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JRob
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Posted - 10/14/2013 :  07:04:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit JRob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Does anyone know the factory recommended engine oil for the Maxxforce DT? Is it 5w40?

Fastback
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Posted - 10/14/2013 :  07:48:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
5W-40 is an acceptable oil to use in all temperature ranges.

15W-40, 10W-30, 0W-30 and 0W-40 are also acceptable within certain ambient temperature ranges.

5W-40 or 15W-40 are required for heavy duty use or trailer towing above 50 degrees F.

Why yes, the ORIGinal CHARGER is a Fastback

Edited by - Fastback on 10/15/2013 04:34:31 AM
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second.flood
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USA
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Posted - 10/17/2013 :  12:52:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
15w-40
Rotella T Triple
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Brad Barker
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USA
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Posted - 11/01/2013 :  3:08:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Brad Barker's Homepage  Click to see Brad Barker's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Your seasonal temp ranges should dictate the weight of oil. Although 15w40 is the most common I personally recommend 5w40 for year round best performance. 5w40 is a full synthetic and higher cost but it is possible to extend out your drain intervals to offset the increased price.

Brad A. Barker
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wcfpusher
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Posted - 11/07/2013 :  04:46:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit wcfpusher's Homepage  Reply with Quote
how far are you guys going on a change...i use NOCO 15w40 and i change at 5000 miles. new filter also at 5000. Ideas?
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bwest
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United States
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Posted - 11/07/2013 :  2:11:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is a thread on here someplace where we talked about synthetic quite extensively. I have changed over to a synthetic 5w40 that has free (read: added into the cost) oil analysis. I have no trouble getting 8k on route buses and 10k on those traveling mostly highway miles (over 150 to 200 per day). I bring them in at half miles for a look over and grease.

Bryan
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second.flood
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USA
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Posted - 11/08/2013 :  9:04:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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