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Blue flame 5w-30 HD diesel oil?

Just read an article about Champion Blue Flame full synthetic 5w-30 diesel oil. Claims to provide better wear protection than most competing 15w-40 heavy duty motor oils. Meets or exceeds the requirements of Ford, Cummins, International, Caterpillar, Mercedes, and many more. Is anyone familiar with this oil? I'm sitting here wondering if this could be a beneficial oil for my 2000 7.3? However I've researched online and have found nothing saying its safe to use in the Powerstroke 7.3. What do you guys think? Good or bad? Stupid or plausible? I thought I've read here before people saying that 15w-40 can be a little too thick (especially with cold winter temps.) for H.E.U.I. Injectors. Could this thinner viscosity 5w-30 be better on 'em? Just thinking aloud, don't mean to waste anyone's time.
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If you're running in temps below zero all winter, then 5W30 is probably not a bad choice. Above zero with some below zero dips on occasion, i'd stick with a 5W40. That's really all I can add.

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I was debating this myself this last oil change. I thought about the Amsoil 5-30HD but it was just too much for me. I went with the 5-40. It was $4 cheaper per qt.

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aimsoil is over priced
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Run it for 15-20K miles, and do oil analysis every 5K, and report back. If the reports don't come back good at 20K, then you can say this. Otherwise, this is just hearsay.

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I run 7k miles now before I pull a sample cause I was wasting money on samples. Lol. Oil came back great every time until around 25k the TAN and TBN started to get up there. Still within spec though.

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I don't know about 5w30 but my owners manual even says whent he average temp drops to -5*C Ford reccomends switching to 10w30.

I run Rotella 10w30 T5 all winter long and start ups are hugely improved.

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