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post #1 of 42 Old 11-09-2010, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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What Is Everyone's Oil Preferance?

Just wondering what kind of oil everone is using in their trucks? Is synthetic worth the extra money?

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I just run Shell Rotella T 15w40 in my truck... I've considered switching to synthetic, but damn the cost of the change would kill me haha.

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Shell Rotella-T. I'm never gonna run over 5k on an oil change anyways, so the extra cost for synthetic is not practical IMO.

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I change mine every 3k just for the fact mine has 202k miles, so I would be paying easily over $100 per oil change if I were running synthetic.

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I'm running Rotella 5w40 Synthetic. Cold weather starts are soooo much nicer with it. Plus, I'll put maybe 6,000 miles on my truck this year, so the cost isn't outrageous. And, I just saw that Autozone has $5 off Rotella Synthetic, so that should put it around $15 a gallon. Before I switched to synthetic, I was running Motorcraft 15w40. Both oils have done well for me, and Blackstone agrees.

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I just run Shell Rotella T 15w40 in my truck... I've considered switching to synthetic, but damn the cost of the change would kill me haha.
Thats what I was thinking... 15qts...OUCH!

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rotella every 4k or so.

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Rotella 15W40..6000 miles.Seems to work great with my climate.


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In my 7.3 I always used Rotella 15W40 and a bottle of lucas synth stabilizer.
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