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#3149703 - 10/08/13 09:02 PM Re: Whos using 15W40? [Re: GSCJR]
sirgerman Offline


Registered: 10/18/09
Posts: 188
Loc: ca
Originally Posted By: GSCJR
Running it in my 1996 SL2 that specs 5w-30


me too saturn sl2 2002 with 170 000 miles , that the only oil that help with consumption

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#3150761 - 10/09/13 10:07 PM Re: Whos using 15W40? [Re: Realtech214]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 8947
Loc: Middlesex County CT
Tried it in my !Echo! last fall; low temp (20F) startup valve clatter was unbearable to the point where I drained it.

Great summer oil however.


Edited by simple_gifts (10/09/13 10:08 PM)
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#3151082 - 10/10/13 10:01 AM Re: Whos using 15W40? [Re: Realtech214]
hattaresguy Offline


Registered: 06/01/11
Posts: 5079
Loc: CT
I use it in the Cummins in my boat, that's about it.

Never noticed a difference between the big brands of 15w40 ie Rotella, Delvac, or Delo, so I buy whatever is on sale.

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#3151549 - 10/10/13 05:40 PM Re: Whos using 15W40? [Re: Realtech214]
dennishiip Offline


Registered: 03/26/11
Posts: 56
Loc: Ca
I use Delo 15W-40 in my '92 Mercedes 190E

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#3153967 - 10/13/13 05:27 AM Re: Whos using 15W40? [Re: Realtech214]
95busa Offline


Registered: 10/15/05
Posts: 1059
Loc: Virginia
I ran a cycle in my f150. It seemed fine, but I am not sure it would be the best call for winter, so I switched to qs defy 10w30.
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#3154314 - 10/13/13 12:45 PM Re: Whos using 15W40? [Re: Realtech214]
dixon700 Offline


Registered: 10/11/13
Posts: 75
Loc: pa
I only run delvac 1300 15w-40 in my 5.9l cummins in my truck. I'm thinking of switching over to the delves oil in my Kubota that calls for 10w-30. My car even with the 203k mi it still doesn't really use enough oil for me to thicken it up.


Edited by dixon700 (10/13/13 12:47 PM)
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#3175392 - 11/01/13 07:31 PM Re: Whos using 15W40? [Re: Realtech214]
VWguy Offline


Registered: 11/22/09
Posts: 112
Loc: Los Angeles, Ca
I'm using Chevron Delo 15w-40 in my '71 VW Bus (7qt capacity with full flow, by-pass filters, and sump). The oil I got is the pre LE version. I have used the 15w-40 oils in many air-cooled VW's. A bit off topic but stumbled onto the Shell Rotella T 10w-30 oil here in Los Angeles' Pep Boys and am using it in a new friends stock '74 Karman Ghia 'vert that has used Pennzoil yellow bottle (PS: thanks Shell). Bill

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#3178297 - 11/04/13 02:23 PM Re: Whos using 15W40? [Re: Realtech214]
VWguy Offline


Registered: 11/22/09
Posts: 112
Loc: Los Angeles, Ca
I also have a "beater" '74 bug which has an engine which has been documented, on previous owners repair orders, to have overheated and I use the HD oil. I am using 15w-40 in the cooler months and a straight 40wt during our So Calif summer.

I have a couple of customer/friends that own nice older VW's and I have used the 15w-40 oil in those also.

PS: These dual-rated oils are so nice to have available for the older flat tappet air-cooled cars that I own and service. Bill


Edited by VWguy (11/04/13 02:25 PM)

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#3178909 - 11/05/13 07:09 AM Re: Whos using 15W40? [Re: Realtech214]
951Indy Offline


Registered: 10/09/09
Posts: 167
Loc: Indy
Premium Blue 15-40 is used in my 3.8 GM as a make-up oil, when its the easiest thing to grab from my leftovers.

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#3179604 - 11/05/13 07:24 PM Re: Whos using 15W40? [Re: Realtech214]
artificialist Offline


Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 6806
Loc: Florida
What does a Ford 460 specify in the owner's manual? Gasoline or diesel, U-Haul calls for 15w40 oil in their trucks.
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#3179693 - 11/05/13 08:32 PM Re: Whos using 15W40? [Re: Realtech214]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 4039
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
A newer 460 would be 5W20, older one likely 5W30-it would use a lot less if it had 15W40 in it (at least an older, worn U-Haul motor).
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#3179723 - 11/05/13 09:06 PM Re: Whos using 15W40? [Re: bullwinkle]
VWguy Offline


Registered: 11/22/09
Posts: 112
Loc: Los Angeles, Ca
I agree with Bulwinkle's post. I worked for a large gov't fleet here in So Cal and for decades had used the 15w-40 oils in everything, to include the Ford modular engines. Ford did not like this use of the heavy oils but I can say we never had an oil related issue. The last few years we were kinda "encouraged" to use the recycled fleet oils. Bill

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#3179954 - 11/06/13 06:50 AM Re: Whos using 15W40? [Re: Realtech214]
toneydoc Offline


Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 979
Loc: War Eagle
I mix it with some HD 20w50 oil in the Harley and use it straight in my engine in the John Deere lawn tractor. Also goes in the other small engines outside.
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#3180619 - 11/06/13 06:47 PM Re: Whos using 15W40? [Re: bullwinkle]
jayg Offline


Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 331
Loc: Acworth, GA
Originally Posted By: bullwinkle
A newer 460 would be 5W20, older one likely 5W30-it would use a lot less if it had 15W40 in it (at least an older, worn U-Haul motor).


In my 460 (Continental) I had, I ran 10w30. Did perfect.
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#3182131 - 11/08/13 11:31 AM Re: Whos using 15W40? [Re: Realtech214]
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Registered: 08/12/02
Posts: 1509
Loc: CT
used in my 2002 camaro LS1 since new, 70k miles now, still have 40 psi at hot idle 800 rpm.
used in my 2005 altima during summer to 40k miles till i sold it
used in my boat, 2002 3L merc i/o
being using it in my 2006 sierra with 8.1L motor, has 75k miles now.
used in 2012 outback during summer.

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