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Old 12-13-2009, 10:36 AM
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Went to the darkside

Well I have always said. I will always use dino oil until they stop making it. Well today I turned myself into a liar. I got my oil changed today and I went with Rotella 5w40 synthetic.

Seems to make my truck run a little smoother. My truck has 200,000+ miles on it. I have always used Rotella 15w40. But this winter it has already gotten down into the negative numbers on the thermometer. So I decided to give 5w40 a try.

I will see how it works out for me this week.
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I thought you went and got a duramax or cummins when I saw the title
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:47 AM
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I thought you went and got a duramax or cummins when I saw the title
Cummins would be possible. But I have to wait til the 7.3L blows up.

I will not own a chevy again in my life.
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:48 AM
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i thought the same thing, i think im gonna try 5w40 this winter too, if your already noticing it running smoother, then why not. anyone hear bad things about running it in summer time?
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:51 AM
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i think im gonna switch to rotella also. i hear nothin but good about it. keep us posted.
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Cummins would be possible. But I have to wait til the 7.3L blows up.
guess he'll be staying with the for for a wile
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:21 AM
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ive run rotella for the two years i have owned my powerstroke. summer and winter. never had a problem but ive also never tried anything else
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Old 12-13-2009, 02:27 PM
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I too thought the worst!!! But really as cold as it gets by you I would have switched to the 5w 40 a long time ago, at least for winter use.

NCH
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Old 12-13-2009, 02:29 PM
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I would like to switch to it for the winter but I dont want my leak to get worse.
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How much more $$ is the 5-40 syn?
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