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New truck.. need advice on oil for winter!

Hello everyone, i am new to this forum. I have recently bought a 2010 2500. With the 6.7 of course.. With my experience with breaking in any engine i would normally never run a synthetic for the first 30,000km. Now i have 4000km on the truck and i want to change out the so called break-in oil. I am in Canada and winter had hit us full blast already. Temps of -20 - 30 deg celcius expected for the next few months... My question is this... I want to run a 5-40 synthetic for the temperature reasons, but is this going to mess up the break-in period on this engine?? Other option is to put normal 15-40 back in and keep her plugged in all the time, but the oil is still stiff... Any opinions? I can only find 5-40 in a synthetic... The manual reccomends this oil, but does not mention anything about break-in..

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There isn't a break-in on these engines. Just buy some 5w-40 Rotella synthetic and call it good. I've been running synthetic since my first oil change.

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There isn't a break-in on these engines. Just buy some 5w-40 Rotella synthetic and call it good. I've been running synthetic since my first oil change.
Funny you should say that.. That is exactly what i picked up today and was leaning towards doing... just wanted to make sure i was making the right decision... Thanks for the input!
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5000km's (Canada aswell) i did first oil change to 5w40 synthetic amsoil. I used to use 5w40 shell rotella in last truck but they were out this go around. Alot tighter clearances in these newer motors, so its not required to run conventional oil for xx,000km's.

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Are the Amsoil and Rotella DPF friendly (low ash)? Or is this not as big of a dealer as my dealer makes it out to be? I was gonna switch to 0w40 synthetic like I ran on my '07 5.9.

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