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Oil change

I have E-450 Superduty 7.3 My son inlaw thought he would do me a favor and change the oil for me. Well he did, but in process he mixed my 5 qt jugs up and I ended up with 2 qts of Hotshots additive, 7qts of 15/40 diesel oil and 5qts of 15/40 semi-synthetic oil for my wife's Fusion. How bad will this screw things up, if at all. Should I drain everything and eat the cost. Interested in some
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i'd sleep better, knowing i put the right oil back in there respective vehicles.

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15w-40 for a fusion?!?
im guessing the oil for the fusion is not cj-4 rating.

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For fusion? Simple, drain it and just refill don't need to change the filter again... But a bigger issue is the 15-40 in your fusion, I'd put back a 5-30ish in.

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0-20 for the Mrs. Camry...

Or did he dump all of that into the 7.3? If it's all in your F450, I wouldn't worry. I don't like mixing oils, but if they're all meeting the same SAE certs, then no biggy.

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Yeah get that 15-40 out of that fusion asap! put 5w-20 in it.

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oil is oil, slick is slick.....worry about it in about 3,000 miles....

oil nowdays is meant to be able to be mixed with other oils....it won't hurt a thing.

I will say this....my truck doens't do ANYTHING but tow...and in MY particular case, I would drain it
and refill it with the proper oil....if you're not towing 100% of the oil change, FUGGEDABOUDDITTT

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