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Old 05-15-2012, 02:10 AM   #1
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oil change for 1999 Dolphin Ford v10

Going to do an oil change on my 37 ft Dolphin with the Ford v10 triton. Planning on changing over to full synthetic. I'm not sure if it is 5w20. There is no markings on the oil cap. Is this correct? I live in Winnipeg Canada but do most of my travelling in the southern USA, though will use it till late fall up here. Any suggestions on which synthetic? Would like to use a good oil. As well, this is my first Ford engine so how many quarts/litres does it take for a change? Thanks in advance for your responses.
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:41 AM   #2
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1999 Ford owners manual says 5W-30 premium motor oil, 6 qts to change.
I would use Mobile-1 oil, but do your own research.
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Any post about oil attracts a syn oil salesman here and he will ruin your thread
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My '99 holds 7 qts or 6.62 ltr with a filter change. Yep 5W 30 is recommended. I use any name brand full synthetic that I can get at the time. They are all good and exceed specs.
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Thanks for the info. I definitely appreciate it.
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Ford has changed their preferred viscosity recommendation to 5w20 for your engine. From AMSOIL's website: https://www.amsoil.com/mygarage/vehi...550%20PICKUP+S My added comments underlined. I use the 15,000 mile products in my V10 motorhome, and Used Oil Analysis confirmed the oil was good for continued use.

1999 FORD TRUCKS F550 PICKUP 6.8L 10-cyl Engine Code [S]
LUBRICANTS & FLUIDS:
Engine Oil
Grade 1......API*[1]
Maximum Performance SAE 5W-20 Signature Series 100% Synthetic Motor Oil (ALMQT) (Warranted for severe service such as motorhomes for 15,000 miles up to 1 year)
Performance Plus XL 5W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil (XLMQT) (Warranted for 10,000 miles up to 6 months for severe service such as a motorhome)
Performance Synthetic 5W20 OE Motor Oil (OEMQT) All TEMPS......5W-30, 5W-20 [2] (Warranted for Ford's recommended 3,000 miles up to 3 months for severe service such as a motorhome)

[1] Manufacturer recommends motor oil that is formulated to meet
Ford specification WSS-M2C930-A.
[2] This specification has been updated from 5W-30 to include
5W-20 per a Technical Service Bulletin from the
manufacturer. 5W-20 is the preferred recommendation.

FILTERS:
Oil Filter 25,000-Mile Ea Oil Filter (EAO11) [1] (warranted for 15,000 severe service miles up to 1 year, such as motorhomes.
Oil Filter WIX 51372 Oil Filter (Warranted for 3,000 miles up to 3 months per Ford's recommendations for oil filters)

CAPACITIES:
Engine, with filter..........6.1 quarts [1]

[1] When refilling, remove dipstick to provide adequate venting
and allow oil to flow into crankcase.
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He's baaaaaaaaaack. (voice of little girl in "Poltergeist")

Although he did get ONE thing right, Ford changed oil to 5w20 in 2001.

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Oil guy some one mentioned in an earlier post? So 5w-20 is now the prefered oil?
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Yes, 5w20 is the preferred oil by Ford. You will get a little more performance and mpg over 5w30.
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I second the motion for Amsoil. When I bought my 99 Dolphin in Aug 2010, I changed the engine and tran to it. The V10 had 48,000 when I got it, put over 4000 on it no leaks or usage.
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[QUOTE=luvmydolphin;1177264]Going to do an oil change on my 37 ft Dolphin with the Ford v10 triton. Planning on changing over to full synthetic. I'm not sure if it is 5w20. There is no markings on the oil cap. Is this correct? I live in Winnipeg Canada but do most of my travelling in the southern USA, though will use it till late fall up here. Any suggestions on which synthetic? Would like to use a good oil. As well, this is my first Ford engine so how many quarts/litres does it take for a change? Thanks in advance for your responses.[/QUOTE
Just an idea to make life easier. when i had a ford F 53 the oil would drain right onto the axle, what a mess. I bought a Fumoto oil drain valve with a small hose tip to drain straight into a milk jug. Less mess, the jug went to the recycling.
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