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Oil ideas for 2 v6 fords and more #5327550 01/20/20 06:50 AM
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I’ve got a v6 2015 explorer, and a 2011 v6 F-150. Both have 55k. Lots of short city driving with the occasional out of town trip. Live in north Texas panhandle.we get big temp swings and lots of dust.

I’ve been using Valvoline syn in the explorer but just got the f150. Wondering if I should switch to PP of something different. Should I use an additive like Lucas?

Any other tips for long term Maintance? Are y’all a big fan of the occasional fuel treatment for long trips to keep things clean or does that even work?

If you have legit experience and facts, I’m all ears.

Re: Oil ideas for 2 v6 fords and more [Re: kessellrun] #5327559 01/20/20 07:08 AM
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Either of the oils will do good in your application. An alternative would be to buy the cheapest full syn with the dexos1 gen2 certification and you can be assured it is a quality oil, though not necessary. The big question is how long of ocis do you want to run? Skip the oil additives.

Gum out regane and red line SL1 are good fuel system cleaners that contain good doses of PEA.

Re: Oil ideas for 2 v6 fords and more [Re: kessellrun] #5327561 01/20/20 07:09 AM
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Valvoline Advanced is very good ... as-is Platinum, Edge, Magnatec, Quaker State Durability, Mobil-1 and Kendall..... all full syns too.


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Re: Oil ideas for 2 v6 fords and more [Re: kessellrun] #5327595 01/20/20 07:59 AM
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No additives. Any quality oil will work TBH. If the engines are clean and well maintained then you are doing the best you can already.


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Re: Oil ideas for 2 v6 fords and more [Re: beast3300] #5327617 01/20/20 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by beast3300
No additives. Any quality oil will work TBH.

But what about the noisy Mobil-1 wink I'm about to use in my Kia? Won't an additive like Lubegard Bio/Tech help preserve my engine from self-grenading? LOL


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Re: Oil ideas for 2 v6 fords and more [Re: kessellrun] #5327624 01/20/20 08:26 AM
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M1 oils have kept my engines very clean, never any sign of engine wear, all of my engines have always sounded quite, some with well over 200K and up to 354K in the 91 Ranger V6 I owned, and none have ever increased in oil consumption over the life of the engine.


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Re: Oil ideas for 2 v6 fords and more [Re: kessellrun] #5327627 01/20/20 08:30 AM
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Valvoline synthetic Maxlife with no additives is what I'd do.


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Re: Oil ideas for 2 v6 fords and more [Re: kessellrun] #5327640 01/20/20 08:50 AM
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What ever is on sale will do you just fine with a rebate it will even be better. Worry about your real problems in life this will take care of itself.


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Re: Oil ideas for 2 v6 fords and more [Re: kessellrun] #5327653 01/20/20 09:06 AM
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I like QSUD. You could probably run 10w30 year around. Price is good. Cannot hurt to try it.


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Re: Oil ideas for 2 v6 fords and more [Re: Triple_Se7en] #5327659 01/20/20 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
Originally Posted by beast3300
No additives. Any quality oil will work TBH.

But what about the noisy Mobil-1 wink I'm about to use in my Kia? Won't an additive like Lubegard Bio/Tech help preserve my engine from self-grenading? LOL



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Re: Oil ideas for 2 v6 fords and more [Re: kessellrun] #5327662 01/20/20 09:16 AM
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With proper ratings and from major corporations oil is oil. Except for the M1 Tig runs.


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Re: Oil ideas for 2 v6 fords and more [Re: kessellrun] #5327727 01/20/20 10:31 AM
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I don't see anything in those circumstances or vehicles needing any special maintenance, except that the dust might require more frequent air filter changes than most us need to do.


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Re: Oil ideas for 2 v6 fords and more [Re: kessellrun] #5327740 01/20/20 10:47 AM
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Been using Havoline 5W30 in the 6 quart eco box with great results in my wifes Freestyle


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Re: Oil ideas for 2 v6 fords and more [Re: kessellrun] #5327817 01/20/20 12:02 PM
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What V6 in the F150? Big difference between the port injected, normally aspirated 3.7l and the DI twin turbo 3.5 eco as far as what oils I would use.


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Re: Oil ideas for 2 v6 fords and more [Re: kessellrun] #5327869 01/20/20 01:20 PM
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Qsud.


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