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Valvoline Premium Blue synthetic or Rotella Synthetic???

Not sure which one of these CJ-4's is better. Anyone know of any recent tests?

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The Premium Blue is not synthetic but it is really good oil. The Premium Blue Extreme is the Valvoline synthetic and that is also very good oil. I used the Premium Blue for a lot of miles and switched to the Extreme and really like that better. Don't think you can go wrong with either of the two Valvoline's mentioned.

I have never used Rotella (?), but a lot of people use it and speak highly of it. I think you will get strong suggestions on both oils, but the key is your oil changes regardless of which one you choose.

Search the forum and you will find data on both oils. Good luck...

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Not sure which one of these CJ-4's is better. Anyone know of any recent tests?

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Personally I would run whichever one you can get cheaper. They are both very good.

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yup the one that is the best buy and easy to get is the one to go w. both are good oil

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cant find the premium blue extreme, just the reg premium blue, so i run the rotella t syn.....20 bucks a gallon at wally world

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If you REALLY REALLY want to run PBE 5W40 cause it will give you that warm and fuzzy feeling then any Cummins shop, in my case Cummins Northeast, will have it. But other then Rotella's slight smell there really isn't much of a difference.

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only time i notice the smell is if i come to a stoplight after driving it....doesnt bother me, i roll my windows down and smell as much of it as i can lol
some ppl dont like it

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only time i notice the smell is if i come to a stoplight after driving it....doesnt bother me, i roll my windows down and smell as much of it as i can lol
some ppl dont like it
Ahhh...rotella...smell the protection. Actually the newer Rotella doesn't smell as much..the old CI-4+ stuff stunk so bad...I hated to run it.

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really?
i just started running it end of last year

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really?
i just started running it end of last year
Maybe it was just me but there CI-4+ formula and their original CJ-4 formula smelled so much more than their second CJ-4 forumla. Or at least it seems that way.

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