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Old 11-16-2018, 04:51 PM   #1
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Engine Oil for 2016 Ford F350 6.7 Diesel

Hello all. I have decided that I would like to carry 2 to 4 qts of oil with me when i am traveling with my truck, towing and non-towing. I am having trouble finding oil anywhere except the Ford dealer. The oil that they are using at the dealer when I get my oil changed is 10W30 synthetic blend. My question is what do all you guys use. Some of the parts stores and or Walmart, I think, would have some brand of oil I can use. Alas, I can't find it and the "help" is no help. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:56 PM   #2
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For whatever is worth I run shell rotella 10w40 in my Cummins. Change it every six months. Why carry that much? Is it using oil already?
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:34 PM   #3
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Hello all. I have decided that I would like to carry 2 to 4 qts of oil with me when i am traveling with my truck, towing and non-towing. I am having trouble finding oil anywhere except the Ford dealer. The oil that they are using at the dealer when I get my oil changed is 10W30 synthetic blend. My question is what do all you guys use. Some of the parts stores and or Walmart, I think, would have some brand of oil I can use. Alas, I can't find it and the "help" is no help. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
When I had my 6.0 i always ran motorcraft. I could find it at Walmart or Oreillys. Why drop you need to carry that much oil around? 4 Qts is a quarter of your capacity. I never even burned a Ot of oil between changes.
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:34 PM   #4
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Is this the oil spec as per your manual?

https://www.fcsdchemicalsandlubrican...SSM2C171F1.pdf
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:21 PM   #5
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10W-30 has gotta be the most common engine oil on the planet.

Do the Ford diesels require special diesel rated oil or is common gasoline/automotive oil OK? If so you can probably get this 10W-30 at your local grocery or convenience store if you need it unexpectedly. 10W-30 is 10W-30.

Many of us prefer full synthetics. But wife's Subaru is the only car I'm personally acquainted with that specifies full synthetic -- otherwise the required oil change intervals are cut in half. Full synthetic just gives the rest of us warm fuzzy feelings we're being kinder to our engines. Perhaps we are but the engines run fine regardless following the maintenance schedule.

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10W-30 has gotta be the most common engine oil on the planet.

Do the Ford diesels require special diesel rated oil or is common gasoline/automotive oil OK? If so you can probably get this 10W-30 at your local grocery or convenience store if you need it unexpectedly. 10W-30 is 10W-30.

Many of us prefer full synthetics. But wife's Subaru is the only car I'm personally acquainted with that specifies full synthetic -- otherwise the required oil change intervals are cut in half. Full synthetic just gives the rest of us warm fuzzy feelings we're being kinder to our engines. Perhaps we are but the engines run fine regardless following the maintenance schedule.

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Yes; a couple of years ago Ford issue a letter to their dealers. That stated that any diesel engine oil not meeting their (Ford) specifications would void the engine warranty. If you go on line and check the Ford diesel forums you will see Ford is looking for any excuse to void the warranty on the 6.7L diesel engine used in the Ford trucks.
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Thanks, I was merely curious what "spec" Ford needed. A cursory review of the "Super Duty" owners manual (on-line PDF) didn't turn up anything. Of course adding a quart of Whatever (brand) 10W-30 as needed won't be detectable by less than a forensic laboratory. Nor, I suspect, will the engine notice.

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Old 11-17-2018, 10:44 AM   #8
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10W-30 has gotta be the most common engine oil on the planet. [...]
My thought exactly. OP can't find it anywhere?!?! Ummm, how about Walmart, Auto Zone, Advance Auto Parts, O'Reilly's, Pep Boys, and Napa as places to start. Heck, I think I've seen some at my local Safeway grocery store.

Though I understand there are regional and store-to-store variances, every Walmart I've ever been in stocks Motorcraft oils and filters, including the synthetic blend oils. But this post looks like a troll attempt to start an oil debate, because I don't believe that anyone truly has a hard time finding 10W30 oil ...

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Yes; a couple of years ago Ford issue a letter to their dealers. That stated that any diesel engine oil not meeting their (Ford) specifications would void the engine warranty. If you go on line and check the Ford diesel forums you will see Ford is looking for any excuse to void the warranty on the 6.7L diesel engine used in the Ford trucks.


Really?? When my 2012 6.7 blew up the dealer asked no questions. It had a Ford warranty and they replaced the engine with a new Ford crate engine, no questions asked.
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The Ford 6.0 was 15/40. Used Dello. Swear by Dello. Change every 6 months. Mileage for change of 5k and never make it.
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