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ROBO

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Posted: 03/29/02 05:05pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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. [emoticon] So if you don`t mind getting some grease under your fingernails go for the diesel, [emoticon] 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![emoticon]
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?
Marty

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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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