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UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD #4892606 10/10/18 07:18 AM
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Here ya go...If you ever doubted "cheap" Walmart oil.


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1999 F-350 CCLB SRW 7.3, Supertech 15w-40 protected, 300k miles
Various other 7.3s bought, sold, or wrecked
2020 Kia Soul S



Re: UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD [Re: bbslider001] #4892640 10/10/18 07:57 AM
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Thanks.

What were you doing with the truck to categorize the use as "severe" ?

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Re: UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD [Re: bbslider001] #4892644 10/10/18 08:06 AM
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Have you used anything else besides ST 15w-40 in this truck? Would be nice to see if another brand of oil had the same thing with thin viscosity like they mentioned in this UOA.

Re: UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD [Re: UncleDave] #4892676 10/10/18 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by UncleDave
Thanks.

What were you doing with the truck to categorize the use as "severe" ?

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Mostly heavy towing all summer...12k # or more, lots of idling through cattle pastures, extreme summer temps, one long trip to pick up a trailer that was 15 hours away. Man, when I lay it all out, I am pretty impressed with this oil LOL. My oil temps never got above 225, so the truck does a great job of cooling even under pressure.


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Various other 7.3s bought, sold, or wrecked
2020 Kia Soul S



Re: UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD [Re: diyjake] #4892678 10/10/18 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by diyjake
Have you used anything else besides ST 15w-40 in this truck? Would be nice to see if another brand of oil had the same thing with thin viscosity like they mentioned in this UOA.


The PO used conventional Rotella religiously, but I have used ST since I have owned it. I bought it two years ago and have put about 50k on it since then.


Byron

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Various other 7.3s bought, sold, or wrecked
2020 Kia Soul S



Re: UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD [Re: bbslider001] #4892688 10/10/18 08:39 AM
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Is it severe use? Sounds more like it was used the way it was intended.

5k is pretty doable on just about any oil.

What does the owners manual say?


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Re: UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD [Re: bbslider001] #4892701 10/10/18 08:48 AM
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This was ST conventional correct?

Re: UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD [Re: bbslider001] #4892769 10/10/18 09:41 AM
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I have used this oil in my diesel truck for at least 2 years, there is nothing wrong with this oil.

I bought whatever is the cheapest. This time, the Mobil Delvac 1300S is cheaper after rebate.
So that is what I will use next.


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Re: UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD [Re: bbslider001] #4892785 10/10/18 09:51 AM
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Is this UOA is for ST conventional or synthetic?

Re: UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD [Re: dlundblad] #4892797 10/10/18 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by dlundblad
Is it severe use? Sounds more like it was used the way it was intended.

5k is pretty doable on just about any oil.

What does the owners manual say?


Ahh yea sounds like what any manufacturer would considered severe use...

1) Mostly heavy towing all summer...12k # or more
2) Lots of idling through cattle pastures
3) Extreme summer temps, one long trip to pick up a trailer that was 15 hours away




Re: UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD [Re: bbslider001] #4892816 10/10/18 10:18 AM
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It is conventional. I swore off syns years sgo.


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Various other 7.3s bought, sold, or wrecked
2020 Kia Soul S



Re: UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD [Re: bbslider001] #4892832 10/10/18 10:37 AM
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To be honest I am impressed with your UOA for a cheap conventional oil. I would definitely agree with you that you put it through severe use.

What oil filter do you use?

Re: UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD [Re: diyjake] #4892853 10/10/18 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by diyjake
To be honest I am impressed with your UOA for a cheap conventional oil. I would definitely agree with you that you put it through severe use.

What oil filter do you use?


Motorcraft from Walmart...10 bucks. They are well made and tough.


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1999 F-350 CCLB SRW 7.3, Supertech 15w-40 protected, 300k miles
Various other 7.3s bought, sold, or wrecked
2020 Kia Soul S



Re: UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD [Re: bbslider001] #4892908 10/10/18 12:03 PM
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Definitely what Ford would consider severe service conditions. Definitely performed well.


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Re: UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD [Re: dlundblad] #4892954 10/10/18 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by dlundblad
Is it severe use? Sounds more like it was used the way it was intended.

5k is pretty doable on just about any oil.

What does the owners manual say?


Yeah, I would say that's pretty severe considering dust conditions, dry grass, high outside temps, and the heavy towing for 75% of the miles used. "Normal" might be city driving, very little towing, and no dusty conditions. This was far from that, owners manual or not.


Byron

1999 F-350 CCLB SRW 7.3, Supertech 15w-40 protected, 300k miles
Various other 7.3s bought, sold, or wrecked
2020 Kia Soul S



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