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Oil for the 6.0

Ok here it is as easy as I can say it. My cuz works for a company that deals with oil wells and natural gas wells he can get ma a 55gal drum of oil for a $100.00 its fleet 15W 40. Should I buy it and save the money or is it going to cost me out the a$$ in the long run.
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Is it synthetic. If not, I say stay away. Our trucks seem to really like Synthetic 5w40

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No I don't think it is. Why do you say the 6.0 really likes the synthetic. What are the benefits form running synthetic?
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As long as it's CI4 or CJ4 certified. That's a great deal, go for it. My truck runs just fine on regular 15w 40.

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They like Syn oil just the way it is, there is no cokeing of the bearings will not kill your turbo, the injectors are oil fired no stiction in the injectors startup better plus it can take the heat plus that oil may not be made for these motors.
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As long as it's CI4 or CJ4 certified. That's a great deal, go for it. My truck runs just fine on regular 15w 40.



I also use synthetic......But^^^^ for that price if it is the right TYPE of oil... I say go for it... People do run 15w40, just maybe if it gets really cold swap to 5w40 in the wintertime

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Do a search here for threads about oil. there are many. The main thing about synthetic oils is that good synthetics don't contain paraffin like conventional oils which will gum up injectors and can cause stiction issues. They also dissipate heat better, lubricate better, and have solvents that will keep the engine cleaner. If you live in a cold climate 5w40 will make you engine start and run much much better in the winter months

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I would buy the 55 gal drum and then sell the oil and take the money and buy 5w40 oil.

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I live in South East Michigan so winters here can get pretty cold but this past winter wasn't cold at all. I do have a block heater on my truck and I do use it when it gets below freezing out. I have been useing Rotella 15w 40 sense I bought the truck a little over a year ago. the only mod that I have done is I put a 4 inch DP to a 5 inch stright pipe and have been keeping up on fuel filter and oil changes. I had to change out the cold air intercooler pipe it got some splits in it. I would like to change out the cheep factory crap with a hard pipe set up. any ideas where to find one.
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Earlier trucks, like 03-04 had steel intercooler pipes.

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