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Old 12-16-2005, 09:27 PM   #43
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Familiar story. My grown daughters won't even bring their vehicles to me to change the oil (they have to bring the oil and filter with them ), so their cars get sporadic changes whenever I can shame them enough to get moving. Since they're both married I have to tread lightly so as not to offend the sons-in-law. Even though they grew up watching me do maintenance almost constantly, I guess because they never saw us break down they can't connect the relationship between the two.
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:48 AM   #44
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Synthetic oil.

Sitting around in Idaho, getting snowed on and reading too many magazines. I have a 5.9 l Cummins engine. I have convinced myself to switch to synthetic oil and am wondering about a bypass oil filter. Your comments would be appreciated. Has anyone used the FS 2500 bypass oil filter? Sandra K. and driver!
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:19 PM   #45
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I run Castrol 0W30 synthetic in wife's car,(8000 mile OCI, per GM Oil Life Monitor) Cub Cadet lawn mower, Honda push mower, Honda generator, Generac generator, Briggs power washer. John Deere 2520 and 820 diesel tractors get Castrol Tection Extra 15W40 at 100 hour intervals. My Duramax diesel pickup gets Mobil 1 Truck and SUV at 7500 mile OCI's.

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Old 03-01-2007, 05:43 PM   #46
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I thought you were supposed to use "ND (non-detergent)" oil on such things as generators, lawn mowers and such because these engines don't have an oil filter. I have always used it on my generators, cement mixers and other equipment that I use for work (manufacture recommendation), and have had good engine life.
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:13 PM   #47
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I thought you were supposed to use "ND (non-detergent)" oil on such things as generators, lawn mowers and such because these engines don't have an oil filter. I have always used it on my generators, cement mixers and other equipment that I use for work (manufacture recommendation), and have had good engine life.
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Thats not what the Honda generators say. The oil Honda wants you to use is either 30w detergent or 10w30 depending on the outside temp. The latest suggests 10w/30 for Honda generators. The same oil with an SM rating as you would use in your NEW car. The ONLY thing I have found that still recommends NON-DETERGENT OIL is some..not all...propane engines in lift trucks etc.
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Old 03-15-2007, 03:31 PM   #48
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I know there are many opinions on OIL. I noticed lately the price has really gone up. A 5 quart container is 12 dollars plus at Wally world, although Havoline and Quaker State are still around 7. I went out to Google and found a couple of charts rating oils, based on Viscosity Index, flash point, ash content, etc.
I was very surprised to see that Castrol and Valvoline which I have been using, are lower rated tha Quaker State and Havoline which are both still cheap.
alright guys- give me your opinions. I change my oil regularly, but right now I am looking at changing it on 4 vehicles. My AS is one of them.
Just had an oil change done at a dodge dealership on my 5.9 Cummins diesel (2004.5). Because of new emission changes they have switched to the new oil that the 2007 diesel engines require. Price for 12 qts. $78.00!! He wasn't smiling when I presented my free oil change coupon.
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Old 03-15-2007, 04:29 PM   #49
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I have been using Havoline lately, for some reason it is less money than most similiarly rated oils. Could not quite bring myself to use Supertech.
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