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Traveller 15w-40 @ Tractor Supply NEW Manufacturer #4713671
04/01/18 10:33 PM
04/01/18 10:33 PM
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Eastern NC
TravisR1020 Offline OP
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Traveller 15w40 Diesel oil has had a decent reputation over the years and was made by Warren Distrubution however now it apparently is made by Martin Lubricants. Does any of you have any info on it. I know itís on Fordsapproved list Iím just curious about the additive package in this CJ-4 / SN oil now made by a different company. Does Martin have a better reputation than Warren? Iím just trying to figure out if the new Traveller 15w40 is better quality than previous, same or better. Any info would be appreciated.
Also.... I know Fords new Diesel oil requirement is not met by all companies CK4. But is the requirement a Min of 1,000 PPM of Phosphorus? I, asking because that is what Motorcraft advertises on their bottles now. Iím assuming that means all oils on Fords approved list are a min of 1000 ppm? Is this correct.

Re: Traveller 15w-40 @ Tractor Supply NEW Manufacturer [Re: TravisR1020] #4713813
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You probably know about as much regarding Martin vs. Warren as most of us.
Some folks do wrap themselves up in the nuances of lubes, to a point where they'll debate the silliest of little things, hoping for "better" or "best".

Overall, most licensed/approved fluids will do a fine job, and you'd be hard pressed to show any real proof that one lube is "better" than another. I'm not talking about marketing hype and rhetoric; I speak of credible, tangible data that conclusively would show one lube superior to another. Even if you could find it (doubtful), it would only apply to the test conditions, and any changes would reset the conditions and therefore the results. Macro data will tell you more about what you need to know; don't worry too much about micro data.

Read this to start off ...
https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/used-oil-analysis-how-to-decide-what-is-normal/


Last edited by dnewton3; 04/02/18 06:23 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: Traveller 15w-40 @ Tractor Supply NEW Manufacturer [Re: TravisR1020] #4713888
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Saw it this past weekend at my TSC for $7.99 a gallon on sale. Iíd run it without worries in my opinion.


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Re: Traveller 15w-40 @ Tractor Supply NEW Manufacturer [Re: Bighorn2500] #4713903
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Unless they blended just for tractor supply its probably this.

http://xtremeoil.com/allproducts/xtreme-universal-engine-oils/

Re: Traveller 15w-40 @ Tractor Supply NEW Manufacturer [Re: TravisR1020] #4714121
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I have used TSC travellers oil for over 25 years now with no issues. OIn the rare occasions that TSC was out of stock I usually go with NAPA just becuase both TSC and NAPA are within a mile of my house, so is Wal mart , but I hate going to Wal Mart and maybe find myself in Wal Mart maybe once or twice per year and that is too much. TSC oil is a fine oil millions of farmers and ranchers use it in their expensive tractors and farm equipment.


2010 Forester:122K
2009 Sonata :189K
2010 Tucson:55K

OCI 5K using the cheapest dino oil I can buy,usually NAPA or TSC Travelers oil.
Re: Traveller 15w-40 @ Tractor Supply NEW Manufacturer [Re: TravisR1020] #4714204
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Originally Posted By: TravisR1020
Traveller 15w40

Iím assuming that means all oils on Fords approved list are a min of 1000 ppm? Is this correct.


Yes. See link. 1000-1200 ppm P.

noln.net/2017/08/21/clearing-up-fords-diesel-oil-statement/

Last edited by claluja; 04/02/18 02:35 PM.

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Re: Traveller 15w-40 @ Tractor Supply NEW Manufacturer [Re: dnewton3] #4714723
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Originally Posted By: dnewton3
You probably know about as much regarding Martin vs. Warren as most of us.
Some folks do wrap themselves up in the nuances of lubes, to a point where they'll debate the silliest of little things, hoping for "better" or "best".

Overall, most licensed/approved fluids will do a fine job, and you'd be hard pressed to show any real proof that one lube is "better" than another. I'm not talking about marketing hype and rhetoric; I speak of credible, tangible data that conclusively would show one lube superior to another. Even if you could find it (doubtful), it would only apply to the test conditions, and any changes would reset the conditions and therefore the results. Macro data will tell you more about what you need to know; don't worry too much about micro data.

Read this to start off ...
https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/used-oil-analysis-how-to-decide-what-is-normal/



Very nice article David.


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