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    Ranger Oil Change Time

    Just reading a Repco catalogue, they mention about the need to do an oil change on the Ranger/BT-50 within 10 minutes or risk the oil pump draining and not priming upon start up with fresh oil.



    Has anyone heard of this - and are there any other Fords that have this requirement?

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    Interesting... You'd want to observe that advice!!
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    I'm fairly certain I've read service advice like that somewhere else too, I'll see if I can locate it.

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    I wonder how many other cars have this type of pump?

    I tend to not rush when draining oil and feel like I want to get as much of the old stuff out as possible. Could be a trap for home mechanics in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randel View Post
    I wonder how many other cars have this type of pump?

    I tend to not rush when draining oil and feel like I want to get as much of the old stuff out as possible. Could be a trap for home mechanics in the future.
    I reckon a few have been caught out, there seems to be a bit of venom on various grey nomad forums about it

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    Ouch, certainly advice worth listening to. I assume the filter screws on vertically and it would seem to do oil changes regularly would be a good idea. Should be fair easy to accomplish in 10mins though, just follow directions.

    On the topic of oil, I did an oil change in my efxr8 prior to Ford fanatics day in Vic, I bought liqui moly fully synthetic which i find is not a bad oil, however not cheap either. So my question is this, now I have full synthetic oil in the engine, is this the only oil type I can use from now on? I've heard that once U use 100% synthetic oil U can't go back to the 1/2 N 1/2 or non synthetic oil.

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    Yes, my BT50 had the oil drained for an extended period of time, after that had an engine TICK which could not be fixed.
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    It's not a new thing and has been around since the PX first came out.

    I do hope Repco are a bit better with their advice than their graphics though, bottom left is a VW TSI engine and top right is an XR6T engine. Neither found in a Ranger!
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