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post #1 of 13 Old 04-06-2009, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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newbie with oil question need help asap VEGAS

Hello, I am a first timer with a 03 excursion with just over 140k on it. I would like to have the oil changed but I am unsure what is the "best" for it and do not know what the last owner was using. Does it matter what I put in it from this point on over what they currently have in it? We are leaving on a trip in a few days and need to get it done.

Also I live in Vegas and would like to know if anyone can recommend a shop here that wont rip me off on diesel work. I can wrench on gas all day long but would rather have a qualified person wrench on my diesel.

THanks for any help and I am glad there is a forum for this!
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Welcome to the org! As for oil change, you don't have to worry if it has synthetic or conventional oil, just change it with whatever oil you prefer. I have run Rotella 15-40 in mine for the 25,000 miles I've owned my truck and am very happy with it. I Also run a Motorcraft filter.

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Are there any real advantages to synthentic over conventional oil at this many miles? Thank you for your help.

I have had other vehicles like our 96 impala ss that we ran mobile 1 from day 1 with no issues but have had other hot rods that we picked up after the fact and ran mobile 1 with no real difference than running conventional.
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I don't have any good answers for ya. I have always ran conventional oil and have no expirience w/synthetic. I've always gone on the theory if you change your oil on a regular basis you can't go wrong. A buddy of mine who is a rancher uses Conoco oil in everything (tractors, swather, backhoe, pickup trucks etc..) and hasn't had any engine failures. Just my 2 cents.

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For the argument of synthetic vs. conventional, check your oil when its -10. I run all synthetic now (+ MotorKote).

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