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#3217901 - 12/15/13 09:35 PM Valvoline 15w40, 76hrs, 97 New Holland Tractor
dhellman12 Offline


Registered: 08/29/11
Posts: 205
Loc: Keller, TX
Oil and filter were not changed at the time of sample. Engine hit 76hrs in just over a year.
Thinking of running another 6-12 months and re-sampling. Thoughts?

Make/Model: Shibaura/Northern 1.5L 3-cylinder Diesel Engine
Vehicle: 1997 New Holland 1925 Tractor

Code:
OIL             Valvoline PB 15w40	Ambra MasterGold 15w40
HOURS IN USE    76			16
HOURS           1,196			1,120
SAMPLE TAKEN    11/30/13		10/6/12
MAKE UP OIL	0			0

IRON		9			4
CHROMIUM	0			0
NICKEL		0			0
ALUMINUM	1			0
COPPER		2			1
LEAD		0			0
TIN		0			0
CADMIUM		0			0
SILVER		0			0
VANADIUM	0			0
SILICON		10			10
SODIUM		4			0
POTASSIUM	1			2
TITANIUM	0			0
MOLYBDENUM	50			112
ANTIMONY	1			25
MANGANESE	0			0
LITHIUM		0			0
BORON		14			180
MAGNESIUM	776			80
CALCIUM		1488			3794
BARIUM		0			0
PHOSPHORUS	1187			1341
ZINC		1356			1664   
     
% FUEL		<1%			<1%
SOOT		<.1%			<.1%
WATER		<.1%			<.1%
Viscosity 100C	14.1			14.3
TBN		6.63			11.3
OXIDATION	11			10
NITRATION	7			4


Oil Analysis Vendor Comments:
Flagged data (Boron) does not indicate an immediate need for maintenance action. Continue to observe the trend and monitor equipment and fluid conditions. Boron is slightly high for this lubricant.
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#3217960 - 12/15/13 10:53 PM Re: Valvoline 15w40, 76hrs, 97 New Holland Tractor [Re: dhellman12]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 14087
Loc: apple valley, ca
76hrs = 3000-4000 miles. Let it go another year.
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#3217980 - 12/15/13 11:30 PM Re: Valvoline 15w40, 76hrs, 97 New Holland Tractor [Re: dhellman12]
dustyroads Offline


Registered: 05/13/13
Posts: 750
Loc: upstate NY
Between the very low wear and the excellent condition of oil (like new visc, high tbn, lack of fuel dilution) it looks good for at least another year and probably much more if use and conditions stay similar to the past year.

Thanks for posting.
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#3218170 - 12/16/13 07:57 AM Re: Valvoline 15w40, 76hrs, 97 New Holland Tractor [Re: dhellman12]
The_Eric Offline


Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 4767
Loc: Iowa
Was this thing re-powered?
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#3218497 - 12/16/13 01:22 PM Re: Valvoline 15w40, 76hrs, 97 New Holland Tractor [Re: dhellman12]
dnewton3 Offline



Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 6367
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
One more year is a no-brainer here.

At the end of next year, just sample it again and see how it's doing. If the progress is as good as this, can likely do more. I would recommend TAN along with TBN once you get into multi-year OCIs.
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Conventionals vs. Synthetics isn't about which is "better"; it's about which lasts longer, while assuring safe operation, in relation to cost. Any product can be over or under utilized. The same applies to filters.
Make an informed decision; first consider your operating conditions, next determine your maintenance plan, and then pick your lube and filter. Don't do it the other way around ...

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