what is a good recommended oil brand

Discussion in 'Freightliner Forum' started by Wickedchicken, Oct 19, 2021.

  1. Wickedchicken

    Wickedchicken Bobtail Member

    49
    47
    Nov 6, 2020
    0
    Freightliner Cascadia dd15. The guy at the dealer told me to go get Mobile One 10W30 oil at any location. But a friend of mine told me to get t4 Rotella and that its consistency is better than other brands. Any my other friend recommends adding lucas treatment after the oil is added. Anyone have any experience and or recommendations on this?
     
    truckdriver31 Thanks this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Short Fuse EOD

    Short Fuse EOD Heavy Load Member

    873
    1,776
    Jul 29, 2015
    Merica
    0
    Allot of the major brands are just fine these days. I use Delo XLE 15W-40.
     
    Dave_in_AZ and truckdriver31 Thank this.
  4. ibcalm19

    ibcalm19 Road Train Member

    1,035
    1,434
    Nov 30, 2015
    Pennsylvania
    0
    I have a new dd13 I used rottella 10W30 & not using additives ( have no plans to at all). My Uncle did testing on engine oil at the oil refinery. No need for adding any thing to the oil. I'll stick with the science. I don't idle either.
     
  5. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

    6,505
    7,603
    Sep 18, 2013
    0
    t5 is better. thinner the better. starts nice in the winter. 10w means the air temp is above freezing. 5w means below. 30w is the weight.
     
  6. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

    853
    2,330
    Sep 16, 2016
    0
    I go with what my book recomends for the engine weight wise and then use rotella semi-synthetic late spring-fall and full synthetic late fall-early spring out of habbit. Pretty much any national brand will be as good as any other within a small margin of error with the top shelf stuff obvious being a tad better. Mobile one is also good if you want a more "premium" oil

    Also i would throw half a bottle of lucas in there every 3rd or 4th change to help clean the stuff out. Ive found it does tend to degunk the engine a bit better and you shouldn't need a full bottle if everything runs fine. But thats just MY opinion.
     
  7. msh

    msh Light Load Member

    84
    53
    Jul 18, 2021
    Los Angeles, CA
    0
    i have tested Delo, Rotella, Delvac on DD15
    Rotella is winner because less fumes are coming from breather, less oil is getting out from rear of engine. We all know that every DD15 is leaking form behind )))
    If you put Delo in it you will see many leaks on engine, Delvac is in the middle of Rotella and Delo. :)
     
  8. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

    5,427
    6,709
    Jan 20, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca.
    0
    When I had a little blow by, I switched to Guardol ECT, and the blow by stop on my former Cat. I now use a similar oil from a local distributor with similar additives and some. E414BFBB-0480-4C06-B21D-3CFBA2D27883.jpeg
     
    Dave_in_AZ Thanks this.
  9. msh

    msh Light Load Member

    84
    53
    Jul 18, 2021
    Los Angeles, CA
    0
    expensive?
     
  10. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    32,401
    143,755
    May 4, 2015
    0
    Delvac 15-40 CK-4 for the win.
     
  11. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    32,401
    143,755
    May 4, 2015
    0
    Cemex uses Chevron Delo 15-40 CK-4 in their mixers, and haul trucks.

    And nothing, no engine, will ever get run harder than those mixers.
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted