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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-16-2007, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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Well it is coming close to time for me to change my oil again. I was thinking about using synthetic. Any input on what you use and maybe it's benefits and price would be greatly appreciated. Also if you think it is worth going Synthetic. Also if I go synthetic any special things I might have to do.
I have an 01 quad cab auto. Thanks for any input.
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Well make sure you aren't leaking out of the front like most of us are. I've had good luck with Amsoil, Rotella T, Royel Purple, Redline and Mobil. I did Amsoil for 2 years and can't complain. I switched it over to CASE IH oil because of the leak out of the front I'll never get around to fixing. I did notice a power loss after using switching back over to convental oil.
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Only ill effects you might notice is a leak or two pop up. Most of the time though it will not unless it was almost ready to start leaking anyways. Your engine should sound quieter, a slight mpg gain, a smoother running engine, and easier to turn over. Do not be surprised if the oil pressure does drop a little though, just because the synthetic flows easier.

I am currently running the Rotella synthetic in my engine and Royal Purple in everything else that takes oil in the truck. I hear Amsoil and Schaeffers is also excellent.
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Mine turned over alot easier with Sythetic, easier than any engine I've probably ever started. Just fired easy everytime. I'm just planning not worring about firing it up in the winter because I plan on getting another Cummins that is 4x4.
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I plan on getting another Cummins that is 4x4.
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It won't be until this winter when I get disperate. I just got to remember to buy one with A/C.
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It won't be until this winter when I get disperate. I just got to remember to buy one with A/C.
That can be hard to remember in winter sometimes.
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Ya espically for me, I get grumpy with how cold it gets, and sware I don't need AC because the summer will never come around. That's another reason why It was so easy to remove the AC from my truck, I bought it one May and it was snowing.
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