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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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i just changed my oil for the first time at 2194 miles. man, i couldn't believe the soot that was in the oil! i used Delo 400 and a Mopar oil filter. has anyone ever used the SuperTech oil that WalMart sells?? i wonder about the qualilty of the SuperTech. it is cheaper than the Delo 400 by about $1.50 per gallon, $4.50 per oil change. Not too much money to worry about.
So the soot is caused by the regeneration?? if it, the regen, is so bad, why does the cdt perform the regen?

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Just why you would change your oil at 2200 miles? That oil has all the break in assembly lube in it... I would have ran it longer. I believe the Super Tech brand is made by Havoline. Did your "overhead" prompt you to change the oil? ( I know the 2010+ trucks don't have overheads. )

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Just why you would change your oil at 2200 miles?
That's about when I changed mine too, to get all the break in crap out. Nothing wrong with doing it that soon.

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raytown, in case you're not aware of it, wlamart has the gallon jugs of Delo for $8.50 right now. Too cheap not to get some.

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I have always heard that the first few thousand miles are the hardest on engines and by changing early doesn't hurt and probably helps. i am not a mechanic, just what i have heard.
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Im at 2400 miles, I'll be changing mine very soon too. sure it has break-in stuff in it, but it also has engines material from breaking in. I'll be running amsoil from here on out as my friend is a dealer. I ran Walmarts brand synthetic in most my previous trucks with no problems. Very cheap, and never one problem. I wont be running it in this though, gonna spend the extra cash on good oil since this is a $56k investment.

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I see you too changed your oil early,
I also did at 600mi.
Get rid of that assembly oil and crap.


You dumped it out early, and your concerned about the soot so why run the cheapest oil you can find?


For $10-11 a gallion you can get Rottela or for $11-12 Valvoline.



The first thing you can do to cut down on the soot is to unplug the egr.
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I dumped mine at 1200 and will do it once more at 2500. After that the fuel in the oil should calm down and I will do 5k changes until I do the deletes.

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I dumped mine at 1200 and will do it once more at 2500. After that the fuel in the oil should calm down and I will do 5k changes until I do the deletes.
Nope. You'll still have fuel in the oil. I'm at 6500 and have it. Drives me crazy.

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all you have to do is unplug the egr?? what about the warranty?
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Just why you would change your oil at 2200 miles? That oil has all the break in assembly lube in it... I would have ran it longer. I believe the Super Tech brand is made by Havoline. Did your "overhead" prompt you to change the oil? ( I know the 2010+ trucks don't have overheads. )
i believe it has been said many many times but their is zinc and phosphorus in the oil i believe at least that's what most break in oils use and they work for awhile but they are no where near made to last a long time in an engine

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Yah i need to change mine and will be going with mobil 1 delvac or royal purple I guess. Im right at 4k miles.

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