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Wrong Oil & Unknown Mileage - OCI #5457136 06/18/20 05:28 PM
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Thought I would describe the carnage that could result from using the wrong oil and service interval.

Shop Truck
2009 F150 4.6L 2V
Oil Spec: 5W-20

OCI - Every 90 days
Rotella 15W-40 (Every oil change except the initial 5,000 mi free one at the dealer).

Miles - 480,000
Internal Parts Replaced - None

Please be careful or you to could be forced to drive a no option (except hitch & cruise) Fleet Spec XL for the next 480,000 mi.

Just shows the carnage to expect on an OCI that averaged over 10,000 mi and used the wrong oil.


Gene

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2018 F150 4x4 3.5 EB
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Re: Wrong Oil & Unknown Mileage - OCI [Re: Gene K] #5457138 06/18/20 05:31 PM
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Re: Wrong Oil & Unknown Mileage - OCI [Re: Gene K] #5457152 06/18/20 05:46 PM
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"but it's cheap insurance when I change the oil every 3000 miles"

Re: Wrong Oil & Unknown Mileage - OCI [Re: Gene K] #5457160 06/18/20 05:57 PM
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HDEO's are the best oils on the marketl lots of miles means the engine was at operating temps most of its life and Ford makes good trucks.


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Re: Wrong Oil & Unknown Mileage - OCI [Re: Gene K] #5457188 06/18/20 06:32 PM
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11-12 years, 480,000 miles? That's a LOT of parts runs!


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Re: Wrong Oil & Unknown Mileage - OCI [Re: Gene K] #5457190 06/18/20 06:33 PM
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Obviously, not a recipe for every engine on the road, but worked well for you.


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Re: Wrong Oil & Unknown Mileage - OCI [Re: 2015_PSD] #5457194 06/18/20 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by 2015_PSD
Obviously, not a recipe for every engine on the road, but worked well for you.


Not my truck. Just someone I do business with.

The post was not meant as a recommendation only to poke a little fun at our sometimes excessive paranoia. Of course chicken little sometimes an asteroid really is inbound.



Last edited by Gene K; 06/18/20 06:41 PM.

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Re: Wrong Oil & Unknown Mileage - OCI [Re: Gene K] #5457197 06/18/20 06:39 PM
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10,000 miles every 3 mos. must be a lot of highway miles, yeah? If so, pretty easy duty cycle.

Re: Wrong Oil & Unknown Mileage - OCI [Re: Gene K] #5457234 06/18/20 07:41 PM
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Move to Winnipeg and get back to us.... lol


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Re: Wrong Oil & Unknown Mileage - OCI [Re: Gene K] #5457236 06/18/20 07:48 PM
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Theoretically it is proved that thicker oil is better ... Now we see one of the experimental results.

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Originally Posted by OilUzer
Theoretically it is proved that thicker oil is better ... Now we see one of the experimental results.

MOFT always wins.


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Re: Wrong Oil & Unknown Mileage - OCI [Re: Gene K] #5457262 06/18/20 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Gene K
Originally Posted by 2015_PSD
Obviously, not a recipe for every engine on the road, but worked well for you.


Not my truck. Just someone I do business with.

The post was not meant as a recommendation only to poke a little fun at our sometimes excessive paranoia. Of course chicken little sometimes an asteroid really is inbound.





Well stated GeneK.. . I enjoy reading your posts on here. You add a lot of good insight and good information.


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Re: Wrong Oil & Unknown Mileage - OCI [Re: Gene K] #5457265 06/18/20 08:32 PM
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Wow!! It is amazing how we try to put a one size fits all oil change interval when we have so many climates, driving conditions and styles, along with vehicle types... Its also crazy how not that long ago a vehicle with 100k was considered old and worn out.. Nowadays cars blow past that mark with ease it seems.

Re: Wrong Oil & Unknown Mileage - OCI [Re: Gene K] #5457305 06/18/20 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Gene K
Thought I would describe the carnage that could result from using the wrong oil and service interval.

Shop Truck
2009 F150 4.6L 2V
Oil Spec: 5W-20

OCI - Every 90 days
Rotella 15W-40 (Every oil change except the initial 5,000 mi free one at the dealer).

Miles - 480,000
Internal Parts Replaced - None

Please be careful or you to could be forced to drive a no option (except hitch & cruise) Fleet Spec XL for the next 480,000 mi.

Just shows the carnage to expect on an OCI that averaged over 10,000 mi and used the wrong oil.

How did that truck survive so long Gene? Someone stole some valves off that engine and left you only 2.


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Re: Wrong Oil & Unknown Mileage - OCI [Re: Gene K] #5457344 06/18/20 10:52 PM
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Back in the 90's I worked for U-Haul. Every truck from the 3.0Toyotas to the 454 chevies and the IDI diesels got 15w-40. Maybe U-Haul was onto something?


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