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Old 01-21-2009, 05:26 PM
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What type of oil to use?

This is the first thread I've posted on here, but here it goes! I just purchased an '06 F150 STX with 35000 miles on it. This truck looks like it was extremely well taken care of. My question is this. I have no clue what type or brand of oil was used in this truck. Is it going to matter what brand I go with or if I go with a synthetic? Just want to make sure to get it right as this truck has to last me a long time!! Thanks for any help!
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:35 PM
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http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/80...r-and-oil.html
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/19...w-5-4l-3v.html
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:03 PM
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Not sure if it matters, but my truck has the 4.6 V8.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:16 PM
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I would go with the Motorcraft 5W20 oil (Semi-Synthetic) and a Motorcraft filter. You can get them at Walmart. Its cheap, what Ford recommends, and great in the truck.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:21 PM
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I would run what ford built the motor with
I use Motorcraft 5w20 with a Wix filter
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:59 PM
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Or look for a coupon from a good Ford Dealer and just have them change it. They usually do the normal checks to and tell you if anything else is a problem. Of course you can just refuse anything else but it's good to know. I used one for my old truck last month, $19.95 for a coupon oil change, $70. for some other regular stuff including fuel filter and some adjustments, but it was worth it, they tweaked and lubed a bunch of little things including my stuck parking brake pedal.
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I like MotorCraft 5w20 oil & MC 820 S filter. Get 5qt. jug for $11+ & filter for $3+ at wall mart ( 7gts with filter ) I use WIX filters in my non FORD cars. Local FORD dealer does the $19.99 oil & filter change & fluid top off. That's $19.99 no tax, no supplies or disposal fee, prices differ but its a good way to meet the guys at your local dealer that may help you down the road.
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i too have a 2006 stx and love it mine has the 4.2 i got mine last march with 32000 miles and have 41000 with no problems
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yep, stay with motorcraft products!!!
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Mobil1 oil and filter, can't go wrong. Motorcraft?????only when thats all you can find.
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Yep, Motorcraft is one of the best oils on the market. Use it with confidence.
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Motorcraft?????only when thats all you can find.
based on what?
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Thanks for the huge response everyone! Motorcraft seems to be the overwhelming choice here. Probably what I'll go with. Thanks!
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based on what?
Based on Mobil 1's ads.

I never understood how one could go the Mobil 1 route and say Amsoil is too much when it is only like 2 bucks more a quart. After discounts, you can get Amsoil for the same price.

I use motorcraft. Based on ..... 10 years seeing the insides of Ford engines looking perfectly fine on motorcraft. Less money, good protection.
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I am trying Penzoil Platinum and I'm impressed so far. The engine seems quieter and runs alot smoother.
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