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04-08-2019 12:06 PM
Millionmiles
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Originally Posted by Joobag View Post
I changed my oil a couple days ago with the SDE and now it smokes out of the blow by tube when the engine comes up to temp. I have no idea why. Im going to switch it out if it continues on for the next couple days.
I noticed this after I just changed my oil. Delo 15-40.
Did you figure anything out?
01-26-2018 12:47 PM
Joobag I changed my oil a couple days ago with the SDE and now it smokes out of the blow by tube when the engine comes up to temp. I have no idea why. Im going to switch it out if it continues on for the next couple days.
01-17-2018 12:40 PM
brownbear The Delo 400 SDE formula was already in the old Delo 400 LE bottles, you just didn't know it. They switched the formula before they switched the label.
01-17-2018 09:52 AM
GAmes Learned something new today.
01-17-2018 09:44 AM
texasprd
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Monitor is the company that Fleetguard samples go to, so Polaris is a third choice.
"Monitor" is the name of Cummins Filtration's oil-analysis service, not the lab that does the analysis - per the Cummins Filtration site "With Cummins Filtration convenient and effective Monitor™ Fluid Analysis program..." and from a PDF about the Monitor service "Monitor™ Analysis is a service provided by Fleetguard through dealers to individuals or companies" - Monitor is not the company that actually does the testing, it's just Cummins Filtration/Fleetguard "rebadging" someone else's testing and management system.

I found a Polaris Labs announcement/ that lists some of the companies that Polaris does private-label testing for: "POLARIS Laboratories® is an independent fluid analysis company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... The company serves more than 165,000 customers in 90 countries directly and through more than 125 private label fluid analysis programs, such as Chevron, Phillips 66, Ingersoll Rand, MTU and Cummins Filtration." (The text-bolding is mine)

In fact, the login link on the first page I referenced goes to eoilreports.com, which is Polaris's Horizon site - proof that Cummins/Fleetguard's Monitor service is Polaris's Horizon system/service with a different "skin" on it ("rebadged", so to speak).
12-31-2017 07:50 PM
grimmechanic When I worked for Halliburton, all that was used was Delo in our 2500hp frac pumps. These pumps used either Cummins QSX V-16's or Cat V-12. They pretty much spent their entire life either running wide-open or idling for hours on end. Not a kind life on these engines. I think I only saw one of these engines fail, blew the side right out of the engine, connecting rod, piston and all. I'm pretty sure any variety of Delo is good.
12-31-2017 06:33 PM
savage44 Well it look like it take's 2000 miles, to make this oil dirty
12-28-2017 10:09 PM
alanack6795 Looks totally normal to me.
12-28-2017 09:58 PM
savage44 Hey alanack6795, I just checked the mileage since I did the oil and filter and its been 1,932 miles and the oil still looks new. I was just concerned the oil was not doing its job, I think when I change the oil ,I might do the oil analysis thing,to see what's going on. The gauge problem, I'll check my grounds and may add a new ground, my 74 bronco I added two new grounds and that fixed my gauge problem on the bronco. Thanks Dave
12-28-2017 08:14 PM
alanack6795 My oil has never "instantly" tuned black. It slowly gets dark after some time. It's black when I change it. Oil analysis have always looked good.

I rarely rev past 2000RPM, and I've always assumed the engine was just tight. It's been doing this since I bought it 70,000 miles ago. I ran K/N on the filters first time around then after getting slapped around on this forum I switched to fleetgaurd on the filters. I used to run Rotela T6 synthetic but Valvoline synthetic is always on sale and is cheaper plus I noticed slightly better wear on the UOA with Valvoline.

Your fine, ignore it. As for your gauge make sure your grounds are clean and tight I had some loose grounds that made my gauges go haywire
12-28-2017 06:26 PM
GAmes
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Originally Posted by texasprd View Post
...... or perhaps a heavy duty truck dealer with a parts/service department.
To add to that, if the service dept has a desk top analysis SAVE YOUR MONEY!! They are not reliable......period. Send your sample to a lab. Monitor is the company that Fleetguard samples go to, so Polaris is a third choice.
12-28-2017 04:15 PM
texasprd Before I found out about Polaris Labs and started buying their test kits in 10-packs, I got an UOA kit or two from the local Cummins distributor (Southern Plains Cummins). I think Polaris actually did (maybe still does) the testing on the Cummins kits - that's just my impression from the look/feel of presentation of the test results at the time. If there is a Cummins dealer near you, try them - or perhaps a heavy duty truck dealer with a parts/service department.
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