What tune do you have if any? Towing heavy with those heavy tires could be stressing the engine??? It would be hard for me to justify 10k rebuild unless she blew.Ok, finally found this thread.... I hijacked another one by accident because I wasn't paying attention. This report has my brain going a bit crazy....
So, I got my report back from Blackstone today. The dealer replaced my stock oil cooler as it was leaking and mixing a tiny bit of oil in my coolant. That issues is all cleared up, but it appears some of the coolant got into the oil either from a new issue, or there was some in it from the oil cooler issue... Also it looks like I'm gonna be having some bearings fail. Let me know your thoughts on this one. Has me a little concerned. Also, it mentions Delo Oil. I forgot the dealer replaced the oil cooler and so the oil in the truck is what they put in it, not the Chevron Delo I said was in there... Think the dealer put the wrong oil in it?
I tow pretty heavy, I'm glad I didn't wait to do the oil change. this one, at 6200 miles, is the soonest oil change I've done, but I've had great reports at 10k intervals.
Just so everyone is clear, I added HotShots Stiction eliminator in this oil. So, the oil tested had that additive, plus it was the oil change immediately following the stock oil cooler replacement.
I spoke to a shop in Utah that worked directly with King Bearings to get them to produce the bearings that are now available for the Ecodiesels. They are finishing up the first ecodiesel rebuild in the state now with those bearings. They can rebuild my engine for about $10k ( $7k if I bring them just the motor), using the stronger King Bearings, stronger internals, head studs etc. I'm going to see what the report says at 5k miles and decide what I want to do. Unless she explodes before then. Let me know your thoughts on this one.
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Unless your climate mandates a 5w40 for cold starts we should all be using a 15w40. Best results I ever got were on a 15w40 Synthetic Blend. I'll be posting a UOA of Valvoline Heavy Duty Maxlife 15w40 Synthetic Blend pretty soon here. It was ran towing our travel trailer this summer through blazing hot Nevada, Utah, and Arizona towing 14hrs straight twice with the truck never being turned off.
My Red Line must be good then! Even at 5w40.Unless your climate mandates a 5w40 for cold starts we should all be using a 15w40. Best results I ever got were on a 15w40 Synthetic Blend. I'll be posting a UOA of Valvoline Heavy Duty Maxlife 15w40 Synthetic Blend pretty soon here. It was ran towing our travel trailer this summer through blazing hot Nevada, Utah, and Arizona towing 14hrs straight twice with the truck never being turned off.
My guess is it'll be my best UOA to date. These engines thrive on a thick oil with a high HTHS.
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I run Rotella T6 5W-40 and generic filters. It will be interesting to see if there is any change to the analysis after a full cycle of the new tune.
Are you running the same filter the whole time? Curious of what results would indicate a dirty, inefficient filter in these Blackstone reports.Just received the analysis of my last oil change. 166,398 miles on the truck and 21,159 miles on the Rotella T6. Results were fantastic--going for 23,000 miles this time!