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Old 09-26-2010, 07:12 AM
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another oil question?

dont want to start no dilma on talking oil, but want to know...i have put the same oil in my ride for several years. (not saying what brand) i have only had two problems out of my truck since i bought it new in 2005, it had 14 miles new and now i am at 111,000..QUESTION is...engine noise seems to have gotten louder over time and really didnt notice much, what would be a good oil to use for engine noise,high milage,and occasional towing...thanks
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:26 AM
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I would stick with the oil you've been running if its been good for you. Some guys have switched to rotella 10w30 from 15w40. Now that your engine is broke in, its gonna sound a little different than new. I would make sure to use fuel additive like diesel kleen or something like that to prolong injector life. I just use rotella 15w40 and I change it anywhere between 3k and 5k. Fuel filters every 3rd oil change.
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:35 AM
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111k is way far from high mileage. I prefer a premium quality synthetic oil like Amsoil or Schaeffer. If what you are doing is working for you keep on with it.
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so, if what i have been using is working good for me, what could i do for the engine noise, when i got the truck i could carry a conversation at the hood with the engine on, now i have to talk at the tailgate where i can hear, OR should i just get used to it and live with it... i just thought my truck may have reached a point where it need upgraded products to help it as it got older.
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Mines pretty loud. But its not stock. Have to shut it down when I go thru mcdonald drive thru. As the saying goes "If its too loud, your too old" But seriously, try some fuel additive if you already dont'.
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All the oils already mentioned are good choices. A good synthetic oil should definitely quiet down the engine noise and possibly even give you better fuel milage. Also a fuel additive might help quiet down the diesel noise and help clean and lubricate the fuel system and provide quicker starts and better milage as well. If you would like a quote on AMSOIL products let me know.
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