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Old 03-02-2012, 06:28 AM
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Changing oil...

Total diesel noob here, so please be kind...

Having just bought this truck, I want to change the oil right away since I don't know the last time it was done, or how long it's been, etc...
Is there anything I need to do that is DIFFERENT than changing the oil in a gasser?
I know there will be a LOT of it to drain (almost 4 gallons), but other than that, is it just a case of drain oil...remove filter...replace filter..replace oil? (Aside from the visual checks done while under there...)
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yep u pretty much got it... Not sure what you have for removing the filter but i bent all of my metal filter wrenches (the band style) I went out and got a strap style that hooks to a ratchet works way better
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use a ford #1995 oil filter and i recomend 5-40 synthetic oil 14qts
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Make sure to pre-fill the new filter before putting it on the truck. Typically filters will take close to 2qts once the element has had time to saturate. It will take a little time to pre-fill it properly, but dry starting a diesel is bad news.
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use a ford #1995 oil filter and i recomend 5-40 synthetic oil 14qts
I plan on using the Rotella T 5W-40 for the winter months, but for the summer it was suggested that I use the 15W-40.
Thanks for the Ford part#
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Make sure to pre-fill the new filter before putting it on the truck. Typically filters will take close to 2qts once the element has had time to saturate. It will take a little time to pre-fill it properly, but dry starting a diesel is bad news.
Never done it. 320k miles, still good.

I've also used Baldwin filters.
But you got the basic idea.
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Run 5-40 all year it don't matter summer or winter oil will still be 40w when hot.
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Total diesel noob here, so please be kind...

Having just bought this truck, I want to change the oil right away since I don't know the last time it was done, or how long it's been, etc...
Is there anything I need to do that is DIFFERENT than changing the oil in a gasser?
I know there will be a LOT of it to drain (almost 4 gallons), but other than that, is it just a case of drain oil...remove filter...replace filter..replace oil? (Aside from the visual checks done while under there...)
Look up a Donaldson ELF7405. It is a gigantic filter that is the best you can get in filtering, and capacity. It holds nearly a gallon itself lol. And just barely fits, but it does sneak up in there. Makes total quart capacity 16.
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Run 5-40 all year it don't matter summer or winter oil will still be 40w when hot.
OK...thanks for the "head's up" on the oil. I just bought a 20 gal pail of 15W-40 but once that's used up (I tend to change my oil a LOT on my vehicles) I'll use the Synthetic 5W-40.
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Oil filter, ELF7405, Donaldson

There's a link for the Donaldson ELF7405.
Best price I've seen.
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