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2000 F350 7.3L | M1 5w-40 | 1,150mi & 3.6 Years #4497558
08/25/17 08:12 AM
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madibob Offline OP
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Pulled a sample just to check after over 3.6 years on the oil. The previous oil change was 11/1/2013 and this oil change was done 7/1/2017 with 53,350 on the clock. The truck obviously sits a lot and is not driven in the winter. When I do get it out, it's for longer drives (Generally more than 50 miles round trip) so it gets fully warmed up. I was worried about going this long, but it doesn't appear to be a problem per Blackstone.


2015 Porsche Boxster S
2002 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L 4X4
2000 Ford F350 7.3L 4X4
Re: 2000 F350 7.3L | M1 5w-40 | 1,150mi & 3.6 Years [Re: madibob] #4497604
08/25/17 09:02 AM
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Please let me know when you are planning to sell your F350 grin


Multiple Diesel and Gasoline vehicles
Re: 2000 F350 7.3L | M1 5w-40 | 1,150mi & 3.6 Years [Re: madibob] #4497605
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Another MN barn baby. I bought a 99 this spring with 72k. Shes getting a regular workout now pulling 5th wheel and enclosed car hauler



97 Ford E350 D,99 F350 dually D
13 Scion Xb
12 Ford Transit Connect
06 Nissan Xterra
03 K1200 BMW
07 Kawasaki KLR650
13 Madass
Re: 2000 F350 7.3L | M1 5w-40 | 1,150mi & 3.6 Years [Re: ArcticDriver] #4497630
08/25/17 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Please let me know when you are planning to sell your F350 grin


+1

Such low miles on an awesome truck. One of the best engines ever made. I grew up around these trucks, and still turn around when I hear one drive by, which isn't frequent these days.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (33k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: 2000 F350 7.3L | M1 5w-40 | 1,150mi & 3.6 Years [Re: jeepman3071] #4497705
08/25/17 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted By: jeepman3071
Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Please let me know when you are planning to sell your F350 grin


+1

Such low miles on an awesome truck. One of the best engines ever made. I grew up around these trucks, and still turn around when I hear one drive by, which isn't frequent these days.


I had no less than three Ford 6.0 diesels in the parking lot at O'Reilly at a given point yesterday. All needed some sort of parts. Most 7.3s that come are for oil+filter and/or fuel filters, so just maintenance type stuff. I have a friend with a 7.3 with over 200k in his F-550 and that thing is an incredibly reliable beast - if not a bit slow, then again it's a bucket truck not a regular pickup so it weighs a lot, and I think the slowness is from gearing. Sounds good though, straight-piped smile

The only Ford diesel I would buy or recommend is a 7.3. It seems the new 6.7 is OK, but not enough out there with high miles and many years on them to tell, though I've heard several horror stories.


2007 Crown Vic P71 4.6 ~127K Miles, RP HPS 5W-30, RP 20-820.
2010 Escape FWD 2.5 ~90K Miles, Castrol Edge EP 5W-30, Wix 51348.
Re: 2000 F350 7.3L | M1 5w-40 | 1,150mi & 3.6 Years [Re: madibob] #4497785
08/25/17 01:42 PM
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The Mo and the Ca/Mg ratio do not look like what we usually see with M1 TDT. If I knew you did not know better, I would say this is Rotella T6 5w-40 showing its "undepleted" or "unmasked" VOA level of boron.


Been using EVER-SEEZ and Neverseal on all my stuff - I got it for free!
Re: 2000 F350 7.3L | M1 5w-40 | 1,150mi & 3.6 Years [Re: ArcticDriver] #4497880
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Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Please let me know when you are planning to sell your F350 grin


I thought the same exact thing. I'll give you asking price.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: 2000 F350 7.3L | M1 5w-40 | 1,150mi & 3.6 Years [Re: dogememe] #4497884
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Originally Posted By: dogememe
a 7.3 with over 200k in his F-550 and that thing is an incredibly reliable beast - if not a bit slow, then again it's a bucket truck not a regular pickup so it weighs a lot, and I think the slowness is from gearing.


All of the "Medium & Heavy Duty" trucks are de-tuned for longevity.

Recently, there has been some exceptions - the new 6.7 in the F450 gets the same tune as the F350.

However, F550 and up will be de-tuned on purpose. Cummins is the same way.

Some of these medium duty trucks see FULL THROTTLE for hours on end.
They have to be de-tuned or they would burn up.

We had an old GMC with a 366 and an Allison... that thing was such a dog, it NEVER saw less than full throttle. Same thing for my buddy with an ex-AT&T truck - F700 Ford 361 and automatic. Full throttle 100% of the time.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: 2000 F350 7.3L | M1 5w-40 | 1,150mi & 3.6 Years [Re: madibob] #4498017
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Yet more proof that the mantra of " ... or one year, whichever comes first" is a total farce.

Oil/filters have no idea how old they are in use.

I would never hesitate to run up to 5 years on low mileage equipment with today's products.


The act of preventative maintenance, in and of itself, is FAR MORE important than brand/grade/base choices among lubes and filters.
- under maintaining something is akin to abuse/neglect; that can kill equipment by shortening the lifespan
- over maintaining something has never been proven to be anything but a waste of time and money
Re: 2000 F350 7.3L | M1 5w-40 | 1,150mi & 3.6 Years [Re: ArcticDriver] #4498128
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Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Please let me know when you are planning to sell your F350 grin

I think he should just drive northwest a ways and I'll store it for him, and maybe make sure it gets some miles. wink


Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, NAPA Gold 7356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515

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