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Changed the oil in the diesel today.

Changed it for the second time today. Went 6,000 miles on this stuff last time and it came out looking like oil still, not quite as black as I would've expected. I'll keep using this stuff for sure, the extra cost is worth it for the 6.0.

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how much does the 6.0 hold?
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You should see the new diesel fluid thats in the BRAND new stuff, they took out a new powerstroke the other day, forgot to drain it and it was ALL OVER the floor, must have been like 5 gallons.
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You changing the fuel filters regularly too?
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You changing the fuel filters regularly too?
You know it! Motorcraft every 10k. Only done it once so far, got about 3k left till they get changed again.
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You should see the new diesel fluid thats in the BRAND new stuff, they took out a new powerstroke the other day, forgot to drain it and it was ALL OVER the floor, must have been like 5 gallons.
The oil capacity of the 6.7l is 13 quarts or 3 gallons and 1 quart. 2 quarts less than the 6.0l.
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Good stuff!
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You only have like 45k on your truck though. Right?

Wish mine looked like that. haha, I run Rotella T6 Synthetic.
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Good deal on the oil. My buddy had a 01 Ram 2500 Cummins and everytime he changed the oil it came out looking as clean as it went in.
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You only have like 45k on your truck though. Right?

Wish mine looked like that. haha, I run Rotella T6 Synthetic.
I'll hit 55k within the next week.
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I'll hit 55k within the next week.
Nice! Im about to roll over 126k... You should step it up.
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You rookies! Gonna hit 280,000km this week (174,000 miles) . . . hope she makes it!

I run 15-40 T3 Rotella in mine, now that the 5L jugs are the same price as the old 4L jugs, it's a good savings. May switch to synthetic for this next change with the new injectors, if I get this damn oil pan/dip-stick tube leak figured.
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You rookies! Gonna hit 280,000km this week (174,000 miles) . . . hope she makes it!
LOL 174k on a 7.3L is baby miles. She's still just a toddler. You can get 400k+ out of that motor with regular maintenance.
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LOL 174k on a 7.3L is baby miles. She's still just a toddler. You can get 400k+ out of that motor with regular maintenance.
Engine might, can't say the same for the body, she's already past due for some body work . . .
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Engine might, can't say the same for the body, she's already past due for some body work . . .
Yeah, thats to be expected
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251k on my 89 7.3 plow truck....MUCH body work and a D60 planned for the front this summer......npot looking forward to the $$ for all the fluid changes this summer though, between diffs, oil, tcase, and ZF I'm looking at some serious dough...
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255k on my 1997 7.3, changed all the fluids when I bought it. I find oil for $16.99 for 2.5 gallon jugs. Keep my changes around the $40 mark. You might as well get your gear oil in a 2.5 jug to save a few bucks.
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Well hell, O'reilly's had this stuff for $16.99 a gallon last time I bought it, unfortunately they've gone up to $24.99 a gallon. Cost roughly $125 for an oil change with me doing it myself.
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lol got 306k on one of our powerstrokes, 267k on another and lastly the baby 168k
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