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What Motor Oil Brand Do You Use In Your Truck?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by mercer_me, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    In my 2002 Chevy 1500 4.8L I use Castrol GTX 5W30 and I change my oil every 3,500 miles. In my Dad's 2010 Toyota Tundra 4.6L he uses Mobil 1 5W20 and he changes his oil every 10,000 miles (what Toyota recommends). When I buy a new vehicle I'm going use Mobil 1 if it's a gas job and Shell Rotella T or T6 if it's a diesel. I was just curious on what everybody else is using for motor oil.
     
  2. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    I run the t6 5w40 in the winter. 15 40 rotella in summer.
     
  3. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    Valvoline 10w-30 in the summer and 5w-30 in the winter. I'm going to add to the OP's question.......Do you guys go by mileage or months? I don't drive my truck too many miles in a year but I have a hard time believing oil just all of a sudden goes bad after 3 months.
     
  4. mike6256

    mike6256 Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    I always used Rotella in my diesel.
     
  5. welded wrenches

    welded wrenches Senior Member
    Messages: 177

    15w 40 rotella in 350 chevy gas,because it lasts lThumbs Uponger
     
  6. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    Mobile 5000 10w30 in the summer and 5w30 in the winter. I asked my oil Rep on the 3000 miles. 3 months thing he told me that with the new oils. You can go 5000-6000 miles or 3-6 months he said a lot is on where you live and how you drive. He also told me I'm changing my oil in my equipment to much instead of every 150 hours do 200 hours. I hope I helped out
     
  7. Laszlo Almasi

    Laszlo Almasi Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    I personally am switching my gassers over to Amsoil or Royal Purple. I've seen some really good things in customer's motors (WaveRunners) that I've switched over to Amsoil and have decided to switch my personal daily drivers over as well.
     
  8. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    Depends on he type of driving.
     
  9. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    You switch from Synthetic to non synthetic all the time?:confused:

    The T6 is cheap. Here in Canada a Canadian Gallon sells for $42 in the US it was just on sale at Tractor supply for $18.00 Cheap.

    I run the Synthetic Rotells all year in the diesel truck and non synthetic Rotella in our Diesel dump truck. Used to use the Amsoil stuff buts its stupidly expensive.
     
  10. MWSAI

    MWSAI Member
    Messages: 54

    Valvoline 5w-30 full synthetic all year round in all my gas rigs.
     
  11. Alaskaforby4

    Alaskaforby4 Member
    from Alaska
    Messages: 74

    Amsoil and filter every 10k new filter at 5k
     
  12. meborder

    meborder Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    on vehicles that don't get many miles, i go by months. 12 in my case.

    anything that does not get driven much gets an oil change once a year.

    the plow truck uses wal-mart 10w-30, and a walmart filter. it's old ... everything else uses motorcraft or trop-artic oil and a motorcraft filter. 'cept the cavilier, it gets a delco filter.
     
  13. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    I have been using Napa Full synthetic 15W50 in my Yukon and in my wife's Impala and have been changing it as the DIC says to (about 7500 miles, or about every 4 months in the Impala or about 6-8 months in the Yukon) and use Conventional (Napa or Valvoline) diesel oil 15W40 in the Super Duty and change that every 5k or about once a year
     
  14. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    I cringe every time I hear someone say that they use Amsoil. It's absolutely the worst lubricant in existence. Heck, if you're going to use Amsoil you might as well switch to sand since they both have the same amount of lubricity and sand is a lot cheaper.
     
  15. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    Motorcraft 5w30
     
  16. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

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    There are so many ones for post count.
     
  17. MWSAI

    MWSAI Member
    Messages: 54

    Please explain???
     
  18. vintage steel

    vintage steel Member
    Messages: 94

    10w-30, cheapest stuff I can find. The trick is to actually change your oil. For flters, I use Pro-Tec it is O'Reilly's commercial brand. They are made by WIX and they are about $1.65 each when you buy a case.
     
  19. Laszlo Almasi

    Laszlo Almasi Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    I agree. Please explain why you "think" Amsoil has the same lubricity as sand.

    I can personally attest to the opposite.
     
  20. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,243

    Mobil 1 is my personal choice