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Old 11-10-2009, 05:21 PM
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Full Synthetic Oil Question

I just changed the oil in my E320 (gasoline) wagon and have several quarts left over. Now it's time to change the oil in my '95 E300 Diesel and I want to know if I can use this oil or if I have to buy synthetic oil specifically for diesel.
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:26 PM
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My synthetic oil in my 300SD is good for gas engines also. Mine is Rotella T synthetic

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Old 11-10-2009, 05:27 PM
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Lots of oil info on this forum

you will find more info than you will ever want to know with regard to oil when you search the archives of this forum. Search "synthetic diesel oil" or something similar and watch your screen fill up!
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:27 PM
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In general the oil needs to be diesel rated, whether synthetic or not.
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:41 PM
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Here is something I found on my Ford Powerstroke web site. I will say that you will find more to read about oil than you ever wanted to know.

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http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:54 PM
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Only if the oil is a diesel oil (I'm guessing it is not)
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:04 PM
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Look on the side of the container for the API ratings.

Gassers will have ratings that begin with "S".

Diesels will have ratings that begin with "C". The most recent rating is "CJ", although the older "CI" will probably be fine.
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:55 AM
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You want the newest "CJ" rating, the new formulations have less of the additives to deal with sulfur to match the new fuels, also CAT safe.
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