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post #1 of 22 Old 12-15-2008, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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what oil do you guys use

well it is time for my first oil change and i was wondering what oil you guys like to use on here. I have Rotella sitting in my garage from my diesel blazer but i wanted to check with you guys first to see if there is something else that everyone is having better results with.

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I assume that's a 6.0?? I use rotella and have never had an issue but I have a 7.3l. If Tank comes on here he's going to sell you on the valvoline.

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Thats one bad truck. I would deffinetly use amsoil. I have 106,000 on my 04, and have not put hardley any wear on my engine. They told me it was worn to the equivelence of a motor that has 20K
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nothing but Amsoil on all my trucks


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I used Valvoline Premium Blue 15w-40 or the synthetic Valvoline Premium Blue Extreme 5w-40.

If I can't get Valvoline I run Mobil Delvac.


I don't like Rotella in my PSDs either.
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ive been using schaffers and i love it.


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Im running Amsoil. But rotella is fine since you already have it

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motorcraft, rotella... great luck with both. Only one oil I didn't have good luck with. CJ4/SM Castrol 15-40. That stuff wore out in no time, approx 4k miles. MPG's were way down!

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i did my 1st oil change last week. i did rotella t 15w-40. Only cost me 22 bucks for a 2.5 gallon jug of it.

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I have Syntec 5-40 that I am getting ready to put in my truck, The oil has a Volkswagon TDI approval sticker, Volks has been using Synthetic oil in the TDI, since the 90's. I will try it in my Ford. I feel I will need sythetic here since the temperature was -39F this morning and that was not with wind chill.


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