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Here in town both rotella and valvoline are on sale. Opinions on which to buy?

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i run rotella


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Well I bought the valvoline, was only 10.99 a gallon

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Which valvoline? Regular or is it a diesel specific? I was always told to run rotella because of the additives in it that are not in other oils. Zinc maybe? I know on the turbo buicks we use rotella for diesels for the first few oil changes with a new motor to break in the cam and lifters safely.

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ive heard go rottela. i was faced with the same prob today cause mobil 1 diesel specific was on sale for a buck cheaper than rottela AND it was buy one gallon get one free so i got away with 4 gallons and a wix filter for 59 bucks. we'll see how it is
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It's diesel specific, the Valvoline premium blue 15w40. Actually on the label it says specific use for the Cummins. Like I said earlier, their extreme blue 5w40 was going for 17.99 a gallon, which is a good deal, just a little pricier for me right now. I've been using Rotella since day one, just figured I try something new, and since it was on sale couldn't pass it up.

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