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Torque Pro app is very good. ForScan is good also. It reads codes a little better than Torque Pro. I have both,
I don't doubt that the bypass oil filter can improve oil analysis to a degree. I just don't see it helping engine longevity all that much. I go 7500 miles on my oil and do quite well. I truly think it is a mistake to go past that, the oil analysis does not tell the whole story IMO. I have done a lot of data evaluation on oils and oil longevity for the 6.0L. This engine does shear the oil fairly aggressively. After 7500 miles, a 5W40 oil viscosity will be in the mid to high 30wt range. I wouldn't want to go much lower if I wanted 300k miles out of the engine.
I have 214k miles on my truck without the bypass oil filter and have no issues. Many others have similar experiences. A bypass oil filter certainly doesn't hurt and it might help get a few more miles out of the engine. I doubt if I ever spring for it though, proper oil change intervals is a safer bet - again IMO.
Lots of people got on the "clean the spool valves" in the earlier 6.0L days. Not many still advocate it. A lot can go wrong.
I have used synthetic 5W40 and have never had stiction issues. My injectors are still original. Again, I have been in this game a long time. Pretty much seen all sides. I do agree that additives are a bandaid, but bandaids have their place.
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Last edited by bismic; 05-16-2019 at 07:26 PM.