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One Oil to Rule Them All???

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  1. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Let's suppose that you only wanted to keep a single oil on hand for all your cars, trucks, equipment, etc; what would you buy? I would lean towards Amsoil's HD 15w40. I like the protection offered by a 40w and I don't live in a cold enough environment to be concerned about a lot of cold flow performance. HD 15w40 is Amsoil's best diesel oil. It can handle a lot of pressure, is shear stable, and has a stupid high TBN. I'm tempted to try it in some of the gas engines around the house to see how it performs. Thoughts or opinions?

    Link to Amsoil HD 15w40
     
  2. oldmodman

    oldmodman Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Here in always warm California that would serve me just fine.

    From my Cobra down to my rototiller it would be just fine. Might get slightly poorer mileage but not enough to matter.

    I wonder if they will ever have a Black Friday sale on a 55 gallon drum with free shipping?
     
  3. SID297

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    That's basically what I was thinking.
     
  4. UnleashedBeast

    UnleashedBeast Engine Lubrication Guru Established Member

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    No Black Friday events happen at Amsoil that I am aware of. However, I can get a 55 gallon drum of this to your residential address for $1,535.00 any business day of the week. No special event price required. This includes lift truck fee.

    Normal price is $1771.10 + shipping and lift truck fee. ($19xx.xx est.)
     
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  5. oldmodman

    oldmodman Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Pretty good deal. $6.97 a quart.

    And that would last me the rest of my life.
     
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    I love Amsoil products period.

    And you know what, to Unleashed Beast's credit who always takes the time to respond to people on here with extensive detail, I have never looked back after dumping their oil in my Cobra. I actually have tried to drive my car harder just knowing Amsoil is in there.

    I mean that's the real test of time so to speak, if you're going for a more expensive oil. Makes no sense to me to spend that kind of coin and not pout it to the test. That's rubbish.

    Glad we have legit Amsoil supporters on here.

    For years the 'marketing scheme' of Amsoil talk caused me to believe it was an inferior oil. I missed out all those years.

    Amsoil. :burnout:
     
  7. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    What would you think of running HD Marine in all your stuff?
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    I should have a UOA for this stuff (among others) in a few weeks.
     
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    Sweet, I run their 5w-30 low-SAPS euro oil in my diesel GC. After the DPF gets deleted I can run a wider selection.
     
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    Wow this one is easy: Mobil 0w-40, works great for anything that would need 30 wt oil (its on the thin side; any thinner and it would be a 30 wt) has a great additive package, great for winter and summer, and it holds up well on the track.
     
  11. 98 Saleen Cobra

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    My 6.7 hated that oil.. I got the typewriting noise with it.. Switched back to 5w40 diesel. It went away.. Kinda sucks as I wasted 170 bucks :(.. Gonna give the oil with 400mi to my buddy with a 7.3
     
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    cant wait to see it. is it from your pony? and how many miles are you sending in for the tests?
     
  13. SID297

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    Weird. I didn't notice any difference with my 6.4.

    It was in our 2009 F-350 tow vehicle. We ran it for 5,000 miles, including a trip from Fresno, CA to Myrtle Beach, SC grossing 19,000 pounds (IIRK). About 85% of that OCI was spent towing. That should be a decent test.
     
  14. 98 Saleen Cobra

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    It's something with the 6.7's.. They to be a bit more temper mental with oil weight..
     
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    either the luber can or can't. API should say it all.
     
  16. 98 Saleen Cobra

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    ^ I don't quite understand what you mean by that.. The truck manual says it can use that oil, it's one of the recommended ones. My truck can use 3 different types of oil depending on use.. 5w40 10w30 15w40, From what I've gathered with the 6.7 people get the typewriting noise with the 15w oil.. Everyone doesn't have it with the 5-10w.
     
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    I'd more likely use Amsoil AZF 0W-40 for everything. It more "flexible".
     
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    Curious, did the noise go away when the engine was warm, only doing it when it was cold?
     
  19. SID297

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    I don't believe it is diesel rated though. I'm not sure how it would work in marine applications either, but I suspect it would be fine.
     

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