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'99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain Discussion of the '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke diesel engine and drivetrain in the 1999-Up Super Duty trucks and Excursions. No gas engine discussion allowed except on transmissions and drivetrain that pertain to all models. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are specific to the 7.3L Power Stroke engine.

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If a injector builder explicitly states to avoid a certain oil, I'm inclined to believe it's for very good reason.

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Not to worry. Warren Diesel Injection only makes injectors for the 6.0 and 6.4. This warning doesn't even apply at all for the 7.3L.

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Since Amazon is taking over the world, might as well switch to this now- http://a.co/d/cqwUj8e


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Tribologist. That's a new one for me, so I looked it up.

"The science of the mechanisms of friction, lubrication, and wear of interacting surfaces that are in relative motion."

Now I'm ready for the next backyard barbecue when the conversation sags . . .

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Tribologist. That's a new one for me, so I looked it up.

"The science of the mechanisms of friction, lubrication, and wear of interacting surfaces that are in relative motion."

Now I'm ready for the next backyard barbecue when the conversation sags . . . [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.thedieselstop.com/forums/images/smilies/bigthumb.gif[/IMG]
Oh yeah, thats sure to get the party started.


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Since Amazon is taking over the world, might as well switch to this now- http://a.co/d/cqwUj8e
I'm not likely to start using "Amazon" oil (they probably refuse to ship it to me anyway - at any price), so they're not taking over MY world. I get my DELO 400 (non-synthetic) from the local distributor, or from Costco.


BTW, synthetic oils date back to before WW2 when Germany developed the Fischer-Tropsch process - making oil from Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen gas.
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Hello everyone, Just an update from my original post: I ended up buying and switching over to Rotella T6. I have drove it long enough now to get a feel for how the 7.3L runs with it, starts easy, motor isn’t any louder than with the previous conventional oil, and no oil consumption or leaks.

I bought the 2.5 gallon jugs (4) that Tractor Supply had a good sale on and just received my $70.00 rebate in the mail from Shell.

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That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard. If switching back to a dino oil after using a syn oil would spin bearings. Do you know what kind of lawsuits there would be.
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Boost,Pyro,Fuel,HPOP,LPOP pressure. Water,Oil and Trans Temp. Need tunes and injectors yet.
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I have run Rotella in my truck all its life. I have 403,000 miles and it has original turbo, original injectors, and original HPOP. I think that speaks for itself.
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I have run Rotella in my truck all its life. I have 403,000 miles and it has original turbo, original injectors, and original HPOP. I think that speaks for itself.
That is really great.

How often do you change your Rotella and which viscosity?

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