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 08-24-2005, 21:37 Post: 115390
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I've been using Kubota brand engine oil for my L3130 diesel,
is there a better oil I should use? such as a synthetic Mobile 1.






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 08-25-2005, 06:53 Post: 115394
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I use the Kubota 15-40 year round. My L3130 has 775+ hours (in 2 years) with no problems. Stick with it, keep your receipts for filters,oil etc. If you do have a mechanical problem, you will be less likely to have warranty problems.
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 08-25-2005, 09:01 Post: 115401
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I use Rotella T or Rotella T Synthetic in everything I own. The Rotella T Synthetic is 5-40 and will provide the same engine protection as 15-40 but will work better in cold weather. It is about $13 per gallon at Wallyworld.






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 08-25-2005, 10:13 Post: 115411
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I second the Rotella T considering I also have an F350 Powerstroke. I do a Blackstone report with every oil change on it and get back very good results with high change times of 8-9K miles each change. I use it in the Bota and have not had any issues with starting in any weather, I alway get pressure quickly. Considering how smal the oil quantity is, Synthetics arent that bad an idea. For a large diesel like the stroke, synthetics are a waste unless you have a bypass filtration system where you can get good filtration to get the soot out. So far I havent found a reason to spend the extra cash on the filter system, nor the extra expense of synthetics in the stroke, just cant justify the cost when I get back excellent results using dino Rotella T. OTOH, Last oil change on the Bota I ran mobil 1 0w30 and I am about due for a change and will do the blackstone on it to see the results. I havent used the tractor much this year, maybe 7 hours max, so the mobil one was a good idea since it holds up much better than dino when sitting. In my Crown Vic, I use Mobil 1 0W30 as well and go 15K between changes with swapping the filter out every 5K and I get good results with that as well. I dont know how well the mobil 1 holds soot in suspension though, so next change on the bota will be Rotella T. I just ran out of Rotella and had 4 quarts of Mobil one at the last change.






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 08-25-2005, 10:30 Post: 115414
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Not all synthetics carry a diesel rating. Mobil 1 and Rotella are two that do.






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 08-25-2005, 10:41 Post: 115416
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Also not all Mobil 1's have a diesel rating either. The 0w30 just happened to have a matching rating on it.






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 08-25-2005, 20:49 Post: 115454
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Ah, let's see, most car's that are diesel are figured to run at 1/4 throttle and 1/4 load and most diesel trucks are figured to run at 1/3 throttle and 1/3 load and most tractors run at? Uh! Now what generic oil will give the best life in a tractor?






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 08-25-2005, 21:49 Post: 115462
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I use John Deere 15W-40 Plus 50 synthetic blend in my 4410 and Cummins in the Dodge. It is made for Deere by Chevron. I buy it by the 55 gallon barrel so the price came to about $1.38 a quart at the time but I think the days of those prices from yore are gone. ;O) Very good oil the works well all year round. I did try the Shell 5W-40 Rotella T synthetic this last winter and also found it to be a very good oil. The folks at Shell sent me a case of 6 gallon jugs of the 5W-40 Rotella synthetic for bringing a packaging production problem to their attention. I guess I will be using the Rotella again this winter! Laughing out loud!






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 08-25-2005, 22:11 Post: 115463
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I have an 05 VW jetta TDI and it came with synthetic and can only use synthetic if you want your warranty. They told me there is a "zero" wear tolerance for something. I guess it is the cam running the injection pump? The oil is made in Germany, but is brand named. 10,000 mile oil changes too. I have run Amsoil synthetic for years at extended drain in many things. I even use synthetic 2 stroke oil at almost 100:1 ratio in all the 2 stroke stuff I own no matter what it calls for.






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 08-26-2005, 06:37 Post: 115470
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We use Kubota or Rotella-T 15w40 year round. Tried straight 30 in the hot weather, but didn't like the may the machine sounded. Stayed with the 15w40 since.






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