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Best oil to run?

I am getting ready to change the oil for the first time. What is the best oil out there for diesels?

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best oil who knows.I personally run rotella synthetic and purchase it at wally world along with the motorcraft filter.The once a month trip.
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Rotella synth is good oil, and what I would recommend for being readily available at a good price.

DELO 400 is good non-synthetic (what we call dino) oil as well.
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Re: Best oil to run?

This is just my opinion!

I look at UOA's and how well oils perform in real world tests. What HDEO's have proven to protect, and remain shear stable in tough conditions?

These are the oils that I consider to be top notch performers.....Delo 400 15W-40, Schaeffer's 7000 15W-40 semi syn, Schaeffer's 9000 5W-40 syn, Rotella T SYN 5W-40, and Delvac 1 5W-40.

What is the best oil as far as value/protection is concerned IMO? Schaeffer's 9000 5W-40.

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ok thanks

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Re: Best oil to run?

I run John Deere Plus 50 my truck seems so like it.

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I've been running the Amsoil full synthetic in my Powerstroke for about 10 years now, and I have the dual filtration system, also by Amsoil. Change my oil and full flow filter at 15,000, then at 30,000 I change oil and both filters, and have continued doing this since the inception of running synthetic, and my oil analysis comes out good each time! So...basically an oil change every 15k, and it works well for me. I have close to 120k on my 7.3, and it's running as great as when I bought the truck brand new in '95. :)

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Re: Best oil to run?

went to Schaeffers syn a few months ago in my 7.3L
don't think i will ever use anything else now, its 100% worth it IMO
wanna go cheap on a paint job, tires, tint, stereo... fine
just don't do it with your oil
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Re: Best oil to run?

Forgot all about this one. I ran Rotella this entire time until the last change. I switched to the Valvoline full synthetic. Truck seems to like it.

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I've been running the Rotella synthetic for about 45k miles, changed every 5k miles, but after reading posts on here, am making the strong consideration to switch to Valvoline Extreme Blue. But just in case, where do you find the Schaeffers? I've heard really good things about that oil as well. Thanks.

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