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Re: Burning Oil

there you have it! awesome info maine

btw my favourite oil is delo400 15-40 dino diesel oil similar to your rotella, rotella down here is called rimula(shell) but its twice as expensive as delo400 at pricemart

used it for my racing enduro bike, my old montero truck or anything old and stout...jaja

change often is all I ever advocate on old engines, or any engine for that matter...never let it get CRITICALLY low this is what damages the most not what oil you use

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there you have it! awesome info maine

btw my favourite oil is delo400 15-40 dino diesel oil similar to your rotella, rotella down here is called rimula(shell) but its twice as expensive as delo400 at pricemart

used it for my racing enduro bike, my old montero truck or anything old and stout...jaja

change often is all I ever advocate on old engines, or any engine for that matter...never let it get CRITICALLY low this is what damages the most not what oil you use

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Actually while any oil is better than nothing diesel engines need oils that are formulated for their needs. You need oils that meet specs for diesel engines due to higher heat of diesels among other things. I would recommend the delo 100 for marine uses
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Re: Burning Oil

that can be said for any engine...but without getting into oil wars(they are popular) never get any OIL critically low to damage journals, beraings and the sort and dont overfill drastically either

any diesel oil is good for inboards on our boats...but there are ones with better detergents, anti foaming qualities, higher levels of minerals and the like like zddp or zinc if you will that help...

delo400
rotella rimula
other chevron or fleet truck oils work too(these are all diesel oils)

etc...

the list is endless

I love 15-40 grade for most climates

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Re: Burning Oil

I had a Detroit diesel that the original owner used to take to the Galapagos area for albacore for many years. He had it built in 1949 and we bought it in 1964, had no hour meter in it, but as he was a full time commercial fisherman all those years I can only assume it had a LOT of hours on it. He said "it runs fine" and had not been re-built. It burned no measurable amount of oil between changes. Same situation for 2 VW diesels I worked on, one of which was turbo charged, and run HARD, by my daughter, that is.

However I had a piece of junk Ford F-250 truck that burned one quart every 500 miles after all of 60,000 miles. It actually ran all right, just burned a lot of oil.

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Come on, no one has said it yet?......

CR... "Diesels love oil like a sailor loves rum"

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I had a Detroit diesel that the original owner used to take to the Galapagos area for albacore for many years. He had it built in 1949 and we bought it in 1964, had no hour meter in it, but as he was a full time commercial fisherman all those years I can only assume it had a LOT of hours on it. He said "it runs fine" and had not been re-built. It burned no measurable amount of oil between changes. Same situation for 2 VW diesels I worked on, one of which was turbo charged, and run HARD, by my daughter, that is.

However I had a piece of junk Ford F-250 truck that burned one quart every 500 miles after all of 60,000 miles. It actually ran all right, just burned a lot of oil.

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It shouldn't have burned that much but not uncommon for the old 6.9 idi they didn't have valve guide seals in those engines
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It shouldn't have burned that much but not uncommon for the old 6.9 idi they didn't have valve guide seals in those engines
Ours was a 1975 390 Cubic inch gas V8. As there was not excessive blow by that I could detect valve guides were probably a major part of the problem.

60,000 miles? Dealer said "They all do that". I couldn't believe he actually said that , but he did.

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Ours was a 1975 390 Cubic inch gas V8. As there was not excessive blow by that I could detect valve guides were probably a major part of the problem.

60,000 miles? Dealer said "They all do that". I couldn't believe he actually said that , but he did.

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Yep in the mid 70's they used inferior materials in the guide seals. I assumed you were referring to the old diesel truck engines.
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Yep in the mid 70's they used inferior materials in the guide seals. I assumed you were referring to the old diesel truck engines.
Ours was a brand new 1975 F-250 Super Cab pickup, equipped with the "Heave Duty Towing package", from the factory, 390 cubic inch gas V8. At about 60,000 miles it started burning about a quart every 500 miles, kind of like a 2 stroke.

The only thing good on that truck was the brakes, stopped straight as an arrow, even with a 5,500 pound boat/trailer boat behind it.

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