Now on the topic of oils, what is everybody running for oil? And does anybody plan on switching over after reading this blog?
Im running Rotella T and dont plan on changing, seems they are all withing 4,000 psi
or so of each other, unless you buy the ridiculously expensive $13 a quart RedLine that I probably dont need.
I get my Rotella T for less than $10 a gallon with my account at Napa...
If i drove the truck 350,000 miles (which is what i got out of my last motor), and changed the oil every 3,000 miles (which I could probably take much longer, depending on getting an analysis done) with Rotella T, I would spend $4640 on oil in its entire life. Now if I drove the truck the exact same miles, and changed it every 10,000 miles (which rarely people go longer than 10,000 miles with oil, even when the analysis says they can) with RedLine (or schaeffers, or amsoil whatever), at $13 a quart, thats $7280. I save $2640 using Rotella, and that can go towards buying a new long block when it ####s out at 350,000 miles, or if it makes it even longer? And if I take the Rotella oil at longer intervals than 3,000 miles, like say 5,000 miles, then i only spend $2800 on oil! That saves me $4480 compared to the RedLine, and thats almost enough for a complete remaned short block with a warranty!
Im sure theres way more to it than that, but thats the first thing that pops into my head...
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1996 Cali F350 CCFB, 7.3 PSD, 2wd SAS, w/ 380,000 miles.
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