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Date: 09/06/01 at 6:10 PM
Posted by: D.L. Bowen
I have a 92 Ford Ranger pickup with a 3.0 liter engine. The truck has 145,000 miles on it, and runs great. It does, hoever, use 1 quart of oil between changes (every 3,000 miles.) I am using Castrol 10W/30.
I'm thinking about switching to 10W/40 at the next change to see if that will alleviate some of the oil usage. Is this a good idea?
Going a step further, I'm considering switching to Castrol Syntec 5W/50. I use this oil in my 20 year old BMW and love it. However, I started using the synthetic in a freshly rebuilt engine in the car; that engine has about 40,000 miles on it now and has yet to use a single drop of oil.
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