic.

For what it's worth, my CR-V had 127,000 miles on it when I got it and it isn't leaking, nor is the engine in my Ranger which had 83,000 miles on it when I got it from the junk yard.
I agree. Basicly engines from th the late 70's and early 80's is the ones with oil leak issues, because back then they didn't stuff like copper gaskets, or make your own gasket kits, they didn't have synthetic oils either. I remember my dad coming from work cussing about clogged carbs, and severe oil leaks. There was an old saying about diesel engines that comes to mind to. If it aint leaking oil, it aint got no oil.
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:32 AM
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I would love someone to actually show some actual evidence of any of this. Besides what's written on the side of the bottle.
Just recently switched over to synthetic on my 98 ranger. I
Def get better mileage and runs smoother. No leaks fortunately =)
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:54 AM
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but once you go synthetic can you go back to dino oil?
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:53 AM
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ok i answerd my own question i looked it up
from what i read you can switch back and forth anytime you want or even mix the two. but its a good idea to top off with the same oil you are running in it. pretty common sense yay
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:00 PM
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ok i answerd my own question i looked it up
from what i read you can switch back and forth anytime you want or even mix the two. but its a good idea to top off with the same oil you are running in it. pretty common sense yay
Current Ford Motorcraft oils are 1/2 synthetic and 1/2 dino oils. It's called syntec blend. You can find these oils just about anywhere including walmart.
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