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 05-12-2003, 20:16 Post: 54759
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 Oil Change for Diesel Tractor

I recently purchased a JD 4310. Of course the dealer says that I should only use official JD 15W40 oil. Is there any problem with using 15W40 from any store with standard automotive ratings? Any thoughts on this?






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 05-12-2003, 22:55 Post: 54768
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Some oils are rated for gas engines only. You will see ratings like SE, SF or SG on the container.

The oils rated for diesel engines usually cross over into the gas engine realm and will have codes like SF/CD or SE/CF or it may say something like "exceeds CF-4".

The important thing is to read you owners manual and get the standards listed there. My 4100 can use CC, CF or CF-4 depending on the weight and viscosity of the oil.

I use a synthetic that exceeds all of these standards. Mobil 1, Shell Rotella Synthetic and several others exceed all known ratings.






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 05-12-2003, 22:55 Post: 54769
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 Oil Change for Diesel Tractor

diesels and auto's need two different types of oil. Look for a good diesel oil. There are other makes as good.






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 05-13-2003, 03:50 Post: 54772
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 Oil Change for Diesel Tractor

TL all of the grading has been hit. If you wanna see the most of the best oils look in a truck stop. The #1 seller is shell rotella. There are 2 others that are sold and some fleet owners have their own smaller brands. Don't buy your oil at a truck stop. Go to wally world or other discount auto parts store. My JD does not use any oil between changes am changing at 100 hr interval.

The synthetics are ok if you are using your equipment 40+ hours a week. Generally you should change the oil a couple of times a year even if you do not get the hours on it. Using a very expensive oil just to drain it with out the hours on it seems a waste to me.

There will be some that will say for what small amout of oil used the cost is not a problem. Then I would suggest just use the JD oil.

Good Luck Harvey






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 Oil Change for Diesel Tractor

I used Shell Rotella with great results in my old Ford Powerstroke diesel pickup and just wanted to pass on the fact that it is available in both Sam's Club and BJ's for around $33 for a case of 6 plastic gallons. That's far better than truck stop and part store prices around here if you have a wholesale club nearby.






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 Oil Change for Diesel Tractor

Rotella is very popular. I currently use Valvoline Pre. Blue, 15W40 formulated for Diesel's from Walmart.






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Has anyone had experience with the Walmart full synthetic oil? I believe it is called Super Tech, can't recall for sure. They have all grades available and I am sure they don't make it themselves so it must be from one of the major companies. I just purchased six quarts to try in the wife's jeep, have been running Quaker State which was less than a buck a quart, the synthetic Wally oil is 2.97. I thought this might stretch the oil change interval out a bit since she is running 500 miles a week now. Was changing around 3k and figured I would go between 4-5k with the synthetic and a good filter.






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Walley World will normally sell their branded item and the original manufactures oil side by side. If you look at the packaging you can track down the manufacturer. Using this method of deduction I would say the Wally World oil is Texico Havoline. Does anyone have a better idea?
The shell Synthetic Rotella T is 12.88 for a gallon again or 3.22. I would make sure that the synthetic is rated for diesels. It will burn like reqular oil auto oil if it does not have the antiburn additives.
I made that mistake once when I got my first used diesel tractor. I thought it had a bad engine as the oil quickly disappeared. Switched to regular CF rated oil and no burn. Boy was I relieved.






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WalMarts house brand synthetic is rated for gas engines only.






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I use and love the Shell Rotella 5W40 100% synthentic with the soot control sold by WalMart rated for diesels for my Kubota B-2150. I change it twice a years whether it needs it or not. Starts great in the winter too!!!






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