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Old 12-10-2010, 02:44 AM
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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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Old 12-10-2010, 04:36 AM
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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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Re: whats the best oil for my 96 f350 7.3

I run CAT 15w40 Best s#!t out there if you ask me
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Re: whats the best oil for my 96 f350 7.3

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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