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post #1 of 38 Old 12-01-2008, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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what oil to use in the winter

i saw rottella oil today and the weight is 10w30 heavy duty... i thinking in using it what do you guys think????

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In Memphis you should have no problem using 15w40 all year long. 10w30 is way too light for this area. You're better off using motorcraft 15w40 than rotella anyway (at least in a 6.0) and it's available at wally world for $12 per 5qt jug.

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for the winter????????????

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Yes, even for the winter. I know people that use 15w40 in a lot colder climates than Memphis with no problems. Worst case is you might have to plug in your block heater if it gets below 10*F for an extended period. I live in Little Rock, so I'm very familiar with your climate.

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I use amsoil 15-40 year round which i plug mine in at 40 deg or less so i dont think it matters if u plug it in.

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Why did you have to bring scamsoil into this???? No reason to plug in at 40. That's just a waste of electricity, unless you like getting into a prewarmed truck. I wear shorts at 40. The inductive heating flash allows for relatively easy starting down to 10*F. 10w30 is for WAY colder climates than Memphis.

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well what kind of oil do you use? And yes im cold natured i like heat on the way to work.

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Motorcraft 15w40 every 4K or sooner if the injectors get to b!tching, and I have no starting problems.

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I have 10k on my oil change now I usually go 15k plus I use the amsoil fuel concentrate with cetane boost. No problems with 52k runs just as good with 15k on oil than the day i change it. I know a guy that uses penzoil truck wont start with 3k on oil he has to change it at 3k so i cant say anything bad about amsoil.

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I've been down this scamsoil road discussion too many times. All I'm gonna say is it's your motor, abuse it any way you want. INDEPENDANT oil analysis shows that scamsoil doesn't last as long as Mobil1 and neither lasts more than 6 or 8K. Go to Bob is the oil guy and read MORE than you don't want to know about scamsoil.

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