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post #1 of 26 Old 09-04-2016, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Just wondering what everyone is using for engine oil,I was considering Delvac 5W40,possibly 0w40 this winter and or Shell Rotella,Im not quite sure of the base stocks of Shell being the price it is.Im also not an Amsoil fan,oil filter number is Fleetguard LF17517 and air filter is the air filter is part #16546-EZ40A , the cabin
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I've been using Shell Rotella T5 10w 30.
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My first 6 changes are free from the dealer and I haven't asked yet what they use. I used Rotella in my Power Stroke. Every diesel guy I know swears by Rotella, but I was thinking I would use the Valvoline Premium Blue that Cummins specs.
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Does anyone use AMSOIL? I used it in my '08 titan for the engine and i loved it.
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Changed mine at 4500miles with the Rotella T6 synthetic 5w-40w (meets CES 20081, API-4 and CJ-4, cert'd heavy-duty diesel engine oil for this truck for after-treatment systems), made a huge difference from the oil that it came with. Seemed quieter and more responsive. Nissan's temperature range in the owners manual (diesel supplement) for 5w-40 is way off, the viscosity rating doesn't magically stop at 68degrees, guessing a typo as these oils cover a larger temperature spectrum. I'll experience plenty of cold in my area soon.
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Changed mine at 4500miles with the Rotella T6 synthetic 5w-40w (meets CES 20081, API-4 and CJ-4, cert'd heavy-duty diesel engine oil for this truck for after-treatment systems), made a huge difference from the oil that it came with. Seemed quieter and more responsive. Nissan's temperature range in the owners manual (diesel supplement) for 5w-40 is way off, the viscosity rating doesn't magically stop at 68degrees, guessing a typo as these oils cover a larger temperature spectrum. I'll experience plenty of cold in my area soon.
Ya I thought the temperature range for the 5W40 was odd being that's the weight that Cummins recommends all year. I'll be switching to the T6 next oil change
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I use Rotella T6 5W40 Year Round. If were having a stupid cold winter here ill put the T6 0W40 in, but normally stick with the 5W40.
Rotella all the way for me. Every diesel truck I have owned got/gets Shell Oil, I'm not a fan of Amsoil or Esso XD3 I think there is better oil for the same price.

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made a huge difference from the oil that it came with. Seemed quieter and more responsive.
I echo that ^^^^ my engine was defiantly quieter after i changed to my Rotella.

Most heavy equipment that I work on with a cummins is factory filled with Delo 5W40 (i believe its there supplier) here in Canada.

To each there own, as long as its getting changed.

If you run either Chevron Delo 5W40, or Rotella T6 5W40 you will be Just Fine!!

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Is there a reason why people are running 5w-40 vice 10w-30 which is recommended in the owners manual? I know that Shell makes a semi synthetic 10w-30 oil that meets Cummins oil standard.
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Is there a reason why people are running 5w-40 vice 10w-30 which is recommended in the owners manual? I know that Shell makes a semi synthetic 10w-30 oil that meets Cummins oil standard.
weights & brands are always a personal preference issue. ( unless it's subjected to extreme colds ). You are fine sticking to what the book calls for.
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Chevron Delo 10w30 has been available in every Walmart I have been in so far and it is relatively affordable. I had very good oil analysis reports on my 5.9 Cummins throughout its life with Delo formulation and Valvoline premium blue. In fact, the new owner of my Ram is using Delo as we speak, and it now has over 300,000 miles on it (I never bombed that motor, and don't plan to with the Nissan).

Modern internal combustion oils are so much better now than they were even ten years ago that I personally wouldn't have an issue with any major oil manufacturer formulation at all. Use Shell, Chevron, Valvoline, whatever major brand you can easily get.

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