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What type of oil goes in the 88 ford ranger 10w30? or 40?

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Hi,
I generally use a 10w30 in my vehicles. If an engine has a lot of miles and rattles a bit or has low oil pressure, sometimes a thicker oil might be desired. You can't hurt your engine with either choice.
Brand is another matter... my pick, Castrol. It doesn't "sludge" like other brands... like Pennsoil.... sorry, Pennsoil fans... just my humble opinion. ha
Hope this helped

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Choice of oil has more to do with climate and driving conditions than anything else. If you live in a warmer climate and/do a lot of city driving, the heavier oil would be the better choice. In colder conditions where thicker oil has a tendency to not circulate as well, a lighter oil would be a better choice. Hope this helps answer your question.

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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i just bought a BII with famous tick..........oil pressure light came on (no gauge). I installed mechanic gauge and showed 5 psi so I decided to replace oil pump. Pulled pan off (not fun!) the pickup tube was clogged and the was part of the timing chain tensioner in pan. I then pulled timing cover off only to find chain streched and the chain guide and tensioner pretty much gone. I think tick was chain slap..........will know for sure in a couple days.

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Remove the oil pan, two bolts hold the oil pump on to the engine block, and one nut holds the oil pump strainer on.

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