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Which AMSOIL Synthetic for an '02 ?

Which AMSOIL Syntheic should be used in an '02?

It looks like they make 2 version of a fully synthetic oil.
One appears to be marketed towards 2007 and later diesels.
Premium API CJ-4 Synthetic 15W-40 Diesel Oil

And the other is marketed towards pre 2007 diesels
Synthetic Diesel & Marine Motor Oil SAE 15W-40

Would the 2007 and later oil be a better / superior choice over the pre 2007 oil?
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Re: Which AMSOIL Synthetic for an '02 ?

Either should be fine, but check your owners manual to see if they require CJ-4. I run Amsoil bumper to bumper.
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Re: Which AMSOIL Synthetic for an '02 ?

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Which AMSOIL Syntheic should be used in an '02?

It looks like they make 2 version of a fully synthetic oil.
One appears to be marketed towards 2007 and later diesels.
Premium API CJ-4 Synthetic 15W-40 Diesel Oil

And the other is marketed towards pre 2007 diesels
Synthetic Diesel & Marine Motor Oil SAE 15W-40

Would the 2007 and later oil be a better / superior choice over the pre 2007 oil?
Either will work fine, a 5W-40 will give you better cold flow protection.

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Either should be fine, but check your owners manual to see if they require CJ-4. I run Amsoil bumper to bumper.
7.3s IIRC are set up to CH or CF, way before CI-4,CI-4+ or CJ-4. Any CI-4 and up oil will run just fine in a 7.3.

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Either will work fine, a 5W-40 will give you better cold flow protection.
I am not considering a 5W-40 oil.

The two oils in question are both 15W-40. They are two different synthetic versions made by AMSOIL.

I'm trying to figure out if there is a benefit to the more expensive synthetic version marketed towards 2007 and later vehicles.
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I am not considering a 5W-40 oil.

The two oils in question are both 15W-40. They are two different synthetic versions made by AMSOIL.

I'm trying to figure out if there is a benefit to the more expensive synthetic version marketed towards 2007 and later vehicles.
Ok any particular reason you are eliminating 5w40 oil?

Either one will work fine.

Ci-4+ oil lend themselves to longer OCIs due to higher TBN numbers but the CJ-4 (post 2007) will do better against soot. Either one will work fine, I would just run whichever one is cheaper.

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Re: Which AMSOIL Synthetic for an '02 ?

5W-40 is still a "40 weight" when its warmed up. If you live in a real cold area in the winter the 5W is a pretty good advantage with the HEUI system and cold starts.
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I run 5W40 year round... Never a problem cold starting, even in the negatives... not plugged in....


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Ok any particular reason you are eliminating 5w40 oil?
I'm in NC, so the truck only sees temps in the teens a couple times a year.
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I'm in NC, so the truck only sees temps in the teens a couple times a year.
Ok, well if your not worried about cold starts then I don't think a synthetic is really worth it IMHO. But you are set on Amsoil whichever one is cheaper should take care of you fine.

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Re: Which AMSOIL Synthetic for an '02 ?

Do the pre 2007 it works great and is cheaper I've run both in my 04 didn't notice a diffrence in the two so I run the one they recommend and is cheaper.

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