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#3210282 - 12/08/13 10:57 AM AMSOIL SAE 15W-40 premium for CUMMINS ISX,400HP ?
MikhailKozyrev Offline


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AMSOIL SAE 15W-40 premium 100% synthetic desel oil for CUMMINS ISX,400HP YES or NO ?







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Edited by MikhailKozyrev (12/08/13 11:08 AM)
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#3210289 - 12/08/13 11:02 AM Re: AMSOIL SAE 15W-40 premium for CUMMINS ISX,400HP ? [Re: MikhailKozyrev]
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Opinion based on is it rated the as being the right oil? Or would we want to run that oil as a preference?

http://www.amsoil.com/mygarage/vehiclelookuppage.aspx
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#3210291 - 12/08/13 11:04 AM Re: AMSOIL SAE 15W-40 premium for CUMMINS ISX,400HP ? [Re: MikhailKozyrev]
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#3210301 - 12/08/13 11:10 AM Re: AMSOIL SAE 15W-40 premium for CUMMINS ISX,400HP ? [Re: oilboy123]
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Originally Posted By: oilboy123
Opinion based on is it rated the as being the right oil? Or would we want to run that oil as a preference?

http://www.amsoil.com/mygarage/vehiclelookuppage.aspx


run that oil as a preference
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#3210310 - 12/08/13 11:17 AM Re: AMSOIL SAE 15W-40 premium for CUMMINS ISX,400HP ? [Re: MikhailKozyrev]
Donald Offline


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What about Rotella T6. I believe it is as good as Amsoil.
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#3210332 - 12/08/13 11:31 AM Re: AMSOIL SAE 15W-40 premium for CUMMINS ISX,400HP ? [Re: MikhailKozyrev]
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Use tha amsoil. Correct oil and great stuff!

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#3210384 - 12/08/13 12:38 PM Re: AMSOIL SAE 15W-40 premium for CUMMINS ISX,400HP ? [Re: MikhailKozyrev]
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Save money run Rotella with that said Amsoil would be just fine.

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#3210402 - 12/08/13 12:52 PM Re: AMSOIL SAE 15W-40 premium for CUMMINS ISX,400HP ? [Re: MikhailKozyrev]
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Great oil, on the expensive side for my tastes, probably overkill unless you extend your OCI interval (or have $$$ to burn).
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#3210412 - 12/08/13 01:07 PM Re: AMSOIL SAE 15W-40 premium for CUMMINS ISX,400HP ? [Re: MikhailKozyrev]
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Good oil but probably overkill unless your stretching the OCI or arctic conditions with no block beater. I have Valvoline Premium Blue 15w40 in my 525 horse ISX. 10k OCI.
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#3210417 - 12/08/13 01:12 PM Re: AMSOIL SAE 15W-40 premium for CUMMINS ISX,400HP ? [Re: SEMI_287]
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Originally Posted By: SEMI_287
Good oil but probably overkill unless your stretching the OCI or arctic conditions with no block beater. I have Valvoline Premium Blue 15w40 in my 525 horse ISX. 10k OCI.


10k OCI on an ISX -- why?

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#3210656 - 12/08/13 05:47 PM Re: AMSOIL SAE 15W-40 premium for CUMMINS ISX,400HP ? [Re: MikhailKozyrev]
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That's what the boss does fleet wide. 10k OCI on the rigs. We have a little Volvo D13 with 490k miles. Seems to work. smile
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#3210667 - 12/08/13 06:00 PM Re: AMSOIL SAE 15W-40 premium for CUMMINS ISX,400HP ? [Re: SEMI_287]
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Originally Posted By: SEMI_287
That's what the boss does fleet wide. 10k OCI on the rigs. We have a little Volvo D13 with 490k miles. Seems to work. smile


Talk about overkill...what are these trucks used for?


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#3210753 - 12/08/13 07:50 PM Re: AMSOIL SAE 15W-40 premium for CUMMINS ISX,400HP ? [Re: Ramblejam]
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Originally Posted By: Ramblejam
Originally Posted By: SEMI_287
That's what the boss does fleet wide. 10k OCI on the rigs. We have a little Volvo D13 with 490k miles. Seems to work. smile


Talk about overkill...what are these trucks used for?



Hauling milk. Lots of farm pickups and stop and go driving. Some guys have a 15 miles drive to the plant from their last farm. I have a 95 miles drive...
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#3210965 - 12/09/13 06:40 AM Re: AMSOIL SAE 15W-40 premium for CUMMINS ISX,400HP ? [Re: MikhailKozyrev]
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If your springing for the Amsoil why not get the 5w40?
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#3211002 - 12/09/13 07:37 AM Re: AMSOIL SAE 15W-40 premium for CUMMINS ISX,400HP ? [Re: MikhailKozyrev]
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Amsoil makes very good products.

Whether this is a good choice for the engine is dependent upon a host of many other things, so far not revealed by the OP.

The the correct answer is "maybe so, maybe not" ...

If "normal" use and OCIs are planned, then this is a waste of money. If abnormal use and/or greatly extended OCIs are planned, then it may be beneficial.

More info = more detailed answers.

The "best" answer will come from UOAs; why guess when you can know?


Edited by dnewton3 (12/09/13 07:38 AM)
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