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#586391 - 06/11/03 02:14 AM Cat oil analysis
Ken2 Offline


Registered: 12/02/02
Posts: 6059
Loc: Washington St.
This analysis is from the Cat diesel (don't know the model, nor the brand or miles on the oil--90k on the engine) in the motorhome my neighbor just bought:

code:
Cu     3
Fe 11
Cr 1
Al 2
Pb 4
Mo 14
P 1948
Zn 1586
Mg 1313
Ca 1397
af -0-
fuel -N-
H2O -0-
Si 2
Vis 11.3
SAE 30
S 19
Oxi 1
Nitr 3
Soot -0-

So, it looks to me like clean 30wt!!! I'll suggest that he change it for a 15W-40.

Do the other specs look like CH-4 oil? (Way high phosphorus & zinc, eh?) Maybe a straight 30 CF oil?


Ken

[ June 11, 2003, 05:15 PM: Message edited by: Ken2 ]

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#586392 - 06/11/03 02:24 AM Re: Cat oil analysis
68redlines73 Offline


Registered: 12/04/02
Posts: 306
Loc: SF/Bay Area, CA
What is the engine in the motorhome?

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#586393 - 06/11/03 02:26 AM Re: Cat oil analysis
Ken2 Offline


Registered: 12/02/02
Posts: 6059
Loc: Washington St.
Cat diesel, don't know the model.


Ken

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#586394 - 06/11/03 03:03 AM Re: Cat oil analysis
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Registered: 12/04/02
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Delo 400 15W-40...you'll be fine.

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#586395 - 06/11/03 04:26 AM Re: Cat oil analysis
Ken2 Offline


Registered: 12/02/02
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Loc: Washington St.
quote:
Originally posted by 68redlines73:
Delo 400 15W-40...you'll be fine.

Or Mobil Delvac 1300S, or Pennz Long-Life, or better yet, Schaeffer #700.

But...anyone have a good idea of what this current oil is?


Ken

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