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Old 06-08-2009, 03:18 PM   #1
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Default Recommended oil for 1996 F-150?

i have a 1996 F-150 with 129,000 miles that i bought but doesn't have the manual with it, what is the recommended oil for this truck? and is 5w-30 ok for it?

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use 10-30
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Depends on the engine.
The 5.8 uses 5w-30 and the rest use 10w-30.
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what makes the 5.8 so special
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what makes the 5.8 so special
I wondered the same thing. Don't know for sure.
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10w-40(summer) Quaker State high Millage stuff is really nice
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I'm a Castrol GTX 10w30 man myself... I also like the K&N (Performance Gold) or Mobil 1 (Extended Performance) oil filters (whichever is cheaper).
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In my Explorer I use Mobil 1 Full Synthetic with a Fram Extended Guard filter. The filter is designed to be used for 7k miles which is how often I change the oil unless I go for a weekend of off roading then I change it when i get home.

In all the other cars and trucks I have i use Mobil Clean 5000 with the same filter, and I just change it every 5k miles.

The one thing I suggest never putting in any vehicle is Pennzoil.
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I would say.. if you can afford it to use royal purple motor oil. It is full synthetic and arguably the best motor oil out there. If too expensive i would use castrol full synthetic 10-30
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The one thing I suggest never putting in any vehicle is Pennzoil.


I been a Pennzoil man for the last 16 years. Never had a problem and always have strong running engines.
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