Currently, I use Valvoline in the Ranger and Pennzoil in the Edge, but again always the recommended 5W 20. Living in the South, there is no snow, therefore, no salt, so cars are much better cared for and last longer. Then I switch to 10w-30 during the summer because heavier oil stands up against heat better. The biggest advantage I can see with using synth over a good dino is that you can leave it in longer, but a decent dino will last longer than we're prepared to leave it in anyway. Unfortunately this is where it gets a bad rap. I ran maxlife in my x for 8k miles and the oil that came out looked new. May your ex go on for many more miles.
I now buy Mobil One in bulk because I use it in 3 cars and it's cheap enough in bulk and now it comes in a weight that I want. We always factor in your area's climate, your mileage, and driving style when helping you select your oil. I myself switched from regular 5w30 to a synthetic blend to clean the sludge out then after 2 runs with synthetic blend I went full synthetic. Still very slippery between my fingers very scientific i know and still light in color. My 11 year old Yamaha Road Star has 80k on it and is still running strong using synthetic oil. That gunk could be plugging a hole. He seems to know his stuff and goes into pretty good detail on all of this.
Like the title says, what do you use and why? Florida doesn't get the radical changes that a Northern climate like Cleveland, Oh receives, so unless living in an extraordinarily extreme temperature like Anchorage which had -40 temps yesterday I wouldn't think that the benefits are really worth it. Thicker oil increases timing chain guide wear and increases the risk of timing chain slip. My start up timing chain noise decreased when I switched to synthetic oil. That sucker's 16 years old now. Does anybody recommend using Lucas oil stabilizer with the higher mileage engine?? Heck, I even use synthetic oil in my lawn mower. The different viscosity dino oils require more additives thus leaving more junk to collect in your motor.
The reasoning: in winter, you want a lower weight of oil so it doesn't gum up, or get thick for your engine. Do some experimenting and tell us what you find but keep that start up time in mind and change it often. Refer to the following text for further details. That's news to me since both my 07' Ford Edge 3. Ranger Ford Ranger Oil Change What Type Of Oil Should I Use For My Ford Ranger? The only thing to really consider is the weight. Make the job easier with an Oil Fluid Transfer Pump: Check out some cool tools that Ozzstar likes to use: If the Ozzstar Channel has helped you out consider donating by visiting my Patreon page. I found this in a discussion of Shell Rotella T6 Synthetic vs.
Martha, My 1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition -Alpine stereo, with Alpine Type S Doorspeakers and Alpine Type E Subwoofers in a dual chamber sealed box. I'm using Mobil 1 0W30 Full Synthetic for the winter and will use 5W30 during the summer. Regardless of what you use, this is important. I know its better to run thicker engine oil on high mileage engines, especially in hot weather. Thanks guys, the more i read it sounds like people like running synthetic oil in the 4.
That's my plan as well, 300,000 Miles and I would be very happy. I have always felt as long as you do your oil changes at a safe interval the brand name of oil does not matter anymore like it used to. It is sort of an achievement for me, I have never gotten a vehicle past 181,000 Miles. You made the right decision based on your driving conditions. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Ford Ranger Fans to meet online. Never had a problem with them.
I am new here and to Explorers in general. That's what has always been used on this truck. So have you, it is always good to know your truck, and your situation before you make a choice. Yes you're fine with normal dino oil still. Having said that, to get the weight that I want from my favourite brand I had to buy a semi synth and I was very impressed with it. I don't think synthetic even existed in 1997 so I don't know how your owners manual can even suggest it. Whether your engine needs synthetic, synthetic blend, or high mileage oil, you can drive satisfied knowing that your car's been taken care of.
None the less, you can use regular oil without a problem. For some people, it doesn't matter who works on their car. But for some, it couldn't matter more. Of course, if you're leaking oil now, there will still be the possibility no matter what oil is used, but the mere presence of using a synthetic does not cause a leak. My philosophy is that a vehicle rusts out and the doors fall off before the engine fails. Looking for the best oil type for your Ford Ranger? When you're ready, schedule your Ford Ranger oil change appointment online and let our oil professionals care for your car's engine.
Are you a Ford Ranger fan? Still, I'm curious to see what oil I get if I schedule an appoint at my local lincoln dealer's quicklube express. I'm not exactly a car expert so all help is appreciated. I wouldn't recommend the Lucas product. I use 5w-30 for winter, and 10w-30 for summer. If you want a complete lay out of oil and what would be best for you, I recommend checking out this guy.