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UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD #4892606
10/10/18 08:18 AM
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Here ya go...If you ever doubted "cheap" Walmart oil.


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Byron

1999 F-350 CCLB SRW 7.3, Supertech 15w-40 protected, 300k miles
1997 F-350 CCLB DRW 7.3, SOLD
2015 Kia Soul Plus



Re: UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD [Re: bbslider001] #4892640
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Thanks.

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

UD


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Re: UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD [Re: bbslider001] #4892644
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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
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Originally Posted by UncleDave
Thanks.

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

UD


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.


Byron

1999 F-350 CCLB SRW 7.3, Supertech 15w-40 protected, 300k miles
1997 F-350 CCLB DRW 7.3, SOLD
2015 Kia Soul Plus



Re: UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD [Re: diyjake] #4892678
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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

1999 F-350 CCLB SRW 7.3, Supertech 15w-40 protected, 300k miles
1997 F-350 CCLB DRW 7.3, SOLD
2015 Kia Soul Plus



Re: UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD [Re: bbslider001] #4892688
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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
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This was ST conventional correct?

Re: UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD [Re: bbslider001] #4892769
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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
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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
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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


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


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Re: UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD [Re: bbslider001] #4892832
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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
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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.


Byron

1999 F-350 CCLB SRW 7.3, Supertech 15w-40 protected, 300k miles
1997 F-350 CCLB DRW 7.3, SOLD
2015 Kia Soul Plus



Re: UOA--Supertech Severe Use on a 7.3 PSD [Re: bbslider001] #4892908
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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
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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
1997 F-350 CCLB DRW 7.3, SOLD
2015 Kia Soul Plus



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