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post #1 of 145 (permalink) Old 12-09-2018, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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What oil are you guys using?

What oil are you guys using?

I was thinking about using Rotella T6 5w40. According to manual should be OK.

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Is there a main reason why you are considering a different oil weight? Is the stock not 5W-30?
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Rotalla T6 is widely available at about every auto store across the US. I havent seen 5w30 diesel oil on shelves.

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5w-30 or 10w-30 is what is recommended for the 3.0. Nothing heavier. I have a friend who sells for Mobile looking into there compatibile oil for the 3.0. I’ll post his findings when I get them.
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Straight from the manual
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What oil are you guys using?

I was thinking about using Rotella T6 5w40. According to manual should be OK.
So I played in a monthly home poker game last Friday night, and one of the regular players is a PowerStroke Diesel mechanic at the local Ford dealer, and the oil you are thinking about using is what his recommendation was when I asked him about oil, so I think you have selected well.
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Even for the 3.0?

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The new 3.0 F150 oil has a spec wss-m2c214-b1. If whatever oil you use doesn’t have this spec Ford may not cover any issue under warranty. This spec may have us handcuffed. My Mobile salesman looking to see if they have a oil to meet this spec.
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Just had it changed with Rotalla T6, we will see how it goes!

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Just saying... that Ford has a special blend of Motorcraft oil with the F150 Diesel label on it. It was designed for the special lubrication requirements of the 3.0 Power Stroke Diesel. The oil is sold in two different viscosity's. One is the 5w30 for the colder temperatures and one is a 10w30 for the warmer climates.


I will be checking if my Ford Garage is using this oil for my first oil change. I would not be surprised that some dealers had not yet stocked the new oil. The Ford Video that I viewed stated that the oil used for the 6.7 should not be used for the 3.0 and vis versa.

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