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post #1 of 13 Old 05-27-2011, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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What is the best oil system cleaner for the 6.0...i was going to change my oil
and wanted to dump some cleaner in before i drain the old oil out.....
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post #2 of 13 Old 05-27-2011, 08:59 AM
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The issue that I see with a engine oil cleaner in a 6.0 is when you drain the old oil, you still have just over a quart of used oil in the HPOP reservoir. So after you add he cleaner, there will still be some cleaner left in the system. This may cause issues down the road.

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Yeah I don't believe that's recommended at all especially since it's the oil system that runs the injectors... Could cause some problems I'd think...

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sounds good.....what about the rev x product?
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There's quite a few people who run Rev-X in their oil changes. If you run a forum search you'll find a number of posts regarding their experiences and oil change intervals, viscocity reports, etc, etc.

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Rev-X is great stuff. Synthetic oil is a great oil system cleaner and I highly recommend it.
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I'd use rev-x to solve a problem. Are you having any problems?

If not change your oil to a good syn ie Mobile 1, Amsoil, Red Line whatever flavor you like. Then if you think your engine is really nasty change the syn oil after 2500 miles and you should be good to go.

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Rev-X is great stuff. Synthetic oil is a great oil system cleaner and I highly recommend it.
I'm still reading and learning about stiction and for that matter how a diesel works, but this brings to mind some new questions.

If I'm NOT currently seeing any issues with stiction will using a sysnthetic oil clean the oil system enough to NOT need a product like Rev-x? Should a cleaner like Rev-x be a part of my maintenance once a year, every six months, every two years?

I hope I have the ideas straight here and I'm not talking about three different topics!
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HAHAHA post #7 may provide me some answers!
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If I'm NOT currently seeing any issues with stiction will using a sysnthetic oil clean the oil system enough to NOT need a product like Rev-x? Should a cleaner like Rev-x be a part of my maintenance once a year, every six months, every two years?

DING! DING! DING!

Your prize is the money you saved not buying something you do not need. As mentioned Rev-X is great stuff and it does a great job solving a some issues with some trucks. But in your case as is mine just dump a good 5W-40 syn oil in there and call it a day.

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