Oil changes often?

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  1. Imani100

    Imani100 Light Load Member

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    I have a Volvo d13 with 618k miles, Recently my truck has been stalling Due to oil pressure issues(which seem to happen after i pull a heavy load )I’ve had to change it at 5k twice then it runs fine. I’ve only done intermodal for about a year i was wondering does it cause you to have to change oil more often?
     
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  3. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    When you change the oil, are you sure you are replacing all the oil filters? I know some trucks have aftermarket secondary filters installed, and I suspect that some manufacturers have secondary filter options.

    Also, verify the viscosity rating your truck requires, and see if that rating is ambient temperature dependent. Run too thin an oil in high ambient, and the pressure may go too low. Run too thick an oil in cold ambient, and the pressure may go too high.
     
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  4. Imani100

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    Yeah I’ve had all filters including fuel with the best Volvo has for the engine and it still happened both at 5k with synthetic oil. It seems to lose power then stalls whenever the truck comes to a complete stop. But after the load is dropped it will never stall but at idle the oil psi seems to be between 15-30 and driving won’t go past 60, seems to stay at 55 max then go straight to maybe 20-30 when stopped
     
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  5. Farmerbob1

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    That could be normal. For my truck, cruising speed oil psi when the engine is fully warmed up is around 50 psi, and the idle psi after warming up is around 15 to 20.

    If the issue is repeatable, you might try to get a mechanic to ride with you for a bit when loaded so they can hear/feel for themselves what is happening.

    With your current clarification, I wonder if your oil pump might be preparing to fail.
     
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  6. AModelCat

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    What does the oil analysis say?
     
  7. Imani100

    Imani100 Light Load Member

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    yeah the next step for the mechanic was the oil pump
     
  8. Imani100

    Imani100 Light Load Member

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    I have to get one done
     
  9. AModelCat

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    Do that before you throw money at it. Fuel will dillute the oil, making it thinner. An oil analysis will confirm if fuel is in the oil or not. Oil pump will not correct the potential oil pressure issue if that's the case.
     
  10. Socal Xpress

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    At idle my D13 is 32psi with 1.28m . I would definitely be worried if I saw anything under 25psi. Is it throwing any codes?
     
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  11. Imani100

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    He checked the oil pump he said it’s good I’m going to get the oil analysis
     
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