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this is my first time changing the oil in my g4 duratec and i wanted to know how much oil i should put in it
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From what I was told: 5.5 to 6 quarts.


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so ill but 6 to be safe

and also im almost at 70k mi what kinda oil should i be using
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I use 5w-30 full synthetic. You can use 5w-20 like the cap says if you want to, but I find it too thin. You can't go wrong with any brand of oil you choose to put in. It's all personal preference. Conventional or full-synthetic: again, your choice.

Avoid Fram/Pennzoil filters. Motorcraft is usually the preferred brand.


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i mean like the best brand
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Any name brand is good (ie- Motorcraft, Valvoline, Chevron, etc.). Pennzoil Platinum is a good bang for the buck. Mobil 1 is supposedly the best, but it's expensive.


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alright thanks man

i just wasnt sure if their was special oil for 70k or anyhting
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i just wasnt sure if their was special oil for 70k or anyhting
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Most of the major oil companies do sell a "special" oil for cars with 75,000 miles or more. They call it "High Mileage" oil and it's mostly a marketing scam. Although the so-called high-mileage oils are blended to be on the thicker side of their viscosity range, and they do contain additional seal-swelling agents and detergent/dispersants, they are not necessary in a motor that is in sound mechanical condition, regardless of the mileage on it.

They can be of some benefit in a motor that was poorly maintained and is sludged up and has hardened seals, but it's a band-aid at best.

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walmart supertech brand!!

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stick with 5w/20 motorcrafta and motorcraft filter. Under $15 at wally world. The book says 4.5 qts but 5 qts brings it right up to the full mark.

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