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Old 03-28-2006, 05:58 PM
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The BEST oil in the world!!!

My relatives are diesel fanatics. I finally joined the exciting world of diesel MBZ this past weekend FINALLY with my purchase of an *82 300D Turbo Diesel.
They all swear by the Rotella T.

I love thier advice but feel it may be biased after 10,000 years of Rotella T use. What's do you find as the best for your MBZ TD??????
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:00 PM
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OH! And what do you think about oil additives (Petron Plus) and fuel additives (Miracle Oil)???
Thanks again.
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:02 PM
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Hi and welcome to the forums. Glad to see another Atlantan!

I always use Amsoil synthetic oil in all my machinery. Been using over 10 years and it has saved more than one car.
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:10 PM
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Talking Amsoil

Thanks, that is the primary oil I have read about being used in these awesome machines. Where is the best place to get it in the metro ATL area?
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:14 PM
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You have to order it from Amsoil and they ship it to you. I buy it at wholesale. If you want send me an email and I will tell you how to get it cheap.

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Old 03-28-2006, 08:30 PM
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I also use "Amsoil " in my cars.
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:58 PM
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Exclamation Regular synthetic or for diesels?

Will Mobil 1 synthetic be fine or does it have to be for diesels specifically?
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:18 PM
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Will Mobil 1 synthetic be fine or does it have to be for diesels specifically?
We are all waiting for Mobil to finally return with the 5W-40 weight oil. Seems that the -40 weight has disappeared for awhile. When it returns, it should be "Truck and SUV oil" or something similar.
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:20 PM
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You have to order it from Amsoil and they ship it to you. I buy it at wholesale. If you want send me an email and I will tell you how to get it cheap.

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This include the filters? I run their filters on my gassers...



I use the Castrol Diesel oil (dino), have been for nearly 30K now in the SD and works fine. SDL runs it too.
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Old 03-28-2006, 10:08 PM
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We are all waiting for Mobil to finally return with the 5W-40 weight oil. Seems that the -40 weight has disappeared for awhile. When it returns, it should be "Truck and SUV oil" or something similar.
This is the web site for the new version of 5W40:

http://www.mobil1.com/USA-English/MotorOil/Oils/Mobil_1_Turbo_Diesel_Truck_5W-40.aspx

Hopefully it will turn up soon, the supplies of the old 5W40 seem to be running low around here.
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Old 03-28-2006, 10:13 PM
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when i used conventional it was delo 400 15w40 didnt like it all that much, then i used mobil 1 5w40 trck/suv.

I may switch to the german brand ELF 5W40 thats required for my mom's passat TDI.
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Old 03-28-2006, 10:30 PM
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Rotella T

Back in a previous millenium, I used Rotella in a couple of Alfas Romeo. It was a great oil, not that it did the poor Alfas any good.

My 300DT is new-to-me since last Thursday so I haven't chosen an oil yet. All I know about the stuff in the engine now is that it is black .

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Old 03-28-2006, 10:34 PM
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Back in a previous millenium, I used Rotella in a couple of Alfas Romeo. It was a great oil, not that it did the poor Alfas any good.

My 300DT is new-to-me since last Thursday so I haven't chosen an oil yet. All I know about the stuff in the engine now is that it is black .

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And it'll always be black.
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Old 03-28-2006, 10:57 PM
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Delo 400 and Delvac Super represent the best as they offer fanstastic performance for the money paid,Delvac-I reprensents the cutting edge needed for extreme conditions.All these attributes to me represent the best oil in the market,I am sure there are others as well but these stand out the most to me.
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Old 03-28-2006, 11:14 PM
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mobil 1

i have a 1990 ford ranger with 239k miles which has
used mobil 1 since it had 30k miles... you pull the dipstick
out and the oil looks brand new...
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