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ford 1997 club wagon with the 5.7 engine 75000 miles i want to do a oil change how many quarts and what kinda oil should i use

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Always advisable to change filter at same time .This site might give you some ideas till Bert comes on forum . Just fill in car details at top of page .

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Bert should be in here later this afternoon. Are you sure its a 5.7 and not a 5.4?
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id better check im really not sure :)
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I'll go ahead and give my opinion. It should be a 5.4L, holds 6qts of oil with filter change. Use a good quality 5W-30 such as Motorcraft, Castrol or similar with a Motorcraft filter.
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I'll go ahead and give my opinion. It should be a 5.4L, holds 6qts of oil with filter change. Use a good quality 5W-30 such as Motorcraft, Castrol or similar with a Motorcraft filter.
We use 5w-20 but what jwko said is fine. What has been in it until now?

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Being this is a 15 passenger van wouldn't 5W20 be too thin?
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We use it in our Transit buses with the V10 and they go to 300,000 miles when we replace them. Same engine with 2 more cylinders. That's what Ford calls for, so that's what we use.

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I finally found a manual for this vehicle. It calls for 5W30, that's what I would use.

http://www.motorcraftservice.com/pub.../97ecoog1e.pdf
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ok thanks jwko and bert you guys are the best :) im going to go with the 5w 30 mobil 1 and motorcraft filter...... one more question how easy would it be to turn the miles back on this van reason i ask is my van only had 72000 miles on it did the car fax and it seemed ok but when i looked at the gauge cluster on top the two screws are missing indicating that some one must have tampered with it is thier any way to tell other then carfax
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