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Old 09-25-2009, 07:13 PM
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what brand synthetic should i run it? is rotella 5-40 any good?

just want to know if it is a good oil. ive been trying to read up on some of the oil threads. i already bought the dino oil rotella 15-40 but it seems like there are some opinion whether is a good oil for the psd (foaming up) does the 5-40 rotella have the same foaming up problem? i can get the rotella 5-40 for about $20 a gallon which isn't to bad. i ran some number and if swapping out the dino oil for synthetic and can gain only 1mpg with fuel being $2.60 a gallon i would basically get the extra $40 back in fuel saving(right now i usually see 17mpg hand calculated) i currently running moble one devac 15-40 dino oil... is it reasonable to expect a gain in mileage with the synthetic oils ? just something to ponder about ... i really want to run the extreme blue but no place carries it. does any one know of any big retail chains that carry it? or is there any other oil i should look for before setling on the rotella? i tryed to get the mc 5-40 at ford but they would have to order it for $180 so thats out of the question at that price i would go for ams oil or another highend oil.

thanks sorry for rambling on

edit: i only want opition on oils that i can buy locally. the list is valvoline extreme blue 5-40, rotella 5-40, mobile one turbo diesel 5-40. im not sure if the napa has the extreme instock but if they dont which would you buy between rotella and mobile one? thanks again

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Well in all my diesel trucks.....its either Valvoline Premium Blue 15w40 dino......or Valvoline Premium Blue Extreme 5W40
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where do you find the extreme blue or do you order it? my local advance auto parts has the premium but not the extreme.
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NAPA or Oreilly Auto Parts either has it in stock or can order it for you!
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ok i will check napa tomarrow morning, there are no oreilly stores in my area . how much is a gallon of extreme blue usually cost? thanks again harleyf250guy



and if anyone has anything to say about the rotella 5-40 please leave a comment .

i also saw on autozone website that they carry mobile 1 turbo diesel oil which is a 5-40 oil too and it says the have it in stock at the local store for $6.99 a quart.
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The last time I bought it, it was on sale for $21 a gallon. Normally it is around $24. In my opinion I would hold off until you could find some extreme. The Mobil 1 stuff is gonna cost you $28 per gallon by the you buy 4 quarts @ 6.99. That's pretty dang expensive......I would wait....but I am a Valvoline guy.......
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good deal. is that $24 at napa hopefully its on sale. i thought the extreme was a bit more then that (+$30 a gallon) so its good to hear its price comparable to the rotella. i really need a oil change a little over 4000miles on the dino mobile one delvco . so im really need to get it done tomorrow have a 300mile trip planed for sunday. i guess if i cant find the extreme i will go with the rotella 5-40 which should be better then the oil im runing now...

i will check back in the morning hopefully a few more people will post but it is a friday night...
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I put synthetic in my truck for the first time and I used Rotella, Wal-mart has it here for 19 a gallon. I got the truck in March and have used dino Rotella till now. It helped with a cold start issue and with injector stiction issues when the truck is cold. I am pleased but no long term feedback yet.
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The last time I bought it, it was on sale for $21 a gallon. Normally it is around $24. In my opinion I would hold off until you could find some extreme. The Mobil 1 stuff is gonna cost you $28 per gallon by the you buy 4 quarts @ 6.99. That's pretty dang expensive......I would wait....but I am a Valvoline guy.......
het harleyf250guy - i just got of the phone with napa they had 1 gallon in stock but they are going to order be 3more gallons it will be here by tuesday. and its on sale at napa for $17.99 hopefully my truck can hold of a few more miles for the good stuff . i which i had more money to spend so i could buy a couple cases at that price...
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Good deal.....I need to call my local NAPA and see if it is on sale here. I am gonna stock the hell up haha.
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