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best oil and filters

What do you guts reccomend for the best oil 1540? any brand? synthetic? Any oil or fuel filter recommend or to stay away from.
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Oil filter--Motorcraft/Fram/Racor. Those are the only three I know that properly fit the housing and won't allow the bypass to open. Racor is the manufacturer of these filters and Fram is actually buying them from Racor and packaging them in Fram boxes. Motorcraft/Fram available at wally world and if you watch for some of the major auto parts chains when they advertise the Fram's on sale you can get them really cheap. I know Checker/Schucks/Kragen just did it as did Pepboys and others. Kinda screwed themselves offering a $20 filter 2 for $10 bucks or something like that. Fuel filter--get it at an IH dealer for about $32 bucks. Ask for filter for a vt275. If you ask for vt365 filter it will be wrong. It MUST have the white aquabloc membrane around the filter to be effective as the filters without it (Wix, Napa, etc) don't have the membrane and will allow water through to your injectors. I don't have the new part# for the IH filter, but the last number changed from a 2 to a 3 but even if they have old stock they're still good. I also know from personal experience that the "willfit" fuel filters will break the plastic standpipe in the secondary fuel filter housing. I don't use them any more.

Oil--and API certified 10W30, 15W40, or 5W40 synthetic, are good depending on the temperature you operate most in. CI4+ or CJ diesel rated. The most important thing is that these motors like clean oil due to the shearing effect they have on oil. 5K is the what most people change at--less if you tow a lot.

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I use Motorcraft filters and Rotella T oil.

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Thanks guys great advise. Wow I always thought wix was the best and fram was low end. oh well I was wrong
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I use and recommend Amsoil oils, Amsoil Filters and Amsoil Bypass filters.

For your 6.0 -


15qts Amsoil 15W40


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My experience on the oil filters is that the Racor family of filters are superior. The oil filters are marked Made in Germany. I bought a bunch of them from a salvage store at $8 each. I get my fuel filters from shopdiesel.com. Also, I line my filters up on a shelf like this - Oil, Fuel, Oil, Oil, Fuel, Oil, so that I remeber it is time to change the fuel filters at every 10,000 miles. I buy all my maintenance materials and let the guys at my tire shop do the labor for $10-15.

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I use a Racor filter and Shell Rotella T Synthetic.

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I have motorcraft oil, and filter in it right now. This will be my first oil change, and I have a motorcraft filter and 5w-40 syn Rotella in the garage for the next oil change, but Im going to go with amsoil's single bypass with there 5w-40 after that.

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Purolator Oil filter ok ?

What about the Purolator PURE ONE PL45526.
Would this one be OK to use?
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What about the Purolator PURE ONE PL45526.
Would this one be OK to use?

I would only use Motorcraft oil filter in my 6.0 as for a bypass filter i think these kit are nice and the only way to go

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