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Which oil is UPS running? #4598074
12/08/17 02:02 PM
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Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: lukejo] #4598077
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--> Cheap
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18 Forester 2.5I 6M
00 Jeep Cherokee
01 Ford F-350 XL 4x4 5M
Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: lukejo] #4598084
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Probably Safety Kleen “Eco Power” like most government fleets


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: lukejo] #4598087
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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

Last edited by motor_oil_madman; 12/08/17 02:13 PM.

2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: lukejo] #4598109
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1-800-PICK-UPS

They should be able to tell you.


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2015 Nissan Murano
Mobil1 AFE 0W-20 + FRAM XG6607
Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: 53' Stude] #4598118
12/08/17 02:53 PM
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Ontario, Canada
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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?


03 3.0L 1MZ-FE QSGB 5w-30 ProSelect 21348 256KM
10 3.5L 2GR-FE CEB 0w-20 Defense DL9972 156KM
Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: lukejo] #4598172
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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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Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: lukejo] #4598390
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Delo 15w40 last time I looked. It was Delvac 1300 before that. I think Automotive bids out the contract every few years.

Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: Miller88] #4598409
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Originally Posted By: Miller88
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Bulk oil isn't any different than oil in quarts.


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: lukejo] #4598429
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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.)

Last edited by Soggydog; 12/08/17 07:55 PM. Reason: Sausage fingers

Currently running...
2011 Ford F250 4x4 6.7L, 2011 Toyota Camry SE 2.5L, 2002 Dodge Caravan 3.3L,
2012 Honda Rincon,2012 Honda Rancher AT,09 Honda Trx90
Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: lukejo] #4598471
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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
God bless


Wyr
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Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: lukejo] #4598546
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"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.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: WyrTwister] #4598576
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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
God bless


03 3.0L 1MZ-FE QSGB 5w-30 ProSelect 21348 256KM
10 3.5L 2GR-FE CEB 0w-20 Defense DL9972 156KM
Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: lukejo] #4598628
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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.


08 6.7 cummins G56
04 5.9 cummins
11 ranger 4.0
16 KTM 250 XC
Re: Which oil is UPS running? [Re: CT8] #4598712
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Originally Posted By: CT8
Originally Posted By: Miller88
--> Cheap
--> Bulk
Bulk oil isn't any different than oil in quarts.


Sure it is.

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


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 200k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 177k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 149k Rotella T5 10w30 Supertech ST3980

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