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Old 06-23-2011, 06:41 PM
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What oil to use

Its time for my first oil change in my 7.3 powerstroke. The dealership put the motorcraft oil in it when I bought it, but I am not sure what to put in it now. Should I stick with a regular rotella T or go with a synthetic, and what weight should I use.
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5w40 synthetic for summer.

People are using Amsoil and Rotella T6
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what should I run for the winter
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Agreed: Rotella T6 or if you want to spend the money AMSOIL.

I am running Amsoil CJ-4 15/40 @10K intervals and LOVE it.

If you don't want to go the synthetic route, Delvac is supposed to be a great dino oil.
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what should I run for the winter

Synthetic.

It will start easier and run better in the cold. I have NO problem cold-starting at -25*.
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Do I need to run a different weight for the winter than what I run in the summer?
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Do I need to run a different weight for the winter than what I run in the summer?
Not really. I run the 15/40 all year... but it's synthetic so it doesn't thicken up like the dino does.
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The rotella t6 is a 5w 40, is that ok to run all year or do I need to run a 15/40 weight?
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The rotella t6 is a 5w 40, is that ok to run all year or do I need to run a 15/40 weight?
Its fine... I would guess 75% of the people on this forum use it.
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Good deal thanks for all the help.
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