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Old 03-01-2013, 04:52 AM
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Good morning all!! I'm new to the diesel game and wondering on oil for my rig. I hear so many names. Amsoil, Schaeffers, Rotella, I'm so confused. Need some input for best all around performance.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:59 AM
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motorcraft, i always like to use whatever oil and filters the man. recommends.
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Man...this topic has been posted many times. You will find most are using Rotella. It is readily available at Wal-mart and every autoparts store. The next question most will ask is synthetic versus conventional oil......that also has been debated on this forum.

For years I religiously used Mobil 1 on all my gasoline powered cars/trucks. Now I use Rotella T6 Synthetic 5W40 in my diesel. Even though I stick with oil changes every 5K miles.....I personally feel it is worth the extra coin for my piece of mind in knowing I am using a good oil.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:05 AM
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I run the rotella t5 10w 30 and the truck seems to like it alot better in the morning than the old dino only oil
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:12 AM
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As far as asking questions that have already been asked....go for it. If all we do is take new questions only this is gonna be a pretty slow web site....
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Hey thanks everyone for the input. Sounds like tried and true Rotella wins prob half the price of the schaeffers my buddy is trying to talk me into. Says it has moly in it which I guess coats everything nicely but has to be ordered now your talking shipping which turns into a pricey oil change. Will prob go synthetic don't know what's in rig now.
Now what weight. I'm from nj not bitter cold here but have some cold snaps.
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Man...this topic has been posted many times. You will find most are using Rotella. It is readily available at Wal-mart and every autoparts store. The next question most will ask is synthetic versus conventional oil......that also has been debated on this forum.

For years I religiously used Mobil 1 on all my gasoline powered cars/trucks. Now I use Rotella T6 Synthetic 5W40 in my diesel. Even though I stick with oil changes every 5K miles.....I personally feel it is worth the extra coin for my piece of mind in knowing I am using a good oil.
To add ot taht buy it only at walmart or other big store. When i go to my autoparts store its 7 dollars more a gallon. If i buy my rotella T 15w-40 from oreillys i could pay one dollar more and get rotella T6 in my old 7.3 obs.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:11 PM
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I run rotella T6 which is 5W-40. Truck seems to like it and my UOA's are looking good.
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I have been running Napa Fleet 15w40. I cleaned a local store out of it at 9.99 gallon. My Backstone results came back better than the various "low emission" dino oils I use to run. I think this stuff is Valvoline with a slightly different additive package. The extra zinc and moly in the old CI4 Plus do a better job protecting the 6.4 IMHO. My DPF and Cat have been gone for 50K+ miles now so there is no filter to clog up. One more reson to delete, SWEET!
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i run t6 5w40, the main reason is i work in a mine and everything gets rotella. so if million dollar rigs hauling 50 tons of ore and running 24/7 and sucking in dust and heat and dirty air i'm sure it will work well in the 6.4
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