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Old 04-16-2014, 03:51 PM
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I just drained my oil and pulled the oil filter. I'm changin to 5w-40 but the filter the guy gave me at the parts store today was the wrong one. Will I be ok running the old filter with the new oil till I can get the right one (hopefully tomorrow)?

EDIT: Sorry I don't know what the old oil is as this is my first change since I bout the truck. I am assuming it is conventional 15w-40 though

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Old 04-16-2014, 05:20 PM
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:42 PM
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I'm sure you'll be fine depending on mileage.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:28 PM
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Well I realized after I posted I didn't really have a choice seeing as I don't have another ride lol. Anyway, as long as I can get the right filter tomorrow it will only go about 30 miles on the old one.

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Well I realized after I posted I didn't really have a choice seeing as I don't have another ride lol. Anyway, as long as I can get the right filter tomorrow it will only go about 30 miles on the old one.

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Yes using the old filter for a little while will be fine but by at least 1000 miles you might want to replace it.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:27 PM
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Thanks. Yea I definitely won't let it go for that long

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if you didn't know about oil filters ....what do you know about oil? why change to 5/40? ...just curios.... in AR 15w40 is what you need......is your 5/40 diesel rated? with the 6.4 you have to be real keerful.
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I would stick with motorcraft filters too.
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:37 AM
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Alright... Seeing as it came off that way let me clear it up. I know exactly what I need to know about filters. I've used motorcraft filters since I bought my 7.3, 8 years ago. They guy at the store gave me an oil filter for a 6.0. The 6.0 filter is shorter, slightly smaller in diameter and has a different style mount on the top that snaps onto the retainer cap.

For oil, yes I know 15w-40 is recommended for Arkansas due to the weather during colder months. But I have run 5w-40 for almost 5 years now since I graduated because of the way I use my truck. I actually started using it in my 6.0 and that truck loved it. I know the 6.4 is different and every truck is different but I wanted to try it. My trucks generally see 1-2 hours of idle time every day.. if that's not enough, I also pull 13-15k between 2 an 3 times a week. I know that's not a lot to some folks but, when you factor in the very hilly terrain and winding roads... Well things can get hot rather quickly. If I lived in row crop country it would be no big deal... But I live in the hills.

The reason I originally posted was because I've never had this happen before. The 6.0 and 6.4 filters come in the same box so I didn't even think to check before I left. To make it worse, I live about 20 minutes from town. I wasn't sure how badly the old oil would contaminate the new or if it could cause another problem.

Sorry if I took your posts the wrong way but, I just prefer not to be presumed an idiot... Or talked to like one. No I don't know everything and I am still learning. I am fully aware of that but, when I log onto this site it's to gather helpful information and learn from people who have experience with all the different situations that could present themselves to you. Not get talked down to.

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Old 04-17-2014, 07:40 AM
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And yes, my 5/40 is diesel rated. It's rotella t6.

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