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#1690725 - 12/01/09 10:58 AM Think I broke my truck
BubbaLikesOil Offline


Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 16
Loc: Mississippi
One night I was drinking with the guys after a rough shift on the rigs. anyway, my buddy told me about bitog and some threads about the 20 wt Ford wants in their trucks. My new F-150 was due for its first oil change, so we dumped the thin factory stuff and put in some 50 wt cause it gets real hot down here in Mississippi and mine is a work truck. Well it started and ran for a short bit then heard a louder and louder knock. We shut it off but now we got an engine light and it won't turn over for anything. Anyway, we dumped the 50 wt and put in the 5w20 Ford wants but still won't turn-over. I'm going to take it in to the dealer, think they'll know about the 50 wt for the warranty?

don't ever take advice from a drunk buddy who took advice from some internet post from someone in australia named overkill? that runs the 50wt in these Fords without problem. Sure messed mine up real bad.

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#1690731 - 12/01/09 11:03 AM Re: Think I broke my truck [Re: BubbaLikesOil]
ryan2022 Offline


Registered: 06/05/06
Posts: 1475
Loc: Peterborough
I cant imagine the 50 weight wrecked your engine.

A friend of mine ran 20w50 in his high mileage honda without issue.

It may have an oil pressure sensor that cuts the engine. Who knows with modern electronics.....I just dont think its toast. I might be wrong though.

The dealer may not be able to know that the 50 weight was used, as they'll probably check what it in the tank right now. Fessing up, might help them diagnose the problem though. I would find the crankshaft pully, and try and turn it over with a wrench. If it moves freely, at least you know its not seized.
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#1690732 - 12/01/09 11:03 AM Re: Think I broke my truck [Re: BubbaLikesOil]
Zaedock Offline


Registered: 09/10/05
Posts: 3940
Loc: Massachusetts
50wt oil did not cause your engine to blow up.

How thick do you think 5W20 is when it's 0*F outside?

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#1690733 - 12/01/09 11:03 AM Re: Think I broke my truck [Re: BubbaLikesOil]
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Registered: 10/11/02
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I wonder who this is...

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#1690739 - 12/01/09 11:07 AM Re: Think I broke my truck [Re: Drew99GT]
hate2work Offline


Registered: 09/04/08
Posts: 4619
Loc: Western Washington
Originally Posted By: Drew99GT
I wonder who this is...


Me too, something smells fishy

Bubbalikesoil... ROFLMAO
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#1690742 - 12/01/09 11:09 AM Re: Think I broke my truck [Re: ryan2022]
BubbaLikesOil Offline


Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 16
Loc: Mississippi
Never a problem with running the 50 wt in my other truck. Think there is a reset somewhere on these trucks? The lights come on the dash but its like its locked out by the computer or something.

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#1690748 - 12/01/09 11:14 AM Re: Think I broke my truck [Re: hate2work]
BubbaLikesOil Offline


Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 16
Loc: Mississippi
bubba is what my buddies call me. We work on oil rigs out in the gulf. I always get dirty from the crude, so my work buddies yell "hey bubba likes oil" come over here instead using my name. Not meant to be funny.

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#1690749 - 12/01/09 11:14 AM Re: Think I broke my truck [Re: Drew99GT]
Bryanccfshr Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
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Funny! Bubba, that's cool.
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#1690751 - 12/01/09 11:16 AM Re: Think I broke my truck [Re: Bryanccfshr]
Drew99GT Offline


Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 22102
Loc: Colorado Springs
"don't ever take advice from a drunk buddy who took advice from some internet post from someone in australia named overkill"

OVERKILL is from canada, EH!

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#1690753 - 12/01/09 11:17 AM Re: Think I broke my truck [Re: BubbaLikesOil]
Zaedock Offline


Registered: 09/10/05
Posts: 3940
Loc: Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: BubbaLikesOil
Never a problem with running the 50 wt in my other truck. Think there is a reset somewhere on these trucks? The lights come on the dash but its like its locked out by the computer or something.


Just out of curiosity, why would you run 50wt?

Reset? If the motor was siezed, you would still hear the starter try to engage the flywheel.

What exactly is it doing?
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#1690754 - 12/01/09 11:18 AM Re: Think I broke my truck [Re: Drew99GT]
modularv8 Offline


Registered: 10/20/09
Posts: 696
Loc: Texas
LMAO. Someone needs to ping overkill.
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#1690755 - 12/01/09 11:18 AM Re: Think I broke my truck [Re: Bryanccfshr]
bepperb Offline


Registered: 01/10/08
Posts: 4983
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
Well, 50 weight at 70 degrees is way thinner than 20 weight oil at 0 degrees. So something else is probably going on with your truck.

Still, 50 weight is a bit much for an engine that calls for 20...


Edited by bepperb (12/01/09 11:18 AM)
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#1690766 - 12/01/09 11:25 AM Re: Think I broke my truck [Re: Zaedock]
BubbaLikesOil Offline


Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 16
Loc: Mississippi
My buddy said the 50 wt would give extra protection. I put the key in the dash lights come on but no starter. no click sound or nothing just won't turn over at all. They don't make them to where you can fix'em any more. You got to take it the dealer because of the computer. just don't know what to do. I'm gonna try taking the battery off terminal off to see if it resets somehting.

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#1690767 - 12/01/09 11:25 AM Re: Think I broke my truck [Re: bepperb]
Jim Allen Online   content


Registered: 08/12/05
Posts: 4547
Loc: NW Ohio
This has gotta be some kinda joke!
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#1690772 - 12/01/09 11:29 AM Re: Think I broke my truck [Re: Jim Allen]
brandini Offline


Registered: 10/08/09
Posts: 1154
Loc: Richmond, VA
You overfill?
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