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Oil ...... Is going to 0-40W synthetic smart?

I just got my new injectors today. I plan to install them this coming weekend. As part of the injector change, I will be doing an oil change afterward to make sure that any fuel that runs into the oil pan doesn't get cycled back through the motor.

I have run Chevron Delo 400 15-40W since day one in my truck. I have heard of guys running synthetic oils but, I have also heard that maybe they aren't good for the longevity of the motor. One guy at work mentioned Schafer 0-40W synthetic. That sounds awfully thin to me. I see there is Amsoil 5-40W and their stuff certainly is reputable. I know this question is like asking what is the best kind of beer but, is now a good time to swap over to synthetic oil?

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Is the Shafer even rated for use in a compression engine? Cheers!

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I have no idea. I am compelled to stay with Delo 400 because it has worked well for me but, I am open to listening to what you guys have to say.

I am original owner of 97 Extended Cab 4x4 with 86,000 miles, Unlimited Diesel 175/30 Stage 1.5 Injectors, ATS Intercooler, Tony Wildman 6 Position Chip, 4" Turbo Back Diamond Eye Exhaust, Stealth SPR1 HPOP, Wicked Wheel 2, Hypermax Combo Boost/EGT Gauge, DIY Intake, FPR Mod, CCV Mod, IDM Mod, 203 degree T Stat, Stainless Steel High Pressure Crossover Line, Fitch Fuel Catalyst, 40,000 lb. Trucool Max Transmission Cooler. Next up a Bean's D-66, electric fuel, torque converter and a valve body.
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i use rotella 5w40 synthetic in the truck. but i use 0w30 in my sled with no issues if that helps

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I just got my new injectors today. I plan to install them this coming weekend. As part of the injector change, I will be doing an oil change afterward to make sure that any fuel that runs into the oil pan doesn't get cycled back through the motor.

I have run Chevron Delo 400 15-40W since day one in my truck. I have heard of guys running synthetic oils but, I have also heard that maybe they aren't good for the longevity of the motor. One guy at work mentioned Schafer 0-40W synthetic. That sounds awfully thin to me. I see there is Amsoil 5-40W and their stuff certainly is reputable. I know this question is like asking what is the best kind of beer but, is now a good time to swap over to synthetic oil?
You can swap back and forth between synthetics and conventional at any time. What is Schafer 0w-40? Do you mean Schaefer's? Check to see if the oil meets any of the following specs CI-4, CI-4+ and/or CJ-4? If it does run it without worry, if it doesn't have a C-rated classification on the API donut don't put it in your truck.

Honestly, this time of the year is it going to be worth it to put a 0w-40 in your truck...will it get that cold? I mean a 0w-40 weight oil is designed for use in the arctic circle.

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Stick with Delo, if you have no issues then keep using what you got in there.
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I *always* go with synthetics, in EVERYTHING.
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if u like Delo go with this Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-40 (API CJ-4)

but Getting the Dino oil out of the system for e was key since stiction is an issue for Me

But not really for you,,

I run Rotella t6 myself I did see some schaeffers oil is diesel rated but I didn't see the cj-4 endorsement nor could I find a 0 -40 or any 0 viscosity oil on there site??Then again I didn't look at it very long lol

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Ive heard if you put synthetic in your vehicle to not go back to normal oil. Keep that in mind
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