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Old 03-04-2009, 12:44 PM
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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
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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
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thanks for info
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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.
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Yeah, Once you go synthetic, you can't go back to normal oil. I don't remember why, but everyone says teh same thing.
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:28 PM
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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.
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:42 PM
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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
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