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  1. RI Chevy

    RI Chevy DollyKitaStihlvarna Runner

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    No sir. http://www.fs2500filter.com/

    It is like kidney dialysis for your oil.
     
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    All we run in our water pumps and generators at work is 15w40. Mostly Rotella and Schaeffers. I’ve got one water/trash pump that the seal went out on between pump and motor and has been running 15w40 milkshake for at least a month. It started as a let’s just see how long it runs til it blows. It just keeps going and going. Who knows....
     
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    huskihl Sausage Fingers Forever

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    As long as there's enough shake in with the milk it'll probably go a long time. Gotta do what ya gotta do
     
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    junkman Crush it

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    Why does oil in a diesel engine turn so black , I have changed a tdi vw engines oil 3 times trying to get it transparent again and its still turning black.
     
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    huskihl Sausage Fingers Forever

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    500-600 psi of compression causing blow-by past the rings.
     
  6. RI Chevy

    RI Chevy DollyKitaStihlvarna Runner

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    Soot
     
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    jakethesnake I Am The Snake

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    Diesels always turn it black! Even in a brand new motor doesn't take long!
     
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    We have a JD4455 with 20,000 on it and the second overhaul kit put in this past winter. It was ran on crap CoOp oil for most of its life until I got here. Same deal, 3-4 quarts in a 10-12 hour day disking with a 18’ Athens offset. Switched to Rotella T4 and went to maybe a quart a week before the rebuild. Only reason for the rebuild was had a liner seal go bad and didn’t trust the job (we did the last one). Now it doesn’t burn a quart in a month. We also have a 1964 3020 that quit using oil as well. We buy it by the drum now! We run it in two dozers, motor grader, six tractors, and two diesel mowers.
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    I'm so putting this T4 in my Honda now.
     
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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    The 5420 m buddy owns will use a couple quarts of rotella in a week in the hay field. One of my Cummins was using 2 quarts of rotella every 5k miles. Others did fine on it.
     
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    I think it's a matter of Rotella cleaning built up carbon in the rings, allows the oil rings to work vs it cleaning out the gum around seals which allows it to leak. I've seen that happen too.

    My Allison started to drip out of the front seal. Added a bottle of stop-leak and it slowed down. Added another and it quit :applaudit:.

    Been scared to change the fluid since then. That was 7 or 8 years ago lol. I actually bought the inner and outer filter and fluid, just haven't got around to changing it yet
     
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    It’s been run on rotella as long as I remember. It was new in 2001 and may have had a couple changes with Deere oil
     
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    We are getting a new JD 5115M as soon as it is shipped from Germany. Probably run JD torque gaurd until the warranty is up. We will see what it does on these new fandangled emissioned tractors.
     
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    We ran Toyota oil (Mobil Dino) in my wife’s 4runmer for 180,000. Mobil 1 full synthetic was on sale so I switched. Started seeping from the rear main. Back to Dino oil and it stopped. Made it to 200,000 and we traded for the ‘16 4Runner we have now. It came with full synthetic 0w-20.
     
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    I would think that had more to do with the synthetic qualities of the oil vs. the brand.
     
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    Carbon and soot from blow-by.
     
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    Marshy WFO Cutting

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    Very nice. They significantly extend the life of an engine. Just haven't seen many of them. Thanks.
     
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    There is also an oil centrifuge model made by PPE. The centrifuge spins real fast and flings the junk in the oil to the outside and reintroduces the clean oil by into motor.
    My oil still gets dark in color, but when you feel it, there is no grit in the oil. Looks like dark honey or maple syrup. Nice way to protect your investment.
     
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    One disadvantage to synthetics is seal compatibility. Some seals may shrink or swell with synthetics causing leakage. They also have some incompatibility with surface coatings like paint and plastics. The modern vehicles are less prone to this because manufacturers awareness and switching seal materials.
     
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