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Old 09-08-2010, 09:13 PM
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i have heard to stay away from lucas. i run it in all my other cars and it says ok for powerstrokes. but i read somewhere that it foams up under pressure. is that true or not? what is everyone else runnning?
currently run rotella synthetic oil.
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Uh, call me old fashioned, but I run oil in my oil. Blackstone agrees that plain ole oil (whether its Motorcraft 15w40 or Rotella 5w40 Synthetic) does a great job for the 5000 miles its in.
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In the 99-03 PS with the High pressure oil systems the psi in the injector can get as high as 25,000psi so if lucas foams under pressure then stay away any air bubbles in a high pressure system are not good due to air compressing more the oil
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i think thats what i said above. i was hoping someone with knowledge would chime in.
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I run 1-2 bottles of prolong....works great imo
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Some people on other forums are using that Rev-x stuff and like it I personally haunt used it so I can't give you first hand experience but I havent seen anyone have a bad experience yet. It's expensive though that's part of the reason I havent tried it.
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i have heard to stay away from lucas. i run it in all my other cars and it says ok for powerstrokes. but i read somewhere that it foams up under pressure. is that true or not? what is everyone else runnning?
currently run rotella synthetic oil.
Why are you thinking of adding stuff to your oil? Are you looking to get better protection, better fuel milage, longer life out of your oil? I wish I could tell you if Lucas foams but I have personally never used it with my oil. Did try it a long time ago with a gasser to see about increasing MPG and that didn't work for me.
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idk bout the oil additive but i run lucas upper cylinder lube in my diesel and i'm hopin it does a good job. i heard its good stuff tho! but i also heard that rumor bout rotella havin an anti foam agent fail so i switched to MFA 15 40
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idk bout the oil additive but i run lucas upper cylinder lube in my diesel and i'm hopin it does a good job. i heard its good stuff tho! but i also heard that rumor bout rotella havin an anti foam agent fail so i switched to MFA 15 40
Why are you scared of an anti foam agent? Our trucks NEED an anti foaming agent.
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idk bout the oil additive but i run lucas upper cylinder lube in my diesel and i'm hopin it does a good job. i heard its good stuff tho! but i also heard that rumor bout rotella havin an anti foam agent fail so i switched to MFA 15 40
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Why are you scared of an anti foam agent? Our trucks NEED an anti foaming agent.
I think you misread what he meant.
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