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Old 10-22-2017, 12:56 PM   #1
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Best oil for 11k 460

Hi guys my 96 Bounder 34j F53 has the 460. The rig has 11k. What do you guys think the best oil is? Iím hearing Rotella for the zinc but itís not in 5w30. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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Originally Posted by cm2785 View Post
Hi guys my 96 Bounder 34j F53 has the 460. The rig has 11k. What do you guys think the best oil is? Iím hearing Rotella for the zinc but itís not in 5w30. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
I would run Mobil 1 5-30.

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Our'92 33' Fleetwood Pace Arrow just turned 100,000 miles on a recent 3,500 mile adventure. The thing did NOT use a drop of oil or coolant. I was told by the PO, the only thing he and the PO he acquired it from used nothing but dino oil and Wix filters.

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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

I use only Rotella in our MH! Keep her between the ditches!

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Old 10-22-2017, 03:29 PM   #5
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You can go to BobIsTheOilGuy. This subject is debated endlessly. The short answer: use the oil that meets the Ford specs, don't let it get low, change it when Ford tells you to and you'll be fine.
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I use Rotella oil and Wix filters in my '95. I got it at 79K a little less than two years ago and it now has ~95K. So far so good!
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Rotella doesn't have the zinc "zddp" in it like it used to. It's low just like all the others.
96 460 most likely has roller lifters in it anyway, so you don't need the high zinc like our flat tappet classic cars.
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There is no need to use anything other than what Ford specified for it. As I recall, Ford specified 10W30 back in '96, with a minimum API service rating of SH. I would use any decent brand of oil that met those specs. If you prefer, chose a synthetic, but I prefer to change oil & filter on the standard schedule and use non-synthetic oils.

This is from a 1996 F350 owner manual and covers the 460 (7.5L engine):

For vehicles with 4.9L, 5.0L or 7.5L engines
[SV13740( ALL)04/95]
Engine oils with an
SAE 10W-30
viscosity are
for your vehicle which provide the
best engine protection for all climates down to
-5 ̊F (-20 ̊C). SAE
5W-30 engine oils may also be
used down to
-15 ̊F (-25 ̊C).
[SV13745( ALL)02/95]
Synthetic engine oils which are CERTIFIED and
of the preferred viscosity may be used in your
engine. The engine oil and oil filter must still be
changed according to the maintenance schedule.

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