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post #1 of 25 Old 02-14-2011, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Mobil 1 or Rotella Synthetic?

I have a 06 and an 00 F250 and trying to decide if I want to use Mobil 1 or Rotella. Both being synthetic fluids. What are everybodys pro's and cons on the two oils? Thanks

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Ive used both 5w40 Mobil 1 and 5w40 Rotella T6 in my 2005 and I noticed a definite better cold start in the winter with the Rotella and the truck just felt like it ran a little better when it was cold with the Rotella T6 so that is what I choose to run in my truck.

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I'm running the Rotella 5w-40 and like it a lot. Truck starts easy even when in the single digits and it warms up quicker then it did with dino oil.

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i run Rotella T6 5W-40. in my area you can get it just about everywhere. as far as Mobil 1 i can only get it at auto-zone

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Thanks Rotella it is.

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Another 5w-40 T6 user here.

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Rotella T6 is petroleum based. So technically it is not a full synthetic.

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So which oils are full synthetic?

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So which oils are full synthetic?
amsoil, dont know about mobil one

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I saw motorcraft has an oil out for the powerstrokes. Is it any good. I have put rotella in so far, but hte motorcraft is nice because it is in 5 qt containers...makes it a little easier to get the 15 qts.
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