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Should I switch to synthetics for a long trip south?

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I use Rotella 15w-40 year round. I will traveling to Florida next week for 2 weeks and I will be pulling a 34' travel trailer. Would there be any huge advantage to changing to synthetic oil for just this trip? Like say Rotella 5w-40 for example? Or should I just stay with what has been working? I am wondering if the heat down south would be a good reason to change to the synthetic?


2002 Excursion 4x4 7.3
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Good idea. Just picked up the Rotella for my next hot GA summer oil change - 7.77 per gal. on sale, less than what local walmarts charge for it. As a previous poster noted, I would think about the age of your ATF and watch the tranny temp gauge ....
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