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#3281009 - 02/13/14 05:35 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 6.7 Cummins [Re: hollnagelc]
hollnagelc Offline


Registered: 04/06/13
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Valvoline premium blue did a sample 3,000 didn't drain oil. Curiosity got the best of me the reason for the early sample.

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#3282281 - 02/14/14 06:09 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 6.7 Cummins [Re: hollnagelc]
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I know it's only 3,000 miles but I think it's looking good. The aluminum was concerning in your previous reports but I'm thinking it's going to be just fine from here on out.

This is just plain ol' premium blue? Looks like your Cummins may really like it. Cummins and Valvoline do collaberate so I guess it makes sense.

Any idea how many miles for the universal averages?
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#3282359 - 02/14/14 07:37 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 6.7 Cummins [Re: dustyroads]
hollnagelc Offline


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Originally Posted By: dustyroads
I know it's only 3,000 miles but I think it's looking good. The aluminum was concerning in your previous reports but I'm thinking it's going to be just fine from here on out.

This is just plain ol' premium blue? Looks like your Cummins may really like it. Cummins and Valvoline do collaberate so I guess it makes sense.

Any idea how many miles for the universal averages?


They said universal is 6,300 miles.
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#3288574 - 02/20/14 03:20 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 6.7 Cummins [Re: hollnagelc]
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Let me guess; the oil samples at 12450 and 18069 miles were on Delo, and the rest were on VPB?

With every oil change, the iron has been trending down in terms of ppm per 1000 miles. I think your engine is still in the process of breaking in.

It's interesting to see Titanium in VPB.
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#3288827 - 02/20/14 07:30 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 6.7 Cummins [Re: A_Harman]
hollnagelc Offline


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Originally Posted By: A_Harman
Let me guess; the oil samples at 12450 and 18069 miles were on Delo, and the rest were on VPB?

With every oil change, the iron has been trending down in terms of ppm per 1000 miles. I think your engine is still in the process of breaking in.

It's interesting to see Titanium in VPB.


Those oci were vpb 5w/40. I guess they only add the titanium to the 15w/40. Both the uoa with it had the titanium.
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#3289226 - 02/21/14 07:39 AM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 6.7 Cummins [Re: hollnagelc]
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Wow. I'm surprised to see such different additive packages in two oils that are both called "Premium Blue".

And then the oil sample at 21718 miles was Delo?


Edited by A_Harman (02/21/14 07:42 AM)
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#3289267 - 02/21/14 08:33 AM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 6.7 Cummins [Re: A_Harman]
hollnagelc Offline


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Originally Posted By: A_Harman
Wow. I'm surprised to see such different additive packages in two oils that are both called "Premium Blue".

And then the oil sample at 21718 miles was Delo?


Yes that was the only one done with delo.
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#3327756 - 03/29/14 09:45 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 6.7 Cummins [Re: hollnagelc]
hollnagelc Offline


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Valvoline Premium Blue 15W/40. I did change at this interval.

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#3328475 - 03/30/14 07:10 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 6.7 Cummins [Re: hollnagelc]
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Not really sure what's driving your OCI decision, but you could get a lot more value out of the lube ... This fluid was changed way too early.
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#3328770 - 03/31/14 05:00 AM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 6.7 Cummins [Re: dnewton3]
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Originally Posted By: dnewton3
Not really sure what's driving your OCI decision, but you could get a lot more value out of the lube ... This fluid was changed way too early.


Yeah I should of just sampled and kept going. I didn't have much going on that day so I decided to change the oil and fuel filters. Having that valve now just makes it a lot nicer and easier to change the oil.
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#3450643 - 08/09/14 02:39 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 6.7 Cummins [Re: hollnagelc]
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I purchased a new 2014 Ram 3500 HD with the Aisin tranny and couldn't decide what oil to use, so this thread has pointed me towards Valvoline as a good choice but first I want to see how Shell's Rotella will handle the Cummins block. It's easy to get an is always available at rollback prices from Wally World.

Thanks OP. I say you start extending your oil change intervals a bit further. You're definitely dumping it too early. My manual says to change every 15k miles!!!
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#3450914 - 08/09/14 08:51 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 6.7 Cummins [Re: hollnagelc]
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Rotella is an excellent choice for the Cummins.

T3 15W-40 is perfect in sunny FL.

You should get 800,000 miles out of that engine/tranmission combination.

My 2013 manual says 15,000 miles, every 6 months, or when the light comes on.
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#3455753 - 08/14/14 07:38 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 6.7 Cummins [Re: SilverC6]
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Originally Posted By: SilverC6
Rotella is an excellent choice for the Cummins.

T3 15W-40 is perfect in sunny FL.

You should get 800,000 miles out of that engine/tranmission combination.

My 2013 manual says 15,000 miles, every 6 months, or when the light comes on.


800k with what type of driving? Mine will be used exclusively for work and will constantly be towing 10-25,000 pounds of... Whatever.

I hope to get a million outta the power unit before a serious rebuild is needed, so we'll see how she holds up.
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#3458329 - 08/17/14 10:37 PM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 6.7 Cummins [Re: Artem]
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Originally Posted By: Artem


I hope to get a million outta the power unit before a serious rebuild is needed, so we'll see how she holds up.



I'm with you.

Let's shoot for 1,000,000 miles.
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#3460154 - 08/20/14 10:25 AM Re: 2012 Ram 3500 6.7 Cummins [Re: hollnagelc]
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Count me in on the million mile challenge smile. It'll take me forever to get there though lol. Only avg about 30,000 miles a year.

I know of a guy with over 570,000 on a 2011. And still going.
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