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So, we always say how often we change our oil but what about what all gooes into your oil changes? I did mine today and this is the merchandise that goes into my truck everytime I change the oil...

5 quarts of Royal Purple Motor Oil, Motorcraft Oil Filter, 2 containers of Valvoline fuel injector cleaner, and every other time I put Zmax in it. Heres a pic of my oil change products I did today without the Zmax.



So, what do you guys do and what products do you use when it comes time for an oil change?
 

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Castrol High Mileage and Motorcraft filter
 

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So, mobile 1 and castrol. Anyone else use RP?
 

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I usually use Mobil 1. I have used Royal Purple in the past, but then I found out that Advance auto has a deal on Mobil 1 where you get 5 quarts and a mobil 1 oil filter for 30 bucks. You can't beat that deal anywhere for the same quality oil so thats what I use. I also wait to do an oil change if the oil is not on sale. lol
 

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gerald1488 said:
In the rear end..
Only place I dont have it is the tranny.
 

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I run Motorcraft Synblend or Valvoline Durablend in the crankcase, w/ a NAPA filter. (NAPA filters are actually Wix).
Royal Purple Synchromax in my tranny.
Valvoline full syn 75w-140 in the rear and Durablend 80w-90 in the front.

Stay away from Fram filters. They have come up short in just about every area in every trial for years. They are one of the filters still using paper elements and cardboard caps. They also is standard rubber anti drain back valves that have a tendency to leak off as the oil cools. All of the reputable brands us silicone valves (Wix, NAPA, Motorcraft, K&N, Mobile 1 and Bosch). Fram also doesnt use as deep of pleats in the element as the other brands resulting like 40% less filtering media on average.

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I run Motorcraft Synblend or Valvoline Durablend in the crankcase, w/ a NAPA filter. (NAPA filters are actually Wix).
Royal Purple Synchromax in my tranny.
Valvoline full syn 75w-140 in the rear and Durablend 80w-90 in the front.

Stay away from Fram filters. They have come up short in just about every area in every trial for years. They are one of the filters still using paper elements and cardboard caps. They also is standard rubber anti drain back valves that have a tendency to leak off as the oil cools. All of the reputable brands us silicone valves (Wix, NAPA, Motorcraft, K&N, Mobile 1 and Bosch). Fram also doesnt use as deep of pleats in the element as the other brands resulting like 40% less filtering media on average.

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Thats good info man! Ive never used Fram due to those facts ive heard from tests. Where did you get your Royal Purple Synchromax at? I cant find it anywhere here.
 

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I got it from Advance Auto through the special order catalog, but IIRC you have a auto. Synchromax is made for manuals that require ATF or motor oil for the soft metal synchros. I am honestly not impressed by the RP. It runs like 12.99 a qt and I notice no difference over the the Mobil 1 syn ATF that ran 6 bcuks a qt.
 

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Oh yeah I meant the ATF. duh! lol. No difference? Ive felt differences between Motorcraft and RP.
 

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Why do you choose FRAM?

The higher-end motorcraft ones are easy to grip too...
 

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Oh yeah I meant the ATF. duh! lol. No difference? Ive felt differences between Motorcraft and RP.
Advance Auto has the RP ATF on the shelf.

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Olfordtruck said:
Oh yeah I meant the ATF. duh! lol. No difference? Ive felt differences between Motorcraft and RP.
Advance Auto has the RP ATF on the shelf.

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Really? The one next to my house doesnt have it. Ill check around at the other ones around here.
 

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i did my explorer the other day and i went with quaker state and a stp filter cuz they were having a special at checker. i usually chose valvoline though.
 
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