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valvoline oil, good or bad?

I can get cheap oil changes through work but, they use valvoline oil and filters, is this stuff ok or should i keep using motorcraft stuff and pay a few more bucks?

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I use the Valvoline Blue 15w40 in my truck and its a pretty good oil in my opinion. I would only use Motorcraft filters though.
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Valvoline is good stuff just stay away from Penzoil!! Make sure the oil they use is for diesels and the proper weight. I have heard many many reports of these lube places filling a diesel with 10W40 !!! I really prefer to do this myself, but that's not what you are asking.

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Stick with the motorcraft filters tho. Other filters have slightly different dimensoions, which can cause a little bit longer starts, because they dont close the drainback valve.

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Scratch that i thought it was a 6.0l. Nevermind!!!!! Sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!haha

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Agrees with NChornet; Just make sure it's-->Valvoline Premium Blue 15w40.

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As for your oil filter: Motorcraft is a very good quality filter. Just make sure your OCI don't go past 5K miles.

Champion Labs I beleive still makes Valvoline filters. In which Champion makes alot of good filters-->
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Valvoline is good stuff just stay away from Penzoil!! Make sure the oil they use is for diesels and the proper weight. I have heard many many reports of these lube places filling a diesel with 10W40 !!! I really prefer to do this myself, but that's not what you are asking.

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I'm a mechanic at this garage so I would be doing the oil change. so i will deff. be putting in diesel rated 15W40. Anyone else know about the filters?

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I use nothing but WIX myself.

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