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Old 01-09-2012, 01:42 PM
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Laugh best engine oil out there? any suggestions?

saw 3 different types of oil for the same price? castrol, rotella T, and chevron? I got the rotella T anyone have a better suggestion for my next oil change?
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:13 PM
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I run rotella.


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Old 01-09-2012, 07:17 PM
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I always get chevron delo400 just because it's typically cheaper than the others...
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:23 PM
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motorcraft fords oem or rottela but if you want to have the best is royal purple full syentic some people swear by it but its not cheep. although ive never used it before because i cant afford it
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:11 PM
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For conventional oil dello 400, for synthetic or synthetic blend scheaffers
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:57 PM
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I'm using motorcraft filters and dello myself, but have yet to send out an oil analysis (although I have my sample containers sitting on the bench). My friend is running motorcraft filters and oil in his 260k mile 7.3 and his analysis says he's good for 5,000 mile oil changes.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:54 PM
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honestly you can stretch it up to 8k miles thats what i do and its never to dark i put 5k in a few weeks

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Old 01-11-2012, 08:41 PM
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ask my buddy. he went 16K before he changed the oil. **** you not.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:16 PM
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I switched to synthetic Rotella which was 6$ more per gallon then regular Rotella and I was able to start my truck unplugged below freezing on one or 2 tries when my GPR was bad. ON my Mercedes, the thing is almost like a gasser as far as starting below freezing when I switched to synthetic. But I think with a healthy Glow Plug system and batteries, dino would work as well. The difference between Delo and Rotella is just over a buck at Wally World today. but the other day they has a roll back on Delo for 10.50 a gallon. When reaching operating temperatures, I notice that with syn oil, the engine sound is quieter as well but a diesel is meant to be loud IMO.
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ask my buddy. he went 16K before he changed the oil. **** you not.
my mom went 16k on an oil change with scheaffers oil in her Dmax. oil sample came back perfect
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