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Rotella oil...

I'm changing my oil tomorrow from the motorcraft to Rotella. There are several different types of oil that rotella, and I picked up today the T1 just wanted to make sure that will run or do i need to run something different?
I still have my dpf on everything is stock. thanks for the help
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I run the T6 synthetic, but I honestly mainly run the synthetic because of the extreme cold weather where I'm at. I've had great UOA's with it as well.

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Does it get real cold where you live or do you do some heavy towing?


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I use the 15-40 Rotella. It only will get in the mid 20's here. Reason I dont use the 5-40 Synthetic is I change the oil every 2500-3000 miles because when I am in the truck it gets used pulling heavy loads. The other is it takes me at least 6 months to get that mileage. It is not a daily driver. Both are good oils though. If it got colder here I would run the 5-40 Synthetic.

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We have several night where it gets pretty cold, but nothing crazy I'm in Tennessee. The only heavy towing I do is pulling round bales of hay (1500lbs a bale with 3-4 on a trailer) and that maybe once every two weeks. So i should take the T1 back and pick up some 15-40, would be my best bet?
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The 15-40 is what I use. After 5000, to 6000 miles some towing, my oil report will show the oil has 50% additives still left.

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I just changed my oil, I put the 15-40 in the truck... One question, since I changed the oil myself will the oil light come on after awhile, or will the truck know that the oil has been changed and it wont give me any problems?
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I run Rotella 15-40 but did recently changed my oil and went with 10-30 Rotella, it gets pretty cold around here and the dealers here put that weight in around here during winter. Rotella seems to pretty good oil and it is cj-4 grade which is what is recommended for the 6.4.
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Is the Rotella T Synthetic the T6?



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Is the Rotella T Synthetic the T6?
Rotella T6 is full synthetic and T5 is synthetic blend. T must stand for something simple because there truck oil is Rotella T followed by a number.
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