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Dino or synthetic in 04 5.9 cummins? #4643851
01/23/18 10:22 AM
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Currently I'm running Rottela 15w-40 dino with a Fram ultra at a yearly change interval suggested by Jay at Fram. I only put around 8500 miles year in my truck as it's a weekend driver. Would I be well served to start running semi or full synthetic? All I'm looking to do is keep my engine clean and well protected.

Re: Dino or synthetic in 04 5.9 cummins? [Re: monster1] #4643854
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Is the emgine dirty?


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Re: Dino or synthetic in 04 5.9 cummins? [Re: monster1] #4643861
01/23/18 10:28 AM
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I use 5w-40 synthetic in my 05 ONLY because Im in WI and it gets cold in winter. Otherwise Id use dino. 10K OCI using syntheic or dino for me. 173K miles on it.

Re: Dino or synthetic in 04 5.9 cummins? [Re: CT8] #4643873
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The oil turns into ink as soon as I drive a few miles after an oil change. I've been told this is normal for the cummins motors. No sludge.

Re: Dino or synthetic in 04 5.9 cummins? [Re: monster1] #4643899
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Originally Posted By: monster1
The oil turns into ink as soon as I drive a few miles after an oil change. I've been told this is normal for the cummins motors. No sludge.
100% normal.


"Don't let your preconceived notions get in the way of facts."
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Re: Dino or synthetic in 04 5.9 cummins? [Re: monster1] #4643909
01/23/18 10:58 AM
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I wonder what's the experience of the other 5.9 owners. Anyone getting 200,000 miles using Dino?
(I'll be there are). How about 300,000?

SF


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Re: Dino or synthetic in 04 5.9 cummins? [Re: monster1] #4643934
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I ran Rotella T6 in my 1999 Cummins to 18K. UOA said oil was fine.


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Re: Dino or synthetic in 04 5.9 cummins? [Re: monster1] #4644675
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Originally Posted By: monster1
Currently I'm running Rottela 15w-40 dino with a Fram ultra at a yearly change interval suggested by Jay at Fram. I only put around 8500 miles year in my truck as it's a weekend driver. Would I be well served to start running semi or full synthetic? All I'm looking to do is keep my engine clean and well protected.


Not a lot of info to go on, but we'll presume at this point everything is "normal" in your use. Towing and weekend driving are "normal". Engines that are highly "tuned" with all manner of performance mods are not included hereafter. But "normal", sane use is perfectly within the realm of what I intend to cover ... If you're pushing 700rwp and 1100rwt, beating the snot out of the engine in sled pulling or drag races every weekend, that's not "normal" use.

Dino is perfectly fine for "normal" use at 8.5k miles. I've seen dino easily go further than that, and do so very safely. I can tell you after looking at thousands upon thousands of UOAs, you'll be fine.

If you want to KNOW, then take a few UOAs. But I can already tell you what the answer is ...


Last edited by dnewton3; 01/24/18 08:04 AM.

The act of preventative maintenance, in and of itself, is FAR MORE important than brand/grade/base choices among lubes and filters.
- under maintaining something is akin to abuse/neglect; that can kill equipment by shortening the lifespan
- over maintaining something has never been proven to be anything but a waste of time and money
Re: Dino or synthetic in 04 5.9 cummins? [Re: monster1] #4644717
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Originally Posted By: monster1
Currently I'm running Rottela 15w-40 dino with a Fram ultra at a yearly change interval suggested by Jay at Fram. I only put around 8500 miles year in my truck as it's a weekend driver. Would I be well served to start running semi or full synthetic? All I'm looking to do is keep my engine clean and well protected.


You're doing fine. I used to run Valvoline Premium Blue Classic 15w40 on 18k mile annual intervals. My engine has 425k miles on it now, so it didn't seem to do any harm.


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Re: Dino or synthetic in 04 5.9 cummins? [Re: monster1] #4648587
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As much as I like to doodle around with top shelf oils, filters, etc: one of my 6.7 Rams lived the first 270k miles of its life on Dino Delvac changed every 7500 miles and Pennzoil filters.


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Re: Dino or synthetic in 04 5.9 cummins? [Re: monster1] #4648901
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Regular Rotella is an excellent cleaner as it is. Only reason I use syn in my 7.3 Powerstroke is because how awful cold it gets here, but in California, you should be fine with what you're doing.


2004 Toyota Tacoma 3.4 V6: Mobil 1 AFE 0W-30, FRAM TG-3600 filter
1969 Mustang Mach 1 5.8 V8: PYB 10W-30 Napa Gold 1515 filter
1997 Ford F-250 HD 7.3 Powerstroke V8: T6 5W-40 FRAM PH-3786 filter

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