Home Ford Ranger Forum Builders Guide How To Tech Other Articles Featured Rangers Readers Rangers Classifieds Shirts & Decals

 
Old 08-30-2008, 04:27 AM   #1
ashtray
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2
Vehicle Year: 1999
Vehicle Make: ford
Vehicle Model: ranger xlt
Rep Power: 0
ashtray is on a distinguished road
Default 3.0 v6..what kind of oil

do ya'll use the same type oil year round in a ranger 3.0 v6..?..it doesnt get really bad cold where i live...it gets hot...i just bought a nice 99 model supercab...love it...thanks
ashtray is offline   Reply With Quote
Advertisement (Not shown to 'Premium Members')
Old 08-30-2008, 08:43 AM   #2
evanesce69
Member
 
evanesce69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bridge City, Texas
Posts: 265
Vehicle Year: 1993
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Ranger 4x4 Super Cab
I use this vehicle for: Daily Driver
Rep Power: 20
evanesce69 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Yahoo to evanesce69
Default

Reg - I run the thickest most grungy oil i can get my hands on then add some Lucas Oil Stabilizer. (unfortunately my poor 'lil 3.0 is shelled due to a blending of radiator fluid/stop leak/engine oil).

Ashtray - With that aside: I agree with Reg. Pick an oil and use it. I think there was a thread with the various types/weights of oil our guys use. There was no general consensus. Use whatever is good for you. Engines are regulated to a near constant temperature once they are running. All you have to do is figure out what oil lets you start that engine when "COLD" and protect well when "HOT"


HE HE HA HA..... for me it is somewhere between crude oil and asphalt......


evanesce69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2008, 08:51 AM   #3
koda6966
Member
 
koda6966's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: The green part of NY.
Posts: 7,921
Vehicle Year: 1988
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Bronco II
I use this vehicle for: Man Stuff
Rep Power: 43
koda6966 is a splendid one to beholdkoda6966 is a splendid one to beholdkoda6966 is a splendid one to beholdkoda6966 is a splendid one to beholdkoda6966 is a splendid one to beholdkoda6966 is a splendid one to beholdkoda6966 is a splendid one to behold
Default

I'm a 10w-30 kind of guy.
__________________

1988 Ford Bronco II XLT 2.9/auto/4x4. Stock/Current Project.
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6/auto/4x4. Light duty tow pig/money pit.
1995 Mitsubishi Mirage Sedan. Daily Driver/Shopping Cart Abuser.
2006 Scion xB 1.5/auto. bB emblems and grill. Other half's DD.

Koda's Bronco II Build Thread (Until I think of a name)
koda6966 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2008, 03:16 PM   #4
thegoat4
Member
 
thegoat4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 614
Vehicle Year: 1998
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Ranger
Rep Power: 23
thegoat4 is on a distinguished road
Default

I had been working through a case of 10w-30, now I'm on 5w-30. Can't notice a difference, just wanted to switch to what was specified by Ford.
thegoat4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2008, 06:42 PM   #5
Bryan22
Member
 
Bryan22's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: So-Cal babay
Posts: 1,610
Vehicle Year: 94 extd
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Ranger
I use this vehicle for: fun, dd.
Rep Power: 23
Bryan22 is on a distinguished road
Default

haha im kinda like evan, i've got a '92 3.0 and it really dosent care what I put in it, from 5-30 to straight sae 30wt to 15-40 and a quart of lucas, this motor really dosen't care as long as something is slick in there. but i usually run 10w30 unless im in a bind.
Bryan22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2008, 06:58 PM   #6
exbass94
Member
 
exbass94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Guilford, CT
Posts: 3,344
Vehicle Year: 2006, 1994
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Ranger, Explorer
I use this vehicle for: Pavement Poundin'
Rep Power: 32
exbass94 is just really niceexbass94 is just really niceexbass94 is just really niceexbass94 is just really niceexbass94 is just really nice
Default

Use 5w-20 or 5w-30, whichever helps you sleep better at night.
__________________
2006 Ford Ranger Sport 4x4 2-dr Extended Cab, 63k miles
1994 Ford Explorer Sport 2-dr 4x4, 203k miles
1992 Honda Accord EX, 182k miles
1994 Ford Bronco XLT (project)
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, 33k miles (wife's)
exbass94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2008, 10:41 PM   #7
Wicked_Sludge
Member
 
Wicked_Sludge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Westport, WA
Posts: 6,937
Vehicle Year: 1993
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Ranger, Flareside
I use this vehicle for: Attracting the ladies
Rep Power: 37
Wicked_Sludge is a jewel in the roughWicked_Sludge is a jewel in the roughWicked_Sludge is a jewel in the rough
Send a message via MSN to Wicked_Sludge
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by exbass94 View Post
Use 5w-20 or 5w-30, whichever helps you sleep better at night.
+1

if it says 5-20 on the filler cap, use that. if it just says "engine oil" then use 5-30.
__________________
As seen on the internets!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hahnsb2 View Post
Dyno sheet or GTFO
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger Dave (B25) View Post
The call was for scantily-clad women. A Certificate of Boob Authenticity was NOT specified.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grant Imahara
I'm not sure if we have the right stuff; I'm just hoping we don't have the wrong stuff.
__________________________________________________ ____________________________________
Last edited by Wicked_Sludge : Today at 09:16 PM.
Wicked_Sludge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 04:31 PM   #8
mongoose289
Junior Member

 
mongoose289's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 66
Vehicle Year: 1986
Vehicle Model: Ranger
Rep Power: 21
mongoose289 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wicked_Sludge View Post
+1

if it says 5-20 on the filler cap, use that. if it just says "engine oil" then use 5-30.

when i had my 2006 ranger sport with the 3.0 ford said to use 5w20.Thats what i used and got about 26,000 miles out of the 3.0.
mongoose289 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 05:26 PM   #9
triumphrider-1
Member
 
triumphrider-1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Port Huron, MI
Posts: 2,022
Vehicle Year: 1999
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Ranger XLT
I use this vehicle for: Pondering
Rep Power: 28
triumphrider-1 is a jewel in the roughtriumphrider-1 is a jewel in the roughtriumphrider-1 is a jewel in the roughtriumphrider-1 is a jewel in the rough
Default

I run 10W-30 Valvoline, but have been thinking about switching to the recommded 5W-30 oil.
__________________
1999 Ranger XLT 4x4
Supercab four door
3.0L flex fuel, automatic transmission

"Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open" - Anna Pavlova
triumphrider-1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 05:55 PM   #10
almostclueless
Member
 
almostclueless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,403
Vehicle Year: 98
Vehicle Make: ford
Vehicle Model: ranger
Rep Power: 24
almostclueless is on a distinguished road
Default

There is nothing unique about the vulcan that would require any different choice than any other common engine.
__________________
1. MORE COWBELL!
2. Chuck Norris can win Connect Four in three moves.
3. What the H___ is an aluminum falcon!?!
4. sham....WOWWWW
almostclueless is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:25 PM.




1999-2018 / 959 Media LLC / All Rights Reserved