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#586041 - 10/03/02 07:34 AM AMSOIL HDD 5W-30 in Dodge Ram diesel
Dick in Falls Church Offline


Registered: 06/01/02
Posts: 1400
Loc: Falls Church VA
Oil Analyzers Inc
1994 Dodge Diesel 5.9L Cummins Turbo
Miles on unit 66094
Miles on oil 9000
Filter AMSOIL SDF 80 full flow
Filter not changed in the year
Makeup oil 2 qt

Fe 20
Cr 2
Pb 3
Cu 2
Sn 1
Al 9
Ni 0
Ag 0
Mn 1
Si 3
B 37
Na 4
Mg 31
Ca 4348
Ba 0
P 1201
Zn 1375
Soot <1.0
Oxd 4.4
Nox 10.0
TBN 12.0

Gly Neg
Water <0.05
Fuel<1.0
Vis 100C 11.0

oil suitable for continued use. Resample at next regular interval.

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#586042 - 10/03/02 05:19 PM Re: AMSOIL HDD 5W-30 in Dodge Ram diesel
TooSlick Offline


Registered: 08/02/02
Posts: 5785
Loc: Dixie
Dick,

Ever run the Amsoil 15w-40, HD diesel and marine oil in this same engine for comparison? Most of the data I've seen shows comparable wear rates between the two.

TooSlick

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#586043 - 10/04/02 12:27 AM Re: AMSOIL HDD 5W-30 in Dodge Ram diesel
Dick in Falls Church Offline


Registered: 06/01/02
Posts: 1400
Loc: Falls Church VA
This truck was purchases pre-registered, and this was the first batch of AMSOIL run through it.

Friend runs fleet of Ford diesel commuter vans, about 100+ miles per day. He uses the 15W-40 in the older ones, 5W-30 in the newer. I believe that the quarterly oil samples showed better results with the 5w-30 in the newer engines, and also some fuel savings.

He just took one off the road with about 740K on it--engine and transmission fine, but body starting to fall off the frame, and the commuters weren't happy<g>.

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