Thread: Type of oil?
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:16 PM
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Default Type of oil?

Hey guys I was just curious about which oil I should be using. I've done a couple oil changes since I've had my truck using 10/30 valvoline or pennzoil and orange can of death filters. I always do it right at 3000, but the oil seems a little dark, which could be Frams fault but I'm losing my point here.

My question is, when I do my next change should I switch to synthetic oil? I have heard comments about it making older engines leak but where the truck only has 65k on it I thought it might not be a bad idea if that's something that will keep the engine cleaner and expand its life.

It's a 98 5.2 if that matters.

I hear a lot of people tout Mobil 1 as a good synthetic, I really don't mind paying a few extra bucks for a higher quality product. Would you recommend the Mobil 1 filter as well? And how often should I change it? 5 or 6 k miles? And one last thing, I would still use 10/30 as recommended unless below freezing temperatures?
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