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post #1 of 12 Old 08-19-2007, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Oils an weights

Being new to the PSD, not really sure what I wanna do here, so looking for suggestions.... My 2001 7.3 has 156k on it, so just getting broke in good, but time to change oil. I'm in north eastern Oklahoma, Tulsa to be exact, what is the best weight oil to use, brand, and how often should one change? My driving habits are mostly pretty good distances but I do some in town stuff too. Seldom ever get in the truck without putting 25+ miles on it, but not uncommon for me to jump in and end up 10 hours away

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15w40 diesel rated oil, On the change intervals 3 to 5k depending on conditions and driving habits

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if you were to go to a dealer, they would recommend every 5K for an oil change. mine is coming up very soon, also if you go to a dealer, chances are that Ford will send you coupons on a regular basis, for oil changes, tire rotation, fuel/air filter stuff, but the trick is to get Ford your info with your address, on easy way to do this is an oil change, or check for warranty work, but you being well over 100K, your prob out of luck. generally the oil change is about $89.00, but call a dealer and see if you can get a deal, the coupons run $59.00.

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15w40 diesel rated oil, On the change intervals 3 to 5k depending on conditions and driving habits

OUCH thats costly at 15qts every 3k

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the other option is to get amsoil and run it with oil analysis. you can go along time

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the other option is to get amsoil and run it with oil analysis. you can go along time
I read where they say you run it 1 year, or 25k..... Now that seems like a long time.... I can't see how any oil could last that long and not be just filthy. Looks like if I want this PSD to last a life time, I am going to need to do a lotta reading on it

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and change your oil on the dot when needed.............it can be a killer!

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I change mine every 10k, use rotella 15w40, the owners manual on a 6.0 says every 7.5k if your not in dusty conditions.
Yours being a 7.3, you may want to check the owners manual for exact interval. But mine has been fine at 10k, every other oil change I pull an oil sample and send it to Blackstone labs for analysis, my last sample they said I could have ran the oil another 2k.
And if your ever in Claremore there is a place called speedy lube on north hwy 66 that will change your oil for 55 bucks. I no most people dont trust lube shops, but I would and do send my mom there. Oh ya if you bring the fuel filters they will change them for free, not a big deal on a 7.3 but a heck of a dealeo on a 6.0
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OOOOOH sweet, may have to go to Claremore here soon!

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OOOOOH sweet, may have to go to Claremore here soon!

You and me both..... I am leavin for galveston mid Sept to go shark fishing, so guess I'll run up to Claremore before I go.
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