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Synth. or Reg. oil

so i have always ran rotella 15w40 i am doing an oil change and thinking about switching to 5w synthetic what are yalls opinion on reg to synthetic i dont mean to beat a dead horse and she just broke 280,000

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bump bump bump

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for fl weather is 5w40 to thin?

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There is no comarasin between synthetic and regular oil. I'ts what you can afford. Also, you always have the option of going 15/40 synthetic or split the difference with 10/30.

Bottom line is if you can afford it, go synthetic. Also, an added plus is you can go further on an oil change.

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Wally World has the 5-40 rotella syn on sale every once in a while for 15 a gallon. I made the switch from 15-40 rotella to 5-40 rotella syn and go about 7500 between changes.
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7500 is very conservitive.

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7500 is very conservitive.
I shoot for 7500, prolly dont actually happen till 8000. Atleast I have good intention. It does normally need it around there, my bro pushes his to 10000.
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I also run RP 10-40syn, love it, easier starts and truck just runs quiter!

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AS IM RARLEY on here anymore...have a question ?? EMAIL ME dakinbryce@hotmail.com..ill gladly answer any of your questions. OR search me on facebook. ill help out anyway I can !

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i dunno...youve already got almost 300,000 miles on her, id just keep doin what youve been doin

past trucks...
72 F350 2wd 390/auto
85 C10 4x4 (first & last chevy)
86 F150 2wd 300/4 spd
75 F100 4x4 460/auto & 38" Hawgs
77 F250 highboy 4x4 400/4 speed
76 F350 4x4 390/4 speed 6" lift 38" Hawgs
89 Eddie Bauer Bronco
79 Bronco 460/auto 35" Swampers
93 Lightning with KB 2.2
01 supercrew 2wd 5.4 liter
01 F250 Platinum 7.3 diesel 6" icon 35" procomps
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