Oil type 3.0

Discussion in '3.0 Engine' started by Joejoe52, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Joejoe52

    Joejoe52 New Member

    I have a 2000 Ranger with the 3.0 and a 5 speed it has about 125,00 on it and I just bought it in September but only got to drive it for a week or so then got injured . Point being I will be doing some mods in the next couple of weeks and tuning up changing oil my question is it allright to go to full synthetic oil as long as I always use synthetic?
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  3. TheTwanksta

    TheTwanksta DSG STX

    I run Mobil1 synthetic in mine, I have around 130k on the clock.
  4. Dcrymes99ranger

    Dcrymes99ranger Riding low and broke!!!

    5w30 motorcraft.

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  5. ob269

    ob269 New Member

    I used to use mc but my Walmart doesn't sell the 5w30 in 5 qt jugs and there always seems to be only 3 or 4 qts in singles.. so I usually go w castrol part synthetic..

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  6. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger -Skylark65-

    somewhere in my owners manual it reccomends 5W20 oil... she's had 5W20 mobil1 full synthetic every oil change scince new :)
  7. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

    it wont hurt to run full synthetic a few times and then switch back to conventional.... synthetic has more cleaning agents and lasts a little longer than conventional...
  8. DPG3

    DPG3 Member

    what you can do if your worried if the insides are clean (or as clean as you can get them), run about a qt of tranny fluid through your engine for 5mins. then drain it all and do the usual oil change. dont go longer then 5mins though. not good to run it. it has a lot of cleaning properties since trannys have to run clean. but if you drive it like this with tranny fluid in it, you will mess it up. 5mins wont hurt
  9. Dcrymes99ranger

    Dcrymes99ranger Riding low and broke!!!

    Watch out though some synthetics make your engine tick. My brother inlaw did that to his dodge and put regular conv oil back in and quit ticking.

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  10. gcextreme

    gcextreme GCEXTREME Vendor

    Under my hood it says use 5W30....not sure why an owners manual would say 5w20
  11. Scrambler82

    Scrambler82 Old Guy User

    I run 5-20 Mobile 1 in my '03, 3.0L EDGE.

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