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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Walpole, MA
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I have always used 15w-40 Rotella T in my 1996 OBS. The truck only has 56,000 miles and I'm getting ready for another oil change. I have always changed the oil at 5,000 miles or at a year which ever comes first. Should I change to a different oil like Schaffer's or just stick with Rotella T? The truck is stock except a 3" DP to 4" straight exhaust, Tymar intake, and Autometer gauges. Over the winter while the truck sits in the garage staying out of the salt I was planning on installing a Tony Wildman chip and maybe changing the injector oil (I've heard that is a waste of time but I have an oil siphon). Just wondering if Rotella is sufficant for my truck
Rotella is the best selling HDEO on the market, people have put billions of miles on it. Since your mileage accumulation is slow little I would just continue running the 5k/1 year OCI with Rotella. Schaeffers is great stuff but not worth it IMHO w/o extended service intervals.
Sounds like you got a great rig!
2002 F-350 4X4 ECLB 7.3 4R100 6637 filter w/ RiffRaff cover, 08 diff cover, 203* T-stat, HPX, Stancor Relay, 6.0 trans cooler, Zone leveling kit, 8'6" Western Ultramount
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