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I changed my oil today and used Rotella T Synthetic 5w40 in prep for the cooler months. I've got 47.5k on the odometer and my last oil change was starting look dirtier than past changes so I thought it might be time to let her swig some good stuff. It's around $40 more per oil change which if you change at the factory intervals of 7500miles works out to about half a penny per mile extra.
When I was running biodiesel my oil would come out only slightly dingier than it went in. Now that I'm on petro it's starting to look like diesel oil but still nothing like my diesel Mercedes. Used oil out of that Mercedes looked like black ink and would stain your hands for a week after an oil change. Of course it left a black cloud a battleship would be proud of everytime I stepped on the go pedal. I sold it with 275k and it was still running strong. Ah but I digress.
2005 F250 XLT crew cab used for camper towing, kid hauling and commuting:
Banks Monster Exhaust, Banks Ram Air Intake, SCT with tunes from Innovative Diesel, Zoodad mod, High Idle Mod, Reverse light floods, ARE Shell, HAM Radio Antennas (80m-10m screwdriver, 2m, 440, 6m whip)
First 25k was run on Biodiesel but it's too much trouble so I'm dino-diesel only now > 50k