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Old 08-06-2016, 10:32 PM   #11
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...oil chains with it, put it on rice cakes as snacks, fry scones in it, etc.


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Old 08-07-2016, 06:06 AM   #12
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all engines are different, send your oil in to be tested. they will tell you how much life your oil has in it if any witch will tell you how often you should change it. and they tell ya if there are any problems with the motor.
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Those of you with the International t444e...

What type of oil/filter is preferred?

Changing requires 18 quarts of oil, correct?



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Old 01-11-2017, 11:38 AM   #14
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I use the NAPA filters on my 444E and Rotella T standard 15W40 oil...

mine uses just about 20 quarts. that includes the oil going into the filters..
I believe the recommended interval is 350 engine hours or 8000 miles whichever comes first.. I go 6000 (i'll never come close to the hours as I run the busses up and down the highway lots)..

always pre-fill your oil filters so you dont risk running the HPOP dry and stalling the engine when changing oil in a 444E.


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I use the NAPA filters on my 444E and Rotella T standard 15W40 oil...

mine uses just about 20 quarts. that includes the oil going into the filters..
I believe the recommended interval is 350 engine hours or 8000 miles whichever comes first.. I go 6000 (i'll never come close to the hours as I run the busses up and down the highway lots)..

always pre-fill your oil filters so you dont risk running the HPOP dry and stalling the engine when changing oil in a 444E.


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Thanks, that's helpful. I've heard that synthetic oil is preferred? Maybe that's just for stop/go drivers...

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Synthetic is a better oil. It's necessity depends on vehicle usage more then anything. I use conventional rotella because I don't drive the bus enough to warrant using synthetic.

Sending your oil in to be tested is good advise as well.

I don't prefill filters, and unless you do it correctly, I don't recommend it. Especially concerning fuel filters. A lot of oems actually recommend against it.

I've never had an hpop run dry because of changing oil filters. As a matter of fact, the oil filter on the 6.0 ford can't be prefilled.
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