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#4598074 - 12/08/17 01:02 PM Which oil is UPS running?
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#4598077 - 12/08/17 01:06 PM Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: lukejo]
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#4598084 - 12/08/17 01:09 PM Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: lukejo]
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Registered: 03/12/15
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Loc: Southwest PA
Probably Safety Kleen “Eco Power” like most government fleets

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#4598087 - 12/08/17 01:12 PM Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: lukejo]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
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Loc: Houston, Texas
They use the orange can of death on the 6.7 cummins. I used to help out the ups guy at my work and you could see the filter. It didn't get changed often either as it had some oil running down the side, so I knew it was always the same one


Edited by motor_oil_madman (12/08/17 01:13 PM)
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#4598109 - 12/08/17 01:49 PM Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: lukejo]
sir1900 Offline


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1-800-PICK-UPS

They should be able to tell you.
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#4598118 - 12/08/17 01:53 PM Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: car51]
GSCJR Offline


Registered: 01/20/13
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: car51
Probably Safety Kleen “Eco Power” like most government fleets


+1 on the Safety-Kleen. Maybe the America's Choice/Performance Plus line though?
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#4598172 - 12/08/17 02:45 PM Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: lukejo]
PeterPolyol Offline


Registered: 03/06/16
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Loc: toronto
If it's true, it's a testament to Saftey Kleen lubes. AFAIK it's always been a fine oil, maybe lacking in the volatility dept. They never listed NOACK as anything lower than <15%, but that was during eariler, obsolete API specs. Walmart over here still sells the conventional America's Choice as the house brand, and their Synthetic (Performance Plus equiv) was sourced from Petro-Canada- possibly still is. Not sure who blends the Performance Plus (synthetic range) for the US market.

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#4598390 - 12/08/17 06:23 PM Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: lukejo]
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Loc: Michigan
Delo 15w40 last time I looked. It was Delvac 1300 before that. I think Automotive bids out the contract every few years.

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#4598409 - 12/08/17 06:34 PM Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: Miller88]
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Originally Posted By: Miller88
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#4598429 - 12/08/17 06:54 PM Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: lukejo]
Soggydog Offline


Registered: 01/17/16
Posts: 154
Loc: South Louisiana
Our govt. dept. fleet uses http://unimarkoil.com/allproducts/unimark-synthetic-blend-engine-oil/ 10w30. (Except our newer chevy 5.3s and dodge, sorry Ram 3.6s get napa 0w20 and 5w20 while they're within warranty.)


Edited by Soggydog (12/08/17 06:55 PM)
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#4598471 - 12/08/17 07:30 PM Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: lukejo]
WyrTwister Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
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Loc: Texas
We have been doing service work at UPS , since about 1981 . At that time , I think most / all of their small package vans were gasoline .

Now , they are most / all diesel . And , of course , their semi tractors are all diesel .

So , I would thing they are using an oil appropriate for diesel engines .

Wyr
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#4598546 - 12/08/17 08:42 PM Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: lukejo]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
"Generic Label" Citgo is often the cheapest to buy in bulk (drums) so I see a lot of fleet service places use that oil.

A big company like UPS can get better oil (Rotella, Delo, Delvac) because they can negotiate a much better price than a small business or fleet can.
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#4598576 - 12/08/17 09:15 PM Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: WyrTwister]
GSCJR Offline


Registered: 01/20/13
Posts: 1048
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Safety Kleen makes diesel oil too; for Wal-Mart. I just bought a pail last night.
Originally Posted By: WyrTwister
We have been doing service work at UPS , since about 1981 . At that time , I think most / all of their small package vans were gasoline .

Now , they are most / all diesel . And , of course , their semi tractors are all diesel .

So , I would thing they are using an oil appropriate for diesel engines .

Wyr
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#4598628 - 12/08/17 10:41 PM Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: lukejo]
Killer223 Offline


Registered: 05/07/15
Posts: 383
Loc: AZ
here in Flagstaff they use service pro,
i've seen this truck at at the service center a few times. and i've seen the service pro drums.
http://vandepol.us/i-need-oil/automotive-lubricants/
so one would guess they use what they can source locally for a decent price.
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#4598712 - 12/09/17 05:47 AM Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: CT8]
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Registered: 09/30/13
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Loc: Indiana
Originally Posted By: CT8
Originally Posted By: Miller88
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Bulk oil isn't any different than oil in quarts.


Sure it is.

It's cheaper and doesn't come in quarts.
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