2000 Ford Ranger No Owners Manual

Tiny
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  • 2000 FORD RANGER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 114,000 MILES
Could you suggest the best oil & filter for a 2000 Ford Ranger with 114000 miles on it. Also, should I try a standard oil and add Slick 50 for high mileage vehicles?
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Friday, January 30th, 2009 AT 11:40 PM

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Tiny
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As far as oil and filters go I would recommend going with an Ford OEM filter as they are usually engineered more precisly for the needs of the make. However Fram does make a good filter. As far as oil goes, I would recommend using a high mileage oil. If the vehicle has always run on standard oil stay with it in a high mileage blend. This being said I am a fan of sythetic blends especially the Mobil extended protection blends. As far as additives go, if you are looking to get a little less friction and more performance out of your truck, I would recommend trying the Lucas Heavy Duty Oil Stabilizer. Add it in place of one quart of oil. It has a very thick honey like consistency, and is of good use to high mileage motors.
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Saturday, January 31st, 2009 AT 12:34 AM
Tiny
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For me you can't beat the orange thingy The Fram Filter and the Penz oil
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Saturday, January 31st, 2009 AT 4:33 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the input. I was using an additive for higher mileage cars and standard oil on a Dakota I had before this Ranger and it treated me pretty good. I was leaning more towards a synthetic blend on this Ranger because I really need to get some longevity out of it but do not have much experience using synthetic oil straight up. Also, would a 5w30 or 5w40 make that much of a difference? (Someone at work suggested this)
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Saturday, January 31st, 2009 AT 10:34 AM
Tiny
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If you live in a mild (no severe weather) climate 5w-30 should be fine. Also many times the recommended oil grade is writen on the oil filler cap on the valve cover.
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Saturday, January 31st, 2009 AT 1:52 PM

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