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how long before oil changes.

Just bought my first diesel. 04 f250 and have the 6.0. Ive heard many different things about how long between oil changes. I talked to a local diesel shop who said if I run amsoil I can go 20,000 miles. Does this sound right?
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Re: how long before oil changes.

I wouldnt wait that long. I think 6.0s have a 5k interval but I'm not 100% on this.

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Re: how long before oil changes.

I recommend not more than 5000 no matter what kind of oil.

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id change at 5k take an oil sample and get a anylasis done. they will tell you if you can extend or of you need to shorten
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Re: how long before oil changes.

I've used Amsoil before, will not do it again. Did not last anywhere near 20,000 miles.

I was recommended to use Rotella T 15W-40 every 5,000.
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Re: how long before oil changes.

I have a 7.3 and run Valvoline blue 15W-40 and change it every 4-5k You could probably do Amsoil with there weird oil filter bypass kit (not to sure what it is) and run longer then 5k

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Re: how long before oil changes.

NO. 20k is FAR to long unless you have some super filtration system.
the 6.0s are VERY finicky when it comes to the engine oil. I would do 3-5k intervals. Oil is cheap, engines/injectors are NOT. Also Fuel filter every other oil change

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NO. 20k is FAR to long unless you have some super filtration system.
the 6.0s are VERY finicky when it comes to the engine oil. I would do 3-5k intervals. Oil is cheap, engines/injectors are NOT. Also Fuel filter every other oil change

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Re: how long before oil changes.

Would you change the fuel filter on a 7.3 every other oil change too?

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Would you change the fuel filter on a 7.3 every other oil change too?
I would, it makes a big difference i think, and it helps your mpg. its only going to help it.

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