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Old September 10th, 2015, 11:17 PM
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Perhaps it's also worth mentioning that the best way to see how your engine is wearing is to send the the oil in for analysis. I used Blackstone labs and wrote about it in another thread. It doesn't have to be done often. If you've never used additives send it in for evaluation, then use additives for a year and send it in again so you can compare. My lab results were so good they told me I could double the milage between oil changes without any harm to the engine.
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Perhaps it's also worth mentioning that the best way to see how your engine is wearing is to send the the oil in for analysis. I used Blackstone labs and wrote about it in another thread. It doesn't have to be done often. If you've never used additives send it in for evaluation, then use additives for a year and send it in again so you can compare. My lab results were so good they told me I could double the milage between oil changes without any harm to the engine.
So how often do you change your oil & what type do you use ?
Also, do you put in any additives such as ZDDP ?
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I use Mobil 1 Truck Diesel Oil. My most recent oil change had a 7700 mile interval. Perhaps a bit much although in my Blackstone report they said that my engine did not mind the 5500 mile interval used in the analysis and that I could go longer next time if I wanted to.

This was 4 years ago so I'm probably due for another analysis. I stopped using XPD years ago. It was redundant with the amount of Biodiesel that I run. I have B99 in the tank right now and I'll switch to B50 or B20 as it gets colder. According to this guy B2 is better than XPD.

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So how often do you change your oil & what type do you use ?
Also, do you put in any additives such as ZDDP ?
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The atf in the filter is an occasional thing and is very old school dating back to 2 stroke detroits. ATF is full of detergents which is why it is good for that purpose. In reading on various forums its not viewed as being a good idea on some of the newer engines like the computer controlled cummins and navistars like the powerstroke engines.

It has made a marked difference on tdi's that I have used it in. YMMV
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That is very interesting, using ATF to prime the new fuel filter, I had also heard in addition to cleaning out the injectors and nozzels, the viscousity helps remove in air out of the lines.
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