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Fram filters. Rotella T6 Full synthetic. 5w40 in the spring/summer/fall and then 0w30 in the winter. That's ~3 changes/year at 5000 miles. My engine (01 b3000) has 250k miles and has never had any internal work.
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you do know that the t6 synthetic is a diesel engine oil
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Pennzoil platnumn, no issues for me, actually better than mobile one

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you do know that the t6 synthetic is a diesel engine oil
It may be marketed as "diesel/ tractor" oil, but it meets or in this case exceeds the specification Ford has published for oiling this engine. The additives do nice things. I'm getting 25Mpg combined running it.
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It may be marketed as "diesel/ tractor" oil, but it meets or in this case exceeds the specification Ford has published for oiling this engine. The additives do nice things. I'm getting 25Mpg combined running it.
i know , it is a damn good engine oil even if it is marketed for diesel engines

i ran diesel engine oil in 2 of my old jeep cj7 straight 6 engines , the engines ran cooler and stronger than with regular engine oil

just do not use it in brand new engines , also not to be used in gasoline engines in colder temperature areas
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400k km/ 250k Miles...I'm pretty sure I'm fine.
My bro runs it in all 3 of his vehicles - F350 w/ powerstroke, Porsche 969 and his handbuilt Formula racing motorbike. When he oils his fleet, it's by the 5 gallon pail.
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yes you are good
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I've been using Castrol GTX 5W-30, 195,000+ miles now. I'll be switching over to Rotella T6 5W-40 at 200k miles.
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Very pleased with the results of valvoline max life 5w30.

I used to use Shell from Costco because it was cheap but ended up normally going through a quart after 4k miles.

Now using max life I pull nearly 4 quarts of oil out... I'm pleased with using this oil. Use it in all our vehicles now other than the Merc and STi.

-Nigel
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use valvoline 5w30 synthetic. gas mileage and starting same as in conventional oil but in january-february does help starting a bit. my gas mileage is 28 mpg on the highway with a 4 liter
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I also use valvoline 5-30 I get 14 mpg...
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