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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby kamakazi » February 8th, 2019, 2:28 pm

Gulf Superfleet supreme 15w40: $101/gal (the catch: you have to buy a 20L container)

Currently using the above mixed with one litre of Total Quartz 9000 Future NFC 5w30 (Ford Spec) in my Toyota Hilux
(that name is a mouthful)

I also have a 20l container of Wolf Vitaltech 15w40 to be used next oil change and might stick with it until.

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby carluva » February 8th, 2019, 7:18 pm

Curious. I saw Chevron 15w40 oil selling in pricesmart for one hundred and something dollars for a gallon. Anyone ever used it?

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby superstainless1250 » February 8th, 2019, 8:01 pm

carluva wrote:Curious. I saw Chevron 15w40 oil selling in pricesmart for one hundred and something dollars for a gallon. Anyone ever used it?
I using it presently in my hilux completed 2 oil change so far an it's working gud was using shell r4 15 40 but the price for it is ridiculous I'm making a POS run daily so decided to use something cheaper bcuz mtce is like every 10 weeks

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby *KRONIK* » February 8th, 2019, 8:34 pm

superstainless1250 wrote:
carluva wrote:Curious. I saw Chevron 15w40 oil selling in pricesmart for one hundred and something dollars for a gallon. Anyone ever used it?
I using it presently in my hilux completed 2 oil change so far an it's working gud was using shell r4 15 40 but the price for it is ridiculous I'm making a POS run daily so decided to use something cheaper bcuz mtce is like every 10 weeks


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Doh study it, shell cheap @$185/gallon
Men out dey paying 700 for 2 gallon of amsoil and still changing oil 5000kms

Lol

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby supernedd » February 8th, 2019, 8:55 pm

*KRONIK* wrote:
superstainless1250 wrote:
carluva wrote:Curious. I saw Chevron 15w40 oil selling in pricesmart for one hundred and something dollars for a gallon. Anyone ever used it?
I using it presently in my hilux completed 2 oil change so far an it's working gud was using shell r4 15 40 but the price for it is ridiculous I'm making a POS run daily so decided to use something cheaper bcuz mtce is like every 10 weeks


Hoss
Doh study it, shell cheap @$185/gallon
Men out dey paying 700 for 2 gallon of amsoil and still changing oil 5000kms

Lol
Or 800$ for mobil1 ... lol

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby *KRONIK* » February 8th, 2019, 8:55 pm

supernedd wrote:
*KRONIK* wrote:
superstainless1250 wrote:
carluva wrote:Curious. I saw Chevron 15w40 oil selling in pricesmart for one hundred and something dollars for a gallon. Anyone ever used it?
I using it presently in my hilux completed 2 oil change so far an it's working gud was using shell r4 15 40 but the price for it is ridiculous I'm making a POS run daily so decided to use something cheaper bcuz mtce is like every 10 weeks


Hoss
Doh study it, shell cheap @$185/gallon
Men out dey paying 700 for 2 gallon of amsoil and still changing oil 5000kms

Lol
Or 800$ for mobil1 ... lol
Yea
But them guys is 10000kms OCI

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby superstainless1250 » February 8th, 2019, 9:06 pm

5000km I does do mtce
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supernedd wrote:
*KRONIK* wrote:
superstainless1250 wrote:
carluva wrote:Curious. I saw Chevron 15w40 oil selling in pricesmart for one hundred and something dollars for a gallon. Anyone ever used it?
I using it presently in my hilux completed 2 oil change so far an it's working gud was using shell r4 15 40 but the price for it is ridiculous I'm making a POS run daily so decided to use something cheaper bcuz mtce is like every 10 weeks


Hoss
Doh study it, shell cheap @$185/gallon
Men out dey paying 700 for 2 gallon of amsoil and still changing oil 5000kms

Lol
Or 800$ for mobil1 ... lol
Yea
But them guys is 10000kms OCI

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby carluva » February 8th, 2019, 10:04 pm

Soooo its a reasonable oil then?

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby *KRONIK* » February 9th, 2019, 7:06 am

Yea
Big brand name oil is 200and up per gallon.

At 100/gallon, daiz get thru price.
carluva wrote:Soooo its a reasonable oil then?

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby kamakazi » February 9th, 2019, 9:26 am

carluva wrote:Curious. I saw Chevron 15w40 oil selling in pricesmart for one hundred and something dollars for a gallon. Anyone ever used it?
When last I checked it was $140 for Chevron Delo from Pricesmart. It works as it is supposed to.

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby Big Z » February 9th, 2019, 11:52 am

kamakazi wrote:Gulf Superfleet supreme 15w40

Currently using the above mixed with one litre of Total Quartz 9000 Future NFC 5w30 (Ford Spec) in my Toyota Hilux

Why the mix?

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby kamakazi » February 9th, 2019, 1:31 pm

Big Z wrote:
kamakazi wrote:Gulf Superfleet supreme 15w40

Currently using the above mixed with one litre of Total Quartz 9000 Future NFC 5w30 (Ford Spec) in my Toyota Hilux

Why the mix?
Couple of reasons
I know how much synthetic is going into my semi syn mix
I have it on my shelf for about 4 years now
I can't seem to find 10w30 conventional in 20l containers; so I'm mixing to lower the viscosity of my 15w40 slightly.

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby supernedd » February 9th, 2019, 1:34 pm

kamakazi wrote:
Big Z wrote:
kamakazi wrote:Gulf Superfleet supreme 15w40

Currently using the above mixed with one litre of Total Quartz 9000 Future NFC 5w30 (Ford Spec) in my Toyota Hilux

Why the mix?
Couple of reasons
I know how much synthetic is going into my semi syn mix
I have it on my shelf for about 4 years now
I can't seem to find 10w30 conventional in 20l containers; so I'm mixing to lower the viscosity of my 15w40 slightly.
What all u think about valvoline? .. what mileage should i use a thicker oil n what grade is thick?

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby kamakazi » February 9th, 2019, 3:37 pm

All reputable brands are good. It's the ones that I've never heard about before I'm a bit cautious about.

Thick (high viscosity oil) vs Thin (low viscosity oil) is tough to differentiate as you meet in the middle (because of variations of opinion) but easier to identify at the extremes.

10w30 might be thick to some but thin to others.
0w16 is definitely thin
25w60 is definitely thick

Higher viscosity oils are generally used in older(vintage) vehicles
Higher mileage vehicles(oil consumption problem)
Some racing type vehicles that expect to see very high oil temps consistently and or high fuel dilution. They generally offer less engine protection as operating temperatures decrease

Lower viscosity oils are generally used for fuel economy benefits and in very cold weather. They generally offer less engine protection as operating temperatures increase.

Personally anything below 10w30 is to thin and anything above 15w40 is to thick for my daily machine.

If you don't have a problem, there is no reason to switch.

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby carluva » February 11th, 2019, 8:07 pm

Did an oil change over the weekend. Was using 15W40 Castrol and tried 10W40 Bizol.

Engine idling smoother and quieter. Wifey notice the same thing as well. Will see how it works in the long run.

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby kamakazi » February 11th, 2019, 9:00 pm

carluva wrote:Did an oil change over the weekend. Was using 15W40 Castrol and tried 10W40 Bizol.

Engine idling smoother and quieter. Wifey notice the same thing as well. Will see how it works in the long run.
Who is selling the bizol locally

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby supernedd » February 11th, 2019, 9:06 pm

All u ever try engine restore
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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby carluva » February 12th, 2019, 6:42 am

kamakazi wrote:
carluva wrote:Did an oil change over the weekend. Was using 15W40 Castrol and tried 10W40 Bizol.

Engine idling smoother and quieter. Wifey notice the same thing as well. Will see how it works in the long run.
Who is selling the bizol locally


To be honest, i did not ask... the mechanic/service technician i took the vehicle by mentioned that he switched to the Bizol as he got a hook up with a supplier who was offering a price which was better than the oil he previously used.

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby pugboy » February 12th, 2019, 6:43 am

what engine you have ?

carluva wrote:Did an oil change over the weekend. Was using 15W40 Castrol and tried 10W40 Bizol.

Engine idling smoother and quieter. Wifey notice the same thing as well. Will see how it works in the long run.

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby *KRONIK* » February 12th, 2019, 7:04 am

Same guy i referred you to?
carluva wrote:
kamakazi wrote:
carluva wrote:Did an oil change over the weekend. Was using 15W40 Castrol and tried 10W40 Bizol.

Engine idling smoother and quieter. Wifey notice the same thing as well. Will see how it works in the long run.
Who is selling the bizol locally


To be honest, i did not ask... the mechanic/service technician i took the vehicle by mentioned that he switched to the Bizol as he got a hook up with a supplier who was offering a price which was better than the oil he previously used.

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby *KRONIK* » February 12th, 2019, 7:05 am

1kd in a fortuner
pugboy wrote:what engine you have ?

carluva wrote:Did an oil change over the weekend. Was using 15W40 Castrol and tried 10W40 Bizol.

Engine idling smoother and quieter. Wifey notice the same thing as well. Will see how it works in the long run.

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby *KRONIK* » February 12th, 2019, 7:07 am

Them thing is for when your engine ready to die. They just mix with the oil and form a low friction coat over the friction surfaces.
When u stop using it, what ever problem you had, gonna come back
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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby pugboy » February 12th, 2019, 7:18 am

like the black pepper radiator stop leak method

*KRONIK* wrote:Them thing is for when your engine ready to die. They just mix with the oil and form a low friction coat over the friction surfaces.
When u stop using it, what ever problem you had, gonna come back
supernedd wrote:All u ever try engine restore
Additives?

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby *KRONIK* » February 12th, 2019, 7:31 am

Yea

Lol

Most good mechanics will always advise against engine and oil treatments, if your vehicle seems that it need a treatment, then thats just putting a bandage over a much deeper underlying issue.

Eg: when i had my ck lancer back in the days, the hydraulic lifters would never stop making noise. I was advised by a tuner to use a can of 4cyl engine restore. I did and the noise went away, 1 oil change i didnt put 1 and the noise came back. Another tuner advised me to use a thinner oil with high detergents and to use an OEM oil filter, i did this for 3 oil changes consecutively and the problem stopped, permanently.
It turns out nothing was wrong with the engine, it was just a bit of carbon build up in the lifters, coupled with low oil pressure caused by using a purolator filter.
Since that day i have never used any oil filter other than oem in any of my vehicles.
pugboy wrote:like the black pepper radiator stop leak method

*KRONIK* wrote:Them thing is for when your engine ready to die. They just mix with the oil and form a low friction coat over the friction surfaces.
When u stop using it, what ever problem you had, gonna come back
supernedd wrote:All u ever try engine restore
Additives?

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby carluva » February 12th, 2019, 1:58 pm

pugboy wrote:what engine you have ?

carluva wrote:Did an oil change over the weekend. Was using 15W40 Castrol and tried 10W40 Bizol.

Engine idling smoother and quieter. Wifey notice the same thing as well. Will see how it works in the long run.


1KD - Toyota Fortuner.

Additionally, did a diesel flush to clean the injectors so this too must have contributed to the smoother and quieter idling. I must say, that the combination of those two (i.e. different oil and injector cleaning) must have really helped the engine cause even when the van is coasting, it is practically silent.

@ Kronik - Yes to your question... Thanks for the link. Seems very knowledgeable. Hoping to use this link moving forward.

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby pugboy » February 12th, 2019, 2:05 pm

What diesel flush you used?

carluva wrote:
pugboy wrote:what engine you have ?

carluva wrote:Did an oil change over the weekend. Was using 15W40 Castrol and tried 10W40 Bizol.

Engine idling smoother and quieter. Wifey notice the same thing as well. Will see how it works in the long run.


1KD - Toyota Fortuner.

Additionally, did a diesel flush to clean the injectors so this too must have contributed to the smoother and quieter idling. I must say, that the combination of those two (i.e. different oil and injector cleaning) must have really helped the engine cause even when the van is coasting, it is practically silent.

@ Kronik - Yes to your question... Thanks for the link. Seems very knowledgeable. Hoping to use this link moving forward.

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby carluva » February 12th, 2019, 2:16 pm

Bizol as well... The fuel lines was disconnected and inserted into the cannister with the flush and the engine allowed to run (using the flush as a fuel) until the engine choked out and died.

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby Ted_v2 » February 26th, 2019, 6:04 am

Using mannol 15w40 fully synthetic , does what its needed to.

might be switching to the 15w40 shell or possibility Valvoline™ Premium Blue™ 8600 ES Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oil

the valvoline looks like the flick on paper.

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Re: What oil u using in ur diesel van?

Postby 3stagevtec » August 9th, 2019, 5:35 pm

VALVOLINE Full Synthetic - Premium Blue Extreme 5W-40

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