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Old 04-20-2015, 11:04 AM   #1
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Correct oil type for Ford Triton V10 engine

I have misplaced my vehicle maintenance schedule list with all my spec information on it. I believe the correct answer to my engine oil question is 10W-30. I do use Mobil I synthetic oil.

I appreciate your input. An oil change is not needed now but I would like to update my records for next time. How about the oil filter type?

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Old 04-20-2015, 11:24 AM   #2
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The owner's manual for Ford trucks of most all years are available on line. Since you didn't provide the year of your V-10, I can't provide a link to it directly. Your questions can be answered by downloading and reading the appropriate manual.

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Old 04-20-2015, 11:32 AM   #3
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I believe it calls for 5W20, it should say on the fill cap.
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Old 04-20-2015, 05:59 PM   #4
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The 2006 F53 I used to have specified 5W20 as rivraton said.
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:16 PM   #5
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I do know that the 2003 and up use 5W20.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:30 AM   #6
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All the V 10's use 5W-20 oil. The earlier versions specified 5W-30, but that was changed in about 2003. If you were the original owner of an earlier version 2 valve per cylinder you should have gotten a letter from Ford with the specification change.

The online manuals reflect the specification change.
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Old 04-24-2015, 01:37 AM   #7
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Agree... 5W-20
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:43 AM   #8
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Our 2011 E-450 with the V-10 takes 5W-20 with a Motorcraft FL-820S Filter.
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buzzyb, I had an 01 35U with the V-10. Bought it with 12K on the odometer, I immediately changed oil to the Mobil 1 10-30 with a NAPA Gold filter and drove it to 82K mi. and it never hiccuped one time. It was still running strong when I traded it. I am a bit anal on oil changes, and even tho it was the Mobil 1 synthetic, I changed it every 3K mi. since it only took 6 qts. I do all the oil changes myself, so the cost was insignificant compared to the mileage I got out of it.
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Correct oil type for Ford Triton V10 engine

Ford says 5w-20 Motorcraft semisynthetic oil and Motorcraft FL-820 filter.

I use full synthetic Mobile One 5w-30 oil and Mobile One M1-210 oil filter. Changed annually.
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