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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby Nick_2NR » November 13th, 2017, 10:04 pm

Amsoil 15w40

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby kamakazi » November 14th, 2017, 12:58 am

topshotta20 wrote:
kamakazi wrote:So in my quest for more affordable oil... I came across Gulf Superfleet Supreme 15w40 conventional oil. Just over $500 for 20litres.
Still have a while to go before I use it though... The last of the Fleetforce synth is currently being used

You using this as yet?

Not as yet... Just before Christmas I plan to use it

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby pugboy » Yesterday, 6:05 am

a lot of shops pushing shell r4-x now
is this really one of the better mineral oils ?

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby ADONI » Today, 12:13 pm

pugboy wrote:a lot of shops pushing shell r4-x now
is this really one of the better mineral oils ?


Is it mineral only or semi-synthetic? I tried checking online. I need to check my bucket label later.
Online for sure it says the R5 and R6 is full synthetic.

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby Aaron 2NR » Today, 12:24 pm

it's a mineral based oil

Mineral HD oils usually carry a higher TBN number than a full synthetic

The higher an oil’s total base number (TBN), the better its ability to neutralize contaminants such as combustion by-products and acidic materials. TBN is a measure of (alkaline) additives in the oil. Higher TBN oils are able to neutralize a greater amount of acidic materials, which results in improved protection against corrosive reactions and longer oil life.

TBN levels are targeted for the intended application. For example, gasoline motor oils typically display lower TBN numbers, while diesel oils must manage the high contaminant-loading from soot and sulfur and typically have a higher TBN.

TBN levels decrease as the oil remains in service. When the level reaches a point where it can no longer protect against corrosion, the oil must be changed.

Oils that are formulated specifically for extended drain intervals typically display elevated TBN to ensure proper corrosion protection for the duration of the extended interval.

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