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#1114620 - 03/26/08 09:53 AM Motorcraft Syn Blend vs SuperTech Synthetic
exranger06 Offline


Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 3577
Loc: Guilford, CT
Well it's almost time to change the oil again on my 06 Ford Ranger 4.0 V6. Last time I used Motorcraft 5w30 Synthetic Blend, and it's a good oil. I also used it in my Accord and my Explorer and my Explorer especially seems to like it. But it's gone up in price from $2.32 per quart to $2.48/qt. My Ranger uses 5 qts, so that's $12.40. For just about a dollar more, I can get a 5-qt jug of SuperTech full synthetic. Soo....which would you guys go with? I have no experience with any SuperTech products so I have no idea how good this oil is. I usually change the oil every 3,000 miles, which is usually about every 6 months. I only drive this truck about 36 miles per day, 3 times per week (108 miles per week) and it's mostly highway.
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#1114636 - 03/26/08 10:17 AM Re: Motorcraft Syn Blend vs SuperTech Synthetic [Re: exranger06]
jmac Offline


Registered: 11/23/04
Posts: 1166
Loc: N. Texas
For 3000 mi. (or 5000) stick with the MC 5w-30.

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#1114659 - 03/26/08 10:38 AM Re: Motorcraft Syn Blend vs SuperTech Synthetic [Re: jmac]
Dyoel182 Offline


Registered: 07/23/05
Posts: 1346
Loc: Texas
Honestly I'd go with the Valvoline MaxLife but the MC would be fine.

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#1114665 - 03/26/08 10:44 AM Re: Motorcraft Syn Blend vs SuperTech Synthetic [Re: Dyoel182]
twentynine Offline


Registered: 07/04/03
Posts: 436
Loc: Gonzales, La.
Either oil would be good.

3k miles, won't even begin to use the potential of either one.

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#1114685 - 03/26/08 11:07 AM Re: Motorcraft Syn Blend vs SuperTech Synthetic [Re: twentynine]
Vincent_Vega Offline


Registered: 02/07/08
Posts: 200
Loc: Macon, Ga
 Originally Posted By: twentynine
Either oil would be good.

3k miles, won't even begin to use the potential of either one.

+1
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#1114687 - 03/26/08 11:10 AM Re: Motorcraft Syn Blend vs SuperTech Synthetic [Re: Vincent_Vega]
ProfPS Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 834
Loc: CT, YL of USSA aka Oceania
Ranger - you're 2 weeks too late, otherwise I would have sold you 8 qts of TropArtic for <$2/qt (I'm about 10 miles from you). Now I am down to 2 qts since my OC used 6qts.
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#1114691 - 03/26/08 11:17 AM Re: Motorcraft Syn Blend vs SuperTech Synthetic [Re: twentynine]
RF Overlord Offline


Registered: 11/08/03
Posts: 3668
Loc: Cape Cod, MA
Throwing out either MC blend OR ST synth after 3,000 miles is just a waste. Either one will do 5,000 miles easy. If you insist on 3k oil changes, then use the least expensive oil you can find.

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Edited by RF Overlord (03/26/08 11:18 AM)
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#1114725 - 03/26/08 12:14 PM Re: Motorcraft Syn Blend vs SuperTech Synthetic [Re: RF Overlord]
02zx9r Offline


Registered: 07/05/07
Posts: 3205
Loc: Ball, LA
i agree, you could go 5K easily but if you like to drain every 6 months (or 4 like merkava) then its really not going to matter what you use
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#1114726 - 03/26/08 12:15 PM Re: Motorcraft Syn Blend vs SuperTech Synthetic [Re: RF Overlord]
Triple_Se7en Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 8087
Loc: 1/2 hr. north of Detroit
For six month 3K OCIs, Pennzoil yellow bottle is perfect.

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#1114727 - 03/26/08 12:16 PM Re: Motorcraft Syn Blend vs SuperTech Synthetic [Re: Triple_Se7en]
02zx9r Offline


Registered: 07/05/07
Posts: 3205
Loc: Ball, LA
but out of the 2 you are considering, i would go Motorcraft!
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#1114794 - 03/26/08 01:51 PM Re: Motorcraft Syn Blend vs SuperTech Synthetic [Re: 02zx9r]
chet2 Offline


Registered: 07/19/07
Posts: 1408
Loc: NH
st is good oil, but for 3k oil changes anything would be good

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#1114795 - 03/26/08 01:52 PM Re: Motorcraft Syn Blend vs SuperTech Synthetic [Re: chet2]
chet2 Offline


Registered: 07/19/07
Posts: 1408
Loc: NH
just get the 5 quart jug of ST regular oil for 7.48 at WM

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