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Old 06-06-2012, 02:37 PM
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I believe it does have the camper sway bar. I know it has the tow package. Regards the rocking horse ride on the concrete section of 285, the guy at Aspen Park Automotive says it is notorious. Long wheel base vehicles of any kind suffer.
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:49 PM
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My Tundra will rock sometimes on concrete roads, my buddy noticed it too in his '07 F-150. Dunno.
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I dunno, I don't do AutoZone, but only one set of Ranchos could be said to have really failed (the second set got some tiny amounts of air that allowed small undamped movement - which the Chili, bless her heart, exposed immediately. as in, ... ). The first set just weeped a bit. Still free replacement. Show me some shocks that don't eventually weep
x2 I'm still running my first set of Rancho 9000x's. Goin on 5 years now and they're just showing surface rust but still work fine.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:21 AM
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I believe it does have the camper sway bar. I know it has the tow package. Regards the rocking horse ride on the concrete section of 285, the guy at Aspen Park Automotive says it is notorious. Long wheel base vehicles of any kind suffer.
Front to back rocking yes, but the side to side is what you really want to control especially when you have to drive with strong cross winds.
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I believe it does have the camper sway bar. I know it has the tow package. Regards the rocking horse ride on the concrete section of 285, the guy at Aspen Park Automotive says it is notorious. Long wheel base vehicles of any kind suffer.
Oh yes they do. Even my corrolla rocks slightly on that section. My dads Taco with FWC is really bad. My 4runner gets it some, but nothing like the taco.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:54 PM
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OK, you 7.3 PSD owners... what oil and change interval do you run? I have heard bad things about Rotella T synth for some reason but can't track down exactly why...???

(This thread just turned into a dreaded oil thread... )
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OK, you 7.3 PSD owners... what oil and change interval do you run? I have heard bad things about Rotella T synth for some reason but can't track down exactly why...???

(This thread just turned into a dreaded oil thread... )
I used to use Rotella in my Cummins Dodge. At 100,000 I had the valves adjusted and the diesel shop in Az stated there was a lot of sludge in the engine and asked if I was using Rotella. When I told him yes, he recommended using Valvoline Premium Blue, so I switched. He had seen problems with Rotella engines before. I changed oil about every 5000 miles. Just fyi...Terry
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I used to use Rotella in my Cummins Dodge. At 100,000 I had the valves adjusted and the diesel shop in Az stated there was a lot of sludge in the engine and asked if I was using Rotella. When I told him yes, he recommended using Valvoline Premium Blue, so I switched. He had seen problems with Rotella engines before. I changed oil about every 5000 miles. Just fyi...Terry
this is what I run in my duramax, and I ran in my previous 7.3 also. Same intervals, about 5K
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In the past, I ran <whatever's on sale> 15w-40 diesel oil in my 7.3 and changed it every 3K. I have switched to synthetic Rotella T6 5w-40 and will change it at 6K intervals. Many folks in the FTE forum run the T6 synthetic on a 10K mile interval and have done Blackstone reports to back up the idea. Since 7.3s are very hard on oil (the injectors cause oil breakdown due to sheer) they are simply an engine that needs more frequent changes. I have not read/heard of issues with any Rotella. My truck seems to burn a bit of the 5W-40, but not an excessive amount.

I really like the T6 5w-40 in the winter - easy starts, no romps, much less gray smoke. I have one (or 2) dead glow plugs, so a 5 degree F start for me is quite an adventure in smoke. With 15w-40 a start at that temp (without a block heater) was a gamble. With T6, it fires right up.
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T6 5w-40 too. Change it annually, which works out to about 5k miles.

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