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Author Topic: How much oil in an 8V71? (and other questions)  (Read 5990 times)
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« Reply #45 on: April 02, 2013, 09:27:50 AM »

 Grin Grin Grin LOL, you guys. Soon I will ask about coolant

As for me, I use 10-40, but I also happen to have a S60, whole different animal.

Have fun.

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« Reply #46 on: April 02, 2013, 07:01:52 PM »

I purchased a drum of oil from Tri-County petroleum a few years ago. At that time they said ExxonMobil changed the Delvac 1240 to XD-3 40. Supposed to be same oil, but the XD-3 was more recognized by users before merger. Could be also to differentiate the CF-2 oil from the traditional Delvac line. BTW, you supplied the drum and they filled it. They supplied new labels for the drum and msds.
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« Reply #47 on: April 03, 2013, 01:28:15 PM »

I perceive that John found this thread amusing.  Tongue  Don't knock it, John, you were here once.

I contacted Tri-County, which is now Petro Choice, and they said 1240 is now 1640, or maybe it was 1540, not sure. Both Advance and Autozone have 1540. I tried to look up the XD-3 product data sheet and it crashed my browser so I don't know what it ways.

Yeah, no wonder John found it amusing. Wait a second. John, what was that about the coolant?
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« Reply #48 on: April 03, 2013, 01:33:59 PM »

Barn,

This come up like clockwork about every few months, or so. I just get a chuckle out of it. Everybody has a type of oil that they love, live and die by. If it was me and a 2 stroke, I would go with what Clifford says... This issue hasn't come up for me before. We have a 4 stroke, 15w40 for us.

Coolant? Don't ask. There is an old BCM article on it, otherwise PM Clifford privately and ask him...LOL. There are enough colors out there to do a Christmas tree with.

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« Reply #49 on: April 05, 2013, 03:02:19 PM »

Yea, I pretty much agree. Only thing is, I'm having a dilly of a time finding the stuff. A nice NAPA desk man took the time to find out the Mobil part number but it didn't come up in his system so he couldn't even order it for me. Step in the right direction, I guess. Same story at Advance. It comes up as a listing in their resources but they can't get it. In fact they're the ones that sent me over to NAPA.

And we get to start all over on coolants.........GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

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« Reply #50 on: April 05, 2013, 03:19:23 PM »

Bern, I have been using Delo 100.  I tried to switch to the Mobile based on some recommendations, but I just could not get it here.  It appears that that is the case--that it is only available in some places.  Anyway, despite some strong preferences, it seems to me that people have been running the Delo 100 or Shell Rotella for many many miles without complaint.  So ultimately, any brand the meets the specs will probably be fine and will allow you to move on to the next worry.
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« Reply #51 on: April 05, 2013, 03:27:24 PM »

Never been a problem for me we have a mom and pop auto supply here the guy can get Mobil,Shell Delo or any other brand overnight what I like about the Delvac it comes 5 gals to case sorry guys I had to throw that in
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« Reply #52 on: April 05, 2013, 04:25:42 PM »

Anyone with A D.D. 2 stroke can always use 12 gallons of oil per purchase  Roll Eyes.
My last purchase was 15 gallons of Rotella....because the guy was willing to stay open an xtra 1/2 hour.
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« Reply #53 on: April 07, 2013, 11:21:06 AM »

Bern, I have been using Delo 100.  I tried to switch to the Mobile based on some recommendations, but I just could not get it here.  It appears that that is the case--that it is only available in some places.  Anyway, despite some strong preferences, it seems to me that people have been running the Delo 100 or Shell Rotella for many many miles without complaint.  So ultimately, any brand the meets the specs will probably be fine and will allow you to move on to the next worry.

Yeah, it looks like I'm stuck with Rotella for the same reason. Advance has some Rotella T-1 40w that's API CF-2 so unless I can find something else fast it looks like that's where I'll be going. But it ain't like I didn't try.

Never been a problem for me we have a mom and pop auto supply here the guy can get Mobil,Shell Delo or any other brand overnight what I like about the Delvac it comes 5 gals to case sorry guys I had to throw that in

Methinks we have here the difference between a conviction and a preference!

Thanks, guys. I think we've about beat this horse to a pulp. I appreciate all the input, and you'll probably see me again when I run into another question.

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« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2013, 11:48:35 AM »

Looking at some old service records I see Greyhound used Gulf Lube or Texaco Ursa at the Dallas service terminal they changed the oil every 5000 miles fwiw  back before all the hype about Delo 100 the Delo RPM Special 40 w was common for the old engines 
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« Reply #55 on: April 07, 2013, 01:02:52 PM »

I will say that when I was at the chevron jobber we recommended 200 and 250 hr change intervals....that was usually every 10 days or less during construction jobs running 24/7.

5000 miles at 60mph....that would be 83hrs...pretty good  for salesman....and real good for motors.

hi Clifford how ya doing ? did the fellow from Q get a water pump ?
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« Reply #56 on: April 07, 2013, 01:43:20 PM »

Yea I friend that changes his every 5000 miles too he loves it when people ask how much oil do you use between changes his answer is none with a grin 

No Donald haven't heard from Larry yet about the water pump he may have lost my number
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« Reply #57 on: April 09, 2013, 02:31:20 PM »

Bern, the dip stick is shipped to your PO Box

good luck
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« Reply #58 on: April 14, 2013, 07:50:24 AM »

Got it! Many thanks to both. PM for details re shipping costs.
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« Reply #59 on: April 22, 2013, 08:05:41 PM »

Haven't completely read all the replies, but if it wasn't covered yet, 5.5 gallons is spec for a stock  4106.
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