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Oil help!!

I was goin to change my oil but i thought about goin from rotella 15-40 to delvac 10w-30. Any pointers or comments please.. thanks

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T6 rotella 5-40 is the best choice for 6.0 liter.
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T6 rotella 5-40 is the best choice for 6.0 liter.
IMO Ams oil is a far better choice than Rottela

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I second the choice for Amsoil, either the 5-30 Series 3000 or their 15-40 Marine oil. I have been using their products for over 20 years and have never been let down. Their products always work better than advertised.

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You want 40 weight oil in your 6.0 and most diesels. 5w40 helps on cold starts because it is a 5 weight when cold and 40 weight when warm. You have to be in extreme cold before you drop to a 30 weight oil, -30* and colder.

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IMO Ams oil is a far better choice than Rottela
If you change your oil every 5k, Amsoil is pointless.
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T6 rotella 5-40 is the best choice for 6.0 liter.
I have the BPD oil cooler and relocated oil filter. Is the T6 rotella 5-40 still recommended? I also have the Napa Gold oil filter 1832. Thx!,


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I have the BPD oil cooler and relocated oil filter. Is the T6 rotella 5-40 still recommended? I also have the Napa Gold oil filter 1832. Thx!,


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I cant imagine an oil cooler changing a requirement of viscosity. Rotella T6 is the most cost effective synthetic out there. $21/gallon at Wally World.

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I've been using 10w-30 for a few years with excellent UOA results.

For as long as I own a 6.0 its the only viscosity lube I'll use.
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