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Old 06-25-2006
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Default Rotella versus Valvoline

Preparing next oil change, noticed that Valvoline was recommended by Cummins. Always used Rotella 40 in the summer, any thought's on changing to Valvoline 15w40?
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Go for it ! There's not going to be a problem.
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Default Re: Rotella versus Valvoline

Rotella is used by alot of diesel owners, and they're plenty happy with it!
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Default Re: Rotella versus Valvoline

I used premium blue in my 1st gen and will be going back to it in this one.
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Either diesel oil will do the job to 7,500 miles. [img]/forum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 06-29-2006
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Default Re: Rotella versus Valvoline

Valvoline P.B. doesn't seem to smell bad as Rosmella. It has a better additive package/numbers and cummins approval. My oil sample came back excellent. I get it from local cummins dealer, bulk supply. They refill my five gallon pails,get oil filter,fuel filters,air filter and anything else for my baby. This is what I like, one stop and all engine needs supplied along with a 10% discount with the membership. Just installed the new 7 micron fuel filter FS19800E. No drop in fuel pressure and the old one was like new? Should be with the fass filters feeding the stock canister.
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porkchop, how far are you extending oil drain intervals with the extreme blue, just curious. [img]/forum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
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I don't use the PB Extreme full synthetic. When I talked to the cummins mechanic about it one day, he said, " Too thin, only use it in extreme cold" Since I change my oil every three months the regular dino is just fine. Oh damn, I forgot who I was replying too, Herb! Sorry man I just don't buy into extended drain intervals. My concern is the change in ph and acid levels. I want lube not 100,000 mile solvent. My opinion only no offence.
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Not a problem, I thought you where using the extreme full synthetic. Just to let you know the full synthetic extreme is not to thin of a oil, no matter what the mechanic say's. I run full synthetic 5w-30 diesel oil for almost 4 years without changing and oil is in excellent condition stated by Oil Analizers, Inc. on last report. Nothing wrong with what your using, it's a fine oil. [img]/forum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img] No offence taken.
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I used rotella once in my old powerjoke and drained it back out at 2000 miles, engine was cold and the rotella ran out like water, no viscosity at all. maybe I had a bad batch of oil or just the strokers don't like it but ever since it's been delo 400 15-40. the ford ran a lot better with it and the cummins seems to like it too, thinking about trying out a synthetic just for kicks. [img]/forum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif[/img]
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