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I'm not a mechanical engineer, but I can't figure out how the viscosity of oil would have anything to do with a burning oil smell. What you are smelling could be from oil change spillage, an oil leak from the CAC boots, a power steering leak, a trans or trans cooler line leak, a transfer case leak, front or rear pinion seal leak (getting flung onto the hot exhaust).
A small underhood burning might completely burn off by the time the truck has fully warmed up. Start it and drive it for only about 5 minutes, shut it off. pop the hood and try to tract the smell or even smoke, if there is any.
2003 (12/02 build) F250 6.0 4X4 Crew Cab,190,000, all original
Repaired under waranty:Y-pipe, ICP, reflash
Repaired by me: ICP, FICM, cracked degass bottle, CAC boots, rear diff seal, overhead console, Blue spring w/O-ring
Bypass oil+coolant filters, in-line PS filter. T-5 10w30 every 7,500 mi.
Guages: Boost, Pyro and Trans, ScanGaugeII