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#3371902 - 05/14/14 08:34 PM 02 GMC 2500HD Duramax, Delo 15W-40, 8,622 mi
audi_guy Offline


Registered: 11/15/05
Posts: 468
Loc: Metro Atlanta GA
Miles on oil: 8,622 8,247
Miles on Unit: 206,925 198,303
Makeup oil: 1 qt

Code:

           Delo    Rotella T6
           400 LE
ALUMINUM      4      2
CHROMIUM      0      0
IRON          7      6
COPPER        2      2
LEAD          0      1
TIN           0      4
MOLYBDENUM   84     55
NICKEL        1      0
SILVER        0      0
TITANIUM      0      0
POTASSIUM     9      0
BORON       424     54
SILICON       4      3
SODIUM        4      5
CALCIUM    1491    974
MAGNESIUM   498   1232
PHOSPHORUS 1144   1192
ZINC       1320   1409
BARIUM        0      0
SUS Viscosity @ 210F    69.6    71.1
cSt Viscosity @ 100C    12.86   13.23
Flash point in F        450     415
Fuel %                  <0.5    <0.5
Antifreeze %            0.0     0.0
Water %                 0.0     0.0
Insolubles %            TR      0.2
TBN                             8.5



OLM light came on at about 8400 miles on the oil. It lied again. grin

Asked for the TBN but Blackstone apparently didn't run the test.

Not bad for a $11 and change per gallon oil that was on sale.

Going to change the fuel and oil filters, top off the oil, clean and re-oil the air filter, reset the OLM, and keep on driving.


ACDelco oil filter
Banks RamAir with K&N clone filter
Wix High Efficiency fuel filter.


Edited by audi_guy (05/14/14 08:42 PM)
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00 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro GC 0w30
07 Audi A6 4.2 FSI Quattro Castrol 5w40
02 GMC 2500HD Duramax CrewCab 4x4 Delo 400 LE 15w40
86 BMW K75C VR1 Dino 20w50

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#3371986 - 05/14/14 10:10 PM Re: 02 GMC 2500HD Duramax, Delo 15W-40, 8,622 mi [Re: audi_guy]
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 177
Loc: sc/fl
Both uoa's look excellent. Thanks for posting them.

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#3372159 - 05/15/14 05:54 AM Re: 02 GMC 2500HD Duramax, Delo 15W-40, 8,622 mi [Re: audi_guy]
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Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 5535
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Sadly, your engine is nearing the end of it's useful life. You can only expect perhaps 500k+ miles from it ... grin2

Seriously, the Dmax is about the easiest on oil of all the light-duty diesels ever made. Their UOAs are typically so boring they're not worth posting, and that's a good thing. Everything looks fine in your sample. I note that the insolbulbes is "TR"; I've not typically seen Blackstone state it that way, but I presume it to mean lower than .1 so it's very low. Your air filtration is doing well; leave it in place and don't touch it until the little meter says to do so!

That truck will rot before it stops running. Being an LB7, keep an eye out for fuel in the lube and just keep on truckin'!



Edited by dnewton3 (05/15/14 05:59 AM)
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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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#3372186 - 05/15/14 06:47 AM Re: 02 GMC 2500HD Duramax, Delo 15W-40, 8,622 mi [Re: dnewton3]
audi_guy Offline


Registered: 11/15/05
Posts: 468
Loc: Metro Atlanta GA
Originally Posted By: dnewton3
Sadly, your engine is nearing the end of it's useful life. You can only expect perhaps 500k+ miles from it ... grin2

...

Your air filtration is doing well; leave it in place and don't touch it until the little meter says to do so!

That truck will rot before it stops running. Being an LB7, keep an eye out for fuel in the lube and just keep on truckin'!



Well dang thought I had bought a truck to last. grin

Was wondering what that meter on the airbox was for.

Yep will watch for leaking injectors.
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00 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro GC 0w30
07 Audi A6 4.2 FSI Quattro Castrol 5w40
02 GMC 2500HD Duramax CrewCab 4x4 Delo 400 LE 15w40
86 BMW K75C VR1 Dino 20w50

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#3372189 - 05/15/14 06:53 AM Re: 02 GMC 2500HD Duramax, Delo 15W-40, 8,622 mi [Re: audi_guy]
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Registered: 10/01/10
Posts: 3961
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: audi_guy
Originally Posted By: dnewton3
Sadly, your engine is nearing the end of it's useful life. You can only expect perhaps 500k+ miles from it ... grin2

...

Your air filtration is doing well; leave it in place and don't touch it until the little meter says to do so!

That truck will rot before it stops running. Being an LB7, keep an eye out for fuel in the lube and just keep on truckin'!



Well dang thought I had bought a truck to last. grin

Was wondering what that meter on the airbox was for.

Yep will watch for leaking injectors.


With a K&N style filter on it, that airbox meter may never indicate a need for a filter change. I clean my K&N every year just to be sure.


Edited by A_Harman (05/15/14 06:54 AM)
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#3372214 - 05/15/14 07:23 AM Re: 02 GMC 2500HD Duramax, Delo 15W-40, 8,622 mi [Re: audi_guy]
audi_guy Offline


Registered: 11/15/05
Posts: 468
Loc: Metro Atlanta GA
got ya AH. Thanks.
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00 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro GC 0w30
07 Audi A6 4.2 FSI Quattro Castrol 5w40
02 GMC 2500HD Duramax CrewCab 4x4 Delo 400 LE 15w40
86 BMW K75C VR1 Dino 20w50

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