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post #1 of 12 Old 01-21-2013, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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which oil for my engine

i just bought a new 2012 and was told thast they put 10w30 in these things, my last truck was my 2000 with the 7.3 and i am used to using 15w40. i just changed my oil for the first time and put 15w40 but i want to know if that was a smart move or a terrible one. thanks guys


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What part of the country are you in? 5w40 is probably the most preferred and will make the motor start easier and run a little smoother. If you're in a cold climate though with extreme lows, you should probably stick with what you have right now. Rotella T6 is what I use if you go with 5w.


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i live in louisiana. down here the lowest it usually gets is in the 40-50s and it doesnt stay there long. our weather changes day to day. sometimes we get in the 20s but it doesnt really get colder than that.


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I use 15W-40 (Castrol Tection) here in Houston.

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I use 10w-30 since day 1 here in Ohio and haven't had any issues yet.

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If you're in Louisiana, I'd run 5w40 all year long. You have the same climate as me.


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Rotella T-5 10-30. If I start doing some heavy towing i'll use the T-6 5-40.

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If you're in Louisiana, I'd run 5w40 all year long. You have the same climate as me.
5W40 is for colder climates. Not an issue in LA. Stick with 15W40 if you need a 40W.
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^^ agree...no reason to have a large-spread multi-grade like 5W-40 unless your conditions require it...

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