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Old 06-07-2011, 06:06 PM
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I hgave a 2003 f350 6.0 lt deisel what is the thoughts on when I should change oil,,fuel and external tranny filters..thanks..winemaker
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Well...I know the oil change interval is different from one person to another but I feel like the oil starts going down hill after 5k. so I change mine every 5k miles.

Fuel Filter every 10k (every other oil change)
Trans filter Every other fuel filter change (20k)

I know that may be a bit excessive but my 03 6.0L treats me good in return.
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Typical Breakdown for me is as follows:

Oil - 5-6k Reg (Syn 7-8k unless you're running a pypass filter and testing it)
Fuel Filters - Every other oil change or 12k
Transmission - Fluid and Filters 30k
Air Filter - 45k
Coolant -50k

Anything else is on an as-required basis. (Oil Cooler rebuild, tires, brakes, etc.)
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If you don't already have one check out the maintenance schedule at the following website. It will provide a complete breakdown of maintenance intervals for your vehicle.

https://www.flmowner.com/servlet/Con...e&ord=40856088
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Oil - 5-6k Reg (Syn 7-8k unless you're running a pypass filter and testing it) (I agree)

Fuel Filters - Every other oil change or 12k (between 10,000miles and 15,000miles I have changed mine at 10,0000 the set I am on now will be changed at 12,000, I will also be changing them at 12 from now on due to price of the filters, I want to get more of my moneys worth)

Transmission - Fluid and Filters 30k (check out my link)

Air Filter - 45k (good, or sooner ig the restriction gauge tells you)

Coolant -50k (I would rather get a coolant filter and do a very good flush, and go longer.)

Anything else is on an as-required basis. (Oil Cooler rebuild, tires, brakes, etc.)

http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/6-0...-7-quarts.html



http://www.dieselfiltersonline.com/f...k-filters.aspx

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...l-filters.html
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My thoughts,

Oil = 5k miles, using synthetic, with a few UOA to make sure the viscosity is holding up.

Fuel filters = 10k miles, but the truth is that our fuel is so clean that I'm throwing away perfectly good filters.

Transmission = 30k miles fluid change, using hot flush machine at the dealer, with external filter change ever other time (60k). Pan is never opened.

Air filter = when the filter minder says, but I changed mine at 75k because I was tired of waiting around for the message.

Coolant = 50k, complete flush and change. I don't bother testing it thus far, since it should easily last 50k.

Differentials = 50k on the rear. On the front I just do a finger tip check on the condition. Doesn't get used that much.

Transfer case = 50k

4WD U-joints = 10k (ever other oil change)

Power steering fluid = 50k (but it actually was at 30k and again at 80k)

Brake fluid = 50k (but I'm way past due, still on the original)
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I've been using motorcraft 15W 40 in my truck since new and changing every 5,000 miles or so. Is there any reason why I should/should not switch to a full synthetic oil(Rotella T6 5W-40) at this point? My truck has about 93,000 miles on it. I'm worried that I may develop new oil leaks or cause any small leaks to get worse. Anyone have this occur as a result of switching this late?

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I've been using motorcraft 15W 40 in my truck since new and changing every 5,000 miles or so. Is there any reason why I should/should not switch to a full synthetic oil(Rotella T6 5W-40) at this point? My truck has about 93,000 miles on it. I'm worried that I may develop new oil leaks or cause any small leaks to get worse. Anyone have this occur as a result of switching this late?

I switched to 5w40 syn just because I like synthetic oils but most of all it helped in the wind whipped cold winters....
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THANKS FOR ALL OF INFO GUYS..i HAVE 10.000 KMS WHICH IS ROUGHLY 6000 MILES ON FUEL FILTER..50000KMS ON AIR FILTER WHICH IS 30000 MILES..i USUALLY CHANGE MY OIL BETWEEN 5-6000 KMS AS i TOW A FITHWHEEL TO FLDA IN FALL..DO YOU THINK i WILL BE OK WITH FUEL FILTER TILL i GET TO FLDA IN NOV AT THAT TIME i WILL HAVE CLOSE TO 9000 MILES ON FUEL FILTER...i HAVE LOOKED AIR FILTER MINDER AND AFTER ALL THIS MILAGE IT DOES NOT SEEM TO HAVE MOVED SINCE i INSTALLED THE NEW AIR FILTER CLOSE TO 4 YRS AGO..WINEMAKER
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..DO YOU THINK i WILL BE OK WITH FUEL FILTER TILL i GET TO FLDA IN NOV AT THAT TIME i WILL HAVE CLOSE TO 9000 MILES ON FUEL FILTER...
Sure. I don't know anyone who changes them at less than 10k miles. Some guys carry a spare set on the road. Not me, but it's not a bad idea. You never know when Bubba's Diesel Stop will pump your tank full of gunk.
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bpounds..tks for reply..any thoughts why the filter minder has not moved alot the air filter has close to 50,000kms/30,000 miles on it and 4 yrs or close old winemaker
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They last a long time and hold a lot of dirt. Many of them last 100k miles. Just depends on how much you drive on dirt roads.

It is barely getting started at 30k.
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