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Does it make any difference running shell oil? compared to other oil. Like inj. noise or anything else. Just regular oil not syn.
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Re: shell rotella T

I would be almost willing to bet that about half the powerstrokes in the country are running Rotella 15W40.




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I run rotella reg in summer/ syn in winter.

Only difference was easier starting in winter, probably easier on the motor too during warm up when -20F.

I was doing oil analysis with blackstone labs and we came up with a 8,000mile change interval and no difference seen with reg versus syn. I've heard same stories with others as well. So in the summer seems like syn is a waste of money.

Be known. Rotella syn (blue jugs) is one of the only full synthetics out there that is easy to find and reasonably priced,(wallyworld has em) and while it says for diesels it actually is better than most oils. Mobile red cap I believe is a full syn. just costs way more. I learned about rotella oils from sport bike and other performance applications. In bikes where the crankcase shares the clutch oil, the full sys is a must to prevent slipping caused by friction modifiers in most oils.

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Re: shell rotella T

Hey Andy! Hi again... How many mile you go between Rotella changes?


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Re: shell rotella T

Delo is what ive allways ran in my truck...made it a lil quieter I guess...but I have ran rotella a hand full of time cuz of price and It was pretty good aswell...just stay away from castrol...15w40 that chit sucks. I have it in my 6.0 right now and I cant wait to change my oil.

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You guys make some interesting points. I have a 2002 F350 4x4 7.3 with 77,000 on it. I have tried a few 15w40 oils in the past, but only use the MC oil filter.

I first used the MC 15w40 with no issues (dealer oil changes) but the dealer was getting crazy with the prices. I decided to do the oil changes myself and started using the Rotella 15w40 mainly because of it's popularity with PSD owners. Again, no complaints. I also read many posts where Delo 15w40 was also considered a good oil choice for the PSD. Costco had a sale ( 6- one gallon jugs for $51.00) I purchased (3) cases. My truck seems to like the Delo a little more than the Rotella. Truck seems a little quiter and runs a little better??

I guess the real bottom line is to pick a decent 15w40 that is approved for the PSD as well as decent oil filter and keep the oil and filter changed as required. Just my 2 cents.

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i run ams-oil 5/40 syn. all year and have the FS2500 oil filter. the oil lab tells me after 10k oil is still like new. The newer engines need the cj4 oil because of the reduced sulfor and older engines run smoother with the rotella because the addits. reduce the soot in the oil.
just something i picked up at the oil lab.
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Re: shell rotella T

what would you say as far as years for older and newer?

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AMSOIL,Ive tried all the rest.just my $.02

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Re: shell rotella T

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Hey Andy! Hi again... How many mile you go between Rotella changes?
I aim for 5K usually make it by 8K. I have been known to go 10K, truck got unhappy there.

As far as Amsoil. What are the ratings on that oil. Not talking about Amsoils ratings, I am talking about API ratings. If it will pass them, why don't they get them?




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