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1 Case of 12 Qts 15w40 was around $95
1 EAO 52 Filter was $18

I get 20k miles between changes. Change filter at 10k.

Compared to Delo is $11 a gallon.
I switched due the quality of Delo has dropped. Most truckers around here are using Valvoline or Mobil.
 

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What about Rotella?
 

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I will look for the oil comparison chart that one of the forums has, but I understand Rotella is not so great, but I have no experience with it......
I also can't remember what I used in my diff. I do know, that it didn't look so hot,
 

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I will look for the oil comparison chart that one of the forums has, but I understand Rotella is not so great, but I have no experience with it......
I also can't remember what I used in my diff. I do know, that it didn't look so hot,
Can't wait to see that! I might give you some rep for that!
I still use the Chevron Dello or Mobil. Mobil has always been my choice with gas vehicles, I just flip flop between the two when one is less expensive. However; In my quest for fuel economy, I am actively seeking a synthetic. :Hey:
 

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here is some info............I have another chart somewhere:4-dontknow:
this I got from another forum, hopefully the link works...........:smiley_thumbs_up:




http://www.turbodieselregister.com/TDR57_Oil.pdf

This is from Bob is the Oil guy. This report is recently posted and take a look at the "best oil" section...

Price API Performance Category
$/gal. Oil # Brand/Description My Estimate Actual

Best
9.98 1 Cummins/Valvoline Premium Blue 15W40 CI-4 plus CI-4 plus
17.36 8 Shell Rotella T Synthetic 5W40 CI-4 plus CI-4 plus
21.89 12 Cummins/Valvoline Premium Blue Syn. 5W40 CI-4 plus CI-4 plus
9.98 13 Pennzoil Long Life 15W40 CI-4 plus CI-4 plus
10.88 14 Chevron Delo 400 15W40 CI-4 plus CI-4 plus
35.00 20 Red Line Diesel Synthetic 15W40 CI-4 plus CI-4

Good
10.36 2 NAPA Universal Fleet Plus 15W40 CI-4 CI-4
25.70 10 Amsoil 5W40 CI-4 CI-4 plus
13.51 15 Caterpillar DEO 15W40 CI-4 CI-4 plus
12.68 16 John Deere Plus-50 15W40 CI-4 CI-4
19.99 18 Lucas 15/40 Magnum 15W40 CI-4 CI-4

Satisfactory
9.68 3 Mobil Delvac 1300 Super 15W40 CI-4 plus CI-4 plus
7.68 5 Wal Mart Super Tech Universal 15W40 CI-4 CI-4
9.52 6 Castrol GTX Diesel 15W40 CI-4 CI-4
9.52 7 Motorcraft Super Duty 15W40 CI-4 plus CI-4 plus
9.99 19 Pilot Premium HD 15W40 CI-4 CI-4
12.00 21 LiquiMoly Diesel Special 15W40 CI-4 CF-4

Ho-Hum (least favorite)
10.96 4 Shell Rotella T Triple Protection 15W40 CJ-4 CJ-4
27.55 9 Amsoil Premium Synthetic 5W40 CJ-4 CJ-4
10.80 11 Castrol Tection 15W40 CJ-4 CJ-4
12.99 17 Chevron Delo 400 LE 15W40 CJ-4 CJ-4 This must be a fairly old report. As most of the top quality oils are the pre 07 standard.

Just to clarify 07 up dodges and chevys and 08 up fords can only run the oils in the Ho-Hum category because they require the CJ-4 standard

Here are the difference in the two:

CI-4

API CI-4 Category

An API classification for Diesel engine oil for use in high speed, four-stroke cycle diesel engines designed to meet 2004 exhaust emission standards, to be implemented October 2002. These oils are compounded for use in all applications with diesel fuels ranging in sulfur content up to 0.05% by weight. These oils are especially effective at sustaining engine durability where EGR and other exhaust emission componentry may be used. Optimum protection is provided for control of corrosive wear tendencies, low and high temperature stability, soot handling properties, piston deposit control, valve train wear, oxidative thickening, foaming and viscosity loss due to shear. CI-4 oils are superior in performance to those meeting API CH-4, CG-4, and CF-4 and can effectively lubricate engines calling for those API Service Categories.

CJ-4
An API classification for Diesel engine oil for high-speed, four-stroke engines designed to meet 2007 model year on-highway exhaust emission standards. CJ-4 oils are compounded for use in all applications with diesel fuels ranging in sulfur content up to 500 ppm (0.05% by weight). However, use of these oils with greater than 15 ppm (0.0015% by weight) sulfur fuel may impact exhaust aftertreatment system durability and/or oil drain interval. CJ-4 oils are effective at sustaining emission control system durability where particulate filters and other advanced aftertreatment systems are used. Optimum protection is provided for control of catalyst poisoning, particulate filter blocking, engine wear, piston deposits, low and high temperature stability, soot handling properties, oxidative thickening, foaming, and viscosity loss due to shear. API CJ-4 oils exceed the performance criteria of API CI-4 with CI-4 PLUS, CI-4, CH-4, CG-4, and CF-4 and can effectively lubricate engines calling for those API Service Categories. When using CJ-4 oil with higher than 15 ppm sulfur fuel, consult the engine manufacturer for service interval. 8800 MONOLEC ULTRA Engine Oils meet the API CJ-4 specification.
 

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I just realized I gave you some rep points awhile back! I owe you one. Thanks for the post from the Oil Guy. He's been very quiet lately?
I think this is part of the link you'r looking for. Bob is the Oil Guy
 

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yeah, its hard cuz I have so many sites & things saved I forget where I put stuff......:shakehead:
 

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I only just started doing my own oil changes.
When I bought the truck.. I have ALL the fluids replaced with new 100% synthetic were possible and will GM recommended were syn wasn't used.
I don't know the guy who owned it before me, so I wanted to be sure everything was OK.
 

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Might as well revive this thread:

I'm using Redline 15W-40 in the engine with a Pure One Filter, Transynd in the Transmission,(Also have the Allison Deep Pan) Amsoil Severe Gear (75W-110) in the Diffs and I'm still thinking about what to use in the transfer case.
 
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