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#1216088 - 08/14/08 03:35 PM Re: Reserve Alkalinity Loss Popular CJ-4 [Re: JAG]
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Registered: 12/11/06
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The fleet data I saw when Amsoil was field testing their DEO/5w-40 was that wear rates were comparable to AME/15w-40, but OCI's were reduced by 15%-20% with 500 ppm sulfur fuel.
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#1278087 - 11/09/08 01:46 AM Re: Reserve Alkalinity Loss Popular CJ-4 [Re: TeeDub]
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Registered: 10/14/05
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It's sad that this thread has died.

OK, TBN appears to reach its allowable minimum a little faster with the CJ-4 formular. But can anyone provide data on TAN build up and corrosive wear?
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#1278553 - 11/09/08 05:28 PM Re: Reserve Alkalinity Loss Popular CJ-4 [Re: pickled]
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Registered: 11/23/05
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 Originally Posted By: pickled
Not to any significant detail yet Jag...just one off stuff here and there. A lot of folks in fleets I work with are staying the course with dino cj-4 for a while because they don't have the cashflow to buy the even more expensive synthetic formulations. I did here of one operator of mine who is ready to try some Delo 5W40 vs. some of the Amsoil formulations. I need to get my data vampire into that project for sure. Will let you know if I see anything soon...if diesel prices continue to decline then there will be some folks back in the lubrication hunt. After talking with a few of my fleet guys they are saying that if diesel hits $3.65/gallon they are locking in a full year's supply that day!! We'll see if this price point ever materializes this year, but I thought that was pretty wild.


Any feedback on that Delo 5W40 yet?

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