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ROBO

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In the market for new pck/up : ford 250sd or
chevy 250 duramax. some research on both have
brought up many complaints as to cost of oil
changes $ 60 +. why so much ? cost/amount of oil
or filters? any comments on either would be appreciated: thanks1

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Hiya Robo:

Well, for starts, many diesels, including my Excursion, take 15 quarts of oil, versus 4 or 5 for a gasser. Filters run higher also...so, I change my own for $36 bucks, including cost of oil filter.

*This Message was edited on 29-Mar-02 07:13 PM by Kusani*


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I don't know where your research has led you but your figures seem a tad high. My Duramax holds 10 quarts. I haven't gotten to my first change yet but unless the filter is outrageous, it should run around $30. There is one difference you might want to keep in mind though. The manual recommends oil changes every 7500 miles for average driving, I was changing my gasser Silverado every 3000 miles so it's about break even the way I see it.

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I have always change my oil every 3000 to 5000 miles depends if I am towing or not.I get a lot of enjoyment maintaining my investment. Just keep all your receipts and there wont be any warranty problems. I have 56000 miles on the truck and never had the oil changed at the Dealer were I bought it Had to take it in for a oil leak at the Tubro Charger it was fixed under warranty with a $100.00 deductible. So if you don`t mind getting some grease under your fingernails go for the diesel, I`ll never go back to gas.
I buy my oil at Sam's Club six gal.case Shell Rotella $32.50 filters at Wal-Mart $9.95ea
It takes 3 gal. 3 qt.for 7.3 L diesel or 15 qt.

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15 quarts for our F350 PSD as well. How do the rest of you dispose of the oil? We have a town drop off once a month but I forget what the cost is now. Used to be $1/gal, which wasn't bad, but it's gone way up. For us the convience of letting someone else deal with it outweighs the cost.


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We have a free dump for oil at our recycling center about 1/4 mile from here, but living in the country, I also keep a lot in 5 gal buckets and use it to keep my farm equipment from rusting.

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Rock,

That's the third or fourth time I have heard someone mention Shell Rotella oil. And I have never thought of going to Sams to get a big jug of oil. My truck shows 10 quarts but I have a sneaking suspicion it's gonna take more with the filter but darned if I can find it in my manual anywhere.



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18 qts for my N/A 7.3, but it's in a real TRUCK! ie a Navistar. My 6.5 is 8 qts.
I have a few 5 gal and 2.5 gal buckets. I cn take my oil to a Shucks, part of the Krager, Checker family of auto parts stores and dumpr for free. Also my local sevice station will take oil for fee too!
It's getting rid of the oil filters I wish I could find a place other than the dump/landfill!
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Check out Costco too. I remembered I saw a 6-1gal case for just over $30. Chevron Delo 15W-40
Those of you using Shell, I've a rumour the oil has a funny smell to it. Fact or fiction?
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I have a GMC 1 Ton cargo van with the venerable 6.5L TD. It holds 8 qts. of oil and when I get back to Michigan it will have 12,500 miles on it. at that time, we are switching over to Amzoil synthetic HD diesel oil and a Amzoil synthetic oil filter. Curious to see if we get an improvement in fuel economy. Will start going 7,500 miles between changes. Bagman.

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