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#585984 - 07/25/02 07:42 PM 95 Ford PSD w/Delo 400
Bio-T Offline



Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 5336
Loc: London, AR
1995 Ford V-8 Diesel
Miles at sample: 55,600
Miles on sample: 4,500
Oil Brand: Delo 400 15W40
Engine was cleaned with Auto-Rx
Running with Superchip
No make-up oil added, 1 quart low at sample
Air Filter: Dual Foam
Driving type: 95% of the 4,500 miles were pulling a Travel Trailer, mountains, wind, open highway
Analysis: Dyson Analysis

Results: wear metals
Copper---------1
iron-----------14
chrome---------1
lead-----------3
aluminum-------2
silicon--------2
moly-----------1
tin------------1

Additives:
sodium---------3
magnesium------10
potassium------0
zinc-----------1230
phos-----------1100
calcium--------2930

Properties:
Water----------Neg
fuel-----------Neg
glycol---------Neg
soot-----------44 (scale of 0-199) excellent
oxidation------14% (converted to OA scale)
nitration------11% (converted to OA scale)
sulfur---------9
TBN------------12 (TBN new is 12.5)
Vis@100C-------15.2 cst (New is 15.6 cst)

Full Flow filter changed at sample, added 2 quarts for FF filter and 1 quart make-up. Oil not changed, will resample at 9,000 miles.

[ July 27, 2002, 03:07 PM: Message edited by: 59 Vetteman ]

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#585985 - 07/26/02 10:35 AM Re: 95 Ford PSD w/Delo 400
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 14659
Loc: Midwest
Datgomm good wear metal report! [Big Grin]

Again, I didn't see a phosphorous reading on this analysis?

The detergent/dispersant package must be relying on mostly calcium's, since the magnesium level is way low.

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#585986 - 07/26/02 10:53 AM Re: 95 Ford PSD w/Delo 400
Terry Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 3845
Loc: Greenville , Texas
Phos was 1100, potassium 0

Good catch Molekule we typoed that.

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#585987 - 07/26/02 05:09 PM Re: 95 Ford PSD w/Delo 400
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Registered: 06/08/02
Posts: 13581
Loc: Elizabethtown, Pa
Pretty Impressive. I'm going to N.J today and am anxious to buy some Delvac 1 at a truck stop-to bounce against Shaffer's ful syn and the Mobil 1 10-30 I'm sure eventually I'll give the Shaeffers 15W-40 a try. These numbers with a diesel show that 40 wt is the way to go. (IMHO)

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#585988 - 07/26/02 08:32 PM Re: 95 Ford PSD w/Delo 400
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 14659
Loc: Midwest
Al,
I don't think you can go wrong with Delvac 1.

We would certainly be interested in your analyses with these fluids.

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#585989 - 07/27/02 01:59 AM Re: 95 Ford PSD w/Delo 400
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 14659
Loc: Midwest
The Schaeffer's are showing some pretty good wear numbers.

I will be ordering in the near future a package of products similar to what you have.

As I have posted elsewhere, my future plans are to do a run-off between Amsoil (current), Mobil 1, and then Schaeffer's.

[Off Topic!] Vetteman, what's the temp today down there? The Amsoils are getting a good workout in our 100+ temps this summer. These temps seemd to have come early this year. Did they refill the Atkins Res. yet?

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#585990 - 07/27/02 06:04 AM Re: 95 Ford PSD w/Delo 400
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Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 5336
Loc: London, AR
MolaKule,
101 degrees today. They drained the small lake south of town, but the water res. north of town is still good. [Off Topic!]

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#585991 - 08/28/02 11:55 PM Re: 95 Ford PSD w/Delo 400
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Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 5336
Loc: London, AR
The recommended oil change for this truck is 3K severe service, which it had. I am already 1.5K over the recommended change from Ford. This vehicle does have a Gulf Coast Bypass filter on it. It will not be changed for the entire 9K run.

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#585992 - 09/01/02 03:37 AM Re: 95 Ford PSD w/Delo 400
TooSlick Offline


Registered: 08/02/02
Posts: 5785
Loc: Dixie
59 Vetteman,

What is your total sump capacity with the Gulf Coast by-pass filter installed?

TooSlick

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#585993 - 09/01/02 03:42 AM Re: 95 Ford PSD w/Delo 400
Bio-T Offline



Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 5336
Loc: London, AR
The normal sump is 15 quarts which includes 2 quarts for the Full Flow. The Gulf Coast Filter adds another 6 quarts for a total of 21 quart.

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#585994 - 11/20/02 05:08 AM Re: 95 Ford PSD w/Delo 400
deepsquat Offline


Registered: 07/11/02
Posts: 948
Loc: Tacoma ,WA
quote:
Originally posted by Al:
Pretty Impressive. I'm going to N.J today and am anxious to buy some Delvac 1 at a truck stop-to bounce against Shaffer's ful syn and the Mobil 1 10-30 I'm sure eventually I'll give the Shaeffers 15W-40 a try. These numbers with a diesel show that 40 wt is the way to go. (IMHO)

Al, I am running Delvac 1 in my 1995 Nissan Altima.(have 5000 miles on the oil now) and though I had been running Mobile 1 for the last 60000 miles..the engine appears to be cleaner!
My only way of telling this , and TOTALLY unscientific is by looking through the oil filler cap, before I could see a very small amount of "tarnish" or gunk on the rocker arm ...now it is spotless! Will have the oil analised at 10000 for the heck of it( I have a Gulf Coast bypass system installed and with the Mobile 1 I changed the filter at 3000 mile and added a quart , this time I am doing 5000 mile change outs)

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