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Old 01-12-2014, 10:03 AM
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Oil suggestions for my 02

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I noticed advanced auto parts has 15W-40 Rotella for $17.99 Walmart has it for $12.97!

I just traded for a crew cab 7.3 with 299K miles the previous owner said that they used Rotella synthetic blend.

Is it OK to use this Rotella though? I live here in FL and the cold weather should not be a problem either.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Shell-Rote...1-Gal/14958327

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Old 01-12-2014, 01:57 PM
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oil

that's what I use and buy at walmart
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:28 PM
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you should be fine. everyone will tell you different things and horror stories and such, than the amsoil guys will push that crap on you. keep up with routine oil changes and synthetic or dino oil will work just fine.

I was using amsoil but wasnt impressed with its price and it being hard to find. Not worth it IMO. I now use rotella t6, i like how my truck runs with it
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:02 PM
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In Florida, any of the three popular "Dino" oils should be more than sufficient as long as you change it between 3 to 5 thousand miles. Wallmart has the best deals without a coupon. If you use the 30% off AAP coupon it is actually cheaper at 12.59. I use this coupon code all of the time. If you are unsure then do a Blackstone on the first couple of oil changes to see if what the sweet spot is for your vehicle. No reason to use the synthetic unless you live in a cold climate which can benefit from a less viscous oil (at low temps) that the synthetics can provide. The HEIU shears oil at a significant rate relative to other engine designs. I think you can change your oil every 3000 miles with a dino oil vs. running the synthetic and being able to extend it to say 5000 and still come out saving money in the long run. This is what I do.
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:52 PM
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OK I went to change it.. I pored like 3/4 of oil into my oil filter and I put 3 full gallons in. And then pored the 4th gallon jug in until there was about 1 quart left in the container left.

For some reason I feel like my oil readings are wrong when I look at it. I hope I didn't over fill.
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:12 PM
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Rotella is one of the most popular. Basically 15w40 is average temp is above the freezing mark. 10w30 diesel oil (rotella makes one) for below freezing temps
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:36 PM
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I usually run rotella t3 but this last change I tried delvac 1300(same price) the mobil delvac seems quieter ... think I am sticking with that one both are 15w 40
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Old 01-13-2014, 05:49 AM
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Ahhh ok. Makes sense.

I am going to check the dip stick again this morning. For some reason I feel like I over filled. Is that bad?
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:38 AM
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Is that bad?
but the 7.3 aint particullar on type/weight/brand/ect oil is oil for us...and 16 quarts
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:41 AM
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Is it ok if the levels are showing at the P of the word operating? Its right above the arrow pointing down.
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