1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series TrucksDiscuss the Early Eighties Bullnose Ford Truck
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I personally like using 10w-40 on older such as what you have and any brand that uses dino oil, (valvoline, castrol, penzoil, quaker state, sinclair, amsoil) and a little blue bottle of STP oil treatment as it's very high in zinc and that's good for the engine. For oil filters I use Wix
1961 Ford Falcon Tudor Deluxe, 1961 Mercury Meteor 800 4 dr, 1966 Mercury Parklane 2dr, 1990 Dodge B250 Van. And lost without a pickup.
i agree with the 10-w40. as for brands i'd go with fepowerguy said. pretty much all of them out there except for noname in-store brands like a proline, coastal, autozone (if they even make it). i guess a decent rule of thumb would be if you see the oil company advertise on nascar it's a safe enough brand to use (haha).
i usually watch the circulars and pickup whatevers on sale at the parts store. i think advance is running a special now with castrol oil and a puralator filter. i picked u some of those.
also, i've used fram, motorcraft, puralator filters and never had a problem. you'll see a lot of people swear off fram but i've had good experiences. i think as long as you're changing your oil every 3K it doesn't make much of a difference if any.
2002 F-150 XLT Sport 4x4 Extended cab shortbed. 5.4L, auto
I've ran Shell Rotella T 15w40 for a couple years with absolutely no problems. If it's good enough for dirty, sooty diesel engines in semis, it's good enough for a much cleaner gas engine.
For filters, I've had good experience with Motorcraft and Wix.
I totally agree. I use 15W-40 diesel oil and wix or motorcraft filters. Rotella is usually the easiest find, as nearly everyone carries it.
I'm one that will not touch a fram oil filter. I've had people try to tell me they are fine, but I've seen one that ruined an engine. I believe in the adage of "screw me once, shame on you, screw me twice, shame on me".
1980 F-150 300 I6, C6 & 9" rearend. Cummins 5.9L/ NV4500 5 speed swap in the works
1974 F100 Ranger XLT 390, C6 3.25 axle. Dad bought it new.
1983 Mazda RX7 1.1L Rotary.
1984 CRX 35 MPG go kart
1995 Mazda B2300 (undercover Ford)
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