Motor oil 101 - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 Old 03-04-2008, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Motor oil 101



Being fairly new to diesels, I'm going through the learning curve on good maintenance as I wish to drive it a looooong time. One of the additions I made last week was an FS-2500 Oil Bypass Filter. The less soot the better as far as I'm concerned!

In trying to determine the best oil for my PSD, I ran across this very well written and informative article on motor oils. I learned a lot about oil that I never knew and believe that my PSD and hopefully my checkbook, will be happier for it. The author is obviously into gassers, but so much of what he writes about applies to diesels as well. Please forgive me if this does not belong in this place on this forum. The link to this article is:

Oil

I had decided to begin using Amsoil with my new FS-2500 filter, but after reading his article I'm beginning to wonder if that's the best choice. The author doesn't like Amsoil much because they focus too much, according to him, on long intervals between oil changes. Consequently they use considerably more additives which cuts down on the amount of actual oil. The less oil the less lubrication.

Somehow this makes sense to me since I'm still taking the 101 classes, but look forward to hearing from those of you who have knowledge and experience with these different oils.

I love my F-250 PSD and want to feed it only the best!

:icon_ ford:
huston is offline  
post #2 of 9 Old 03-04-2008, 11:16 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Birmingham,A.L.
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Who is a good amsoil dealer btw? Performance oil products seems to flake out from time to time.

05 F-250 6.0
07 Sea-doo RXT
ex 03 F-250 7.3
ex 00 Honda S2000
ex 00 Acura Integra Type R
jspectyper is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 03-04-2008, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Here's the dealer I'm talking to. Very knowledgable, full of good information, fast action.

Houston AMSOIL Home Page
huston is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 03-04-2008, 01:50 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Snowman66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kitsap Co. WA
Posts: 1,411
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The 1st time we used Amsoil, it was in a GM 8-92 in a boat. right before ran WOT. EGT's 780. Water temp 185. After at WOT EGT's 720, water temp 182. Less Temp equels less friction Equels less wear.

2000 Excusion , 125,000 mi
Stage 2 Pro Dry
4in FBD exhaust W/ Muff
Dp tunes 40 tow, 80 econ, 120,and 140
Amsoil engine, W/Amsoil bypass filter, rearend
HID

Drill some treehuggers on the way to some oil

Global Warming, is a state sponsored religion, seperation of church and state

Confuse a liberal, present reality

Gun control is using both hands
U.N.
Snowman66 is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 03-04-2008, 02:01 PM
Serving Our Country!
 
jhamlin164's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What A Great Article On Motor Oils.........

Quote:
Originally Posted by huston View Post


Being fairly new to diesels, I'm going through the learning curve on good maintenance as I wish to drive it a looooong time. One of the additions I made last week was an FS-2500 Oil Bypass Filter. The less soot the better as far as I'm concerned!

In trying to determine the best oil for my PSD, I ran across this very well written and informative article on motor oils. I learned a lot about oil that I never knew and believe that my PSD and hopefully my checkbook, will be happier for it. The author is obviously into gassers, but so much of what he writes about applies to diesels as well. Please forgive me if this does not belong in this place on this forum. The link to this article is:

Oil

I had decided to begin using Amsoil with my new FS-2500 filter, but after reading his article I'm beginning to wonder if that's the best choice. The author doesn't like Amsoil much because they focus too much, according to him, on long intervals between oil changes. Consequently they use considerably more additives which cuts down on the amount of actual oil. The less oil the less lubrication.

Somehow this makes sense to me since I'm still taking the 101 classes, but look forward to hearing from those of you who have knowledge and experience with these different oils.

I love my F-250 PSD and want to feed it only the best!

:icon_ ford:
Hey Huston,

Thanks for puttin' this article out there...............it's awesome information!

2006 F-350, King Ranch, 6.0L PSD CC, DRW, 4X4
Kenwood Head Unit / Navigation system
Audiovox LCD DVD player
Rancho RSX 9000 shocks
Line-X Bedliner
JL Audio ZR-570CSi speaker system
JL Audio StealthBox Sub
2 JL Audio Amps
2 Odyssey PC 1500DT batteries
Amsoil By-Pass system

Future Mods:
ARP Head Studs
Banks Powerpack System
Mag Hytec Tranny pan
Autometer Phantom II gauges
Gear Vendors Aux Tranny

jhamlin164 is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 03-04-2008, 07:41 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Beatngu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Westcentral NY
Posts: 416
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
A few point Id like to make, for one he uses Mobil 1. So of course he'll knock Amsoil.
At least Amsoil shows recorded tests against other oil brands - in which Amsoil smokes Mobil1 on every test.
2nd all synthetic oil cost with in cents of each other, so if your worried about extended drain intervals then change it more often. But to point out big liter semi's run hundreds of thousands of miles on oil drain intervals of 30,000 miles or more each time.
3rd, when it comes to the large difference in cold flow to hot flow ex. 5w-40 as compared to smaller such as 10w-30. With quality synthetic oils of today, the quicker breaking down is a thing of the past.
At least Amsoil claims they will warranty your engine if the long drain interval causes a failure. Who else does?

I run Amsoil (how'ed you guess), I change it about every 5 months regardeless b/c I make numerous short trips and only put on 9000k a year.

Ive done large amounts of research regarding oils, and the only brands I will ever run in my car or truck is Amsoil or Redline. I choose Amsoil because I get it for about half the price of Redline. Pensoil has oils that's Ferrari factory fill thats good too. But it's 60 bones a qt.

I also would like to note that I noticed an instant difference when I switch to a quality full synthetic oil in my truck.

Not to mention I believe the last time I researched Mobil1, I found that it's "full synthetic" was actually a blend

I get Amsoil pretty cheap if anyone wants to PM me

2016 AG GT350
2013 Fresh150
2008 F350 Lariat Stroker
2005 F250 Lariat Stroker

2004 Mach1 6 spd Black on black
DSS 5.0L stroker
Comp cams w/ FRPP ported heads
twin Turbonetics
13psi 749 hp / 620 ft. lbs. @ 16*
E85 numbers to follow

old Kenne Belle setup at 16 psi
and so on......
600 hp / 585 ft. lbs.

Last edited by Beatngu; 03-04-2008 at 08:11 PM. Reason: forgot a part
Beatngu is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 03-04-2008, 07:44 PM
Jon
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Oil

Id get a analysis before you switch, right after you switch and then after a coulpe amsoil changes to find out what its doing.
post #8 of 9 Old 03-05-2008, 03:44 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Somerset, NJ
Posts: 1,728
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Amsoil 5w-40...my choice of oil in my truck...2006 F-350 6.0L 6spd !!!
pete37922 is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 03-05-2008, 05:00 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I run the Amsoil 5W-30 Series 3000 100% Synthetic in mine. There is a noticeable difference in conventional oil vs Amsoil. Truck runs smoother with the Amsoil.

2003 F250 SD Crew Cab 4X4 Lariat. 6.0
Motor is still Stock.
Run Amsoil Oil and the Diesel Concentrate in it.
Ranch Hand Grill Guard
Ranch Hand Rear Bumper w/10" drop and lights.
Lunk is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome