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Old 09-30-2009, 06:39 AM
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6.0 powerstroke OIL?

Just a pole, I have a 2003 6.0 and I am just wondering what owners experiences with the 6.0 with engine oil. viscosity and synthetic or not...I am in Vermont
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With your location......5W40 synthetic year round
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Ditto on the 5W-40
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:25 AM
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any sugetions for what brand to use?
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Valvoline Premium Blue or Mobil1. Both expensive but the best in their class.
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We "limp" along with Shell Rotella 5W-40
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I use the Rotella 5W40 with no prob. We don't get your winters but 105 or more during the summer and it works great and 19 bucks a gal. at Walmart.
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Valvoline Premium Blue or Mobil1. Both expensive but the best in their class.
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mystik JT8 syn blend here and can get either 10w30 or 15w40
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mystik JT8 syn blend here and can get either 10w30 or 15w40
I've seen the mystik and was wondering how it was. I know their red grease is and always has been the shtick. Ever had an analysis done on it?
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If you hurry NAPA has the Valvoline 5w-40 syn on sale at $17.99/gallon. BUT, sale ends today (9/30). I just wiped my local NAPA out of 12 gallons. Actually called Saturday and had them order it in for me. That should hold me for a little while. Now, if Pep Boys would get off their a** and put the Fram filters on sale again, I'd be all set.
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I'm sure Pep Boys won't fall for that one again....I'm going to order up some NAPA oil today.
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If you hurry NAPA has the Valvoline 5w-40 syn on sale at $17.99/gallon. BUT, sale ends today (9/30). I just wiped my local NAPA out of 12 gallons. Actually called Saturday and had them order it in for me. That should hold me for a little while. Now, if Pep Boys would get off their a** and put the Fram filters on sale again, I'd be all set.
I agree, you'll never see that sale again on $3.50/ea. Fram filters for the Powerstroke 6.0l! I bought 15 all together thru the sales they had. I was down to 11 and panicked and bought 2 for $9.50/ea. when K-Mart had a recent sale.

I like the Amsoil AME 15W-40 oil. I've used Schaeffer's 5W-40 and Shell Rotella 5W-40, and the Amsoil is a better oil. It is also the most expensive. I can go twice as long on the Amsoil before I have to change it. So it ends up costing less!!
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To answer your question NPC never had a analysis done but I know my truck sure loves it, queiter and smoother than the motorcraft or rotella for me. The mystik is a syn blend / CJ-4 rated think it is $22.00 for 2 gal jugs. Each person has the brand they love and rely on. User preference
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