What engine oil do you use?

Discussion in 'Maintenance Shop' started by Hooligan, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Like the title says, what do you use and why?

    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. It has special detergents to clean and prevent sludge build up and allows the engine to run a bit smoother in my experience.
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  3. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

    I use valvoline sae 30w I used to be called hpo 30w. I have never had a problem with it yet.
  4. 08 Ranger Sport 4X4

    08 Ranger Sport 4X4 New Member

    Motorcraft 5w 30. Made with it, sticking with it.
  5. regular dino 5w-30 but next oil change will go full synthetic with a motorcraft filter
  6. kozal01

    kozal01 New Member

    Mobil 1 full synthetic, motorcraft filter.
  7. OP

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    I forgot to say what I use like a dumbass! I use Valvoline full synthetic also with a motorcraft filter

  8. GeorgiaRanger

    GeorgiaRanger 4.Fast

    MotorCraft 5w20 with a Motorcraft filter!!!! I use it cuz its ford!. Built Ford Tough
  9. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    Motorcraft 5w30 and motorcraft filter
  10. OldCarFart

    OldCarFart New Member

    AMSOIL in all but high mile or leaky engines (i.e. my 205K chebby 1500 stepside), they get Wal-Mart 15W40.
  11. john12121

    john12121 New Member

    Amsoils seems to perform very well.....By Switching to Amsoil Synthetic ATF oil your vehicle will get new lease on life..
  12. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

    what weight of valvoline synthetic you use hooligan?
  13. ob269

    ob269 New Member

    I've been using 10w30. Thought about switching to 5w for the cold months we have coming up..
  14. Captured Time

    Captured Time watch this and hold on

    10w30 synthetic
  15. Use just the walmart brand conventional. Cheaper, same as all the other conventionals. I want to upgrade to Royal Purple full synthetic, but have nowhere near the amount of money to do so.

    (11/20) Now I switched over to Quaker State's Advanced Durability. So much better than conventional lol
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2011
  16. EricFi1

    EricFi1 New Member

    I use Valvoline Synpower 5w-30, and usually a Motorcraft FL-1A, sometimes a Wix 51773 (which holds an extra 3/4 of a qt). I can extend my OCI a bit further if I want.
    Usually I change oil around 6000 (I can go further, but I get bored having oil in for so long). you just get that itch to change it.
  17. racsan

    racsan exceding the limits....

    pennzoil 5w30 high milage. truck gets changed every 3,000 miles, wife's S-blazer gets the same oil but changed at every 5,000 miles. for filters the ranger gets a motorcraft fl1a, the blazer gets a a/c or fram filter.
  18. OP

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

  19. 360Ranger

    360Ranger USAF Veteran

    5w20 Motorcraft in my DD, 0w20 Mobile 1 full synthetic in Wife's DD, and Valvoline 50w Racing Oil in my TOY!
  20. 5w-30 full synthetic SuperTech
  21. Scrambler82

    Scrambler82 Old Guy User

    5-20 Mobile One w/ MotorCraft Filter
    3000 miles later change the filter and add oil as needed.
    At 6000 miles change oil and filter and start again.

    By buying Mobile 1 on sale ahead of time your cost per oil change is less than conventional oil/filter.
    Do we need synthetics in the engine, NO but if the cost is there why not can save some of the regular crude for gasoline.
    Only problem running synthetics oil is on the trail and you need oil that you may or may not have stocked up on and taken with you.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012

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