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Who likes what lube

Postby spencerdiesel » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:59 pm

Ok, so anything besides Rotella T :santa: Nothing wrong with it of course
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Re: Who likes what lube

Postby matthewh » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:47 pm

I run Val All-Fleet 15-40. Only cause the old man ran it for years, its what i grew up knowing and using. I hear Rotella is good oil, know alot of people who use it.
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Re: Who likes what lube

Postby edeus » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:23 am

Valvoline premium blue 15w-40.
Have this on oil bar at work, cheap for me.
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Re: Who likes what lube

Postby spencerdiesel » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:06 pm

Heard great things about both. Delo over here
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Re: Who likes what lube

Postby spencerdiesel » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:22 pm

About to send a Rotella sample off to the blackstone labs. Anyone ever send samples off?
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Re: Who likes what lube

Postby 93DodgeCummins » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:39 pm

I use the Mobil One 5W-40 and have had good luck with it
93 Dodge W250 4X4, Custom air intake, Diamond Eye 4 inch turbo back straight pipe exhaust, HX-35W with Banks upgrades, KDP fixed, Getrag 5 speed, Isspro Tach, pyro, fuel pressure, and boost. Raptor 150, 3200 rpm spring, Power Screw in 1 turn, aftermarket fuel pin
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Re: Who likes what lube

Postby Richie O » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:02 am

NO PETE, don't run to the bedroom to check, not that type. :oops: I always use rotella. Get it by the 55 gallon drum and it goes in all our diesels. I had one boat I used ursa in as the previous owner had used that.
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Re: Who likes what lube

Postby spencerdiesel » Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:28 pm

Foot to mouth, I ran Rotella before Delo :lol: Tons of people run it (most?), only reason I switched to delo is it's a decent bit less expensive, and seems to have just as good oil analysis reports as rotella.

So I've heard most modern diesel oils (because of emissions) have little to no zinc and molybdenum, which our flat tappet engines would love to have. Anyone know of oil that still has the good stuff?
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Re: Who likes what lube

Postby PToombs » Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:43 pm

I don't need to run check Rich, it's something my wife sells! ;)

I use mobil 15w-40, we get it in bulk at work. Spencer, what are looking for is a CI rated oil. CJ is the newest rating and has lower levels of zinc and moly.
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Re: Who likes what lube

Postby spencerdiesel » Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:51 pm

Yep, my diesel instructor stocked up on 30 or so gallons of the old oil. Where would one find said gold?
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Re: Who likes what lube

Postby PToombs » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:20 pm

Check around, NAPA, oil supply place, any auto parts. It will say right on the jug, pail, quart, box or whatever what the rating of it is.
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Re: Who likes what lube

Postby spencerdiesel » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:25 pm

Thanks. Who fills their getrag with what?
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Re: Who likes what lube

Postby Tacoclaw » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:48 am

If you're that worried about it you can always buy some zinc/moly additive. The little bottles are around $10 or so and treat 1.5 gallons. I run two per change because of my cam but for someone just looking for a bit more I'm sure a single bottle per change would be plenty.


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Re: Who likes what lube

Postby PToombs » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:14 pm

spencerdiesel wrote:Thanks. Who fills their getrag with what?


Greaaaaaat, decided to open the monster size can of worms did you? :roll:

I use 15w-40 in mine. I had synthetic 50w in it for a while, but then it started shifting harder, it wouldn't go into gear easy at high speed, so I went back to 15w-40 oil.
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Re: Who likes what lube

Postby Tacoclaw » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:18 pm

I run random 10w30 with an extra dose of moly additive in my 'rag.
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