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  1. RYAN66

    RYAN66 Senior Member

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    what are you guys running for oil?

    I was going to go with the filter maintenance kit from genos
    '03-'07 Dodge Diesel Filter Maintenance Kit - FLEETGUARD-Geno's Garage

    but synthetic or non? I am pretty set on rotella, was looking at the 5w40 a lot because it is a lighter weight in the cold so it is easier in the winter. what about 10w30? or does it not matter and just go with 15w40 non synthetic?
     
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    Rotella dinosaur oil 15w40
     
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    Or Rotella T6
    Im currently running the T5 which is 10/30.
    Walmart is pretty cheap $12 for the T5 and $19 for the T6
     
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    I run Amsoil 15W-40 with their filter
     
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    Mopar1973Man Senior Member

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    Something to think about there is more diesel trucks crossing 1 Million miles on petroleum oils than there is on synthetics.

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    I gained 3 mpg switching to rotell 15-40
     
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    suzukiquadrider Senior Member

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    Amsoil and filter
     
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    I run Rotella 15w40 and change it every 5000 miles and it usually comes out pretty clean except during camping season when I'm towing a lot more. I have sent my oil to BlackStone Labs to get tested and they said I could go another 2000 to 3000 more miles without a problem. I asked them if synthetic was worth the extra money and they said no.
     
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    Schaeffer's Lubricants in all my trucks.

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    Synthetic has advantages no matter the brand it has a better pour point at low temps. If it was me I would run synthetic but I run synthetic usually Ams in every machine I have. It is way to cold to mess around with a thick Dino oil IMO. I don't own a diesel but I do tow a lot and use it as a working truck not babied.


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