1996 Ford Explorer Q&A

1996 Ford Explorer Question: living in panama i like to know if its ok to put sae50 non detergent engine oil

ford explorer 1996 4.0 engine. since its ALWAYS pretty hot over here in panama i was thinkin to put SAE 50 non detergent engine oil in. would that be ok? -
Answer 1
I wouldn't run non-detergent oil. The engine temperature is regulated with the thermostat, and only recommended weather oils. -
Comment 1
thanks a lot. so i better use sae 20-50 ? regards mike -
Comment 2
It would be better, non detergent will cause build up. -
Comment 3
thanks . i ll stay away from sae 50 regards mike -