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post #1 of 31 Old 02-18-2012, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Changed the Oil

Changed the oil in the Excursion today. Used Rotella T6 and the bottles of RevX that I got at PHP. All I can say is WOW! I figured I'd feel a difference, but I never expected to feel THIS much of a difference. I'm honestly blown away. I thought some of the ruffness I was feeling was just part of driving a diesel truck. I can't say enough good things about this combination. My neighbor was out building a deck when I started up the truck to move it to change the oil. He has a toreador red 2003 CCSB 4x4 with the 7.3 (I want his truck and he knows it). I hadn't run it since I got back from the dyno last Saturday. It was running ruff to say the least. He was telling me that the truck was being bitter because I wasn't driving it often. When I started it up after the oil change it was a little ruff at first but it smoothed out quickly. He came over and asked what I was using because he could hear how quickly it smoothed out.

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Good to hear. I hope it stays smooth for you.

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That Rev-X is some good stuff!

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Good to hear, glad the EX is running good. I love T6, some say the 6.0 doesn't like it, but mine LOVES it.

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I've thought about going to a synthetic but I've got 205k miles but the previous owner told me he always used conventional, and I'm weary about switching to a full synthetic and something getting "loose". That's my only fear.

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I've put synthetic oil in vehicles with all different mileages. I think so long as there are no obvious problems with the engine you should be fine.

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hmmm....well maybe I'll take the plunge! haha. I'll probably do it closer to summer when me towing picks up. It'll be a good way see if there's any change in gauges/performance.

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The thinner syn oil will allow the HPOP to operate more efficiently which equals better injector performance. Good stuff.

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yeah, that's the main reason I have been pondering this over is b/c the oil is the most crucial part on these engines. Keep it clean and good, the engine will act like a totally different beast!

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yeah, that's the main reason I have been pondering this over is b/c the oil is the most crucial part on these engines. Keep it clean and good, the engine will act like a totally different beast!
If you're a little leary of leaks forming with the 5w-40 T6 full syn, you could always ease in with some Rotella 10w-30 T5 blended. I've heard some guys say good things about this as well.

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