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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-01-2008, 03:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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Best Synthetic Oil

I have been using regular oil for my early 99' F250 but i want to start using synthetic. Whats the best synthetic oil to use?


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Why? In the South we don't need it because of weather, and it aint' cost efficient.




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I use Rotella 5W40 an am very happy with it. My oil analysis reports come back great. The extra $30 per oil change does not bother me.

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I use Rotella 5W40 an am very happy with it. My oil analysis reports come back great. The extra $30 per oil change does not bother me.
X2. My trucks run a lot smoother with it as well.

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I'm real happy with RP front to back.
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I use Rotella also but i thought it would run better with synthetic and go longer
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Syn Rotella 5w40 here...

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I've been running Schaeffers 9000 for the last couple of years and am very pleased with it. UOA's showed a drop in wear metals (mainly iron and aluminum) compared to either the Rotella or Mobil I was running before. Truck seems to run better with the Schaeffers too.

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Welcome!

I moved this to the fluids discussion forum for you.

I would recommend the Rotella synth to anyone. My truck loves it. I've been using DELO for the last while because of the cost, but last winter I ran Rotella synth and it was great.

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