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Old 09-09-2009, 07:01 PM
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Question Oil Help Please

I have been using Royal Purple in my truck for the past few months now and tomorrow I am going to change the oil again. I am honsetly tired of spending $150 on oil every time so I decided to stop using it, becasue it can't be worth it. I am just wondering what other types of synthetic oils most of you guys are using. Thanks.
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:16 PM
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Im new to diesels but on my last f250 I only used synthetics and have nothing bad to say about them. I wanted to continue using a synthetic on my new 6.4 but 15 qts of synthetic oil is pretty expensive, and i drive a lot. I did a hell of a lot of reading when it came to picking an oil to put in it, including a lot of searches on this forum and finally decided just to use a conventional and change it every 3000 miles. The extended intervals that the syn oils say you can go are not really good for your truck because unless your running a bypass system the filter isnt rated for those miles. And considering you can get 5 qts of ford moto crft 15-40 Powerstroke diesel oil for $10.50 per 5 qts at walmart and a mtrcrft filter online for $12 compared to what your spending on synthetic it may be less expensive to use that and just change it more often. I may be wrong but i dont know if the costs outwiegh the benifits and im curious what other members would say. I think Rotella T is $11.50 for 4 qts at walmart.
I forgot to add that the extended drain intervals recommended for syn does not take into account the amount of soot the oil collects because of the dpf. If i understand it correctly with the new dpf's oil collects the soot that is burned off during regen, thats one of the reasons that i just figured id use the motocrft stuff and just change it more often

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AMSOIL!

AMSOIL - Synthetic Diesel & Marine Motor Oil SAE 15W-40 (AME)
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Gonna look into it Hank, thanks! Anyone else have any opinions???
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