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2 Million Mile Detroit Diesel #5116668
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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
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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
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Shell Rotella, Can take two Guess?

Re: 2 Million Mile Detroit Diesel [Re: MrOctober44] #5116697
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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
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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

Re: 2 Million Mile Detroit Diesel [Re: kstanf150] #5116710
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Delo Rotella or Delvac 1300


2015 F150 2.7
2018 F350 6.2
Re: 2 Million Mile Detroit Diesel [Re: CT8] #5116718
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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
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I'm going to guess Rotella.


2019 RAM 1500 Sport - Mobil 1 EP 0w-20, FRAM Ultra
2016 Grand Cherokee SRT - Ravenol SSL 0w-40, FRAM Ultra
Re: 2 Million Mile Detroit Diesel [Re: Bill7] #5116734
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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.

grin2


I use the overseas manual to choose my oil viscosity.

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 149k, SS5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 55k, OE5w30/Wix

Re: 2 Million Mile Detroit Diesel [Re: JLTD] #5116737
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Answer is🤔🤔🤔🤔


Mobil Delvac

Re: 2 Million Mile Detroit Diesel [Re: kstanf150] #5116740
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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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2016 Grand Cherokee SRT - Ravenol SSL 0w-40, FRAM Ultra
Re: 2 Million Mile Detroit Diesel [Re: kstanf150] #5116745
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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?

Re: 2 Million Mile Detroit Diesel [Re: user52165] #5116768
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Originally Posted by user52165
How many qts (gallons?) for a change?

Which engine?

12 normally.


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