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Old 09-10-2009, 05:10 AM
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Lucas Oil

I know a lot of big rig truckers that swear by this stuff. But how does it work with our HEUI systems? I know the lucas is non foaming so that has to be good I would think for the old 7.3. Let me know if anyone of you have used it or use it.. thanks..
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:41 AM
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Really no one?
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:26 AM
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This could become a good fight. It is a love hate relationship. Some people love it and some hate it. I haven't used it yet, so I really don't have any idea, but I am going to watch the argument start. Let the show begin.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:13 AM
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Re: Lucas Oil

Umm actually thats the core of the problem with lucas products... They foam.

What about Additives?
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:39 PM
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Used it and honestly... couldn't tell any difference. Did bring my oil psi up a couple lbs. Good/Bad?????????

Regular old Rotela goes in all my diesels now.
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:21 AM
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I use it in my dually and in my mud truck. My mud truck sits alot, it might set 2 weeks or so when i start it the oil psi is instant. I had a cam lobe wore off a while back and when I tore the motor down it had a stickyness to it and the motor was very clean on the inside. So is started using it in my sd. i like it.
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If you look at the lucas oil additive in the white bottle it actually says not for use in powerstroke diesels right on it. If you get the full synthetic in the black bottle you can use it.

But I dont recommend ANY oil additives in a powerstroke. Just run quality oil and be done with it
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why do they suggest only running the synthetic lucas in psd's?i've run the regular white bottle stuff in mine since 2000 and no problems.i looked today and the white bottles dont say not to use in psd,but a older bottle i have does say to use the syn version.just curious
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:39 AM
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why do they suggest only running the synthetic lucas in psd's?i've run the regular white bottle stuff in mine since 2000 and no problems.i looked today and the white bottles dont say not to use in psd,but a older bottle i have does say to use the syn version.just curious
Probably the foam
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:45 AM
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Probably the foam
never seen or heard about this foam stuff till this oil guy.we've run this stuff for years in engines,trans,front/rear ends in cars,pickups,motorcycles,semi's and never had any foam issues and it has never come out light tan/white colored
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:54 AM
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Re: Lucas Oil

Yeah I did see "not for use on Powerstroke diesel engines" on the back of the white bottle also.
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:39 AM
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I work at a dealer for Lucas stuff. If your talking about the oil stabilizer, it is not recommended for powerstrokes. The synthetic stabilizer is what Lucas recommends for strokers.

I'm not pushing either way, just what I've run across.
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:51 AM
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I work at a dealer for Lucas stuff. If your talking about the oil stabilizer, it is not recommended for powerstrokes. The synthetic stabilizer is what Lucas recommends for strokers.

I'm not pushing either way, just what I've run across.
got any idea why they suggest the syn over the reg
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:55 AM
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never seen or heard about this foam stuff till this oil guy.we've run this stuff for years in engines,trans,front/rear ends in cars,pickups,motorcycles,semi's and never had any foam issues and it has never come out light tan/white colored
The difference is the fuel system used in the 7.3's and 6.0's. The powerstrokes use High pressure engine oil to drive the injectors. At low pressures such as those used to lubricate the engine, foaming is a non issue.

Heres a very simplified example. Take water and spray it at a windmill or fan the fan moves rapidly and uniformly. Now add a bottle of dishsoap to that water and spray it at the same fun. It slows the rate and takes away the uniformity of the flow
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I'll never use anything non-synthetic in a HEUI again. My truck rips now!
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:19 AM
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got any idea why they suggest the syn over the reg
The synthetic is formulated so it wont foam. Thats why
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Re: Lucas Oil

IMO Lucas causes more problems in a good engine, but will help a worn engine limp along a little longer.

if you want to read this thread.. Truck is running crazy good and don't know why! - Powerstroke Nation

and a very good test of the lucas oil used with dam good oil...
What about Additives?

use a good oil... and dont add anything to it. the more you add... the more problems you have.
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I put additives in my fuel, (cetane, antigel, lubricity additive) But nothing in the oil..I just change it every 3 to 4K
I don't really see the need for it..
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Re: Lucas Oil

Well I have since changed my oil to Amsoil 5W30 Series 3000 and LOVE IT. Truck drives so much better. I did the engine flush prior to putting it in and WOW.. So much quieter, and a lot crisper throttle response. As well I gained 150 km/tank. This was my first time running synthetic on an engine that has 195 000 km's.
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Here is a UOA report on a virgin sample of Lucas (white bottle). It is nothing but a viscosity improver. That is why 1800joedaddy noticed the pressure increase. There are no other additives - it will simply increase the viscosity to a 50 weight oil ( or higher - depending on the mixture ratio) when added. It also can foam in the HEUI injection system. Resulting in a possible erratic idle until warming up to normal operating temps or foaming with higher HP applications since the oil's additive package does not contain any additional anti-foaming agents to compensate for the change in oil characteristics.

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