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My first oil change due...dilemma.

So my truck is getting close to needing its first oil change since I purchased it in december. I bought it used from a Ford dealer and after the sale they gave me a coupon for a free oil change. Problem is I really want to switch to Rotella T6.

Should I take advantage of a free $100 oil change from Ford or should I bite the bullet and do the "better in my eyes" thing and give my truck some Rotella T6 myself?

What would you do?

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Take the 1 free oil change for sure -- Then switch to Rotella T6 when its due the next time. No sense in wasting the $100...

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Free oil change.

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Sell it to someone else and switch to T6. Your truck will thank you.
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maybe I could put it on craiglist...

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Supply them the T-6 each time for 4 oil changes, they provide the filters.
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Supply them the T-6 each time for 4 oil changes, they provide the filters.
Now there's a good idea for you.
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Now there's a good idea for you.

Needs to make sure they are using the right filters. Yes, it's a Ford dealer, but get this, The Ford dealer in Southern Oregon is using the [POF-5515]Prime Guard filters to save money on their "free oil changes".

Make sure they are using Racor or Motorcraft only. I still don't trust the Prime Gaurd even if the dealer says "They are ok"

They wouldn't put that in writing.
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Needs to make sure they are using the right filters. Yes, it's a Ford dealer, but get this, The Ford dealer in Southern Oregon is using the [POF-5515]Prime Guard filters to save money on their "free oil changes".

Make sure they are using Racor or Motorcraft only. I still don't trust the Prime Gaurd even if the dealer says "They are ok"

They wouldn't put that in writing.
I ran them for almost 3 years and 37k miles without issue. I compared one side by side with a Racor yesterday in fact. The top where it goes into the cap is identical the only difference I saw was the Prime Guard was about 1/16" taller than the Racor which really isn't an issue. Side by side if you didn't know which was which you couldn't tell them apart.
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So, does the element look the same? Just wondering.

37K on Primeguards. Interesting. I already have filters for 3 more changes (Racor) so, I'll let the testing continue on the Primeguards.

Thanks for sharing that you use them.
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