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Old 01-18-2008, 10:36 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Used Rotella for years. Swaped to Schaffers 15 40 my truck loves it and can go longer on oil changes
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I've used it since I bought my Powerstroke. No problems here.
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I used Rotella 15w40 up until a month ago and switched for the first time to Mobil1 5w40 syn. Blackstone said my Rotella oil was clean at 4,800 mile analysis.
Didn't notice any difference with synthetic ,except maybe the "clanking" sound disappears a little quicker.
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Thanks guys for the feedback. I plan on staying with Rotella


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I use to work for a Ford dealership and in our books the motor warrenty is voided if someone used rotella. We got a letter saying that the oil was creating a foam and was not lubercating right...... but i guess they were just trying to get out of warrenty work
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I use Rotella in mine, as does everyone in my Fire Dept that has a PSD. We've been using Rotella in all of our diesel Fire Apparatus for the at least the last 10 years that I've been here and haven't had any problems with the oil. I'll stick with what I know works and works well.
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I work for Rural metro Fire here in knoxville and we use it in our trucks also but most of ours are cummins or detroits. I am not really sure why Ford says that but hey I always use Castrol
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I use to work for a Ford dealership and in our books the motor warrenty is voided if someone used rotella. We got a letter saying that the oil was creating a foam and was not lubercating right...... but i guess they were just trying to get out of warrenty work
Quite a few years ago Rotella did have a formulation issue. That has since been corrected. I believe that happened around 2001. There is no ban on Rotella currently that I am aware of. There is a special service message that relates to 6.0 and 6.4 engines in regards to aftermarket fuel/oil filter failure though. I work at a dealer currently.
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I have heard of this happening. I have heard in years past, the Rotella did have foaming issues with our diesels, but no longer. I think if that Dealership would try this approach today, they would lose providing the customer can prove the oil/oil filter changes were conducted in the proper time/milage frame. Although I do not work for or promote Shell Oil, I also think Shell would challange Ford with this type of bad press. Lets face it, Shell most likely corrected the foaming issue with our diesels because Shell knows there are many Powerstroke owners out there as customers. It's funny how different dealers have different rules of thier own. When I used to get my oil changed at a Ford Truck Shop in my area, they had MC diesel, Rotella, Delo and Valvoline Blue in thier shop. They would put whatever brand you requested in your truck at which point I went with the MC 15w40.

I have no problem with the MC diesel oil, which I think is a decent oil made by Conoco-Phillips. When the dealer changed my oil, I would choose the MC diesel oil. I started doing the oil changes myself after realizing it was so easy and got tired if the $100 plus charge each time. Also, in my area, even the dealers don't carry the jugs of MC oil, just the quart bottles as WM does. I was surprised even the Ford Truck shop I delt with only had the quart bottles of MC15w40, no bulk or jugs. The other oils they carried were in jugs?? So after some research, I found many Powerstroker owners use the Rotella with good results and it can be purchased in the gallon jugs so that helped make my decision. I also contacted Shell a few years back with some questions about the Rotella oil. The guy I spoke with on the phone told me that Rotella is the factory fill with International. Sorry for the long thread.


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i use rotalla 15-40 and the ford filter every 5000 and blackstone said i could go 6000 no problem
Ditto, and my truck has a few miles on it.
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I run ROTELLA with LUCAS OIL STABILIZER some tech said its a good idea to run it in there so cant hurt i suppose.


I dunno if this is normal but i always get a sweet new oil smell comin from the tailpipe and for a good 3000 miles it runs like a kitten no.... more like lion haha
Uhm Lucas is not good for our Powerstrokes, causes aeration and foaming problems. There has been lots of discussion here before about that very subject. I imagine past threads about it can be found by searching.
I don't have it but there used to be a link thrown around here quite a bit to a site where the owner had actually done testing with Lucas. It was bobtheoilguy.com or something like that.
I'm sure someone out here knows what I'm babbling about, maybe they will post about it.
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This may be the link you are referring to.

What about Additives?
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Here is the bottom line in my opinion. If you use Motorcraft you won't have to worry weather its approved and if it fails Ford will stand behind it. I have never in 22 years seen a engine failure due to quality problem with Motorcraft oil. I have seen a filter failure cause a engine to fail and the customer's engine was replaced. It happened in 1990. The customers's Toyota was serviced at the dealership Fast Lube. The filter failed (blew off) and we replaced (subleted to a Toyota dealer) the customers engine with a re-manufacturered engine. Ford paid for the customer's rental car while waiting for the repair. I will stick with Ford.

Oil additives are snake oil. I am not a big fan of fuel additives but I may have to rethink that with the way that fuel is heading.
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I think im going to go change my oil has anyone taken this to Lucas i mean on the bottle it says formulated for the powerstroke diesel
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Blue Water Runner,

Good point, well taken. If my truck was still under warranty, I would stick with the MC.


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