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Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cheney, Washington
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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?
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.