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Bought my first f250 and it has the 6.4 with 80,000 miles on it. I'm coming up on a oil change and I'm wondering what type of oil to put in it. The sticker in the windshield from Ford say's 10w30. I'm not sure if I should stick with that or use a synthetic or a different grade. Also I don't know if it really makes a difference but I live in south central PA. I'm going to do it myself and so I'm just wondering what other people put in their trucks.
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I use Shell Rotella® T Triple Protection Heavy Duty Engine Oil

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Ford recommends 15w-40 for the 6.4. I live up north so I run rotella t6 5w-40 all year round now.

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Rotella T6 5w40. In live in Midwest so can be cold in winter and hot in summer.

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I use either 0/40 or 5/40. I'd say 5/40 is the safest bet no matter where you live. I'd go with synthetic if your deleted.

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I use either 0/40 or 5/40. I'd say 5/40 is the safest bet no matter where you live. I'd go with synthetic if your deleted.
Why if you are deleted?

I'm deleted and usually run mobile one and will once my maintenance agreement expires with ford.

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Probably because if not deleted you really need to change oil religiously at 5k miles due to regen cycles putting fuel in oil.

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And that somewhat defeats the longer mileage that synthetic can run.

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Sugelle you got it! I run synthetic even when I wasn't deleted. I also change my oil @ 5000 kilometers which is a waste I know but its my truck and makes me feel good.

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And that somewhat defeats the longer mileage that synthetic can run.

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Oh I see you went syn to go longer miles since you were deleted.

I agree with that 1,500 miles on my latest oil change and my oil is just now turning black.
When I had my DPF and EGR it seemed after 200 miles the oil was black as black could get. Lol

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