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Old 10-17-2009, 06:20 PM
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I have been using Delo 400 motor oil in my 5.9 l Cummings Diesel. I would like to switch to a synthetic oil. Anybody have a recommendation? What about a blend? Also, how long will I be able to go between oil changes?
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Might want to check with Amsoil . Been using their products for almost twenty years . www.amsoil.com Don't forget to go to the newbie section and introduce yourself . See ya around . Tom
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Why switch? My concern would be that the regular oil has been used for a lot of time. Folks that switch to a full synthetic find they experience seal leaks as the seal material gets conditioned to the regular, thicker, dino oil.

Not much better results with a blend, either.

Given the fact that it's a diesel, I don't think you'd want to lengthen the oil change service interval too much.

The only real cost benefit to synthetic or synthetic blends is the extended oil service interval and I would not recommend that with a diesel.

My thought here is that you can save yourself some money by sticking to conventional oils and your regular service interval.

Just my 0.02 on the subject.

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What year is your truck? If it's pre '07 when the final legislation went through to only use Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel, then an oil with a higher lubricating factor would be required as older diesels got some of their lubricity and better cetane from the sulphur in the Low Sulphur Diesel (~500ppm) fuel. If you want to switch to synthetic, I'm a fan of amsoil myself, and their series 3000 is designed for pre-'07s. If it's '07+ then you can use their premium syntheic 5W-40.
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My truck is a 2004 with the 5.9l Cummings. The reason for changing to synthetic is that I am driving to Mexico R/T about 6000 miles. On regular oil I would have to change there, which costs me 100 bucks. I would like to be able to make the R/T without oil change.
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