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Oil for power stroke

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Sartorikid, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Sartorikid

    Sartorikid Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    What type of oil do most of you use in your diesel engines?
  2. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Running bulk 15w-40 conventional here at work. Just make sure its a cj4 spec for the newer engines or it will void a factory warranty.
  3. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    I use Amsoil in my 7.3. been running it for the last 50k or so
  4. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 926

    A lot of my friends run that rotella herd its good
  5. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    I run Valvoline true blue 15w 40 year round in my 7.3.
  6. fci

    fci Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Motorcraft 15w40 and Racor filters
  7. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    same here.
    495,000 miles on the 88 7.3 now without any problems, and 180,000 on the 02 7.3
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Diesel approved motor oil of the proper viscosity for the projected temps?
  9. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

    Rotella seems to be the big one for diesels.

    I switched from the 15w40 rotella (truck used it from the P.O. bought it new) conventional to the 5w40 synthetic. It's designed for heavy trucks, so why wouldn't it work in my diesel..... It works just fine, and it warms up much quicker in the winter as well..

    If I had any oil leaks, or it had 300k on it, I would have stayed with the conventional rotella,.
  10. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,798

    15 40 rotella in my newer trucks and the non turbo 7.3 staight 30 wieght
  11. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,525

    15 40 summer 5w 40 winter for me.

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,287

    15-40 rotella in loaders and truck, summer and winter.
  13. Plow More

    Plow More Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    15w-40 valvoline premium blue here
  14. Sartorikid

    Sartorikid Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I am kind of stuck on the Amsoil products. I have a friend though that uses Shell Rotella and has over 350k on his 98 F350. He swears by it.
  15. dontgotsaclu

    dontgotsaclu Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    they didn't make a 350 in 98, unless its an e350
  16. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    5w40 shell synth on tired powerstroke during winter time. 15w40 shell during summer.
  17. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    incorrect. they titled leftover 97 trucks as 98's and sold then in canada.

    there are quite a few running around.
  18. ddb maine

    ddb maine Senior Member
    Messages: 832

    another hand for 5w-40 rotella full syn.
  19. dontgotsaclu

    dontgotsaclu Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    something i didn't know, thanks
  20. Sartorikid

    Sartorikid Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Correct his is actually a 1999 not a 98.....