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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-10-2010, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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whats the best oil for my 96 f350 7.3

hey guys i got a 1996 f-350 powerstroke and i was wondering if the type of oil u use could bring up the hp and what is the best kind if any i run delo 400 15-40w and want to know if theres a better one

and how else could i make the hp go up???


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Re: whats the best oil for my 96 f350 7.3

I use delo400 without any issues. And to increase horsepower, you need larger injectors and a chip.

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Re: whats the best oil for my 96 f350 7.3

I run 5-40 in mine, the start up is much easier in the winter.

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Re: whats the best oil for my 96 f350 7.3

I use rotella, castrol, or delo 15w-40. All have the cj-4 rating (newest). I just buy whatever is on sale.

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Re: whats the best oil for my 96 f350 7.3

if ur lookin for increased hp out of a brand of oil... i think ur gonna be very dissatisfied with ur outcome. oil change=$75-$100... hp upgrades=$1,000's

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I run CAT 15w40 Best s#!t out there if you ask me
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Delo 400 here and in all of our powerstrokes, One which we bought new and now has over 300K on it and we have used Delo the whole time.

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Re: whats the best oil for my 96 f350 7.3

i use straight 30 weight traveler on suggestion of heavy equipment mech. and it runs the same if not better

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Re: whats the best oil for my 96 f350 7.3

I run 5/40 Valvoline Premium Blue Extreme in all my trucks, much much easier winter starts. Quiets the HEUI's down a bit too....

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Re: whats the best oil for my 96 f350 7.3

I run Rotella T6 5w-40 oil in my 7.3L it is realy nice at -40F

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