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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby sliderz1 » September 1st, 2011, 5:00 pm

Havoc
if the oil is rated @ 20 000 miles........ i dont see a problem with the equivalent kilometer reading.
Most oils can usually exceed the rating ,however it is good practice to service on time

as for your oil test..........i know a place that used to do it. I will find out if they still do

i havent used synthetic on neither of our pickups tho..........

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby trinibajan34 » March 25th, 2012, 2:35 pm

ok i bumping this thread ,i got my van doing 150k next change due at 152k. i work south live north , so my question is can i use synthetic oil in my engine ? cause i spoke to a mechanic and he said to use mineral. even my parts man say so as well so i posting my question to alyuh fellas.

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby CD4Accord » March 25th, 2012, 11:26 pm

You can use any oil that you want, its purely a matter of how much you want to spend and what oil change interval you intend to run

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby trinibajan34 » March 25th, 2012, 11:45 pm

CD4Accord wrote:You can use any oil that you want, its purely a matter of how much you want to spend and what oil change interval you intend to run


cool thanks

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby civic minded » March 26th, 2012, 8:01 am

^^most popular used oil in rangers are the Total Oil or the Amsoil , your safe with either...

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby lighthammer » March 26th, 2012, 1:17 pm

trinibajan34 wrote:ok i bumping this thread ,i got my van doing 150k next change due at 152k. i work south live north , so my question is can i use synthetic oil in my engine ? cause i spoke to a mechanic and he said to use mineral. even my parts man say so as well so i posting my question to alyuh fellas.



This is an old-school rule that applied to diesels of yesteryear, mostly direct injection diesels with high-mileages on them. THe principle was that all those miles would cause certain wear patterns within the heads, and that mineral oils make better biofilms over these score-marks than synthetic oils. The synthetic oils were thought to be too thin and slide too easily off the walls of the chambers. The mineral's biofilm thus seals in all the microscopic cracks & scores, thus preserving the integrity of the head, block and cylinders.

I think this is a myth, cuz viscosity is judged by the oil's weight, not the type of oil it is.
a 50W mineral and a 50W synthetic should be almost exactly the same in viscosity.
Modern synthetics do tend to have a lot more detergents that help keep the internals a lot cleaner than mineral oils, which does affect performance over the long run.


Like CD4Accord said - it doesn't really matter what brand you're using, what really matters is how long you'll be running the oil and how often you plan to change the oil & filters.

Generally for diesels, the basic change interval for oil & filters is 5000km, whether is mineral or synthetic (or semi-synthetic). With newer synthetic oils like Mobil1, Amsoil, Royal Purple, SHell Rimula R6, Total 4x4/SUV, you can run up to 7500 - 10,000km no problem - but your filter should match that oil's performance (most stock filters shoudl change by 7500km).


Another rule of thumb, the older your diesel engine with more miles, the thicker body you should use. For our climate ad ambient temperatures, a 50W body is ideal for most diesels of most mileages. You can get away with a thinner body like a 10W40 or 15W40 on newer vehicles, but when you reach over 100,000km, you can safely switch to a 50W.

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby droppa » March 26th, 2012, 2:21 pm

the castrol crb turbo and hypuron are really great oils, they withstand some of the toughest conditions, and still goes beyond the 5K mark....

but since tracmac prices have increased, im guessing they will not be as popular again....

from what i kno not all the total is blended by np, some are imported and they too work great, another good oil is the total 4X4/ SUV for a man on abudget, or who racks up mileage fast, if your pocket can go the depth, go all the way with a fully syn oil.....

but again trinibajan, as i said abt the coolant, find out what the man was using, once he did not have any issues with it and u can afford and access it, use the same thing....

reason being, a particular oil would have created wear patterns and would have filled voids in the system, u go and put in some fancy oil there now, that cleans out all the barriers built, and u could have some issues.....


why i say this???


i bought my van some 50K ago, and when i got it the guy was using turbomax, so i continued, they now re-badge it crb turbo, and now she still runs as good, starts in half tumble, and on the mark, oil change to oil change.........

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby civic minded » March 26th, 2012, 4:01 pm

good info here

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby trinibajan34 » March 26th, 2012, 11:23 pm

well he was using 15 w 40 castrol in the black bottle cant remember the name at this point so i staying with castrol but using the hypuron .seeing that it has longer drain interval.

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby lighthammer » March 26th, 2012, 11:39 pm

dat's a good oil to stick with, but be aware that prices have gone up.

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby trinibajan34 » March 27th, 2012, 12:27 am

paid $270 a gallon in south whats the price in other places

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby lighthammer » March 27th, 2012, 12:30 am

Amsoil is about $240 per gallon of 15W40
Total 4x4/SUV 15w50 semisynthetic - $170 per gallon
Shell Rimula R4 semisynth - $160 per gallon
Shell Rimula R6 synthetic - $230 per gallon

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby CD4Accord » March 27th, 2012, 1:46 am

Lighthammer, is Rimula R4 semisynthetic? I really don't think it is.. I am fairly sure it is a purely mineral oil (allbeit a very very competent one)
http://www.shell.com/home/content/produ ... rimula_r4/

I have no problem with R4 as my 4D56T ran the old Rimula Super for YEARS without a single worry...
I have only good things to say about it...

That said, I have been running Total Rubia TIR 7400 for the last oil change.. I think i paid about $130 for a 4 L bottle..

I was a former Hypuron user but since the price increase I really couldn't justify it.. They just are charging synthetic money for a semi-syn

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby trinibajan34 » March 27th, 2012, 6:56 am

Aye hammer $240 for a gallon of amsoil ? I thought it was more expensive than that , like $ 300 a gallon

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby droppa » March 27th, 2012, 9:52 am

nah boi hypuron is $235 in munroe rd by the tune up shop

the hypuron is a good choice....

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby trinibajan34 » March 27th, 2012, 2:00 pm

droppa wrote:nah boi hypuron is $235 in munroe rd by the tune up shop

the hypuron is a good choice....
directions please

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby droppa » March 27th, 2012, 2:33 pm

drive along munroe rd from the highway in an easterly direction, as if you are heading to the SMR, landmarks to be passed, matrix paint shop, dinesh muffler shop, kaljam ali auto, matches bar, lomart school of accounting, flashing amber lights, not too far after that u will see midway poultry depot and the tune up shop, right there,

its on the left side of the road, as of all these landmarks.....

the black bottle castrol, CRB turbo is $179 there, $190-$195 other parts place

while ur there u can pick up some amsoil DC and cetane boost, good price too...

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby G-DUB » March 27th, 2012, 3:43 pm

trinibajan34 wrote:Aye hammer $240 for a gallon of amsoil ? I thought it was more expensive than that , like $ 300 a gallon

X2 would love to know where selling for that price

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby PariaMan » March 27th, 2012, 3:51 pm

G-DUB wrote:
trinibajan34 wrote:Aye hammer $240 for a gallon of amsoil ? I thought it was more expensive than that , like $ 300 a gallon

X2 would love to know where selling for that price



I know the place I was quite surprised to much cheaper that the Mobil . They also sells the quarts so you can buy that instead of the gallon for a cheaper change cost!

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby G-DUB » March 27th, 2012, 5:06 pm

PariaMan so where is this place that selling the amsoil for that price, I have to do an oil change soon and have to get a couple gallons it would save me a few dollars.

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby topshotta20 » March 27th, 2012, 9:13 pm

G-DUB wrote:PariaMan so where is this place that selling the amsoil for that price, I have to do an oil change soon and have to get a couple gallons it would save me a few dollars.



where is this place

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby PariaMan » March 27th, 2012, 10:13 pm

Bought mine at El Socorro Auto Supplies.

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby G-DUB » March 28th, 2012, 8:09 am

Thanks PariaMan i`ll check them out.

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby lighthammer » March 28th, 2012, 10:14 am

Lol sorry guys, my bad. Amsoil isn't $240 per gall, that's the price from 2 yrs ago I believe its retailing for abouit $280 per gallong now, I can't remember offhand.


But there are lots of places carrying amsoil now, so it shouldn't be hard to find!

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby PariaMan » March 28th, 2012, 10:58 am

G-DUB wrote:Thanks PariaMan i`ll check them out.


Called them 267.00 per gallon for the 15-40 but they do not have any in stock right now

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby droppa » March 28th, 2012, 11:48 am

ill check tune up shop for the amsoil prices too...

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby improvednewbie » March 28th, 2012, 9:00 pm

schaeffers 5w40 fully synthetic.believe it is the 9000 series oil not the 7000 series.the 7000 series is a semi synthetic.oil works great.best ting i have ever tries and have hear alot of other users say the same,

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby PariaMan » March 29th, 2012, 8:59 am

improvednewbie wrote:schaeffers 5w40 fully synthetic.believe it is the 9000 series oil not the 7000 series.the 7000 series is a semi synthetic.oil works great.best ting i have ever tries and have hear alot of other users say the same,



What price and where?

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby droppa » April 2nd, 2012, 9:20 am

the tune up shop has amsoil 15-40 diesel and marine for $270 a gal and $69 per qt

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby PTME » April 18th, 2012, 12:56 am

so wat about Chevron delo, is that any good?

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