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#4661734 - 02/10/18 09:29 AM Mixing different brands and types of oil does it ?
BigRich954 Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Posts: 114
Loc: nj
Mixing different brands and type of oil I just brought a old backhoe thinking about just using what I have around to do the oil change which Delco 400 /T6 / some other

My ocd tells me to not mixís and always run straight what ever type and brand . Which is why I have a bunch of brand new different 1 gal oils.

Would it cause any issues ? I love using the T6 but want to use up some of my other figured old case would be a good candidate

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#4661751 - 02/10/18 09:44 AM Re: Mixing different brands and types of oil does it ? [Re: BigRich954]
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Oils are mixable. What gives you the idea oils aren't mixable.
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#4661765 - 02/10/18 09:53 AM Re: Mixing different brands and types of oil does it ? [Re: BigRich954]
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As long as they are all suitable for Diesel engines there shouldn't be a problem. We are subject to this incredible advertising barrage that that someoneís oil is the best and everyone else is no good. If you want, mix it all together in a couple of disposable turkey pans and leave it for a few days. If nothing happened then scoop the Frankenbrew into the engine. 2cents

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Edited by Snagglefoot (02/10/18 09:54 AM)

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#4661766 - 02/10/18 09:54 AM Re: Mixing different brands and types of oil does it ? [Re: BigRich954]
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Use it up. Too many people, even strictly speaking of members here, mix oils like crazy to say it does any real harm. I don't do it willingly but don't jump through hoops to avoid it when necessary, either.
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#4661777 - 02/10/18 10:01 AM Re: Mixing different brands and types of oil does it ? [Re: BigRich954]
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This old Case has probably seen 15W-40 throughout its working life.
I'd be disinclined to use a premium HDEO like T6 in it. Seems like a bit of a waste.
I'd buy enough 15W-40 to have a sufficient quantity for the change.
Works fine and is pretty cheap.
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#4661788 - 02/10/18 10:06 AM Re: Mixing different brands and types of oil does it ? [Re: fdcg27]
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Originally Posted By: fdcg27
This old Case has probably seen 15W-40 throughout its working life.
I'd be disinclined to use a premium HDEO like T6 in it. Seems like a bit of a waste.
I'd buy enough 15W-40 to have a sufficient quantity for the change.
Works fine and is pretty cheap.


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#4661951 - 02/10/18 12:43 PM Re: Mixing different brands and types of oil does it ? [Re: BigRich954]
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All of my new (and old) farm tractors all get whatever 15W-40 is the cheapest/on sale/free whatever.
It's all pretty much the same.
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#4661994 - 02/10/18 01:49 PM Re: Mixing different brands and types of oil does it ? [Re: BigRich954]
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If it's a Case diesel engine, then I'd mix any diesel rated oil in that viscosity.
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#4662384 - 02/10/18 10:37 PM Re: Mixing different brands and types of oil does it ? [Re: BigRich954]
BigRich954 Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
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Loc: nj
Yes itís a case engine and itís more the ocd why I donít like mixing but Iím thinking Iíll be buying delco or delvac as it a old beat up backhoe that Iím slowly fixing up

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#4662491 - 02/11/18 05:19 AM Re: Mixing different brands and types of oil does it ? [Re: BigRich954]
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Registered: 05/24/16
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Loc: Michigan, USA
Youíll be fine. Iíve put two gallons of Mobil1 Delvac and a gallon of Rotella T6 in my Cummins before without issue. Just wanted to use what was readily available at that time.
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