Your '96 Thunderbird needs a 5W30, according to Ford.
answered 3 years ago
- Homestead, FL
Absolutely! - This oil is designed to
perform under all extreme conditions.
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answered 3 years ago
- Crosby, Texas
The label says "…meets or EXCEEDS OEM specs…" (original equipment manufacturer). Full synthetic oil was developed for race cars where RPM engine speeds are expected to run over 100 MPH for over an hour. This oil is ideal for both gasoline & diesel engines, which is shown on the API rating (American Petroleum Institute). This organization works closely with SAE (Society of Automobile Engineers) to develop oil lubricants. When you look at the API rating, the 1st "S" letter means "spark ignition." The oil is ideal for engines with spark plugs such as gasoline, methane, & propane fueled engines. The 2nd letter after the "S" indicates what engine protection additives (or properties) are present. The higher the letter, the more advanced the formula. The other 2-letter designation that begins with a "C" is for "compression ignition engines," which is what diesel engines are. On the oil grade (viscosity), the "W" means "winter application." The lower the number, the better it is for sub zero temperatures. "5W" is for minus 22ºF engine start up. "10W" should not be used for engine start up below minus 4ºF, unless you drape an electric warm blanket over the engine block (& battery) to assist start up in severe sub zero temperature. The 2nd number after the dash is the hot range when the engine is fully operating. If you're driving through hot desert areas in the summer, you'd go with 10W-50 or 15W-50. Any driving environment below the scorching hot months, you're OK with oil grades from 10W-30 to 15W-40.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
- Los Angeles (Hades)
First, always go back to your repair manual to verify if the weight is correct or not. Second, you must take the overall condition of your engine into consideration before making a switch to synthetic. If you are already using a synthetic and the question is whether or not this brand is good, i use Wal-Mart brand oils on many of our vehicles and have had no problems to date. I write at times on edumunds.com forums under girlcarbuilder. My vehicles range in age from 30 years to 1 year in the fleet. I have 45 years of experience in automotive and many of our vehicles make at least 250K miles before major service!
Wal-Mart full synthetic is a very good oil, but it will find any small leak you may have just like any other synthetic.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
- Baton Rouge, LA