The biggest advantage I can see with using synth over a good dino is that you can leave it in longer, but a decent dino will last longer than we're prepared to leave it in anyway. Xtended Guard Oil filter from Fram is an ideal balance of dirt-trapping efficiency and dirt-holding capacity. I wouldn't recommend the Lucas product. I found this in a discussion of Shell Rotella T6 Synthetic vs. Concerning the squeeling coming from the front end at speeds from 0-40, I took it to a shop and they sprayed some lubricant on it but the noise returned, I am afraid that something is going to fail in the front end and again. That sucker's 16 years old now. The only thing to really consider is the weight.
I may give castrol synthetic 5w40 a try my next oil change. Took vehicle into dealer and told them that the engine was leaking oil and had to put in three quarts to finish 400 mile trip. I know its better to run thicker engine oil on high mileage engines, especially in hot weather. Im just wondering what the general consensus is on the best oil. Its durability and ability to resist high.
They screen out more harmful contaminants and prevent warpage, leaks, and poor fit for greater engine protection. I've never had an oil related failure. I'm using Mobil 1 0W30 Full Synthetic for the winter and will use 5W30 during the summer. My 11 year old Yamaha Road Star has 80k on it and is still running strong using synthetic oil. I change it once a year and never have to add oil between changes.
Thanks guys, the more i read it sounds like people like running synthetic oil in the 4. I haven't been using it long enough to make a decision. I now buy Mobil One in bulk because I use it in 3 cars and it's cheap enough in bulk and now it comes in a weight that I want. This is dangerous, the shop I took it to could find no bad codes and had no idea why it happened. These filters are recognized for their stronger steel baseplate and housing, silicone anti-drain back valve, high lubricity design, and double-locked rolled seam. Do some experimenting and tell us what you find but keep that start up time in mind and change it often.
Heck, I even use synthetic oil in my lawn mower. If you want a complete lay out of oil and what would be best for you, I recommend checking out this guy. Vehicle is still in shop after 5 days. . My start up timing chain noise decreased when I switched to synthetic oil.
I am new here and to Explorers in general. Does anybody recommend using Lucas oil stabilizer with the higher mileage engine?? I traded my '91 explorer in back in '99 after it blew a head gasket at 147k. As said, thinner oil gets to the hydraulic tensioners faster. I've been using synthetic oil in my vehicles since the '80's. They feature a special blend of resin and fibers to optimally trap and hold dirt and offer your engine optimum protection for up to 5,000 miles between oil changes. Having said that, to get the weight that I want from my favourite brand I had to buy a semi synth and I was very impressed with it. Unfortunately there are no discounts for bulk.
See product for application and installation details. One of its proud make is the Fram Xtended Guard Oil Filter. I'm planning to add a pre-oiler this spring. It will vary from brand to brand i. Engine Oil Leaking problem 3 Engine starting failure has caused the car to be left two times, each time it stumbled and when it did start my wife put it into drive at which time it rolled into traffic and cut off again. Aside from its 99 percent.
The thicker the oil the longer it takes to reach your timing cassettes and hydraulic tensioners at engine start. I have run synthetic in my motorcycles and my Explorers. He seems to know his stuff and goes into pretty good detail on all of this. Thicker oil increases timing chain guide wear and increases the risk of timing chain slip. Advisor said problem was do to galley plug leaking. I am currently using castrol 10W-40. I'm using Mobil 1 Full Synthetic Extended Performance 5W30 in it year-round in it.
From what data I've seen, it doesn't do much other than thicken the oil. I have always felt as long as you do your oil changes at a safe interval the brand name of oil does not matter anymore like it used to. They replaced plug and engine still leaks. . . . .