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post #1 of 6 Old 01-05-2013, 04:59 AM Thread Starter
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Best Oil Weight for Maine

Does anybody no what oil would be best for my 03 F-250 6.0. I have been useing 15W 40 but it is getting too hard to start. I want a 10-30 or 5-40. Is a synthetic blend OK? Average temps at night are in the 20's or colder.

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i was reading that the 5-40 full syn helps tremendousily with cold starts. I'm sure others will chirp in. Also the full syn helps keep heat down and prolong your turbo.
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Rotella t6 5-40w would help you out.

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5-40 rotella all the way. It'll start like its July when it's single digits.


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Im in Fairbanks Alaska, i use 5-40, works great, we are in negatives up here
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I'm running t5 rotella sun blend....purrs when I start it up....especially when we were in low teens this week
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