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Old 04-27-2012, 01:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Best type of oil

So I'm about to do my oil change on my cummins and I've always used royal purple for my other vehicles and I wanna know what Wouk be the best for my cummins any suggestion???? Thanks guys
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A lot of people use rotella. My buddy used royal purple in his truck this time and was like 150.00 That was at his 15% discount at napa. Im to cheap to run that every time. lol
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its like splitting hairs asking a question like this. everyone has a preference as to which is better. ive used a few and they all seem good to me. i guess personally, i use valvoline blue or mobil delvac the most.
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I've been using inexpensive Chevron Delo for many years, which can be purchased for a great price at warehouse stores like Costco or Sam's Club, I change it and the filter every ~7500 miles, and I've been getting excellent oil analysis reports from Blackstone Labs.

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Well I keep getting told with diesel I need to run a specific type of oil and blah Blah that's why I ask, so if it's just like normal then that answers my question
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its always a personall choice.. I like rotella.. I use the semi synthetic..
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I run valvoline premium blue. just and fyi fer fellers that dont know.....valvoline premium blue was orionally cummins premium blue. this oil was designed to reduce carbon buildup in the older 855's. valveoline makes it per cummins recipe and specs. my .02
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As long as its 15w-40 and cj-4 or higher certified its a good oil to run. I run Mobil delvac 1300super with a half gallon of Lucas. My last oci was about 8500 miles and blackstone labs said its showing better wear than an equivalentengine with 6500 miles so this time around I'm going for 10k. Also I put in 24oz motor kote I'm gonna start trying that every 3 oil changes. Filters also have a lot to do with it. This oil change is going to be a Baldwin fuel and a donaldson oil filter.
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Well I keep getting told with diesel I need to run a specific type of oil and blah Blah that's why I ask, so if it's just like normal then that answers my question
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As long as its 15w-40 and cj-4 or higher certified its a good oil to run. I run Mobil delvac 1300super with a half gallon of Lucas. My last oci was about 8500 miles and blackstone labs said its showing better wear than an equivalentengine with 6500 miles so this time around I'm going for 10k. Also I put in 24oz motor kote I'm gonna start trying that every 3 oil changes. Filters also have a lot to do with it. This oil change is going to be a Baldwin fuel and a donaldson oil filter.
Yes you need an oil designed for Diesel engines, Delo 400 LE is one such oil, Valvoline premium blue is another.
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i actually used to be religous with rotella. buuuuuut since im a cummins employee i figure i might as well stay loyal to the cause with valvoline
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I run AMSOIL and change every 10-15k miles. other than rear ends and power steering, everything else in the truck is AMSOIL.

the rear ends and PS fluid will soon be changed to AMSOIL when I have the gear ratios swapped.

Like what was said above, its personal preference really. just stick with a 15w-40 CJ-4.

haven't noticed a difference between oils in cummins, but in my 2002 VW Jetta TDI, I tried running DELO 400 in it and the engine got pretty loud, drained it changed filter and put synthetic back in and it got a LOT quieter. seemed to be a lot happier with synthetic. I was running mobil 1 in the jetta.
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I'm happy with Rotella 15-40 been running it for the 25k I've put on the truck since buying it. It's relatively cheap and pretty commonly available. Only complaint I have is the faint smell from towing heavy but like others have said its all personal preference


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