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Old 11-09-2011, 05:39 PM
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Just wondering if any of you guys have been buying your trucks oil offline for cheap? Or does pretty much everyone just get it from the store?

Id like to start being pretty consistent on changing my oil about every 3,000. An with as much oil as these trucks hold, cheaper is better!

Wheres the best price on oil you guys have found? Maybe buy it slightly in bulk. Dont really wanna buy a 55 gallon drum and have it sittin in my little shed haha. Maybe some 5 gallon buckets or something??

What grade of oil are most of you guys running during summer and also for winter? Sorry this is my first diesel so just trying to figure out what i need to help the truck through the winter.

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you can buy rotella in 5 gal buckets for $55 all day long. but i run t6 so thats not an option for me. its had t6 sense the first oil change. im not going to switch now. dont know where you could buy it in 55 gal drums
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:12 PM
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I usually look to see which ever big brand (Delo, Rotella, Delvac) is on sale and grab that. You can easily do 5k oil changes on modern dinos, unless you're doing something in extremely dusty conditions or racing.
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I frequently see Rotella 15-40 in 5 gallon buckets at the local farm stores for a good price. That price is usually about equal to what the gallon jugs go for at WalMart though. And yes unless operating in extreme conditions, changing the oil at 3,000 miles is going to be overkill and throwing away good oil still. I run Amsoil which is also available in bulk but does get pricey, but with oil analysis testing it can be run way past 5,000 miles.
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Best price for good oi around here is at Costco. But 3000 mile oil changes??
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:19 PM
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my dad gets his oil rotella t 15w40 from sams 55gal drum its cheaper than any other stores close to us
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Best price for good oi around here is at Costco. But 3000 mile oil changes??
Yeah I forgot about Costco, they do usually have a good price on Delo.
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I use Rotella from Walmart, $12.99 a gallon.
I change mine every 3000 and I am always missing about two quarts, I don't have any leaks, the stuff just vanishes I have put about 70,000 miles on it since I bought it, its always been that way.
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I usually look to see which ever big brand (Delo, Rotella, Delvac) is on sale and grab that. You can easily do 5k oil changes on modern dinos, unless you're doing something in extremely dusty conditions or racing.
Unless something is wrong you should have NO trouble getting 5k miles out of a good name brand oil.

I run whatever brand name 15w-40 is on sale at wally world in the summer and rotella t5 10w-30 in the winter. For the change I am currently on I have the donaldson elf7405 oil filter and might try to stretch the OCI out to 7500 miles or so. We will see what the UOA says, I am pretty confident I should have no trouble getting that.
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rotella here also. do your oil change at 3k miles and then send some off to blackstone to be looked at. They will tell you if you can go longer on your oil. I usually change at 5k and they keep telling me to go longer. This time i did 7k and they said it still looked good for the miles on it. I feel more comfortable at 5k changes.
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