Oil to use... - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
General 6.7 Discussion General 6.7 Discussion

 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 72 Old 03-04-2011, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
jdkinzenbaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 149
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Oil to use...

What do you guys use for oil in your trucks, if you change them at home? Ford has their name brand oil, and no doubt it's a high-grade oil, but when I'm paying my dealer sometimes in excess of $200 for a simple oil change/tire rotate, I'm thinking I could be saving a chunk by shopping around and doing it myself.

Anyone running synthetic like Mobil 1 or Amsoil? What grade oils are you running?

2011 F250 CC SB KR Black/Adobe
H&S Black Maxx, EGR Delete, DPF/DEF Deleted exhaust
Line-X'ed DiamondBack ATV Cover
295/20 TerraGrapplers, XD Spy's
AMP power steps
50-gal TransferFlow tank
B&W Turnover Ball w/ Companion Hitch
Firestone Air Springs - front and rear
ViAir Xtreme Duty air system
Kleinn Train Horns

2012 Heartland Road Warrior 30C 5th-Wheel Toyhauler
2 Can-Am Quads that go everywhere the TH goes!
jdkinzenbaw is offline  
post #2 of 72 Old 03-04-2011, 07:44 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
CascadeF250's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Washington state
Posts: 97
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My dealer says to use 10/30 diesel oil which is harder to find around here. I had my free oil change and they used Motorcraft synthetic blend 10/30. Walmart has Rotella synthetic blend 10/30 for 16.50 a gallon and Rotella 5/40 full synthetic for 19.50 a gallon. Either one is good for year around use. I still haven't found a good place locally to buy filters reasonably. Dieselfiltersonline.com has all of the filters available and they are reasonably priced I am leaning towards the 10/30 but may decide on the 5/40 when the time comes. With the extended intervals on oil changes the engines have the cost wouldn't prohibitive.
CascadeF250 is offline  
post #3 of 72 Old 03-04-2011, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
jdkinzenbaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 149
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Is your truck a 6.7 diesel too? I've heard some say that the new diesels are supposed to have a 'higher grade' oil to meet emissions requirements, but I suspect that may be a bunch of marketing junk too so they can charge more for good oil.

I'm all for buying good oil, but not if its as expensive as gold....

2011 F250 CC SB KR Black/Adobe
H&S Black Maxx, EGR Delete, DPF/DEF Deleted exhaust
Line-X'ed DiamondBack ATV Cover
295/20 TerraGrapplers, XD Spy's
AMP power steps
50-gal TransferFlow tank
B&W Turnover Ball w/ Companion Hitch
Firestone Air Springs - front and rear
ViAir Xtreme Duty air system
Kleinn Train Horns

2012 Heartland Road Warrior 30C 5th-Wheel Toyhauler
2 Can-Am Quads that go everywhere the TH goes!
jdkinzenbaw is offline  
post #4 of 72 Old 03-04-2011, 08:15 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
CascadeF250's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Washington state
Posts: 97
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Smile

It is a diesel and I really wanted to use 15/40 dello 400 like I always have in all of my diesels but the dealer said these new engines were different and that I should use 10/30 diesel rated oil. The owners manual says to use oil rated API service catagorie CJ4 or CJ4 SM. The advantage of the 10/30 and the 5/40 is that you can use them year around.
CascadeF250 is offline  
post #5 of 72 Old 03-04-2011, 08:26 AM
Member
 
DaDeerHunta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Madison,Oh (NOrthEast)
Posts: 62
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to DaDeerHunta
I just switched from rotella t5 10w30 to the valv 5w40 xtreme blue full syn. What a difference motor seems to run much smoother with cold starts and is way less noisy. I would def recommend the oil. I also stick with motorcraft filters.
DaDeerHunta is offline  
post #6 of 72 Old 03-04-2011, 08:35 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
CascadeF250's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Washington state
Posts: 97
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaDeerHunta View Post
I just switched from rotella t5 10w30 to the valv 5w40 xtreme blue full syn. What a difference motor seems to run much smoother with cold starts and is way less noisy. I would def recommend the oil. I also stick with motorcraft filters.
Where to you get your motorcraft filters and how much do you pay? Orilleys and walmart here do not have them yet. The only place so far to get motorcraft filters around here is the dealer or order from dieselfilters online.
CascadeF250 is offline  
post #7 of 72 Old 03-04-2011, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
jdkinzenbaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 149
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Okay. Sounds like the new 6.7 diesels don't require a different kind of oil then. Good to know.
Well, I'll probably start doing my own oil changes when I can, since the cost to have my dealer do it tends to be pretty high.
Dealer says it takes an hour to do an oil change because it takes so long for the pan to drain completely out... so no lunch-time oil changes at the dealer for me...

2011 F250 CC SB KR Black/Adobe
H&S Black Maxx, EGR Delete, DPF/DEF Deleted exhaust
Line-X'ed DiamondBack ATV Cover
295/20 TerraGrapplers, XD Spy's
AMP power steps
50-gal TransferFlow tank
B&W Turnover Ball w/ Companion Hitch
Firestone Air Springs - front and rear
ViAir Xtreme Duty air system
Kleinn Train Horns

2012 Heartland Road Warrior 30C 5th-Wheel Toyhauler
2 Can-Am Quads that go everywhere the TH goes!
jdkinzenbaw is offline  
post #8 of 72 Old 03-04-2011, 03:24 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
TW720HVY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 774
Thanks: 65
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I just had my first oil change as well and was asking some questions about the different types of oil.

My parts guy said that I should research the Rotella Synthetic because he thought the newer engines did not like this oil and that Ford did not recommend it. He thought it had something to do with waxing? Never heard of this!

I really do not know who or what to believe.

Previously Owned

2011 F-350 Lariat Crew Cab, White with Black interior, SRW, Short Bed, FX4

TW720HVY is offline  
post #9 of 72 Old 03-04-2011, 04:32 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I am going to use the Valvoline 5W-40 (blue bottle) full synthetic. Not that I need their approval, but it is Cummins endorsed right on the label. The great thing is the price. O'Reilly's can get it (not all the stores stock it) for $16.99 a gallon. That is the best price I have seen yet on a trusted (to me) brand of full synthetic oil. Had I not stumbled onto this oil, I probably would have went 10W-30 with Castrol Synthetic because I can get gallons of it from Wal-Mart for about $25 each. I like Mobil 1, but I am not paying $7 a quart for it when this truck takes 13.

I do not tow or haul, and realize the 5W-40 is the severe service oil, but I am a "belt & suspenders" type of guy and will be aggressive with my maintenance and service. My grandpa is smiling down on me, I am sure...

As far as filters go, I got the Motorcraft filter for a little over $13 each by buying 12 of them from dieselfiltersonline - Apparently the aftermarket filters are a bad idea, as every post I have ever seen says stick with the OEM, which is fine by me because I always have used the official brand filter regardless. Might pay more, but I know corners were not cut to save a buck.

Just my thoughts...

-Rob
robroy90 is offline  
post #10 of 72 Old 03-05-2011, 05:55 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
4x4ord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Alberta
Posts: 640
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I will use Amsoil once the engine is broke in a bit and change it every 20,000 miles.

4x4ord is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome