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#4813651 - 07/14/18 01:34 AM Triax now meets approvals?
SavagePatch Offline

Registered: 05/06/15
Posts: 590
Loc: California
Now that Triax meets some approvals has anybody ran it?

#4813702 - 07/14/18 07:08 AM Re: Triax now meets approvals? [Re: SavagePatch]
m37charlie Offline

Registered: 06/08/09
Posts: 1362
Loc: Alaska
It has no approvals that I see, these are meet/exceed claims only. There is inattention to details elsewhere. The pour point for 5W/30 is calculated incorrectly. The vis at -25C is wrong except for 10W30; obvious if you know vis specs for xW oils. But the 5W40 seems interesting.
05 Unimog U500/Unicat camper/Delvac 1 SHC ACEA E4/E5
09 BMW X5 35d/Delvac1 LE 5W30
88 Toyota OJ50LV OM314 motor D1 SHC
52 Dodge M37/Hercules diesel

#4813762 - 07/14/18 09:04 AM Re: Triax now meets approvals? [Re: SavagePatch]
beanoil Offline

Registered: 10/17/04
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Loc: Midwest, Illinois
10w30 too low on phosphorus to meet the Ford Powerstroke valvetrain spec.
beanoil: Tough under heat, real dirty afterwards.

#4813933 - 07/14/18 02:12 PM Re: Triax now meets approvals? [Re: SavagePatch]
kschachn Offline

Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 9522
Loc: Upper Midwest
Yep, what gives you the indication that they actually carry the listed specifications?
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#4815266 - 07/16/18 05:39 AM Re: Triax now meets approvals? [Re: SavagePatch]
dnewton3 Online   content

Registered: 05/14/07
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Loc: Indianapolis, IN
I see a few "Triax Fleet" API listings

Don't see a specific acknowledgement from Ford for the Ford spec, among others.

Edited by dnewton3 (07/16/18 05:46 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