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post #1 of 19 Old 12-14-2009, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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How much of what kind of oil

Changing the oil in my truck this week sometime. I dont have an owners manual so I dont have the capacity. What would you guys suggest using as my oil? How often would you keep it changed? Thanks.
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Your truck is a SD correct (99-03)? If so its 15 quarts with filter. I use Shell Rotella oil. Amsoil also is a good oil.

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search button, everyone has there own opinion. but use a synthetic 5w40 if you live in a cooler climate, other than that run amsoil or rotella t syn
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Rotella is the most popular and my UOA reports prove it is a excellent oil. Delo is second in poularity. I see no need for full synthetics. In order to get the extended miles on the oil you need a oil bypass system, and frequent UOA's, and changing the full flow filter every 3-5K, so the extra cost of all this easily balances out. I would rather change my oil every 3-5K. I do agree that using a lighter weight oil in cold climates is a good idea.

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+1 on rotella and delo,no need what so ever to run synthetic in a powerstroke.
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So which non-synthetic oils are available for a diesel that are any lower than 15w-40???? (For colder climate use)????
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Wouldnt consider ashville a cold climate. I live down in the upstate sc and yall dont get 'cold' weather like out north/west plain areas do.

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If you never see below zero temps you don't have to worry about cold.

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I live in Florida, so I'm not worried about could. So go with something a little thicker than 5w-40?
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So which non-synthetic oils are available for a diesel that are any lower than 15w-40???? (For colder climate use)????
does Rotella make anything lighter then 15w-40? I'm looking for a good 5w-40 what do you recommend? THanks!

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