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post #1 of 18 Old 09-18-2005, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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i just brought a 2002 250 crew cab it has 7.3 with 60000 mile on it . i what kind of oil is best for the engine . Or is best to let the dealer change the oil in it . It aslo turn over several time before it start up is that normal. Please help .
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I would recommend the AMSOIL


http://www.powerstrokeforum.com/foru...hread.php?t=90

http://www.performanceoiltechnology.com/forddiesel.htm

And, in my opinion, your wasting $ to have the dealership do it. It really is a no-brainer to change the oil on your own

hope this helps! :p
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Do you have extended drain intervales with the Amsoil? Do they have auto trans and rear end products?
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the turnover is pretty normal, I think mine takes about three times....as far as oil...if you're comfortable doing it yourself, its always better to not use the dealer, especially because you becan use good oil...i recommend shell RotellaT, Chevron is good as well
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Thanks for the info. My wife has taken the truck to a quick lube. They do use shell products. I have all my trans parts now so I'll have the oil out. I think they say the synthetics will run cooler. The wife likes the power but I really use it.
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If your wife likes diesel power i might recommend the VW bug, they offer a diesel option
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Well I run Shell Rotella T in my 02 F250 CC 4x4. Wife just clicked past 50K on it today. A buddy of mine owns several diesel trucks and heavy equipment and he swears by Rotella. He sold off one of the trucks and last we heard it had over 350K on it and was still running strong.

Oil is the lifes blood of a Powerstroke. I have ready many articles where people have tried other oils and have had performance issues as well as a noticable change in engine sound. The Powerstroke injection system is run by the high oil pressure system due to the powerstroke valve system. There are several people running Synthetic oils but personally I would never do it in my diesel.

Also you ask about extended drain intervals. You should be changing your oil every 3 to 5K depending on your application. This is actually the best thing you can do for your engine to protect the investment you have in your rig. Also don't forget to change that Fuel filter every other oil change @ 3k or every change @ 5k.

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My wife has taken the truck to a quick lube.
That statement scares the HELL out of me as the quick lubes around here are run by high school kids and drop outs. Make damn sure they are using the right oil in you rig. Nothing destrokes a powerstroke like the wrong oil.
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Well, I'm going to have to take the maintanance over again. I noticed a wear pattern in my steer tires. I was rotating them anyway but found them to be about half there recommended inflation. I guess if you want it done right you have to do it yourself.
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I tell ya, doing it yourself is the only way to go. You learn SO much about your rig by doing it all yourself, plus the satisfaction. ESPECIALLY the oil because it's SO easy to change on these monsters it's almost funny.

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Yep, I agree with changing your own oil. It is cheaper and you know what kind of job you received. Quick lubes are fine if you are watching the attendant ALL of the time. I am already finding out, however, that most people in automotive parts stores do not understand that there is a difference in oil between gas and diesel...very dangerous. As far as synthetic oil, I have sworn by it for years. I have purchased Rotella T synthetic for my next oil change. I will write in with the results.
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