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#4637334 - 01/17/18 03:58 AM 0W30, 0W40, In My 2004 Lariat
CajunLariat Offline


Registered: 11/24/17
Posts: 77
Loc: LOUISIANA
My 2004 Ford Lariat has a 5.4 3 valve engine. It has about 51,000 miles on the truck. The past owner died in 2009. The truck sat in the widows garage until she traded it in last year at the Ford dealership I work at. After it went through the used car check and repair process I told my boss I wanted to buy it. The tech that did the oil change said the oil was very nasty. He said it looked like the oil and filter was there from 2009. Anyway, the shop foreman said the VCT solenoids need to be changed but said he wouldn't mess with it. Just drive it. I was wanting to know if a 0w30, or a 0W40 oil will be ok to use in it to make the noise quiet after it warms up? I'm using 5W20 bulk and a MC oil filter.

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#4637362 - 01/17/18 05:30 AM Re: 0W30, 0W40, In My 2004 Lariat [Re: CajunLariat]
Charlie2015 Offline


Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 236
Loc: Georgia
Short oil changes with conventional can clear the screens on the solenoids. Does not work every time, though. This will not fix a stretched timing chain.
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#4637367 - 01/17/18 05:46 AM Re: 0W30, 0W40, In My 2004 Lariat [Re: CajunLariat]
msmoke00 Offline


Registered: 11/09/11
Posts: 161
Loc: Indiana
Why wouldnít the shop foreman mess with the VCT solenoids? Thereís an update to the part (they changed the screen and oil outlet port size to better direct oil flow) and on your 04 you donít even have to remove the valve covers. I did mine on my 07 removing valve covers and all and would do it again no question.
When I bought my truck the engine was very neglected, oil was a orange rust color. Several 3k oil changes over the course of 30,000 miles finally cleaned it up enough that I could feel comfortable exending the oci. Fwiw Pennzoil platinum 5w30 has been the only oil to quiet my engine down but thatís purely anecdotal.

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#4637420 - 01/17/18 07:16 AM Re: 0W30, 0W40, In My 2004 Lariat [Re: CajunLariat]
ZraHamilton Offline


Registered: 01/15/18
Posts: 92
Loc: Tennessee, United States
If the manual calls for 5W-20, then you can use 0W-20. 0W-20 is actually thinner when cold than 0W-30 or 0W-40. It would flow the fastest on startup out of any other viscosities.

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#4637493 - 01/17/18 08:34 AM Re: 0W30, 0W40, In My 2004 Lariat [Re: CajunLariat]
Lasthope05 Offline


Registered: 01/27/15
Posts: 54
Loc: PA
Vct, cam phasers, sparkplugs... Oh my!

I hate the 3 valve engines.

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#4637729 - 01/17/18 01:14 PM Re: 0W30, 0W40, In My 2004 Lariat [Re: Charlie2015]
CajunLariat Offline


Registered: 11/24/17
Posts: 77
Loc: LOUISIANA
Originally Posted By: Charlie2015
Short oil changes with conventional can clear the screens on the solenoids. Does not work every time, though. This will not fix a stretched timing chain.

My dad, member Blueovalfitter, said the same thing. When I brought it home he had me go to walmart and buy 2 motorcraft oil filters, 2 5 quart containers of Pennzoil 5w20 oil, and 2 bottles of Marvel mystery oil. We are doing 2 5000 mile oil changes. In fact the 2nd one I'm on now is about 200 miles from 5000 miles. It has quieted down a good bit and don't run as ruff. My dad said he will listen to it and tell me if I can use a good synthetic oil. He is cutting the oil filter open to see if there is anything in there. He said something about Pennzoil platinum or Mobil 1.

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#4637782 - 01/17/18 02:12 PM Re: 0W30, 0W40, In My 2004 Lariat [Re: CajunLariat]
mobilaltima Offline


Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1148
Loc: Golden Meadow, LA
Nice to see another fellow Cajun on here.

As far as oil goes, I'd run a good synthetic 5W30 with a Fram Ultra or ToughGuard every 5k.
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#4637836 - 01/17/18 03:23 PM Re: 0W30, 0W40, In My 2004 Lariat [Re: mobilaltima]
CajunLariat Offline


Registered: 11/24/17
Posts: 77
Loc: LOUISIANA
Originally Posted By: mobilaltima
Nice to see another fellow Cajun on here.

As far as oil goes, I'd run a good synthetic 5W30 with a Fram Ultra or ToughGuard every 5k.

My dad (Blueovalfitter) is a member here too. He lives in Avoyelles Parish. But he's on "VACATION" right now.
I will tell him about the 5W30 oil. He's in there watching the Barrett-Jackson auction.

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#4637865 - 01/17/18 03:54 PM Re: 0W30, 0W40, In My 2004 Lariat [Re: CajunLariat]
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Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 9369
Loc: Upper Midwest
Originally Posted By: CajunLariat
My dad (Blueovalfitter) is a member here too. He lives in Avoyelles Parish. But he's on "VACATION" right now.
I will tell him about the 5W30 oil. He's in there watching the Barrett-Jackson auction.

Interesting, so you're not him in disguise?
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#4637934 - 01/17/18 05:09 PM Re: 0W30, 0W40, In My 2004 Lariat [Re: CajunLariat]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10097
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Iím guessing you wonít leave the filter on for a 2nd interval? grin2

Meh, who am I kidding, a Purolator couldnít handle it crackmeup
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#4637956 - 01/17/18 05:24 PM Re: 0W30, 0W40, In My 2004 Lariat [Re: kschachn]
CajunLariat Offline


Registered: 11/24/17
Posts: 77
Loc: LOUISIANA
Originally Posted By: kschachn
Originally Posted By: CajunLariat
My dad (Blueovalfitter) is a member here too. He lives in Avoyelles Parish. But he's on "VACATION" right now.
I will tell him about the 5W30 oil. He's in there watching the Barrett-Jackson auction.

Interesting, so you're not him in disguise?

I'm his son, Robert. I am a detailer/service lane crew member at a local Ford dealer. He has used my account to send PM's and reads the replies every now and then. And, you are the 1st member I get to put on ignore. BYE!

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#4638097 - 01/17/18 07:07 PM Re: 0W30, 0W40, In My 2004 Lariat [Re: CajunLariat]
mobilaltima Offline


Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1148
Loc: Golden Meadow, LA
I've sent your dad filters before in the mail. Next time in the area I'll have to meet up with yall. I'm from Lafourche Parish
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#4638157 - 01/17/18 07:54 PM Re: 0W30, 0W40, In My 2004 Lariat [Re: mobilaltima]
CajunLariat Offline


Registered: 11/24/17
Posts: 77
Loc: LOUISIANA
Originally Posted By: mobilaltima
I've sent your dad filters before in the mail. Next time in the area I'll have to meet up with yall. I'm from Lafourche Parish

My dad just read your reply and wants me to tell you to pm him after Febuary 10. He said he will be back from vacation then.
We are going to WM to get some M1 0w40 and a fram ultra oil filter for my truck. I decided to use that combo. My dad said it should finish the cleaning stage and the 40 weight oil will quiet my engine after it heats up.

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#4638204 - 01/17/18 08:33 PM Re: 0W30, 0W40, In My 2004 Lariat [Re: CajunLariat]
George Bynum Offline


Registered: 12/18/04
Posts: 283
Loc: Greenville SC
Originally Posted By: CajunLariat
When I brought it home he had me go to walmart and buy 2 motorcraft oil filters, 2 5 quart containers of Pennzoil 5w20 oil, and 2 bottles of Marvel mystery oil.
I've what I think is the same engine in a 2008, old heads; mine has a 7 qt crankcase. Are you just putting 5.5 qts (MMO is a pint, correct?) in it?

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#4638210 - 01/17/18 08:40 PM Re: 0W30, 0W40, In My 2004 Lariat [Re: George Bynum]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10128
Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: George Bynum
(MMO is a pint, correct?) in it?


Should be a quart or 32 ounces. Per directions up to 20% of the fill can be MMO.

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