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Old 03-31-2013, 09:43 AM   #31
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Dmax, thanks for the replies. Sounds like your one of those that could run regular 15w-40 in the summer and then switch to a 5w-40 in the winter. If you drive enough to warrant changing it twice a year that is.

Donnie, what does your owners manual say for the greasing schedule? Does it coincide with your oil changes?
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:09 AM   #32
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Dmax, thanks for the replies. Sounds like your one of those that could run regular 15w-40 in the summer and then switch to a 5w-40 in the winter. If you drive enough to warrant changing it twice a year that is.

Donnie, what does your owners manual say for the greasing schedule? Does it coincide with your oil changes?
No problem, glad to help. It almost never gets below zero here and I always park in a garage with a plug for my block heater. Plus, I don't drive nearly enough a year to warrant two oil changes.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:54 PM   #33
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I will watch my truck computer, when prompted to change my oil (usually around 3500 miles), I will reset my computer and continue to run it till the computer again prompts me. This time I will change my oil. This insures the oil is change at least every 7500 miles, which coincidently is the schedule as written in the owners manual.

Also, prior to going on any long trips towing my trailer (exceeding 500 miles) I will re-evaluate the oil life and may or may not change the oil prior to my previous stated plan.
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Well, I broke down and had the tv serviced at 3k as usual- As stated by others, oil is cheaper than a new engine- Also, the engine just seems to "purr" with new oil- Got to take good care of my "mistress" as the dw refers to the tv- JMHO- DD
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:52 PM   #35
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For the past several years I have parked the truck over the winter. There are the issues of contaminants from the combustion process. I did what I thought was the right thing for my situation, I put 2 to 4000 miles a year on my truck, I have been changing my oil in the spring and using synthetic, My thought and hope is the superior protection package of the oil and low miles will still do the job. Hey there diesel guys John Deere's Plus50 II is worth taking a look at 15-40W extended range oil. It is formulated for tier4 engines. It is rated for 500 hrs for tractors other applications an oil test is suggested at the normal oil change interval to see where the oil protection is. By the way I just had classes on the emissions on tier 4 for ag engines wow! be ready for with a thick wallet.
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