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Castrol HD 30 in diesel #4607635
12/18/17 07:50 PM
12/18/17 07:50 PM
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Ih784 Offline OP
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Hey you wonderful people. This forum has been a lifesaver for me and an incredibly interesting read. This is my first post and I feel an elementary one. I filled my 1979 with two gallons of Shell Rotella T1. I the. Filled my oil filter about 3/4 full (10 ounces?) with Castrol HD30 a non diesel oil. I ran it to circulate the oil and to obtain an accurate oil level reading. After I did this I though about the Castrol no being a "Diesel rated" oil. My question is: do you think this will cause any damage if left in there for the next 6 months or so while being used 1-2 times per month?

Thank you in advance!

V/r, John

Re: Castrol HD 30 in diesel [Re: Ih784] #4607639
12/18/17 07:52 PM
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You are fine.

Re: Castrol HD 30 in diesel [Re: Ih784] #4607646
12/18/17 07:57 PM
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Not knowing what a 1979 is.. guessing by your name its a 784 tractor?



Anyways you are fine. You installed much better oil and filter than was available in 1979.

Plow with confidence.

Re: Castrol HD 30 in diesel [Re: Ih784] #4607654
12/18/17 08:03 PM
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I guess we are talking tractors here, but not sure. Modern 30 HD is a good oil for most equipment, and some systems. Nothing wrong with it. Much better than was the norm back then smile


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: Castrol HD 30 in diesel [Re: Ih784] #4607685
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This is what Daimler recommended in that era, and I don't think there's been longer lasting vehicles than those diesels from that era.

Re: Castrol HD 30 in diesel [Re: Ih784] #4607826
12/19/17 02:14 AM
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That small amount should be fine, and Castrol HD30 is a good oil anyway.

Welcome. !!!


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Castrol GTX Ultraclean 15W40 A3/B3 + Wesfil-Cooper Z154
Re: Castrol HD 30 in diesel [Re: JHZR2] #4607835
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Originally Posted By: JHZR2


This is what Daimler recommended in that era, and I don't think there's been longer lasting vehicles than those diesels from that era.


ny colour you like, as long as its black?

Thought that was Ford.

And paint.

Re: Castrol HD 30 in diesel [Re: Ih784] #4607845
12/19/17 04:16 AM
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Ih784 Offline OP
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Looking at it from the age and technology advances over time perspective, you guys are right. Thank you for the peace of mind!

John

Re: Castrol HD 30 in diesel [Re: eljefino] #4608024
12/19/17 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted By: eljefino
You are fine.


+1


2017 Chevy Traverse - 28k - Delco Dexos 1 and PF63
2014 Chevy Equinox - 22k - Delco Dexos 1 and PF457G
2015 GMC Terrain - 22k- Delco Dexos 1 and PF457G
Re: Castrol HD 30 in diesel [Re: Ducked] #4608878
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Originally Posted By: Ducked
ny colour you like, as long as its black?
Thought that was Ford.
And paint.


I've noticed that "BITOG replaces uploaded image with blank black image" bug, IIRC when attempting to upload a landscape aspect ratio PNG. I think I just ended up using imgur for half the images in that post.


2001 Lexus ES300, 235k mi, German Castrol 0w-40, Fram TG8316
1985 BMW R80RT (1L)- M1 15w-50
1993 Volvo 945 Turbo- Rotella T5 10W-30 (CJ-4)

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