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post #1 of 22 Old 06-22-2011, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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Oil Question (LOVE MY STROKER!)

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I live in East Ky,

I just changed oil to Motorcraft oil and it seems my truck is running a little rough during start up

What oil should I run in my truck, (first oil changed) I used Motorcraft

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Motocraft oil is designed for the strokes, not too sure why it would run rough after an oil change tho. A lot of guys on here use Shell Rotella T6 full synth, others like to use Amsoil. A full synthetic oil is always better than dino oil in every way, so try a full synthetic next time you change your oil. If you want to look into it more in detail check out bobistheoilguy.com and read, read, then read some more. Good luck.
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Not to sound like Captain Obvious, but confirm your oil level. Truck should take 15 quarts. If low, I've seen them run rough if not even shutdown.
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Will do,

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Forget the Motorcraft stuff and use a synthetic 5w40 like Rotella T6. Your injectors will thank you and you'll notice the improvement immediately.
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so it wont hurt just to "Up and Change oil?"

because I have less than a 1000 on this oil change but if it helps, I will dump it and replace asap...

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You can change oils at any time between synthetic to non-synthetic and back as little or often as you want. Just make sure you swap out the oil filter with every oil change tho regardless of what you put in it or how many miles

But no, changing your oil today with only 1,000 miles on your current oil to a T6 synthetic in no way shape or form will cause any trouble with your motor.

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On the other hand it really won't hurt to wait until you have 4k or 5k on the current oil before you change over. Your engine will really benefit from the synthetic oil and you should change it every 5k or 6k miles with the synthetic unless you have your oil analysis done and they say it's ok to go further.

The price of an oil change compared to replacing injectors makes it a no brainer. I would also recommend Racor oil Filters. They make the filters for Motorcraft and you are paying a whole lot more for the red and white box when you buy Motorcraft.

This is a good source for filters.

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You can change oils at any time between synthetic to non-synthetic and back as little or often as you want. Just make sure you swap out the oil filter with every oil change tho regardless of what you put in it or how many miles

But no, changing your oil today with only 1,000 miles on your current oil to a T6 synthetic in no way shape or form will cause any trouble with your motor.
Sweet! Someone else understands that! I have a Mustang that has seen a lot of NOS, and MANY 6200 RPM launches on slicks. Each spring it gets whatever oil I have laying around! I keep it the same grade but just about all my old whips get a 10/40. So this year she has dino and blend. My 64 gets a blend and my 60 gets a dino. Had 6 qts laying around, its in the Stang!

Oh and the motor has way over 100k on it... 100k HARD miles (would say about 1000 of them are in the burnout box) lol

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Anyone ever use the Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5w40
I use Mobil1 it in my race cars and like it....

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