2004 F250 6.0 PSD, 8000km(5K miles) Esso XD-3 0w30/15w40 mix

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Due to my fuel dilution and viscosity reduction I decided to use a mixture of Esso XD-3 0w30 and 15w40 for this interval. I used 8L of 15w40 and about 6-7L of 0w30. Results are stil the same. [Frown] The 15w40 was the new CI-4+ formula. The wear still looks ok, even with all the fuel dilution. Ford once again will not do anything unless the engine produces symptoms of a bad injector and so far it's running very well. Should I be worried about the increased sodium? [I dont know] My driving habits are always the same, plenty of stop and go two nights a week, the rest about 60% hwy and 40% city, no extended idling.
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  	        Esso XD-3 	Mobil Delvac 	Castrol RX	Esso XD-3 	Esso XD-3 	Esso XD-3 	Esso XD-3
	          0w40		15w40		15w40		0w30		0w30		0w30		15w40/0w30
Total KM's 	14000km		22000km		28400km		37100km		47000km		55000		63700km 
Time on Fluid	8000km		8000km		6400km		8700km		9900km		8000		8700km
Time on Filter	8000km		8000km		6400km		8700km		9900km		8000		8700km 
Fluid Maint	Changed		Changed		Changed		Changed		Changed		Changed		Changed
Filter Maint	Changed		Changed		Changed		Changed		Changed		Changed		Changed
Iron (Fe)	45		39		50		33		27		24		21
Lead (Pb)	1.2		0.7		0.3		0.8		1.1		0.5		1
Silicon (Si)	64		31		20		16		14		11		8.7
Copper (Cu)	10		6		3.6		2.9		8.1		4.8		3.3
Chromium (Cr)	1.1		1.2		2		1.3		1.2		0.7		0.7
Nickel (Ni)	0		0		0		0		0		0		0
Titanium (Ti)	0		0		0.2		0.1		0.1		0		0.1
Silver (Ag)	0.4		0.4		0.4		0.3		0.4		0		0
Aluminum (Al)	1.3		4.3		6.3		3.2		2.9		2.6		2.2
Tin (Sn)	1.3		0.9		0.2		0.5		1		0.2		0.7
Sodium (Na)	3.4		0.8		3.1		1.8		0.5		5.6		8.7
Potassium (K)	12		4.1		5.5		2.3		2.5		1.9		3.5
Boron (B)	3.6		24		7		4.3		2.6		0		4.8
Barium (Ba)	0.7		0.3		0.6		0.2		0.1		0.1		0.2
Molybdenum (Mo)	0.6		27		7.2		3.2		1.2		0.7		0.9
Magnesium (Mg)	9		315		84		27		14		9.5		8.8
Calcium (Ca)	2938		2534		2819		3003		3144		3096		3048
Phosphorus (P)	1005		1099		1151		1026		1150		940		1077
Zinc (Zn)	1192		1277		1277		1213		1227		1130		1205
Sulfur (S)	3143		3313		4387		3556		3764		3526		3632
Manganese (Mn)	1		0.8		0.8		0.6		0.5		0.3		0.4
Vanadium (V)	0		0		0.1		0		0.1		0		0.1
Fuel(%)	        3		4		3		4		5		6		5
Glycol	       NEG		NEG		NEG		NEG		neg		NEG		neg
Soot(%)	        0		0		0		0		0		0		0
Oxid(PA)	63		63		163		63		68		72		68
Nitr(PA)	64		73		195		73		82		82		82
Sulf(PA)	56		56		191		56		56		56		59
ZDDP	        17		18				18		17		16		17
TBN	        8.06		8.19		7.31		7.42		7.31		8.01		6.65
[email protected]°C	9.8		12		11.1		10		8.9		9.2		9.6
VOA [email protected]°C	15.7		15.5		14.8		12.1		12.1		12.1		~13.5?

 
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In my 1992 Cummins diesel Dodge , I run 4 litres 0-40 XD3 and 8 litres 15-40 XD3 for summer brew. I run 6K km OCI. Great brew, 5 ppm constantly on iron, visc. is 14.8, considering the visc for 15-40 is 15.4 and 0-40 is 15.7, this brew mixing XD3 works to. (the waste oil gets recycled in older vehicles) Guess the 0-30 XD3 still shears less for you than the 0-40 Quick_lude. Cyprs
 
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Your UOA's always look good even with the fuel dilution. It kinda sucks that you are having to dump your oil out because of fuel dilution though. There is still plenty of life left on the oil, but if you leave the oil in for a longer period of time that means a higher percentage of fuel in the oil. Look at the bright side, you have a good wearing engine. [Smile]
 

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Yeah, this interval was a little more than I wanted, got too busy with work and missed the change. With the colder weather coming, I'm going to go with 0w30 only and cut back to about 7500km intervals, hopefully the viscosity will stay above 10. I also just got the latest flash which alters some egr stuff, we'll see how that affects the oil, if it all. I still can't figure out where this fuel is coming from, and why doesn't my oil level go up with almost 3/4 of a quart of fuel in there. [I dont know]
 
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