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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Walpole, MA
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Sounds like Rotella T6 5w40 would suit you well, like 19-22 bucks a gallon at Wally World. With 5K OCIs the MC FL1995 is your best bang for your buck...like 10 bucks a pop and 18 microns absolute. If you were running longer OCIs then the Donaldson ELF7405 is a great filter but about three times as much as the MC.
Honestly on a truck in good operating condition 10k is not THAT long of an OCI if monitored with a UOA. International recommends a 8-10k OCI for the T444E, which has an oil pan with 2 more quarts of fluid than ours.
WVO will, from most accounts that I have heard, shorten your OCI so a more economical oil might not be a bad idea from a cost stand point.
While your at it change your fuel filter, Donaldson, Baldwin, FG, MC all make good fuel filters. I would also recomend changing ALL of your major fluids (brake, coolant, ATF, x-case, power steering, diffs etc) unless you know for sure the condition of all of them.
2002 F-350 4X4 ECLB 7.3 4R100 6637 filter w/ RiffRaff cover, 08 diff cover, 203* T-stat, HPX, Stancor Relay, 6.0 trans cooler, Zone leveling kit, 8'6" Western Ultramount
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