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Old 06-24-2008, 03:55 PM
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what oil for 300-I6

truck needs an oil change. sticker says "next service due 03/2007 or 70,500 miles" it's about a year and a half late.

googling looks like the filter is the FL1A

what about the oil weight - i've seen 10w30 and 10w40
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I'd go with either 5w30 or 10w30. The 5w30 will be a little easier to crank the engine over in cold weather, and I know it gets pretty cold near you.

I've read that you want to keep the gap between the two numbers as small as possible, ie, you don't wanna use 5w90 (if that existed).
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i'm pretty sure in my old 460 i did 10w30 in the summer and 5w30 in the winter. if no one thinks 10w30 is a bad idea, that'd be great b/c i already have some.

it gets "cold" by california standards i guess, but in the summer the low is 60 and high is 90+. winter on the other hand get get in the teens and single digits pretty easily
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Yeah I was talking about in the wintertime
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10w-30 is a good weight for an everyday engine
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I use 10w-30 , good all around weight.
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alrighty, thanks guys - i'll let you know if anything explodes
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10w-30 here in Missouri is what I've always have been told to use.
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everything went pretty well last night other than...

i've never changed the oil on any other vehicle that was so hard to get to the drain plug and filter. i'm sure there are worse out there, but what a pain to do in the driveway.

plug is on one side, filter is on the other. to make it worse, the filter is too high to get from the bottom and too low to get (easily) from the top. life will go on, and i'll still do it myself - just felt like griping.
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I had similar issue getting the filter off on my buddy's 93 bronco. It was JUST in the wrong spot to get at it from the top or the bottom. We ended up getting it from the top.
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