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Old 04-15-2016, 02:31 PM   #1
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Tv oil preferences

Hello to all,what type motor oil do you use in your TV? And have you ever used Amsoil? Thanks in advance for the input.
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Old 04-15-2016, 03:23 PM   #2
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I have used Amsoil in newer low mileage vehicles. Used it in motorcycles and snowmobiles. Never had a problem and saw slightly lower engine temps. And a 2 to 3 mpg improvement. If I ever get another low mileage TV I will use it again. Both my vehicles are near 200K now.
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I run Mobil 1 full synthetic 5W30. We all know towing puts high demand on a vehicle's power train which can result in high temperatures for extended periods of time. This is especially true with turbocharged engines such as my EcoBoost since the turbos are boosting lots of compressed air. Conventional oils can break down and cause coking which essentially causes the oil to cook and produce a byproduct that is as good as having sand grains in your oil. Synthetics are much better able to withstand high temps and continue protecting your engine. It also flows better at low temps for initial start up and quick oil pressure generation. It's also slipperier so fuel mileage is also slightly improved from less drive line power loss. For me the added cost is worth the improved performance and protection. The majority of engine issues I have seen, especially with the Eco, have been a result of poor maintenance with respect to fresh, clean, high quality oil.
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I've used Kendell synthetic since 2004. My last TV, 2008 GMC Sierra,had 287k. My daily driver, 2002 Ford Taurus, has 249k doesn't leak or burn a drop. I'm running it in my 2015 f250 6.2 now it's got 4500 miles so let's see how far it goes.
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Old 04-15-2016, 06:19 PM   #6
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Agree with the above posts on using Synthetic oils. While towing with gas motors- F150's with 5.4 Tritons I used Mobil 1 10w-30. I towed well beyond the capability of those power trains for thousands of miles and never burnt a drop of oil or have it turn dark. Which is an indicator of the oil being above normal operating temperatures.
In my 6.7 power stroke, I run the Shell rotella T6 full synthetic 5w-40. Tow vehicles experience unbelievably high loads whether they are gas or diesel. I can fully recommend using synthetic oils in everything if your towing and wanting to protect your investment.

I know for sure I run my TV harder than most out there, sometimes WOT for many mikes and have never had a lubriaction related failure using full synthetic . Well worth the money to save you hard earned investment let alone resale value.

Traded my last F150 that had 63,000 miles of hard, brutal towing miles and got well above book value thanks to synthetic oils.
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Ford's specification for my ecoboost engine and transmission.
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Old 04-16-2016, 06:40 PM   #8
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Shell Rotella T6 Full Synthetic 5W-40
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I've only used Rotella since day 1. Truck now has ~325,000 mi. and needs no oil added between changes and burns no oil as far as I can determine.

Started out with Rotella 'T' (15w-40) for years (~285,000 mi). For the last 3 years, I have alternated between Rotalla T5 and Rotella T6; can't decide between those two.

Two things have been consistent: 5,000 mi oil & filter changes and letting the turbo cool down before I shut the engine off when I pull off the highway.
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Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic 5W-20. I change it when the oil life monitor is between 15-20% left which is usually between 6K to 8K miles depending on how much towing I've done. It actually runs further between changes during the towing season.
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