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2 Million Mile Detroit Diesel #5116668 05/26/19 07:47 PM
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Friend of mine has a trucking company who just logged
2 million miles on a Detroit Diesel engine
He bought it new in 1996 Freightliner sleeper cab

Take a guess at which oil he used ???

Re: 2 Million Mile Detroit Diesel [Re: kstanf150] #5116673 05/26/19 07:51 PM
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Has it been rebuilt?


2015 RAM SXT Crew Cab 5.7 with 6 speed tranny.

2008 Mazda 3 GS Sport Hatchback 5sp MT (Girlfriend's car)

Re: 2 Million Mile Detroit Diesel [Re: kstanf150] #5116681 05/26/19 07:58 PM
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Shell Rotella, Can take two Guess?

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The oil used is unimportant. How frequently he changed the oil is important.

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Originally Posted by xxch4osxx
Has it been rebuilt?


No

Re: 2 Million Mile Detroit Diesel [Re: Bill7] #5116709 05/26/19 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Bill7
The oil used is unimportant. How frequently he changed the oil is important.


Every 12,000 miles or close to it

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Delo Rotella or Delvac 1300


2015 F150 2.7
2018 F350 6.2
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Originally Posted by CT8
Delo Rotella or Delvac 1300


Pick one

Last edited by kstanf150; 05/26/19 08:28 PM.
Re: 2 Million Mile Detroit Diesel [Re: kstanf150] #5116729 05/26/19 08:41 PM
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I'm going to guess Rotella.


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Re: 2 Million Mile Detroit Diesel [Re: Bill7] #5116734 05/26/19 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Bill7
The oil used is unimportant. How frequently he changed the oil is important.


True but as a long haul trucker driving over 85,000 miles per year, he could have saved a bundle by extending his intervals....

Guessing ... is not my strength. I'm here for the reveal.

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Using AMSOIL

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His: 2015 4Runner 60k, SS 5w20/Amsoil

Re: 2 Million Mile Detroit Diesel [Re: JLTD] #5116737 05/26/19 08:47 PM
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Answer is🤔🤔🤔🤔


Mobil Delvac

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Figured it would be that or Rotella. Not surprising, Doug Hillary put ~2 million Km on a fleet of DT 500HP units pulling trains through the Aussie outback and at 1.2 million (kilometers, not miles) one of them was randomly torn down and everything measured "as new". This was running Delvac 1 5w-40.


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Re: 2 Million Mile Detroit Diesel [Re: kstanf150] #5116745 05/26/19 08:50 PM
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Does than mean Mobil is best
I’d think not
Just means he maintained he’s trucks very well and Mobil served him well
I’m sure there’s hundreds of truckers who used Rotella and Chevron with same results

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How many qts (gallons?) for a change?

Which engine?

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Originally Posted by user52165
How many qts (gallons?) for a change?

Which engine?

12 normally.


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