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Oil question for my F-350
Nelson, thanks for your reply.
I am a retired 18 wheeler pusher so it goes without saying that I do not have a great desire to travel long distances anymore.
I run 14 miles R/T into town a couple of times a week and I pull my 20' pontoon boat 150 miles R/T to the lake and back home several times a year. Thats about all the driving I do anymore.
The truck is a totally stocked 4X2, has always gotten a disappointing 11/12 mpg, and presently has 61,700 miles on it. I change the oil and filter every 7,000 miles. Because of the amount of driving I do I will change the oil about 2 to 3 times a year.
I think I will take George C's suggestion and start idling before shutdown and change to synthetic oil. However, if you have any further suggestions or advice I would like to hear them so please let me know what you think.