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Old 03-04-2011, 07:07 PM   #1
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Default Oil change today Garage put 5-30 in instead of 5-20

I'm about 90% that's it's fine. All that really does is help fuel economy a little right?
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:17 PM   #2
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Yeah, thinner oil is better for fuel economy. I run 15-40 in my 4.0, even in winter. I just let it idle until the rpm's drop before I drive it in winter.
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3.0s ran on 5-30 for years before Ford said it was ok to run 5-20 in them. You will be just fine.
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no problem, I sometimes even mixed oil and nothing really changes
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While I agree your truck will be fine, if you specified 5W-20 and they put in 5W-30, I would take it back.
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3.0s ran on 5-30 for years before Ford said it was ok to run 5-20 in them. You will be just fine.
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It's actually an ASE certified shop that I have been going to for a while, and have always received great service. But the cap says "5-20", did they not notice that!?
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wouldnt it be easier to just change it yourself and not have this problem?
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I live in a complex where tenants aren't supposed to work on their vehicles, plus the oil filter is a real bitch to take off/put on on the 3.0's. His prices are reasonable too, a basic oil change is $21.
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mine is that when i do it.... but understandable about the tenants, u dont have a buddy with a driveway or a backyard?
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