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What oil to use in the Cummins?

What oil is everyone using in their Cummins XD? I have been a Mobil 1 fan for years, but according to the Mobil 1 website, they currently do not make a oil that meets the Cummins spec. Would the Shell Rotella T6 work. I prefer to use synthetic. Thanks, Steven

This is from the Mobil 1 website:

"Based on what you've told us, your vehicle manufacturer recommends a 10W-30 viscosity and oil that meets Cummins CES 20081. We currently do not offer any motor oils in the United States that meet these specifications".
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You are going to hear all kinds of opinions on this. Already a lot of threads. My dealer has been putting mobile delvec. I plan to start using rotella T5 or T6.


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Valvoline PB is what comes in it from the factory.
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I use Rotella T6 5w40 runs great. It's good Oil I've been running it for years.

I've never been a fan of the Esso/Mobil brands of oil. Up here is canada that oil doesn't seem to flow as nicely at -30c.

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What oil is everyone using in their Cummins XD? I have been a Mobil 1 fan for years, but according to the Mobil 1 website, they currently do not make a oil that meets the Cummins spec. Would the Shell Rotella T6 work. I prefer to use synthetic. Thanks, Steven

This is from the Mobil 1 website:

"Based on what you've told us, your vehicle manufacturer recommends a 10W-30 viscosity and oil that meets Cummins CES 20081. We currently do not offer any motor oils in the United States that meet these specifications".
I'm running Shell Rotella T6 5w40, but in a much colder climate than in your part of Texas. In your part of the country I would stick to a 10w30 that meets specs as its better suited for your temps.

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Valvoline Premium Blue Diesel is the only one with a Cummins recommendation.
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Valvoline 5W-40 Premium Blue Extreme Synthetic Diesel Engine Oil - 1gal (Case of 3) (774038-3PK) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XFS3GQS..._R14HegRsQIFwq
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Holey **** oil is cheep in the US. One jug up here is 45 bucks

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I also use T6.
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