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Old 03-02-2009, 11:36 AM   #1
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What oil are you running??

Hello All, Just curious what oil viscosity you all are running. I usually use Mobil 1 synthetic in all my cars, but wondering what viscosity you all use. I havent had a car this old with this many miles in a while. I have 137k. I assume you all have high mileage as well as all of our trucks are on the older side. Anyway, just curious, please give me opinions...Thanks,
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:48 AM   #2
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pretty sure im running 5w30. And it really depends on what the good deal is, I run high mileage oil.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:49 AM   #3
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:01 PM   #4
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:02 PM   #5
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:54 PM   #6
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Isnt Rotella their diesel oil line?
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Hello All, Just curious what oil viscosity you all are running. I usually use Mobil 1 synthetic in all my cars, but wondering what viscosity you all use. I havent had a car this old with this many miles in a while. I have 137k. I assume you all have high mileage as well as all of our trucks are on the older side. Anyway, just curious, please give me opinions...Thanks,
Mobil 1 10w - 30
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:09 PM   #10
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:22 PM   #11
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Mobil One in everything I own........the J10 360 motor pegged the temp guage wheeling one time in the middle of the woods, Turned the fans back on (DOH)and drove it out of there an hour to home......approx 275 degrees...
and it lived to wheel another day....Mobil one tester here.....I have used it in 3 vehicles and the 2 I have now.......
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:24 PM   #12
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Currently running Ford Motorcraft 10W-30 Synthetic Blend......made especially for small block Ford engines.......

I swappped in a new 302 EFI long block this past Sept and the engine builder had me running 20W-50 and Zinc additive for the break in up to 500 miles, change oil & filter and after around 1500 miles I started getting lifter bleed down overnight PITA, where eventually the rocker arm was floping around and I tried to adjust it but no change these are Ford OEM non-adjustable rockers.....I thought the oil was to way thick to flow.........

They sent me to their "Warranty" guy and he changed 4 of the pushrods to slightly longer length.....which I never heard of doing........ it runs better but I still get a nano second of lifter noise on start up every once in a while so I'll drive it for another week and see where we are and if necessary he can replace all the lifters as far as I'm concerned......currently I have around 3,000 on it now.........

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The bottles just above the RED SALE sticker !!!!!!! It always has a W in it!!!
Same here with the brand. Although I have a preference for 10w30.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:40 PM   #15
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Shell Rotella 15W-40 this oil change...

Ditto. I am still breaking in my new engine, and I always use the Rotells, becouse I feel it has better addatives for break in. Im going to change it the next few days, and I will be going with 10w30.
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Mobil1 5/10w30 in my 351 and 302.

210k on the bronco's 302 and still hits 5500rpm like it was easy.
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Alright, this is going to sound silly, but I know the different numbers are different thicknesses.

We all run different weights, what gives? Before I started doing my own oil changes the place I went to ran 5w30 so thats what I continue to run.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:36 PM   #18
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:41 PM   #19
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anything but 10w30 in a windser or windser jr is bad
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:27 PM   #20
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Alright, this is going to sound silly, but I know the different numbers are different thicknesses.

We all run different weights, what gives? Before I started doing my own oil changes the place I went to ran 5w30 so thats what I continue to run.
Well, you've got a 302 right? You're actually supposed to be running 10w30. The 351's run 5w30.

You can run heavier oils in a more worn out motor to assist with oil pressure, but in a motor in good or ok condition, there's no reason to run heavier oils, other then stupidity.

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anything but 10w30 in a windser or windser jr is bad
IIRC, this is the second post of yours I've seen that is either stupid, or in which you have no idea of what you're talking about.
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