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Old 10-30-2013, 07:39 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Hey what is the oil change interval I'm supposed to follow. Only have one oil change under my belt. Like what miles an I suppose to change at? Do I change it once it gets dark or what?

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Hey what is the oil change interval I'm supposed to follow. Only have one oil change under my belt. Like what miles an I suppose to change at? Do I change it once it gets dark or what?

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600, 1k, 4k, then every 4k or 6 months.
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I do roughly every 3000-3500 since the job is so simple. I run Rotella synthetic and it's very reasonable when it is on sale. So far no issues.
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Old 11-09-2015, 04:46 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I bought the Rotella T6 synthetic heavy duty Diesel engine oil as recommended and a K&N filter. Pulled my manual and it says do not use oils with a diesel specification of "CD" or oils of a higher quality than specified. Did I buy the right oil?
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I bought the Rotella T6 synthetic heavy duty Diesel engine oil as recommended and a K&N filter. Pulled my manual and it says do not use oils with a diesel specification of "CD" or oils of a higher quality than specified. Did I buy the right oil?
Should be fine. Eventually all oils will be above the spec originally quoted in an owner's manual... I think the specs generally change every 1-2 years but don't hold me to that. I'm sure Wikipedia has an article if you are really interested.

I guarantee my 98 & 02 cars speced oils that are no longer made
The key is to use the same weight etc.
Whether you go dino, synthetic or a blend is your choice on the Stryker since dino was specified and the others are a higher refinement. That said you should not go down in refinement if your vehicle calls for X. One of my current vehicles is dino, 2 are blends and 1 is synthetic.
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Thx Billy D!
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:35 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I use Mobile 1 4T on the Stryker since I have always use Mobile 1 on all my vehicles and so far haven't let me down yet.

In regards to "Oil Change Intervals" same as my other vehicle. I always change my oil every 6 months regardless of mileage since if I follow the mileage route I would go more than a year before I change oil. When it comes with the Stryker I follow the maintenance schedule in regards to lube and check the mechanical/electrical components but follow my every 6 month rule when it comes to changing oil.
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Yeah I posted that pic with the drain plug circled. There are 2 bolts in that circled image but it was assumed to be obvious that the oil drain plug is the large vertical bolt and not the small horizontal bolt. Does that make it a bit clearer?
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would it make sense to pull both bolts if they are both drain bolts?
I just had a new clutch installed a few weeks ago and was told to change the oil after 700 miles bc due to the new clutches being broke in there will be some metal shavings. i aim to get every bit out that i can so back to my question, both bolts? or just the 17mm?
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Only one drain bolt. Can't remember the size but it's the larger one
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