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#3399983 - 06/17/14 05:29 PM 2012 Ram 3500 valvoline 15w40 7685 miles
hollnagelc Offline


Registered: 04/06/13
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Loc: Texas, good old USofA
Here is the latest on mine. Longest run so far.



Chris
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#3399988 - 06/17/14 05:38 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 valvoline 15w40 7685 miles [Re: hollnagelc]
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Looks good. You can likely double the oil change interval without issue.

Valvoline always shows well in the used oil analysis I've seen posted.
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#3399992 - 06/17/14 05:42 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 valvoline 15w40 7685 miles [Re: hollnagelc]
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Yeah the 2013+ 6.7 cummins have 15,000 mile OCI. Mine is recommended at 7500 miles.
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#3400027 - 06/17/14 06:22 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 valvoline 15w40 7685 miles [Re: hollnagelc]
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Call it an even 10k and skip the analysis if you want since you know its trending normal.
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#3400142 - 06/17/14 09:33 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 valvoline 15w40 7685 miles [Re: hollnagelc]
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Is valvoline using titianium as part of the additive package now? First I've seen titianium in a valvoline oil, it wasn't in the break in ocis so it had to come from the oil?
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#3400348 - 06/18/14 07:15 AM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 valvoline 15w40 7685 miles [Re: hollnagelc]
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Registered: 05/13/13
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Loc: upstate NY
Is 7500 mile oci just recommended? Or is it required to maintain warranty? With such stellar results ( no fuel dilution, good tbn ) you could probably double the oci.

Great results anyway! Do you work this truck or is it just transportation?
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#3400408 - 06/18/14 08:54 AM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 valvoline 15w40 7685 miles [Re: volk06]
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Originally Posted By: volk06
Is valvoline using titianium as part of the additive package now? First I've seen titianium in a valvoline oil, it wasn't in the break in ocis so it had to come from the oil?


Yes it's an additive in the 15w/40. I used the 5w/40 for a while and they don't use it in that one. On the cummins forum there are some if us that compare out samples. The other guys using the valvoline 15/40 also show titanium.
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#3400419 - 06/18/14 09:05 AM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 valvoline 15w40 7685 miles [Re: dustyroads]
hollnagelc Offline


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Originally Posted By: dustyroads
Is 7500 mile oci just recommended? Or is it required to maintain warranty? With such stellar results ( no fuel dilution, good tbn ) you could probably double the oci.

Great results anyway! Do you work this truck or is it just transportation?


7500 is recommended. I voluntarily threw away my warranty lol and haven't regretted it so far. I might extend my oci. It's taken me a while to make myself go this long.

I pull my travel travel trailer 10,000# some. And my little kubota L3200 tractor maybe 5,000# +/-? Other than that she sees mostly solo driving in the oilfield.

I haven't put a pic on this forum yet so here she is. It's been a great truck so far.

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#3400540 - 06/18/14 12:02 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 valvoline 15w40 7685 miles [Re: hollnagelc]
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I contacted support this morning.


Good morning, thank you for contacting Valvoline Product Support.

The titanium content in the Valvoline Premium Blue HDEO SAE 15W-40 is part of the additive package in our formulation.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at 800 TEAM VAL or by email at valsupport@ashland.com for assistance.

Thank you and have a great day.
Erik
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#3400545 - 06/18/14 12:07 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 valvoline 15w40 7685 miles [Re: volk06]
hollnagelc Offline


Registered: 04/06/13
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Originally Posted By: volk06
I contacted support this morning.


Good morning, thank you for contacting Valvoline Product Support.

The titanium content in the Valvoline Premium Blue HDEO SAE 15W-40 is part of the additive package in our formulation.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at 800 TEAM VAL or by email at valsupport@ashland.com for assistance.

Thank you and have a great day.
Erik


Cool thanks! I hadn't never asked valvoline. I just noticed every one that uses it has the titanium.
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#3400631 - 06/18/14 01:36 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 valvoline 15w40 7685 miles [Re: hollnagelc]
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Excellent results! Nice looking truck, that thing is a monster!!
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#3400695 - 06/18/14 03:17 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 valvoline 15w40 7685 miles [Re: hollnagelc]
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Registered: 05/13/13
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Loc: upstate NY
With the long wheelbase dually set up and cummins torque, I'd guess you barely notice either of your trailers behind you (other than seeing them in the mirror). So much for working it...ha!

Nice truck
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#3575196 - 12/23/14 02:46 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 valvoline 15w40 7685 miles [Re: hollnagelc]
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Registered: 04/06/13
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Loc: Texas, good old USofA
Bought some Rotella t6 5w/40 while they had a good deal on it. Wear rates are pretty much the same. As the 15w/40 oil. I put more of the t6 back in after this oil change. Probably use 15w/40 for the next change and save the other 5w/40 for late next year.

I might send a virgin sample of mystik 15w/40. Been seeing good prices on it. And have heard good things about that oil.


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#3579380 - 12/27/14 03:27 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 valvoline 15w40 7685 miles [Re: hollnagelc]
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Loc: canada
The flash point increases with age with the 15W40 and decreases with age with the 5W40.
What would be the cause of that?

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#3579828 - 12/27/14 11:06 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 valvoline 15w40 7685 miles [Re: hollnagelc]
hollnagelc Offline


Registered: 04/06/13
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Wish i knew. Still trying to learn this stuff as I go. Maybe someone who knows can explain it to us both.
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