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Old 08-19-2018, 05:00 PM   #11
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That archoil additive looks good. Do you just add it when you change oil?
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Old 08-19-2018, 05:24 PM   #12
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Yes I use it each change. Kind of costly though. I had tried Hot Shot for a while but changed to Archoil on a recommendation from our work shop and the guys that did the bullet proofing. I also use Archoil fuel treatment. Since I lost that injector I've always used some sort of cetane booster when fueling. Are oil and fuel additives Voodoo science? Maybe but it's worked for me so far.
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:45 PM   #13
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I got mine 2 years ago at just shy of 13k miles. I change oil and both filters every 5k miles to be on the very safe side. My diesel shop agrees with that and said that if it was their engine they would do that interval. I too added the Hot Shots stuff but now do the Archoil oil additive too. I also add cetane booster to every fill of fuel just cuz it seems like a good idea with the ULSD fuel we have. I just do not trust the long oil runs and neither does this shop. They know a lot about the 6L and have a few of them themselves. Still a new engine with only 41k on it but I want it to last a very, very long time so I spend the extra money on the oil and filter changes.
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Old 08-26-2018, 02:36 PM   #14
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Just to follow-up on this, I used the link provided in the second post and was able to successfully change my oil. I did not punch holes in the filters as mentioned in that post, I just removed the filters and let the oil drain that way.
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I have a 2004 6.0 van. Where do I connect the Amsoil bypass filter? The oil filter cap is different and so is the oil fill tube. The F series trucks are easy.
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I have a 2004 6.0 van. Where do I connect the Amsoil bypass filter? The oil filter cap is different and so is the oil fill tube. The F series trucks are easy.

It requires a Kit made for the 6.0PSD. Not sure you can get the same one SMB sold. If you do find that particular modification kit, make sure you understand that the in and out flows may be marked backwards.
http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...stem-1951.html
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