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Old 05-19-2015, 09:30 PM   #161
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So you are changing oil 2x in 2000 miles?
Yes, I always change the oil after I work the engine towing, it is cheap insurance. Cost me 17.oo gal rotella t6 full syn from Meyers and the filter is 6 bucks . 50 dollars is not a big deal ,For something can't replace overnight like the engine
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:32 PM   #162
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No seeing that there is two fuel filters, I am guessing they can be easily changed by us shady tree mechanics in the driveway?
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:34 PM   #163
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He must have a lift pump...
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:37 PM   #164
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Yes, I always change the oil after I work the engine towing, it is cheap insurance. Cost me 17.oo gal rotella t6 full syn from Meyers and the filter is 6 bucks . 50 dollars is not a big deal ,For something can't replace overnight like the engine
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:40 PM   #165
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So, The Big 3 auto companies have bitten so hard into the "green effort" that they will allow their customers to potentially damage their engines. And all in the name of "being green"? Is that what you're saying??

Damage is a harsh word. Driving habits are hard on all engines. As I stated fuel management has saved the modern engine. No doubt.

I say. The less oil used the greener. Less use and less on the ground/recycler. Common sense.


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Old 05-19-2015, 09:40 PM   #166
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My owner's manual says 15K miles... OR... 6 months... whichever comes first. It takes 12 quarts of oil instead of 5. This makes perfect sense to me, especially with the oils available these days. It also says that this schedule must be followed regardless of the oil used, (ie synthetic). So... the guy trying to sell you Amsoil and telling you to go 25K or a year between oil changes is out to lunch if your truck is still in warranty. Mine's going about 10K miles every 6 months so it looks like I'll be doing oil changes at 10K intervals.


What blows me away is the aft fuel filter. The guy at NAPA said the same filter fits large trucks and has a replacement schedule of 50K miles, but for my truck it's 15K... and it's an $80+ filter. Even worse, I went to Quick Kar and they charged me $88- for the front filter. It's just a paper cartridge that I can buy on Amazon for $16-. Needless to say my truck won't be going back there. I'll be doing my own from now on. It's just not that hard.


And... yes, my truck has an hours counter...
Sorry should have quoted.. In reference to the last part of the filters.
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He must have a lift pump...
Meaning it has a spin on?
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:48 PM   #168
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Meaning it has a spin on?
Every duramax in light duty trucks 2500/3500 have only 1 FF mounted on the engine unless that person installed a external mounted lift pump (airdog, fass) which have a spin on filter and water separator
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:01 PM   #169
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Every duramax in light duty trucks 2500/3500 have only 1 FF mounted on the engine unless that person installed a external mounted lift pump (airdog, fass) which have a spin on filter and water separator
This thread has gone on so long i missed the part where saw bones has a Duramax
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:18 AM   #170
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dont take this the wrong way but I always chuckle when I hear this. As a certified diesel mech since 1983, can you explain this reasoning to me? cylinder pressures, gear train, bearing,rings, valve train and just about everything in the engine including the oil is getting it`s life shortened with heavy use. driving 2 miles is not good for any engine and the diesel takes longer to heat up and burn off the condensation from sitting idle, as a diesel owner for a long time, if I was looking for another it would be a non towing vehicle, one that was just driven around town to get grocerys
I am a retired engineer from Caterpillar that designed heavy equipment for 40+ years. So I am speaking from some knowledge. If you have read my other post you would see that I do oil sampling to see when to change the oil I like this over just a number. This is the only true way to know when you should change the oil's in any vehicle.

I have also installed auxiliary filters and deep dish pans for added capacity of the oil compartments and for cleanliness. I try to maintain ISO 15/13/10 standards for the engine.
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