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Old 12-31-2011, 05:28 AM
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Did an oil change

I know its not thread worthy but I took a pic and had to post it somewhere.

By the way. Buy the 5 gallon bucket of Rotella. its $20 cheaper then five one gallon jugs so after 4 oil changes you get one free. Also I did some comparing and the Fram oil Filter is the exact same filter as the Motorcraft. Same numbers printed on the bottom and everything.

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I know its not thread worthy but I took a pic and had to post it somewhere.

By the way. Buy the 5 gallon bucket of Rotella. its $20 cheaper then five one gallon jugs so after 4 oil changes you get one free. Also I did some comparing and the Fram oil Filter is the exact same filter as the Motorcraft. Same numbers printed on the bottom and everything.

Why are you using 15-w40? I thought T-6 synthetic 5w-40 was the recommended oil for our trucks?

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Old 12-31-2011, 10:22 AM
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Why are you using 15-w40? I thought T-6 synthetic 5w-40 was the recommended oil for our trucks?

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No, it's not. I've used nothing but rotella 15-40w for 65k miles now and not a problem. The only reasons I see to use 5w-40 is if you tow heavy loads or you live in really cold conditions.
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Also to Ryan I still wouldn't use a fram filter. I would stick with motorcraft.
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I've been using 15w-40 ever since i got my truck and i haven't had an issue. Might have to check into that bucket of oil tho. That stuff can get expensive quick...

(EDIT) OOPS-Ment to say 5w40... my bad.
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:42 AM
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That's usually what I buy I just save one of the one gallon jugs to fill it up cause it's a lot easier to pour in.
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Yeah, I will NEVER buy another Fram product.
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I did that today too up at the shop. I used the Tractor Supply Traveller's oil. It was about 11 bucks cheaper and had all the ratings and what not.
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No, it's not. I've used nothing but rotella 15-40w for 65k miles now and not a problem. The only reasons I see to use 5w-40 is if you tow heavy loads or you live in really cold conditions.
Excuse my ignorance, but what's the advantage of running 15-w40 vs. synthetic 5w-40?
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Excuse my ignorance, but what's the advantage of running 15-w40 vs. synthetic 5w-40?
Synthetic is just plain better... Esp. At cold temps. Last longer, hold proper viscosity, protects better.

Nothing wrong with dino oil.... just isn't as good as synthetic.
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