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Oil/Oil Filter Choices/Change Intervals

Hello All,

I want to say this is a great forum to learn and read about the Power Strokes. You folks post a lot of good information. I have a 2002 F350 4x4 A/T with 46800 on the odometer, truck runs great, really enjoy it.

So far I am using the MC 15w40 oil/MC FL#1995 oil filter and change both every 5000 miles/6 months wcf. I have no complaints with the MC oil, I hear it is a great oil, only problem, it is hard to find in the gallon jugs. I guess my second choiuce would be Delo. I also hear this is a great oil. I'm not interested in going to a synthetic for ywo reasons:
1) Truck still under warranty waste of money to change synthetic at 5000 miles
2) My driving habits work well with a good dino oil, I don't pull carry heavy weight truck is a daily driver for now

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So your only complaint is you cant find it in a gallon jug? If you have to have it in a jug then buy it from the dealer, They have it in a 5 quart container. I myself dont see its that big of deal every 5000 miles to mess with quart jugs.

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Welcome to the best diesel site on the net!!!2: :grd

As far as oil changes go I run delo 90% of the time, on occasion I will run Rotella (but I seem to get a ICP code with it) I also run a Donaldson P554105 or Fleetguard 691 oil filter. There a oversized filter which allows you to run an extra 1.5qts of oil.

I do run amsoil in the tranny, but thats the only synthetic I will run.

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So your only complaint is you cant find it in a gallon jug? If you have to have it in a jug then buy it from the dealer, They have it in a 5 quart container. I myself dont see its that big of deal every 5000 miles to mess with quart jugs.

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Thanks for the e-mail. I should have explained myself a little better. Even the dealers near me only have the quart bottles, no 1 gallon no 5 qt jugs?? I guess I might see if I can get them to sell me the bulk MC 15w40 in the jugs I supply?


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I see you favor the Delo like many others do. ICP code using Rotella, how come? I will say if I chose to replace the MC 15w40, it will be with the Delo as well.


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I thought about a synthetic in my 4R100 as well. I spoke to two idependant trans shops ( not dealeres) in my area about making the switch. They both stated if I am not pulling/hauling anything heavy to stick with the Ford fluid. I had the dealer do the trans flush at 30000, my fluid is still bright cherry red. I am still thinking about the synthetic trans fluid next time around. Have you noticed a difference with the synthetic trans fluid?


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The Rotella I think is breaking down and lowering the pressure (again I think?)


The synthetic, I havent noticed any "performance" gain, but I cant get the tranny above 150-170. I used to be able to close on 220-225 when pulling.

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I know the synthetic trans fluid is worth the piece of mind, keeping your temp down. That's a big difference.

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i have always run rotella and i never got any codes with it, maybe its just a coincidence?
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