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I'm not flip flopping at all. Just voicing my opinion and reporting Ford's position. When it comes to oil, who can say what is absolutely right or wrong. Some people have lifter issues or cam lobe failures and they did all the right things. Some people don't follow the "straight and narrow" recommendations and seem to do ok. Who can say why! I do know there is a large variability in the quality of parts and manufacturing that can be at the heart of it. With the 6.0L, I tend to believe that being conservative is wise. That said, I run a tune for a fairly significant power boost. I know the risk, I can accept any consequence. That said, I won't tell someone that wants reliability to run one ..................
What most people miss is that statistics usually involve a bell curve....
Me ...... I'm in it for the long haul - even if my tune causes problems. If it does I'll roll up my sleeves and do the work. As far as oil change intervals go - I have seen turbo bearing failures and the oil analysis associated with it. My experience indicates it can happen around 2% fuel. Seen it in forum posts also over the years. I think real data is worth listening to. Ford has a reason to take the position they do. It is always a financial balance for them. They stated 5% back when they still had warranties to deal with am didn't want to have to pay for a lot of injectors. I think an oil change at 7500 miles, or even 5000 miles, is cheap insurance with these 6.0's. But again, if more people push that envelope, we can probably learn things from it!
As far as Blackstone goes, they have canned statements on everything. They can't possibly determine why you have issues from a single sample. They can give suggestions which are sometimes helpful. Don't read more into it than that.
I post a lot on these forums to help people, but there is no way that internet help can be better than what a good diesel tech can do with the truck in front of him. At best, a single oil analysis or two at Blackstone is like an internet help forum thread that has limited data to go on.
Just my 2 cents again.
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