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Old 04-04-2014, 09:27 AM   #29
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There is a good summary on the new diesel's here in the papar today.

"Cox says that it’s important to “be as concerned with the engine as you are with the transmission” and a proper warm-up helps the longevity of both these components."

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Old 04-04-2014, 09:57 AM   #30
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good info here...I bought my cummins dodge 2500 2010 model just last year....I need to dig through the manual because so far I am not well studied about all the nuances, care, and maintenance...

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Old 04-04-2014, 10:47 AM   #31
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Also forgot to mention to check oil requirements, must meet Cummins spec 20008, some 15w-40 diesel oils don't. We use Valvoline Blue Extreme 5w-40 synthetic. Dodge specifies syn. For cold weather but I use it year around. I feel this helps with good lube during warm up.

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Old 04-04-2014, 05:44 PM   #32
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Any discussion about oil should look at the very best oil web site and discussions with real oil experts, which may include using dino oil vs synthetic:

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