Hey, I tried to find a cheap 0w40 and couldn't. If you get a chance to see what you run I would appreciate it. Sounds like good oil for our cold winters.
I just checked, looks like this drum is actually 5w-40 Citgard 1000 full synthetic. The 0w-40 drum I had ordered when I still had my 6.0. Once I gave up on that truck I only had the 7.3 so that drum lasted me a bunch of years.
Not fair comparison. I work for an oil distributor. When the drum runs dry I see what else is on the dead stock list at our locations. I can usually get them at cost or free if it has been sitting long enough.
I remember we used to run Shell 15w-40 in the big trucks. We started extending our drain intervals and when we got over 12k miles the engine would just start drinking the stuff.
So we swapped to mobil 1300. Not only did our oil consumption stop but we were amazed as how many oil leaks dried up. Weird, I know. But it happened. When we started handling Citgo oils we had to try it, the cost difference as you can imagine was pretty big.
The citgard series has always done everything we asked of it at a fraction of the mobil costs.
I know there are a lot of die hard oil critics out there. My own kids will not run anything but motorcraft oil.
It is normal for people to want to be right and believe they are right. That is perfectly fine, but really there is no reason to knock someone's oil choice.
There will be plenty of time to laugh and make fun of them after the engine blows up. LOL