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Which One Oil of the Three Brands

Shell Rotella

Delo 400

Valvoline Heavy Duty


All are close in price. All are 15W-40 conventional. Which Brand?

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None. Amsoil Synthetic.

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Agreed,...go Amsoil

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valvoline premium blue extreme 5w-40 syn...nuff said

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Positives and Negs of the Synthetic.

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this is a dumb question and i dont mean to hijack the thread, but can you go back and forth between synthetic and dino oil? i know back in the day you werent supposed to but what is the rules on that now?

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for the original question, rotella by far. its been used by otr truck companies for years. but then again, its all personal preference. as for synthetics, i think an investment in an oil bypass filtration system would yield far superior results over time. plus, be less expensive in the long run.
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Amsoil 5w-40 !!!

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Amsoil SUCKS and will sludge up your engine. Don't believe me???????? Ask a few of the tech's on here that have had the displeasure of working on one of those nasty mofo's. If you want a GOOD inexpensive dino oil for your money Motorcraft is quite excellent also.

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