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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:50 pm    Post subject: Engine oils Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What do you think is the best engine oil for a stroker pulling motor? What do u think about synthetics? Is their any benifits?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine oils Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We just use 15X40. Partly because that is what is in the barrel. And I change oil often.(No Oil Filter) and short it about 2 quarts. Just use Hicks brand, they are a packager just North of DuQuoin Il.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:05 am    Post subject: Re: Engine oils Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I believe that synthetics are better oils, but that's just me, and everyone has their opinion.

I use 10W30 for a gas, and 15W40 for a diesel that only sees summer warm weather action.

Vic is right on about frequent changes. Many of these old tractors don't have full flow oil filtering, and oil can get full of, and spread around contaminants very quickly, especially if you have a new motor.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:35 am    Post subject: Re: Engine oils Reply to specific post Reply with quote

ive seen 2hp on the dyno and the motor seems a bit snappier with synthetic.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:59 am    Post subject: Re: Engine oils Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Bobistheoilguy.com In the forum one puller asking about his M Farmall. Lynn
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:14 am    Post subject: Re: Engine oils Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I just use a straight 30w diesel oil, I figure you can't go wrong with a straight weight oil and diesel oil has a little more zinc in it.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine oils Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The problem with diesel oils is no zinc after 2006. So newer diesel oils dont have zinc aditive. Gasoline car oils are better in that respect. Schaeffers still offers diesel oil for pre 2007 diesel engines and it has zinc in it. Ask your supplier if pre2007 diesel oil is still available.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine oils Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine oils Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Gary years ago I used to work for a trucking company that had Cat 3406 engines in all of there trucks. We used Rotella t 15-40 in all of them and changed it every 10 thousand miles. the engines would go a million miles with only having the rod and main bearings changed every 300 thousand. Might change a head gasket now and then and waterpumps and an injection pump other than that the oil always done its job. Why wouldnt you use that oil in your engines. I run it in everything that I own. Ive never torn a truck engine apart or anything that that was used in that was dirty or a mess inside.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine oils Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Royal purple, Edelbrock, and Joe Gibbs all make an oil with Zinc.

I guess our tractors fit into the "offroad use only" catagory.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine oils Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dave, the goverment made the oil companies stop using zinc in there diesel oils and pretty much ruined the oil. I would not use it in my lawn mower.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine oils Reply to specific post Reply with quote

because Case, deere and others have better oil than rotella. as for my pullers I just use Bomgaars or Harvest King 10w40. Farm diesels get Case No.1 30w
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine oils Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have been using Rotella T with a bottle of zinc additive in my puller, I use Rotella and Amsoil in my farm tractors. I have my puller engine torn down and it has a lot of carbon on the pistons and head and plugs after just one season, I'm going to switch to something else, I'm thinking Amsoil 15-40. What do you think of the zinc additive??
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine oils Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Gary I forgot to say I am getting the old formula, pre 2007. Also it is a lot cheaper. Vic
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine oils Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Zinc is simply an anti-wear additive. When the engine heats up, the zinc bonds to the metal and protects the engine better in a cold start condition.

In a puller, not sure it is doing that much for how long we run them.
 
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