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2002 Power Stroke Diesel Oil

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by vamootsman, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. vamootsman

    vamootsman Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    Just picked up a Great one with 60k on it. It was in Texas and has had Standard Rotella in the whole time. Brought it up to Iowa where it can get a bit colder than in Texas, so wondering if during the Winter I should switch to 5/40 synthetic Rotella. Or would it be OK to just run the 5/40 year round. Did some searching here and on Powerstroke nation, but didn't find any particularly useful info yet. I run the 5/40 in all of my other vehicles, and they all actually run quieter with it. Just don't want to run it in the Powerstroke if it isn't heavy duty enough for plowing.
  2. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I run 15/40 Rotella year round.
  3. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    Rotella 15/40 and plug her in if it gets below 15 degrees.
  4. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

  5. GPS

    GPS Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 268


    A great list of oils that meet the recommended requirements for the Powerstroke engine.

    I used to use the Motorcraft 10W30 Powerstroke oil (different than the regular 10W30 Motorcraft oil) in the winter in one of my old trucks. Definitely helped the cold starts.
  6. DCS MN

    DCS MN Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    I have the same truck and run synthetic Rotella T vith no problems. I also run Prolong and change oil every 5000 miles.
  7. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    Hey DCS, where do you find Prolong these days? Have not seen it in a while around here.
  8. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    I run Rotella synthetic, dont plug it in until it gets to zero or below and never have to deal with the romps ever again. I will never go back to a 15/40.
  9. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Rotella nothing else
  10. vamootsman

    vamootsman Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    Gonna roll with the Synthetic 5/40 for this winter and probably forever. Thanks for thanks for the input guys. This site is the best.
  11. DCS MN

    DCS MN Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    Pepboys in Coon Rapids carries it. Not a big fan of their parts dept. but they carry a lot of different additives and oils.
  12. redneck farmer

    redneck farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    I run rotella 15/40 year round
  13. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    Rotella 15w40 all the way
  14. DCSpecial

    DCSpecial Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 408

    I've been running Valvoline Extreme Blue 5w-40 in my 07 year round. I never plug the truck in.

    I'm not a big fan of Rotella in the PSDs, I used to run it and my trucks were much louder and ran rougher on cold starts. I've switched all 9 of our PSDs over to either Valvoline or Mobil 15w-40 diesel oil and they definitely sound better and are smoother on cold starts.
  15. vamootsman

    vamootsman Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    Did you use the 15/40 rotella, or the 5/40?
  16. DCSpecial

    DCSpecial Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 408

    I used to use the 15w-40 Rotella.....8 of the trucks are all on 15w-40 Valvoline or Mobil.

    Only put my 07 with the Valvoline Extreme Blue 5w-40.
  17. maingroup

    maingroup Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    7.3 ltr Power Stroke

    I have run 15/40 in my 2002 7.3 since new summer 32c and winter -18c it now has 280000 km never a problem I change it every 5000km:D
  18. Deco

    Deco Senior Member
    Messages: 453

  19. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    5/40 synthetic in the winter, 15/40 synthetic in the summer