Valvoline Premium Blue synthetic or Rotella Synthetic??? - Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum
- HOME - FORUMS - GARAGE - TECH - ARTICLES - CHAT - CLASSIFIEDS - REVIEWS - VIDEOS - MEMBER MAP - STORE - INSURANCE -
- REGISTER - CALENDAR - INFO - SITE HELP - RULES - STAFF - MEMBERSHIP - ADVERTISE - CONTACT US -


Welcome to the Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum, the fastest growing Dodge Diesel Community on the internet.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us
Go Back   Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum > Specialty Forums > Alternative Fuels, Additives, Oils & Lubricants
CumminsForum.com is the premier Dodge Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-10-2010, 11:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
Diesel Freak
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 787
Thanks: 4
Thanked 20 Times in 19 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Valvoline Premium Blue synthetic or Rotella Synthetic???

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

Jeff
__________________
2007 Ram 2500 QCSB 4x4 5.9 SOLD
2005 Harley Davidson F-250 Sinister coolant filter
1998 Dodge Viper GTS Silver/Blue Stripes 1 of 21
Speardog is offline   Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-11-2010, 03:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
BRO
2001 Cummins
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Diego California
Posts: 337
Thanks: 54
Thanked 25 Times in 23 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
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...
__________________
2001, 2500 Ext Cab, Banks Exhaust, 4.10 gears, Auto, BAHF, Puke Bottle mod (mopar1973mans), Airdog 150, 3rd Gen wheels & upgraded front brakes, Chevy rear wheel cylinder, DSS Steering brace & 3rd Gen adj track bar, 6 Bilsteins, HX-35.
BRO is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2010, 09:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
Diesel Head
 
rufushusky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: The People's republic of Massachusetts
Posts: 5,742
Thanks: 68
Thanked 220 Times in 115 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speardog View Post
Not sure which one of these CJ-4's is better. Anyone know of any recent tests?

Jeff
Personally I would run whichever one you can get cheaper. They are both very good.
__________________
2002 Ford F-350 ECLB 7.3 4R100 4X4, 6637 intake, 203* T-stat, 08 diff cover, HPX, Stancor Relay, 6.0 trans cooler

Gone:
04.5 Ram 2500 Reg Cab 48re 205k miles
Cat fuel filter
rufushusky is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2010, 05:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
TEX
Diesel Head
 
TEX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: TAYLOR TX
Posts: 4,769
Thanks: 381
Thanked 97 Times in 81 Posts
iTrader Score: 4 reviews
yup the one that is the best buy and easy to get is the one to go w. both are good oil
__________________
2004 F-350 6.0 4x4 SRW 128K Fummins soon Cummins inbound Yes I need to update pic
Past:2008 F-250 CCSB 4X4 5.4 -2001 QCLB 2500 5.9 4x4 -2006 QCSB 2500 5.9 4x4 -2006 Mega 3500 DRW 5.9 4x4 1997 F-350 CCLB 4x4 460 Wake Up America
TEX is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2010, 11:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
Cummins Nut
 
buddyp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: upstate NY
Posts: 307
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
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
__________________
2005 2500 QC---auto--4.10 LS---MBRP exhaust---AEM workhorse---pyro, boost, trans isspro guages---smarty jr---305/65/17 MT ATZ---built trans by mid-atlantic diesel---air dog
buddyp is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2010, 11:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
Diesel Head
 
rufushusky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: The People's republic of Massachusetts
Posts: 5,742
Thanks: 68
Thanked 220 Times in 115 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
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.
__________________
2002 Ford F-350 ECLB 7.3 4R100 4X4, 6637 intake, 203* T-stat, 08 diff cover, HPX, Stancor Relay, 6.0 trans cooler

Gone:
04.5 Ram 2500 Reg Cab 48re 205k miles
Cat fuel filter
rufushusky is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2010, 11:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
Cummins Nut
 
buddyp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: upstate NY
Posts: 307
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
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
__________________
2005 2500 QC---auto--4.10 LS---MBRP exhaust---AEM workhorse---pyro, boost, trans isspro guages---smarty jr---305/65/17 MT ATZ---built trans by mid-atlantic diesel---air dog
buddyp is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2010, 11:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
Diesel Head
 
rufushusky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: The People's republic of Massachusetts
Posts: 5,742
Thanks: 68
Thanked 220 Times in 115 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by buddyp View Post
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.
__________________
2002 Ford F-350 ECLB 7.3 4R100 4X4, 6637 intake, 203* T-stat, 08 diff cover, HPX, Stancor Relay, 6.0 trans cooler

Gone:
04.5 Ram 2500 Reg Cab 48re 205k miles
Cat fuel filter
rufushusky is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2010, 11:38 AM   #9 (permalink)
Cummins Nut
 
buddyp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: upstate NY
Posts: 307
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
really?
i just started running it end of last year
__________________
2005 2500 QC---auto--4.10 LS---MBRP exhaust---AEM workhorse---pyro, boost, trans isspro guages---smarty jr---305/65/17 MT ATZ---built trans by mid-atlantic diesel---air dog
buddyp is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2010, 11:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
Diesel Head
 
rufushusky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: The People's republic of Massachusetts
Posts: 5,742
Thanks: 68
Thanked 220 Times in 115 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by buddyp View Post
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.
__________________
2002 Ford F-350 ECLB 7.3 4R100 4X4, 6637 intake, 203* T-stat, 08 diff cover, HPX, Stancor Relay, 6.0 trans cooler

Gone:
04.5 Ram 2500 Reg Cab 48re 205k miles
Cat fuel filter
rufushusky is offline   Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:56 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2