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what oil to use

Need to change oil what kind of oil and what weight 15-40 or somthing better and do I fill the new oil where the filter goes thanks

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ya i use rotella oil 15-40 but make sure when you take that huge filter off, you put oil in the new filter prior to putting it back on your truck. good luck bud

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He's got the 6 Liter not the 7.3 and yea Rotella a good oil to use. As far as filling the 6.0 filter bowl with oil before installing new filter you could but probably would get a little messy. I wouldn't worry about it.

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Now on the 7.3 like mine I fill it b/c it is a regular canister filter not a cartilage filter and goes underneath the truck unlike the 6 Liter and the 7.3 holds a good 1 to 2 Quarts of oil.

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oh lol i'm like border-line retarded when it comes to paying attention haha. oops. i haven't changed the oil in my 6.0 yet either

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oh lol i'm like border-line retarded when it comes to paying attention haha. oops. i haven't changed the oil in my 6.0 yet either
No problem just trying to give some helpful info

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Myself I use Rotella 5/40 Synthetic. It gets cold in the north country and it gave me a 1MPG gain year round. I just change every 4-5K or it gets black. I found faster oil pressure and less rattle. Just my experience, but I had tried Delo, Mobile, and regular Rotella.

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Rotella 15W-40 here....so far no complaints.

Motorcraft filters too by the way.

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Thanks for the info guys I just did it and was really tripping on the almost 4 gallons of oil going in there and I also forgot to pre soak the filter with oil but it should be alright. Right ?

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i'm running Castrol 15-40. so far so good. it's oil, meets the specs and has very good cold weather properties compare to other dinos.

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