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post #1 of 8 Old 10-12-2007, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Dino Oil update

Been looking at Dino 15-40's lately b/c I'm not real fond of the idea that I don't know who fills up the ford bottle... and how cheap it is, even compare to the house brands. That and I can't find a Product spec sheet for it. Looked at all the major brands, and went out and bought some Castrol Extra Tection tonight. Has a real low pour point, Lower Visc numbers than most the other oils and a High CCS (Cold Cranking Simulation); which is good. All the oils are about the same price, $10/gal. SO I'm giving the castrol tection a try here pretty soon. Not to mention they offer some pretty good tech data on thier website. Others I'd like to try would be the new Triple T, and premium blue (SM). To be honest, I don't really think theres much difference between all the HDEO's now, just have to be ontop of maintance.

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IMO I would run a synthetic, like Amsoil or Mobil 1.

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I don't think there's a thing wrong with dino oil, its all in how often you change it. Mine gets swapped for fresh oil and a filter every 4000 miles. Fresh, clean oil is the key to a long lasting powerstroke, along with a good clean air filter...

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i run dino, never had a problem. i change it every 5000. probably should do it more often since i run it HARD.
but i also get DELO 400 for free at work

i'm thinking of adding the FS2500 next.
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i have been using rotella t forever now and no complaints my 94 is still going great ,total repairs have been the #5 injector its 14 yrs of life , and that was a electricial failure (buzz test ,) I change every 5K mi i pull a 5th wheel 36' 14500. Bill. Also do oil analsys if one does this you need a "Track record" not just a 1 time analsys.... Bill....... Thoughts in passing...............

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I'm not saying dino isn't good,...but synthetic is better. I know that when I switched, I noticed that my engine definately ran smoother and was quieter as well.

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you are correct. although there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with dino oil, the synthetic does free up a little power due to friction loss.
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Well I'll be running full dino until 10K. After that I'm going to try and get my hands on Hypuron... from Castrol. Syn Blend 15-40. That will probly be it for me... unless I move out of FL and to somewhere where it's actually COLD. For us a cold morning start is like.... oh say 50F, and rare at that.

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