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Old 07-05-2011, 06:39 AM
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T6 switch

So this weekend, with the helping hand of Galaxie, I made the switch to Rotella T6 and love it so far. No smoke on start up and it even seems to be a bit easier to start. Changed the filter too! While in there we did some cleaning, used Purple power and some Tire Foam, looks pretty good...here is the before and after:
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:15 AM
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were you using 15w-40 before?
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Yeah that stuff was nasty coming out too. I ran it for about 5k after the studs were done. ELC is coming in the future!
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So this weekend, with the helping hand of Galaxie, I made the switch to Rotella T6 and love it so far. No smoke on start up and it even seems to be a bit easier to start. Changed the filter too! While in there we did some cleaning, used Purple power and some Tire Foam, looks pretty good...here is the before and after:
How the h@ll did you get the engine bay so clean. I would love to do that but am a litle scared of getting something that should not get wet, wet and then have problems I cannot fix.
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Yeah that stuff was nasty coming out too. I ran it for about 5k after the studs were done. ELC is coming in the future!
going from any 15W-40 to any 5W-40 wll make a big difference.
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:13 PM
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I've been looking to make this switch very soon but I am concerned. The manual says to use 15W-40 when over 90. Here in VA it gets in the low 100's at times. Would this 5W-40 still be fine? What about towing, I have a 15K lb. trailer that normally gets hauled about 200-300 miles; this happens about 4-5 times in the summer.
Would this void the warranty left on the engine if something was to happen?

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I switched to T6 last oil change. Very pleased. I also used Rev-X. Couldn't be happier.
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where can you get purple power at? I have been wanting to clean my engine bay.
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:40 PM
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where can you get purple power at? I have been wanting to clean my engine bay.
Pretty sure AutoZone sells it.
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:57 PM
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Wallmart sells purple power.





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I've been looking to make this switch very soon but I am concerned. The manual says to use 15W-40 when over 90. Here in VA it gets in the low 100's at times. Would this 5W-40 still be fine? What about towing, I have a 15K lb. trailer that normally gets hauled about 200-300 miles; this happens about 4-5 times in the summer.
Would this void the warranty left on the engine if something was to happen?

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40w is 40w. there is no difference between the 40w viscosity with 15w-40 and 5w-40

the first number is the viscosity when the oil is colder, the second number is the visocisty when it is hot.

the ending number is what matters for the engine, not the first.


If ^^^ does not help, we can all use any kind of 40w diesel oil. XXw-40

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