oil change.... - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 03-04-2009, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Randee Bowknee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Redford, MI
Posts: 219
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
oil change....

changing oil tomorrow.....last oil change i used rotella synthetic...i live in michigan an it still can get cold at night but springs right around the corner.....to make my life easier im asking should i continue the rotella synthetic? And what filter should i use....i do alot of heay towing. If that matters. Any input is appreciated and i know theres alot of people with oil change questions in the forums and alot of different opinions so sorry for continuous thread post... So oil type and filter type...thanks guys


2001 F-250XL 4x4
K&N Cold Air
Foil Delete
05 Grille and Headlights
Wicked Wheel
Muffler Delete
4in turbo back exhaust
TW 6 position chip
Randee Bowknee is offline  
post #2 of 7 Old 03-04-2009, 12:05 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: howell
Posts: 232
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to stockcar12
I called rotella and asked them about running it in the summer they said that it performes great in the summer and recommend it they said that even if you lived in the desert it would be great to use
stockcar12 is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 03-04-2009, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Randee Bowknee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Redford, MI
Posts: 219
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
thanks for info


2001 F-250XL 4x4
K&N Cold Air
Foil Delete
05 Grille and Headlights
Wicked Wheel
Muffler Delete
4in turbo back exhaust
TW 6 position chip
Randee Bowknee is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 03-04-2009, 01:31 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: knoxville
Posts: 276
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to strokenit Send a message via MSN to strokenit
im also a believer in the fact that once you start an oil then you should stick with it. and i also have always heard when you go synthetic dont switch back? so i dunno on this.
strokenit is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 03-04-2009, 01:55 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
01excursion7.3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: waterboro, me
Posts: 2,196
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yeah, Once you go synthetic, you can't go back to normal oil. I don't remember why, but everyone says teh same thing.

2001 excursion 4x4, 4" Magnaflow SS exhaust, AEM Brute Force intake, 05 conversion, 6k HID's, after market tail lights, and thats it for now. More to come..

Maine Turbo Diesels

01excursion7.3 is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 03-04-2009, 05:28 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 83
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have used Shell Rotella-T 15W-40 for all of my oil changes and I run a Baldwin B7039 full flow filter along with an OilGuard EPS-20 bypass filter. Oilguard Superior Filtration Systems - Specializing in Bypass Filtration Systems
I have tried to post a photo below.
vetmxrider is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 03-04-2009, 05:42 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
redboost10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 110
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
what i have noticed on gas engines is when you switch back to conventional oil after running synthetic for a while, the car smokes a bit probably until the synthetic gets burn out of the engine. it seems the two types of oils dont mix well. i dont know, that is my guess.

i use mobile 1 delvac and wix filters

99 f-350 superduty, 7.3L crew cab longbed
redboost10 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome