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Old 12-04-2003, 11:24 PM
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What Engine Oils do you guys use?

What engine oil do you guys use on your diesels?

I am on Mobil 1 Delvac 5w-40 syn that's what previous owner used for past 5 or 6 years after engine rebuild!
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Old 12-04-2003, 11:59 PM
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I realize you are new here..
Please do a search... and delete this thread....
thanks, Greg
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Old 12-05-2003, 09:40 AM
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Please, oh please do a search

and delete this thread.

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Old 12-05-2003, 09:47 AM
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you guys could be a little more friendly about it.

"i think if you did a search youd find all of the motor oil information you need"

something like that
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Old 12-05-2003, 09:59 AM
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Friendly AND polite?

I'll try!

Dear mslipac,

Welcome to this forum. You will find that there is a vast amount of information on this site.

One area where a vast amount of information has been given is the "Oil" issue. The archives of this forum are filled with debates and data on oil. You will find more info than you will want to look at so settle in for a long day/night of reading and enjoy. Once you see the depth of coverage on this subject then you will probably want to delete your original thread or be prepared to be ignored or get a repeat of what is already in the archives. Please don't be offended.

Kevin

Grdenko,

How's that ?
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Old 12-05-2003, 10:08 AM
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Oh geez, look mslipac's registered date! November 2002! So we have to be polite for over a year? When are we allowed to be sarcastic? 2 years? 3?

Look at my registered on date. I've earned the right to be a crochety old man.
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Old 12-05-2003, 10:12 AM
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Uh-OH!

Now be nice! You forgot to say please look at my registered on date. LOL
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Old 12-05-2003, 10:26 AM
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whoa guys, take it easy, i was only kidding! but i guess you didnt pick up on that. no, please, be as mean, unfriendly and "crochety" as you like. thats what i like about this forum, people arent afraid to tell you to shut up, or that youre an idiot.

(i cant tell if im kidding this time or not, i cant tell if you are either though, so whatever)
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Old 12-05-2003, 11:57 AM
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mslipac

you could do a search, but to answer your original question...

chevron delo 15/40


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Old 12-05-2003, 11:59 AM
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Delo 400 is way better than any synth oil under any circumstance no matter what, period!


badda boom!
awaaayyy we go
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Old 12-05-2003, 12:42 PM
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I tried all sorts of oils in the 300CD.

Mobil1 5w-40 delvac 1
mobil1 15w-40 delvac 1300
Kendall 15w-40 (from the dealer)
Castrol 15W-40 (from the dealer)

didnt notice a single difference...

in the E420.. since it's had Castrol GTX (20W-50/10W-40) all its life.. it gets that...

the Celica gets whatever Jiffy Lube put in it (Pennzoil 5w-30).. ill change the oil myself this winter and throw in Castrol GTX/Mobil1 (10W-30) since they are easily available.
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Old 12-05-2003, 12:55 PM
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If I just stick a hot poker in my eye now, will this thread die? I'll do it! Really!

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Old 12-05-2003, 02:23 PM
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badda boom!
awaaayyy we go
WHEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Sounds like fun Okay, my turn to jump into the fray...

I'll second the vote for Chevron Delo 15W-40...I've been using that in every diesel I've owned (a total of 4, out of a total of 6 vehicles ), and have never had an oil-related problem.
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Old 12-05-2003, 02:27 PM
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My choices, in no particular order:
Delo 400
Delvac 1300
Pennzoil Longlife
Rotella T
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Old 12-05-2003, 02:30 PM
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I agree with Grdenko. No reason to be rude about it, since:

A) I don't see anyone's name as owning this site,

B) No one is under any obligation or duress to click on this thread. You don't care about oil, move on.
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