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Diesel Oil Comparison Test

http://www.turbodieselregister.com/TDR57_Oil.pdf

This is from Bob is the Oil guy. This report is recently posted and take a look at the "best oil" section...

Price API Performance Category
$/gal. Oil # Brand/Description My Estimate Actual

Best
9.98 1 Cummins/Valvoline Premium Blue 15W40 CI-4 plus CI-4 plus
17.36 8 Shell Rotella T Synthetic 5W40 CI-4 plus CI-4 plus
21.89 12 Cummins/Valvoline Premium Blue Syn. 5W40 CI-4 plus CI-4 plus
9.98 13 Pennzoil Long Life 15W40 CI-4 plus CI-4 plus
10.88 14 Chevron Delo 400 15W40 CI-4 plus CI-4 plus
35.00 20 Red Line Diesel Synthetic 15W40 CI-4 plus CI-4

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10.36 2 NAPA Universal Fleet Plus 15W40 CI-4 CI-4
25.70 10 Amsoil 5W40 CI-4 CI-4 plus
13.51 15 Caterpillar DEO 15W40 CI-4 CI-4 plus
12.68 16 John Deere Plus-50 15W40 CI-4 CI-4
19.99 18 Lucas 15/40 Magnum 15W40 CI-4 CI-4

Satisfactory
9.68 3 Mobil Delvac 1300 Super 15W40 CI-4 plus CI-4 plus
7.68 5 Wal Mart Super Tech Universal 15W40 CI-4 CI-4
9.52 6 Castrol GTX Diesel 15W40 CI-4 CI-4
9.52 7 Motorcraft Super Duty 15W40 CI-4 plus CI-4 plus
9.99 19 Pilot Premium HD 15W40 CI-4 CI-4
12.00 21 LiquiMoly Diesel Special 15W40 CI-4 CF-4

Ho-Hum (least favorite)
10.96 4 Shell Rotella T Triple Protection 15W40 CJ-4 CJ-4
27.55 9 Amsoil Premium Synthetic 5W40 CJ-4 CJ-4
10.80 11 Castrol Tection 15W40 CJ-4 CJ-4
12.99 17 Chevron Delo 400 LE 15W40 CJ-4 CJ-4

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Great info. Thanks
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Good to know delo 400 dino is in the "best" catagory. great info, thanks a lot.

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I see valvoline is way up there, been running it for awhile now. It is doing well.

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No problem. I'm sure there will be some who disagree with the post. But this is for INFORMATION purposes only, it appears they did a in depth evaluation on these diesel oils. Looks like Redline is #1, but its like $40 bucks a gallon....thats insane. So Rotella and Valvoline Premium Blue done VERY well in the "best" categories

'07 F-250 PSD 4x4 . S&B, 5" exhaust, zoodad, blue spring, '03 Turbo, 6.4 starter, 2.5 f/coils, adj Trac bar, 2" r/add-a-leafs, egr delete, DC 185 alt, Procomp shocks, SCT SF3 tuner, F-Detroit Truetrac, R-Detroit Locker, 4:10 gears, LT315/70r17 Duratracs, Amsoil Gear lube, Amsoil FE ATF, Delo 400 LE 5w30 diesel, Delo ELC, archoil 9100/ar6200, bpd ficm, arp studs, oem gaskets, HD water pump, stc, plugs, stand pipes, 6.4 banjo bolts, monitor, new oil cooler, coolant filter
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this is off subjuct, but, what do you know about gear oil? break in done now time to put in some good stuff.

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So do you think that Royal Purple 15W-40 is in the best category with the Redline synthetic?

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ill stick wit my Amsoil 5w-40 !!!

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What about the Amsoil 15w40 Heavy duty diesel and marine.
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this is off subjuct, but, what do you know about gear oil? break in done now time to put in some good stuff.
From what i have read, is REDLINE 75w140 Synthetic gear oil is top rated as well as the Amsoil Severe Gear 75w140 synthetic. I'm using the Amsoil now, because it was easier for me to get. I personally believe the Redline is a better product...

'07 F-250 PSD 4x4 . S&B, 5" exhaust, zoodad, blue spring, '03 Turbo, 6.4 starter, 2.5 f/coils, adj Trac bar, 2" r/add-a-leafs, egr delete, DC 185 alt, Procomp shocks, SCT SF3 tuner, F-Detroit Truetrac, R-Detroit Locker, 4:10 gears, LT315/70r17 Duratracs, Amsoil Gear lube, Amsoil FE ATF, Delo 400 LE 5w30 diesel, Delo ELC, archoil 9100/ar6200, bpd ficm, arp studs, oem gaskets, HD water pump, stc, plugs, stand pipes, 6.4 banjo bolts, monitor, new oil cooler, coolant filter
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