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    Edge 5W-30 10k miles '13 F150 5.0

    My last OCI was about 13k miles and it looked pretty good. This OCI was only 10.2k miles but the engine was worked hard for many more of the miles. It's a heavy truck (for a half ton) and is loaded heavy or pulling heavy loads more often than in the past. Some of the elements (silicon, sodium...
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    VOA Mobil 1 5W-30 High Mileage SN+/ACEA A5/B5

    I recently put this oil in my F150 5.0 and thought I'd share the VOA here. I've been using Milton Cat for all of my oil analyses the past couple of years. As the title says; this is M1 5W-30 High Mileage API SN+ and ACEA A5/B5 Copper 0 Iron 0 Chromium 0 Aluminum 1...
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    Castrol Edge 5W-30 13k miles F150 5.0

    My goal was to hit something around 10k-11k, but I've been so busy each time I get home that it was easy to push it out even more. Most miles are on rural roads with an occasional trip "down" to Binghamton or "up" to Utica or Syracuse area, so very little stop and go driving. It commutes 6 miles...
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    Castrol Edge 5W-30 SN Plus (VOA)

    Looks mostly the same as the d1G2 version I posted last year. Probably nothing more than batch variation between them. Castrol Edge 5W-30 SN Plus / dexos1 Gen2 <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Code</div><div class="ubbcode-body ubbcode-pre" ><pre> SN...
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    VOA Valvoline Transfer Case Fluid

    Valvoline says good for Ford XL-12, GM Auto Trak II and ATF+4 applications <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Code</div><div class="ubbcode-body ubbcode-pre" ><pre> Copper 0 Iron 0 Chromium 0 Aluminum 0 Lead...
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    Edge 5W-30 7.9k miles '13 F150 5.0

    This run (so far) was from early May to a few days ago. I plan to leave it in for a few more months (I guess...I'm anxious to check the magnetic plug). I will update when I finish the OCI. This sample was to check for any abnormal wear readings. Many of you have heard about the Coyote ticking...
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    Delo SDE 15W-40 45k miles Detroit Diesel DD13

    I already have a thread with 5 or 6 UOAs using Delo XLE 10W-30 but I'm putting this one up for Delo SDE since nobody else has done so. Maybe someone will be interested... I don't know. The truck is a 2016 Freightliner Cascadia used mostly in OTR trucking. The two UOAs here are a mix of OTR...
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    VOA Castrol Edge 5W-30 D1 gen2

    Before you ask, I did not transpose the calcium and magnesium numbers. I'm giving you an accurate account of the Cat lab's report. I'm hoping that PQIA tests this oil someday. I've never learned to decipher the ISO codes/ratings. Is this oil considered "dirty"? As the title says, it is Dexos1...
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    2013 F150 5.0 Castrol Edge 5W-20 9557 miles

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Code:</div><div class="ubbcode-body ubbcode-pre" ><pre> Edge 5W-20 Motorcraft 5W-20 9557 miles 5607 miles 7/31/17 - 5/13/18 March '17 - 7/31/17 Milton Cat Lab ALS Atlanta lab...
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    2013 F150 Rear diff and transfer case UOAs

    I'm always short on time, so condensing both units into one thread. I'm not sure, but I believe that the transfer case is probably the factory fill. The rear diff lube report looks too low on iron to be the factory fill, although it came out grey colored, which is what some others have reported...
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    Delo XLE 10W30 55007 miles Detroit Diesel DD13

    As near as I can tell, there's not much interest in 10W30 HDEO here at BITOG, and certainly not in the low phosphorus offerings of some of the CK-4 oils. Still, here is a sample of 10W30 that happens to be dual rated (CK-4/SN) and therefore the phosphorus is limited at a maximum of 800 PPM. I am...
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    Motorcraft 5W20 5,607 miles 2013 F150 with 5.0

    This was a "rinse cycle" so to speak, on my pickup truck that I purchased the first of March. When I purchased it, the truck appeared to have been well cared for and drives like new. Truck was purchased with 81582 miles and this oil went in 100 miles later. The truck is driven gently, only...
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    Factory fill Detroit DD13 ; 29,617 miles

    I've never bothered with uoa of the factory fill on my new trucks for obvious reasons but...curiosity got the best of me this time. Posting for entertainment but it's actually pretty boring. Detroit DD13 engine 29,617 miles on both engine and oil (755 hours) Total capacity is 42-44 quarts...
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    QSAD 5W20 UOA 5,504 miles 2011 TAURUS 3.5

    This is the new formulation (or at least a modified additive package) of QSGB. This was my third oci with the green bottle. I knew something was different from the first two oci's of use and recently posted a new VOA of QSGB. This most recent report and the far right column are both winter...
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    QSAD 5W20 VOA Bottled 2/25/16

    This oil came out of a 5 quart jug with a February 25, 2016 bottling date. It went into my Taurus recently and is my fourth consecutive time using this oil (QSGB/QSAD). When I get the results for my UOA of the oil I recently drained, I suspect it will show the same additive package as this. Not...
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    Cold starts easy peasy with 10W30

    I'm not the bravest person in the world. In the past I have always idled my rig while sleeping (I'm an otr driver) if the outside temp was down near zero (F) and headed lower at the time of parking. It allowed me to sleep well, especially when parking in the middle of nowhere. Since the advent...
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    Delvac Elite 10W30 21,900 miles Volvo D13

    I don't know how much interest there is in this oil, but here is a peek at it in heavy duty use (along with two oci's with Kendall 15W40). This particular D13 is part of Volvo's XE13 package. The package was introduced a few years ago and uses what is referred to as "downspeeding". It is set up...
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    need math equation for determining rpm/gear ratios

    Anyone know the mathematical (algebraic?) equation to determine engine rpm based on ring/pinion ratios and tire circumference? For instance, in my case looking to see what rpm I'd run if going to larger tire. I know my transmission gear ratios, differential gearing and can get tire...
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    QS Green bottle 5W20 5,129 miles in 2011 Taurus

    This oil was in service from october 8, 2014 to april 1, 2015. I was very happy with this oil as the engine was still fairly quiet at 5k miles. Not like when the oil was fresh of course, but the quiet/smoothness lasted far longer than QSUD or Synpower. Considering the winter we had, I didn't...
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    valvoline synpower 0W20 7,162 miles 2011 taurus

    This is from my 2011 Taurus' fantastic 3.5L V6 (naturally aspirated). This sample was taken last october (2014) after a 51 week run. The miles accumulated were mostly rural back roads (many of them dirt) with some state roads mixed in. While we do climb a lot of 12-15% grades, that's more of a...
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