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View Poll Results: Specifically for the 2004-2008 5.4L V8 Triton, what oil do YOU use?
0W-40
5
0.89%
5W-20
326
58.11%
5W-30
173
30.84%
5W-40
11
1.96%
10W-30
26
4.63%
10W-40
9
1.60%
Any of them, it doesn't matter
4
0.71%
Other
7
1.25%
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5.4L Engine Oil - "What Should I Use?"

 
Old 03-16-2016, 08:19 AM
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An interesting idea came up - after several "What oil should I use?" questions, mostly because of the 5.4L's tendency to tick, why not make it a sticky? You decide!

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Thanks Lamartian, hopefully this will become a sticky so that new users can find their answer rather quickly.
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Thanks Lamartian, hopefully this will become a sticky so that new users can find their answer rather quickly.
We'll see how it goes. If it gets a good bit of positive feedback, I'll sticky it. We shall find out
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You left out the 0W-40 and 5W-40.
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I can add them
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Done. I put in an "other" one for any obscure ones that might pop up.
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Manual says to use 5W20, so that's what I use. I'm no oil guru though. Is there a reason to use something else?
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Depends on who you ask. Personally I'm a 5W-30 guy. The same engine in Australia calls for 10W-30. I think Ford only spec'd 5W-20 because of U.S. CAFE requirements and a measly increase in MPG, but I can't back that last part up.
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Originally Posted by LaMartian View Post
Depends on who you ask. Personally I'm a 5W-30 guy. The same engine in Australia calls for 10W-30. I think Ford only spec'd 5W-20 because of U.S. CAFE requirements and a measly increase in MPG, but I can't back that last part up.
I wonder if it has more to do with the temperature differences between the 2 countries? I live in FL, It doesn't get below freezing were I live. Normal temps in our "winter" are mid 40's to 50's. And that only lasts a few weeks.
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I changed it to "what oil do you use" instead of "what oil do you think should be used"
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