Ford Powerstroke Diesel oil
Ford Powerstroke Diesel oil - Amsoil Power Stroke Oil 15w 40
We are PowerStroke Diesel engine, powertrain and chassis experts and are here to help you achieve
optimum performance and longevity from your Ford Power Stroke Diesel.
You've spent your hard earned money
on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel option in one of the most popular and best engineered trucks there is, now don't
you think you owe it to yourself to use the very best oil in it? And don't let your local dealership
service center tell you that you you have to use their brand of oil to "maintain your warranty". That is a false
statement by the dealership. We often receive calls from customers that were told this by their servicing
dealership. This practice is not authorized or condoned by the
auto manufacturers, but the fact is it still goes on.
How a servicing dealership can essentially tell a customer that they have to use
a lower quality oil than Amsoil to "maintain their warranty" is not only wrong but
it is also illegal unless they provide it free of charge. There are Federal laws that protect you against this.
Please read our Warranty
Laws You Need to Know section of this website to learn more.
Specifically for the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Amsoil engineers and manufactures a
15W-40 Synthetic Heavy Duty Diesel Oil (as well as
Series 3000 5W-30 Heavy Duty Diesel Synthetic) that when used in conjunction with the
Amsoil Eao99 engine oil filter (7.3L). Eao88 (6.0L) will allow you to travel 25,000 miles/1-year between
filter changes and 25,000 miles/1-year between oil changes for normal duty service If you use oil analysis
you can usually go longer than 25,000 miles.
HERE ARE MY
FORD 6.0 L POWER STROKE Amsoil PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS
The 6.0L Power Stroke uses a canister element oil filter on top
of the engine. The Amsoil Absolute Efficiency Synthetic Oil Filter for the
6.0 PSD is Part #EAO-88 EACH 1 Filter and has a change interval
specification of 25,000-miles/1-year. No other company has an oil filter
that has these specifications except Amsoil When using the Amsoil 15W-40
Synthetic Heavy Duty Diesel oil or the Series 3000 5W-30 Heavy Duty Diesel
oil, the oil filter element must be changed at 25,000-miles/1-year. The
specification on the oil is 25,000-miles/1-year, or longer with oil
Special Oil Filter Notice: Amsoil is currently researching the development
of the next generation of the EaO88 cartridge-style filter and introduction
is scheduled for summer 2010. Due to an unprecedented spike in sales of the
EaO88 Filter, however, Amsoil inventory has been depleted far sooner than
predicted. Therefore, the EaO88 cannot be replenished in a timely manner
and has been discontinued. In the interim, the Amsoil Online Product
Application Guide has been updated to recommend one of the following
filters for Ford 6.0L/6.4L Power Stroke applications:
SDF88 Oil Filter Now Available
The Amsoil SDF88 Oil Filter for Ford 6.0L/6.4L Power Stroke diesel engines is
now available. Amsoil will continue to offer the Donaldson P550528 oil filter
as a replacement. Both the SDF88 and the Donaldson P550528 filters should be
changed at original equipment manufacturer (OEM) recommendations.
If you are interested in by-pass oil filtration we offer an Amsoil by-pass
system specifically for the 6.0 Power Stroke. The Amsoil by-pass system is a
superior filtration system that utilizes advanced filtration technology to
provide your engine with a continuous, contaminate free flow of lube oil:
Parts Required: - Amsoil Aluminum Billet Oil Filter Cap (part # BK-1101):
- Aluminum Billet Oil Fill Cap (part
- BP-242 90 Degree JIC Elbows
- One BMK-21 Single Remote By-Pass
- One EABP-100 By-Pass
- Note that bracketry fabrication is
necessary as well as the purchase of extra
The BMK-21 comes with 12 feet of
hydraulic line which is not
enough for the entire job. You can use that and suppliment it with extra hose
ordered through Amsoil or you can purchase 25 foot roll of Parker Tough Cover PH
451TC-4 (I paid $1.72 per foot) from your local Parker distributor and I used 8.5
feet feed line and 10.5 feet return line. To See pics for mounting location on the
frame and hose routing, just email me.
Amsoil also offers an FFK60 fuel filter element for the 6.0 Power Stroke
Amsoil offers the Donaldson Severe Duty Powercore Air Filter Part #P603577 for
the 6.0 Power Stroke.
The Amsoil/Donaldson Powercore Airbox has over 80 patents and utilizes
that no other company has and achieves a 99.98%+ efficiency rating. This is the
same filtration technology used on the M1-Abrams military combat tanks. Amsoil
also offers the Amsoil/Injen Air Intake System which utilizes nanofiber
technology and increases torque by 39.62 ft. lbs and horsepower by 24.91 Hp.
The 5-speed Torqshift automatic transmission uses the Amsoil Low Viscosity ATF which
is recommended for the Ford SP specification. The change interval specification
is 100,000 miles under normal service or 50,000 miles for severe service.
The front and rear differentials use the Amsoil Severe Gear 75W-140 Gear Lube.
No friction modifier is required. Amsoil does offer a friction modifier called
Slip Lock in the rare event that a limited slip differential develops chatter on
75W-90 gear lube is recommended by many other manufacturers because it is more
fuel efficient that a 75W-140. Ford uses a 75W-140 synthetic gear lube in the
rear axles of all production trucks. Chevy prefers 75W-90 mainly due to fuel
economy concerns for CAFE. I personally recommend the Amsoil Severe Gear 75W-140
because during extensive severe durability testing performed by Ford and Dana,
the 75W-140 outperformed the 75W-90. That does not mean the 75W-90 is not good
to use, just that the 75W-140 is better under certain severe conditions. Most
front differentials recommend 75W-90 or 80W-90 because the front axle is
typically not used very much so they can get by with a lower cost oil. You do
not need Amsoil Slip Lock friction modifier unless you hear chatter on turns,
which only happens in a very small percentage of applications. In some rare
cases, if you do hear chatter on turns, then you will need to install a bottle
of Amsoil's Slip-Lock Differential Additive (Product Code: ADA) . One four-ounce
bottle of Slip-Lock treats differential capacities of two to four quarts.
Other Amsoil benefits include
reduced sludge and deposit formation, extreme temperature protection, improved fuel efficiency and rust and
corrosion prevention and it does not void any new vehicle warranty. Amsoil Synthetic Lubricants meet
rated and Ford specifications.
Take a look at the
varnish deposits in this picture above. These are the results of
a severe high temperature deposit test. The one at the far right is Amsoil Synthetic 15W-40 Diesel oil and the
others are major brand petroleum diesel oils. (left to right: Chevron Delo 400, Cummins Premium Blue, Shell Rotella
T, Amsoil (15W-40). The test clearly shows that Amsoil keeps engines cleaner longer than other major brand diesel
oils do. Which oil would you rather have protecting your engine?
Ford Powerstroke Diesel oil.
We are here to help you learn
the facts and show you how you can use Amsoil motor oil and get a superior product and also increase the
performance and add to the longevity of your Ford Power Stroke Diesel plus save time and money. The Power Stroke
Diesel is an excellent vehicle and exceptionally well engineered by Ford Motor Company and
In our opinion it is one of the best vehicles ever produced, however there
are ways to make the performance and longevity even better with Amsoil Synthetic Lubricants.
Synthetic Oil Proven to Prevent
Turbocharger Bearing Seizure
One of the many specific areas on a
turbocharged engine, such as the
Powerstroke Diesel which can clearly benefit from the use of synthetic motor oil is the turbocharger.
When a turbocharged engine is shut off immediately after a high speed run, "heat soak" occurs from the engine, and
it considerably increases the temperature in the turbocharger. Over a period of time this can lead to
deposits that can block the oil flow to the turbocharger bearings, leading to turbocharger seizure. Synthetic
engine oils that are inherently more thermally stable than petroleum engine oils have been shown to keep
turbochargers considerably cleaner than petroleum engine oils. A poor petroleum oil will give turbocharger
seizure, caused by blocked oilways, in under 100 hours of a severe "heat soak" test cycle. A good petroleum
oil will survive for 100 hours but with considerable deposits and incipient blocking. A good synthetic oil will
maintain the turbocharger in almost "as fitted" condition. Read on to learn the many more ways in which your
Powerstroke Diesel/ Ford Diesel can benefit from synthetic oil.
Simply changing your
oil more often with petroleum oil will not give you all the benefits that Amsoil
offers. You will not get improved fuel economy, you will not get reduced engine wear, you
will not get reduced operating temperatures, you will not get extended drain intervals and you will not save money in the long
allow us to show you a better way. We are here to help you. You have everything to gain and absolutely nothing
Amsoil has been in business since
1972 and was the first company in the world to develop an API (Automotive Petroleum Institute)
rated synthetic lubricant for automotive applications. They coined the phrase "extended drain intervals"
35 years ago and have been on the leading edge of technology and innovation ever since then. We have many
satisfied customers using Amsoil products in both their commercial, trucking, fleet as well as personal, family
and recreational vehicles. We hope you will allow us to
show you a proven better way. We are here to help you and are at your service to assist you in your
advanced technology lubrication and filtration needs.
For 2007 and newer Power
Stroke's with the 6.4L engine and Diesel Particulate Filters Amsoil offers a 5W-40 Premium Protection Oil that
is engineered to be changed as per manufactuer's recommendations, or longer with oil analysis testing.
The other option is to install an
Remote By-Pass Filtration System . With this system you only
change your oil when oil analysis indicates. The Amsoil Ea full flow filter is changed at 25,000 mile
intervals and the by-pass filter is changed at approximately 25,000 miles for normal duty service.
The Amsoil 15W-40 Synthetic Heavy Duty Oil or the Series 3000 5W-30 HDD does not break down like conventional
petroleum based motor oils, is much more shear stable and does not have the waxes, paraffins and by-products
that come out of crude oil that is pumped from the earth.
The by-pass filter removes the
particles that cause wear in your engine down to less than one micron (a micron equals 0.001 mm) and keeps the
engine oil analytically clean so you do not need to change your oil for a long time, while still getting far
better protection than someone that changes their oil every 3000 miles. We are experienced at installing these
units on Powerstroke Diesels (and all vehicles) and can provide you with exact installation instructions, tips,
bracket prints and photographs.
For example, one of the
Powerstroke Diesels in our Dealer Group had over 87,000 miles on the same Amsoil 15W-40 Synthetic Diesel Oil
prior to changing to the Amsoil Series 3000 5W-30 Heavy Duty Diesel Oil . Laboratory oil chemical analysis
every 15-20,000 miles indicates the oil is perfectly suitable for continued service. Other customers have
traveled well over 100,000 miles and oil analysis still indicates no oil change necessary. In addition,
the Amsoil By-Pass filter will also remove up to a pint of water from your vehicle's lubrication system, which
is especially important in a diesel engine. Without this the water promotes rust, corrosion and rapid
wear. Internal engine heat also creates acids which also wear the engine components. The water and acids
build and continue to work destroying your engine even after engine shutdown.
Oil analysis provides a big return for your small investment by extending equipment life by preventing premature
component failure, reducing maintenance costs by eliminating unnecessary component changes and a decrease in
downtime due to premature scheduled maintenance as well enabling calculation of optimum drain intervals that will
reduce lubricant costs and assure maximum equipment protection.
regular full flow engine oil filter will only remove wear particles down to the 20-25 micron range. The
filter cannot remove finer particles because the oil must be filtered quickly while removing most of the particles
present in the oil, except the particles below the 20 micron range. A study completed by Federal Mogul Corp.
analyzing over 7000 main and connecting rod bearings concluded that 60% of all engine wear occurs in the 5-20
micron range. This is why no matter how much you change your current full flow oil and filter, regardless of
brand, that you still are not removing the particles that cause the greatest wear in your
If you choose not to install the Dual Remote or Single By-Pass filtration system then the Amsoil Ea Oil Filter
would be of a significant benefit to the long term durability of your engine as well as allowing for 25,000 miles
of service on the filter and 25,000 miles/1-year on the oil.
Filters feature advanced full synthetic nanofiber technology, making them the highest efficiency filters that
are available for the auto/light truck market. They have an absolute efficiency rating of 98.7% at 15 microns
and 50% at 7 microns.
6.0 L Powerstroke Powercore
Air Filters, Fuel Filters and Super Duty Oil Filters.
Amsoil Introduces World’s First Oil Filter Cartridge for Diesel Applications
with Nanofiber Technology. Amsoil INC.
of Superior, WI has introduced a new premium, high efficiency cartridge oil filter utilizing nanofiber technology
for Ford 6.0L diesel engines ranging from 2003 to 2006. The new EaO-88 is the world’s first oil filter cartridge
for diesel applications using advanced submicron full synthetic media. The EaO-88 provides an efficiency of 98.7%
at 16 microns, significantly higher than the OEM filter.
The rigid construction of this filter
is due to a polymeric center tube and end caps, along with its proprietary composition incorporating special
synthetic media, enabling the filter to last up to 1 year or 25,000 miles when used
in conjunction with Amsoil synthetic motor oil. Because of its improved oil flow, an additional benefit of this
synthetic filter media is that oil is delivered to key engine components quicker, thus enhancing the lubrication
process during cold weather starts.
Superior filtration efficiency
Excellent flow characteristics
Reduced engine wear
Rugged and durable design
A nanofiber is less than one micron in diameter. A human hair is 80 microns .
Truck sales represent the fastest growing segment of the U.S. automotive market. Over 50 percent of new
vehicles sold today are trucks, and now, Amsoil has expanded that market even further with the addition of premium
filters for Ford 6.0L Diesel PowerStroke™ engine.
PCF-60, EaO-88, FFK-60
Ford Excursion w/6.0L
Ford Super Duty Pickups
w/ 6.0L Turbo Diesel
Ford Vans with 6.0L
Turbo Diesel Engine
IHC VT365 (6.0L) Turbo
Amsoil now offers premium PowerCore® Air Filters for Ford 6.0L Diesel
PowerStroke™ applications. The rugged structure of PowerCore® filters features
in innovative, layered, fluted filter media which allows air to enter an open flute while forcing it out an
adjacent flute, allowing only clean air into the engine. Dirty air is effectively filtered and cleaned in only one
pass through the media.
Ten times more efficient than standard
Increases contaminant holding capacity
Eliminate media movement, expansion, contracting and bunching
Contaminants remain trapped and won't dislodge during servicing
Lighter, smaller design simplifies filter servicing.
P603577 PowerCore ®
Air Filter for Ford 6.0L Diesel PowerStroke™ Applications (P603577, SDF88,
Ford Excursion w/6.0L
Ford Super Duty
Pickups w/ 6.0L Turbo Diesel
Ford Vans with 6.0L
Turbo Diesel Engine
IHC VT365 (6.0L) Turbo
Amsoil FFK-60 Fuel Filterfor Ford 6.0L Diesel PowerStroke™ Applications
The Amsoil FFK-60 Fuel Filter
incorporates both a primary and secondary filter for maximum fuel cleanliness. The primary 10 micron filter,
located in the Horizontal Fuel Conditioning Module (HFCM), performs initial fuel cleansing before sending the
clean pressurized fuel to secondary four micron filter, mounted to the oil filter
The secondary fuel filter
includes a fuel pressure regulator and an orifice on top of the
housing that bleeds air out of the housing and back to the fuel tank. Following its trip
through the secondary filter, fuel is returned to the HFCM, where it is either directed to
the tank or returned to the primary filter.
Capacityclick to see
Efficiency click to see specifications