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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-30-2008, 03:15 AM Thread Starter
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5w30

usually run delo 15w40 all year, but looking to try some 5w30 non-syn over the winter
what brand do you guys use or recommend?
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Re: 5w30

is it 5w30 or 5w40?

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I run Rotella 5w-40 all year. It gets well below 0 here in the winter and I tow my trailer to Havasu in the summer time at temps near 120. Never any issues.

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Re: 5w30

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Re: 5w30

Im pretty sure the only 5w-40 that Rotella makes is synthetic (blue jugs)

I use the same thing

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Re: 5w30

seems the rotella syn does not break the bank like some others

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seems the rotella syn does not break the bank like some others
It is about 2x the price of reg rotella. But that is still way less than Amsoil and Mobile1.

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I go 5000 - 5500 miles on the syn Rotella, instead of the 3000 - 3500 that I did on the dino Rotella.

Helps off-set the price

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Re: 5w30

i have gone 6-7K on delo with great OA reports

don't plan on going longer on ths syn, but though it might help cold starts over the winter here.

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Re: 5w30

Rotella 5w40 isn't really synthetic, although legally in the US it can be called such.

There aren't many 5w30 oils that are rated CJ-4 for diesel engine service so be careful about which oil it is.

Nearly any 5w40 diesel oil will have better cold flow properties than a 15w40 so just use the 5w40 that you like best. Delo makes a good 5w40 if you can find it.
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