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Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220] #7377422
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I changed oil in a vehicle that required some Fancy European formula oil......over 12 bucks a quart and it held 8.

Re: Motor oil question [Re: hippie] #7377428
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Originally Posted by hippie
I changed oil in a vehicle that required some Fancy European formula oil......over 12 bucks a quart and it held 8.


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Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220] #7377435
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I use Shell Rotella T4 10W30 in everything from my wood splitter, the car , tractor and truck. If it has oil in it, its that stuff. Yes its for diesel engines. But if its good for diesels, its great for gassers as bearing pressures are way lower in those. Just having the one oil takes the confusion out of the whole oil change game and makes some room on the shelves in the shop. When I started this regimen, I sent off oil samples after every oil change to the Blackstone institute for analysis and they passed with flying colors. So i'll stick with it now.


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Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220] #7377496
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X2 on the rotella. We buy it by the 5 gallon buckets. We have 7 diesel trucks in the family plus a couple tractors and an old john deer lift. All of them get 15w40 rotella t4. To change the oil in all 7 Cummins it takes 84 quarts


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Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220] #7377525
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Shell Rotella is good stuff.


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Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220] #7377611
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I call farm fleet , they have synthetic blend citgp , that shop use when pay oil change an like get same oil as go again, I been add conventional oil to motor as use oil , it is not fill synethic ,just blend, so I take aslong as not full synthetic , it ok to add conventional oil to it as mix between oil changes as use oil, fill synethic an conventional don't mix but this is not full

Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220] #7377613
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mixing conventional and synthetic is better than being low on oil

but if you can buy the same thing they used in your oil change why not just buy a quart of it and be done with it same same


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Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220] #7377658
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The poor guy has had more issues and concerns with his vehicle than most of the Jerry Springer shows had about anything. Nothing worse than a vehicle getting old and they start to nickel and dime you to death.


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Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220] #7377662
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It is not full synethic oil, just synethic blend I think u can mix conventional with it when low ? I been do it for 2 years when low oil between changes , since I start go shop for it, couldn't find citgo, I just gonna change it myself before trap season an in Dec let shop do it an rotate tires an plugs an check more stuff for winter, hope not break down before then, try not run it so much trapping

Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220] #7377666
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My husband broke down today. I'm almost pretty positive it was because the mechanic used used motor oil when he did the oil change.... I think.

Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220] #7377714
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Why would they do that

Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220] #7377730
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Used? Or Re-refined? I've been told that Re-refined oil is actually better for your engine.


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Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220] #7377742
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Not trying to be rude but if you have to ask what oil to use I am not sure you should be changing your own oil. What filter you using? That .ames a difference also.


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Re: Motor oil question [Re: BigBob] #7377784
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Originally Posted by BigBob
Used? Or Re-refined? I've been told that Re-refined oil is actually better for your engine.


I was just messing with dave over him making a similar post once... that all the mechanics were out to get him, lol.

Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220] #7377808
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I not only one who does not like shops, I know guy works on his own everthing an hates them, say they screw u in every way possible, some are worse than others

Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220] #7377822
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you should see if there are any adult enrichment classes in auto mechanics

the high school in my home town had a local tech school that taught a class at the high school shop my great uncle took that class every time it was offered it was like came down to about 10 dollars a night for the class would run for 6 weeks and they would run it 2 times a year.

he got nearly all his auto work done in those classes and when the class didn't run in the summer he could work in his drive way.


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Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220] #7377988
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Originally Posted by coonman220
I not only one who does not like shops, I know guy works on his own everthing an hates them, say they screw u in every way possible, some are worse than others

Well take him your Colorado and pay him to fix it, sounds like a win win to me.

Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220] #7378323
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He don't live close to me, just work on own stuff mostly, has a good job an don't have time to work others vechiles

Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220] #7378387
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Dave, if you get to Farm and Fleet they have their brand of oil for $2.19 a quart right now. It's the same as Citgo as it's made by them. Grab a case it'll run you under $30.00. That way there's no rebate form to fill out either. It's the oil in a black jug with red and blue lettering on it.

Re: Motor oil question [Re: coonman220] #7378758
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all i use anymore is farm and fleet brand oil and it servces me well. after managing jiffy lubes in arizona for 10 years in my mind at the end of the day as long as you change it at the proper interval you will be fine. i buy it by the case whenever its on sale usually like 20 bucks for a 12qt case thats conventional and like 27 for their full synthetic.

coonman i can also tell you that you will not hurt anything adding conventional to full or semi synthetic unless the vehicle requires full synthetic then not smart to mix it. i assume with as many issues as you have with your colorado it is not a 2010 or newer as most gm vehicles from gm take dexos certified oil which is full synthetic.

with all this said just buy oil and a filter and chnge the oil then use your used oil in an old sprayer and spray the undercarraige to help with rust.

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