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#4643377 - 01/22/18 08:09 PM Oil recommendation for 2003 Mazda B2300 (Ranger)
ryan2022 Offline


Registered: 06/05/06
Posts: 1475
Loc: Peterborough
Hi guys,

doing an oil change on my new to me Mazda B2300.

it's got 120k miles roughly with unknown maintenance. The truck is in great shape and runs really nicely.

I'll be driving short trips of 3 miles each way to work, and two 10 mile highways runs a week.

any thoughts on Oil and intervals?

I was honestly thinking penzoil conventional for 6 month changes.

I'd love to run mobil 1 for a change on annual intervals, but I'm concerned about swapping to synthetic at this point. possibly M1 high mikeage which is on sale right now.

any thoughts?

thanks.

Ryan
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#4643383 - 01/22/18 08:15 PM Re: Oil recommendation for 2003 Mazda B2300 (Ranger) [Re: ryan2022]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 11869
Loc: Middlesex County CT
Those are some pretty short trips.

AT or MT?

Those engines are pretty easy on oil. I do yearly OC with Amsoil 8K-14K intervals; I do a few 500mile trips a year

For you, and because of the short tripping, I would roll with your 6 month intervals with PYB

Check out the differential cover; mine rusted thru in 9 years.


Edited by simple_gifts (01/22/18 08:17 PM)
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#4643390 - 01/22/18 08:22 PM Re: Oil recommendation for 2003 Mazda B2300 (Ranger) [Re: ryan2022]
Carbon12 Offline


Registered: 03/10/15
Posts: 192
Loc: MO
With short trips, the thought is that moisture and maybe some unburned fuel don't get driven off because the oil doesn't have time to get good and hot. Under your conditions 6 months on coventional would probably be better than a year on synthetic.

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#4643391 - 01/22/18 08:23 PM Re: Oil recommendation for 2003 Mazda B2300 (Ranger) [Re: ryan2022]
FermeLaPorte Offline


Registered: 07/25/17
Posts: 428
Loc: Texas (south)
Go with Motorcraft
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#4643397 - 01/22/18 08:29 PM Re: Oil recommendation for 2003 Mazda B2300 (Ranger) [Re: ryan2022]
ryan2022 Offline


Registered: 06/05/06
Posts: 1475
Loc: Peterborough
thanks guys, I'm leaning towards that. the truck is s 5 speed manual.

I may go with the Castrol gtx blend we have up here now....every 6 months. might give me a bit of help in the cold mornings

thanks again.
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#4643401 - 01/22/18 08:30 PM Re: Oil recommendation for 2003 Mazda B2300 (Ranger) [Re: ryan2022]
ryan2022 Offline


Registered: 06/05/06
Posts: 1475
Loc: Peterborough
thanks guys, I'm leaning towards that. the truck is s 5 speed manual.

I may go with the Castrol gtx blend we have up here now....every 6 months. might give me a bit of help in the cold mornings

thanks again.

oh! yes the difference cover does have a bit of surface rust. I lucked out in that the previous owner undercoated it regularly. it's pretty clean.


Edited by ryan2022 (01/22/18 08:31 PM)
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#4643404 - 01/22/18 08:33 PM Re: Oil recommendation for 2003 Mazda B2300 (Ranger) [Re: FermeLaPorte]
ryan2022 Offline


Registered: 06/05/06
Posts: 1475
Loc: Peterborough
[quote=FermeLaPorte]Go with Motorcraft [/quote

I'd love it if walmart stocked it up here

I do have access to Kendall syn blend at the local napa]
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#4643426 - 01/22/18 08:43 PM Re: Oil recommendation for 2003 Mazda B2300 (Ranger) [Re: ryan2022]
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 1965
Loc: socal
I would run 5 or 10w30 w no more than 5k mile OCI.
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#4643437 - 01/22/18 08:51 PM Re: Oil recommendation for 2003 Mazda B2300 (Ranger) [Re: barkingspider]
ryan2022 Offline


Registered: 06/05/06
Posts: 1475
Loc: Peterborough
Originally Posted By: barkingspider
I would run 5 or 10w30 w no more than 5k mile OCI.


thanks barking spider.

any reason not to run 5w20? there's 5w30 quake4stat3 high mileage on sale right now.
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#4643439 - 01/22/18 08:53 PM Re: Oil recommendation for 2003 Mazda B2300 (Ranger) [Re: ryan2022]
das_peikko Offline


Registered: 01/01/18
Posts: 414
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Originally Posted By: ryan2022
any thoughts on Oil and intervals?


That all depends on how clean you want the engine to be.

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#4643488 - 01/22/18 09:54 PM Re: Oil recommendation for 2003 Mazda B2300 (Ranger) [Re: ryan2022]
Crispysea Offline


Registered: 04/14/17
Posts: 367
Loc: TN USA
That engine will run on anything. 0W-20 to 15W-40, you name it. Just get a decent dino or blend and go 5-6000 miles every change. In Canada, Id go for a 5W-30.


Edited by Crispysea (01/22/18 09:56 PM)

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#4643497 - 01/22/18 10:08 PM Re: Oil recommendation for 2003 Mazda B2300 (Ranger) [Re: ryan2022]
CT8 Online   content


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 10567
Loc: Idaho
What does the owners manual recommend.
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#4643528 - 01/22/18 10:45 PM Re: Oil recommendation for 2003 Mazda B2300 (Ranger) [Re: ryan2022]
Nickdfresh Offline


Registered: 03/15/06
Posts: 5615
Loc: Buffalo, NY
My guess is 5W-30. I'd run a decent HM 5W-30 like MaxLife...

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#4643532 - 01/22/18 10:46 PM Re: Oil recommendation for 2003 Mazda B2300 (Ranger) [Re: ryan2022]
Marco620 Offline


Registered: 02/25/14
Posts: 1969
Loc: Deplorable in KS/ fly over
Just run high mileage synblend from Quaker State, Valvoline Maxlife. Or...run Castrol Magnatec.
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#4643585 - 01/23/18 12:24 AM Re: Oil recommendation for 2003 Mazda B2300 (Ranger) [Re: ryan2022]
Insertcoolname Offline


Registered: 08/28/17
Posts: 149
Loc: South Texas
Our old 98 ranger auto 4 cyl made it
to 300,000 on castrol gtx, sometimes PYB
It now belongs to another family member
And now approaching 400,000 miles
Just go with the maxlife and keep on driving
Mybe a few short intervals with chevron supreme
to see if any gunk falls out
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