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Old 08-31-2013, 01:43 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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2013 first oil change.

Whats up guys.. I just picked up my 2013 LML I Put 100 miles on it.

The truck is brand new, I am wondering When should i change the oil for the first time?

And what kind should i use?

What is the best oil filter for these trucks?

And please bare with me this is my first Duramax so i know very little about them.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:48 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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AC delco, amsoil, Donaldson but everyone on here has there own preferences what they like.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:49 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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What is the best oil filter for these trucks?
Something to consider....
Oil filter comparison
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:57 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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I do my first oil change at 1000 miles.
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:03 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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When my truck was new I changed the oil for the 1st time around 600-1000 miles.
Only use a CJ-4 engine oil.
Id suggested for engine oil: Mobil Delvac Super 1300 15W-40, Delo 400 LE 15W-40, or Rotella T 15W-40. Walmart sells them in 1 gal jugs for $10-$13 each, & in quart sizes as well.

Oil filter: AC Delco (PF 2232) or Mobil 1 (M1-303).
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i used mobil delvac for my first oil change.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:30 PM   eBay Motors  #8 (permalink)
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Glad to see you got some solid recommendations, Lbajo1.

You probably are already aware of the following, but for what it's worth: Engine oils with the letters CJ-4 are required for your vehicle. The CJ-4 designation can appear either alone or in combination with other American Petroleum Institute (API) designations, such as API CJ-4/SL. Viscosity wise, SAE 15W-40 is best for the vehicle. When it is very cold, below −18C (0F), use SAE 5W-40 to improve cold starting.

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Old 09-02-2013, 03:33 AM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
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Ok so it does get below 0* here so if I use the thinner oil ill be ok during hot days?


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Old 09-02-2013, 06:11 AM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
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i run synthetic 5/40 rotella all year round. in my LBZ
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