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#2195249 - 03/10/11 10:52 AM Motorcraft Diesel Oil - Who makes it???
jsjonz01 Offline


Registered: 12/10/06
Posts: 74
Loc: Illinois
I am debating on whether or not to try Motorcraft oil in a 1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Powerstroke (314,000 miles). Would this be a wise choice, or should I use Rotella T, Valovoline Premium Blue, or Mobil Delvac Super 1300? Who makes the Motorcraft oils?

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#2195253 - 03/10/11 10:55 AM Re: Motorcraft Diesel Oil - Who makes it??? [Re: jsjonz01]
Gregory Offline


Registered: 08/24/04
Posts: 403
Loc: Pa
I use Rotella T or std shell 15w-40 in a 99 E350 PSD.
If the oil meets all the specs Id have no problems using it.

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#2195259 - 03/10/11 11:02 AM Re: Motorcraft Diesel Oil - Who makes it??? [Re: jsjonz01]
jmac Offline


Registered: 11/23/04
Posts: 1166
Loc: N. Texas
Conoco-Phillips refines and blends MC oils, they are very good.

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#2195271 - 03/10/11 11:11 AM Re: Motorcraft Diesel Oil - Who makes it??? [Re: jsjonz01]
dnewton3 Offline



Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 5698
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
MC oil is good stuff, and it would be a fine choice.

You don't state what your OCI will be, but all those brands you mention will do a great job. I'd pick the one that's on sale when you head out for oil. Right now, it'd be Delvac 1300, because there is a $4/gallon rebate going on!
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#2195282 - 03/10/11 11:20 AM Re: Motorcraft Diesel Oil - Who makes it??? [Re: dnewton3]
Bambam Offline


Registered: 12/16/03
Posts: 747
Loc: CT
$4 a gallon rebate!!! Man, thats like 5 bucks a gallon, who can beat that! banana
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#2195338 - 03/10/11 12:03 PM Re: Motorcraft Diesel Oil - Who makes it??? [Re: dnewton3]
jsjonz01 Offline


Registered: 12/10/06
Posts: 74
Loc: Illinois
My oil change interval will be somewhere around 3,000-5,000 miles. I will probably be pushing hard to put 3,000 miles/year on this truck.

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#2195459 - 03/10/11 01:46 PM Re: Motorcraft Diesel Oil - Who makes it??? [Re: jsjonz01]
dnewton3 Offline



Registered: 05/14/07
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Loc: Indianapolis, IN
In that case (3k miles a year) I'd buy the cheapest 15w-40 you come across that meets CJ-4, and OCI once a year.

Or, maybe even once every other year. The oil can handle it, but can you take the mental stress and keep your hands off the tools that long? Every committed BITOGer stuggles with this "wrenching" decision crackmeup


Edited by dnewton3 (03/10/11 01:48 PM)
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Conventionals vs. Synthetics isn't about which is "better"; it's about which lasts longer, while assuring safe operation, in relation to cost. Any product can be over or under utilized. The same applies to filters.
Make an informed decision; first consider your operating conditions, next determine your maintenance plan, and then pick your lube and filter. Don't do it the other way around ...

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#2195502 - 03/10/11 02:31 PM Re: Motorcraft Diesel Oil - Who makes it??? [Re: dnewton3]
Bambam Offline


Registered: 12/16/03
Posts: 747
Loc: CT
dnewton has done wonders for my wallet, I have given up on wasting synthetics and my money and using dino 15w40 HDEO in the warm months and 10w30 HDEO in winter. My D-max is happy,I'm happy and I'm saving a boat load of money!

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#2196312 - 03/11/11 07:23 AM Re: Motorcraft Diesel Oil - Who makes it??? [Re: jsjonz01]
thinbluelinetx Offline


Registered: 01/29/11
Posts: 13
Loc: Texas
I like the convenience of a 5 qt jug. I'm running Delo 15w-40 right now in my '97 7.3, but thinking about switching to motorcraft. It's only 5 cents more per quart than the Delo at walmart.


Edited by thinbluelinetx (03/11/11 07:23 AM)

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#2196357 - 03/11/11 08:32 AM Re: Motorcraft Diesel Oil - Who makes it??? [Re: thinbluelinetx]
daman Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 10490
Loc: Bad Axe, MI
The rebate on Delvac make it's a no brainer...
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#2196395 - 03/11/11 09:14 AM Re: Motorcraft Diesel Oil - Who makes it??? [Re: daman]
F250truckin Offline


Registered: 02/08/11
Posts: 2
Loc: Westcentral Minnesota
MotorCraft was $14 per 5 gallon jug yesterday in WalMart. Hard to beat that.
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#2196399 - 03/11/11 09:17 AM Re: Motorcraft Diesel Oil - Who makes it??? [Re: F250truckin]
daman Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 10490
Loc: Bad Axe, MI
Originally Posted By: F250truckin
MotorCraft was $14 per 5 gallon jug yesterday in WalMart. Hard to beat that.

Never seen that at my WM only retella in 5's
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#2196760 - 03/11/11 03:19 PM Re: Motorcraft Diesel Oil - Who makes it??? [Re: jsjonz01]
jsjonz01 Offline


Registered: 12/10/06
Posts: 74
Loc: Illinois
Same here...I took a look around Wal-Mart last night and like the 5 quart Motorcraft jugs, as well as being able to buy the Motorcraft filter there too.

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#2197582 - 03/12/11 11:40 AM Re: Motorcraft Diesel Oil - Who makes it??? [Re: jsjonz01]
turbowhistle Offline


Registered: 11/15/09
Posts: 81
Loc: Maryland
What jmac said. The MC oils are made by Cococo-Phillips. I've used the MC15w40 before in my 7.3 PSD, it's good oil.

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#2198463 - 03/13/11 09:00 AM Re: Motorcraft Diesel Oil - Who makes it??? [Re: jsjonz01]
lilred67 Offline


Registered: 12/30/10
Posts: 50
Loc: Weatherford, TX
MotorCraft was $14 per 5 gallon jug yesterday in WalMart.

changed the oil in my PSD yesterday with it.
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