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08' F-350 6.4 First Oil Change

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by qualitylawncare, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    What are you guys running for motor oil in the new 6.4's?

    We buy drums of Castrol for the gassers but I find myself switching between diesel oils depending on the truck and the motor.
     
  2. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    im sure you know you will have to use a CJ-4 rated oil. id go with amsoil for synthetic or rotella for reg oil
     
  3. scot43

    scot43 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    dont put the synthetic in until the motor is broken in. If you do the rings ETC will never seat correctly. Go with a good oil like DELO or another.
     
  4. pwrstroke6john

    pwrstroke6john Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    We use the shell rotela in every diesel
     
  5. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    That synthetic change was gonna be $170 at the oil change place - ouch.

    i just use rotella............ I don't own em for life.
     
  6. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    If you can buy an 2008 then you can afford good oil. JMO
     
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,855

    SMART truck owners would find an oil that would work in all their diesels and just buy a 55 gal drum so it's cheaper and not switch back and forth.
     
  8. snowman2025

    snowman2025 Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    15W40 Shell Rotella. We run that in ALL of our semi's, tractors, and diesel pick ups. we have a 150 gal tank at our shop.
     
  9. ECS

    ECS Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    15W40 Shell Rotella since the first oil change in my 2000 Dodge 2500.
     
  10. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,305

    You have to run low ash oil. I run Amsoil in everything they do make low ash for the new diesels.
     
  11. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    Mark----

    I buy drums... Did you not read my first post???

    I'm looking for advice, not off topic comments..
     
  12. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    Ok thats great.. I have all the money in the world..

    WHAT IS THE BEST OIL

    thats the question
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2008
  13. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    That's a myth. Cars have come with synthetic oil from the factory. If the myth were true, how do those vehicles rings seat properly? Amsoil is your answer.

    break in
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2008
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,855

    What's off topic about it?

    You said you bought drums for the gassers, nothing other than switching constantly on the diesels.

    I was suggesting you do the same thing for the diesels.

    PS Try reading the owner's manual, that'll give some great recommendations that won't void any warranties. Hope that isn't off topic.
     
  15. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,490

    In all of the diesel engines that i have used , Use 15W40 Shell Rotella.

    Be careful using amsoil (Aloil) as not all of there oils are certified.
    They carry false oil rating labels.
    Be wary of fast talking snake oil sales men like Al A.
     
  16. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    That's like asking who makes the best plow. You are going to get a lot of suggestion(like you did) and be no further ahead.

    My post was for framer1901, I should have used the quote feature.

    And you don't have ALL the money in the world because I have some.LOL
     
  17. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    Wouldn't having it all be great lol like it will ever happenpayup
     
  18. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    Valvoline 5W-40 for the winter, 15W-40 for the rest of the year.
     
  19. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Might end up with too many (so called)friends:drinkup:
     
  20. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Those with cabbage usually have it because they don't spend unneccesarily - at least the working class folks.

    But then again I'm just going by what others say - I don't have any money I own an 08........

    $170 oil change gains you what?? Own the truck for two or three years and you'll never see a difference. Rotella is plenty fine....................