Ideas about additives - Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com
'11-16 General Questions General questions related to 2011-Up Super Duty trucks. If it doesn't fit the other categories, post it here. Gas engine discussion that pertains to all models is allowed. Specific gas engine questions should use the Gas Engines forum.

 2Likes
  • 1 Post By larrgh
  • 1 Post By wpetko
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-04-2019, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
AzScott59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 11
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Ideas about additives

My 2011 F350 6.7 superduty dually rolling over 100,000 mile mark and just wondering any thoughts about additives to engine oil..etc
AzScott59 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-04-2019, 08:33 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 77
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I wouldn't add anything to the oil Most of that stuff is snake oil anyway. I only use synthetic oil. I have had excellent results with that. Sure it's more expensive but for me it's worth the extra cost. I only use Motor craft oil even thought you could find cheaper but that's just me. I have 5 fords and I run synthetic in them all.
Stroking it is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-04-2019, 02:52 PM
Lifetime Supporting Member
 
ArcticDriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Longmont, CO
Posts: 3,466
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Modern engine oils are the cats meow right out of the bottle with excellent additive packages already mixed in.

Diesel fuel additive is a different story. It may not be needed in all circumstances but it can help in many.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2002 F-250 4x4 CC SB 7.3 PSD w/4R100. 182,000 miles.
NOS Black CPS. ScanGauge-II, AIC, Bilstein 5100, Stancor GPR, Marinco Mod, B&W Turnover Ball, Michelin Defender LTX


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2002 F-250 4x4 SC LB 7.3 PSD w/ZF-6. 177,000 miles.
NOS Black CPS. ScanGauge-II. Bilstein 5100. Noco Mod. Michelin Defender LTX 285/75/16.

SOLD:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2000 F-250 4x4 SC SB 7.3 PSD w/4R100. 164,000 miles.
NOS Black CPS. Rebuilt Fuel bowl w/gold spring, 6.0 Cooler, Walker BTM, Stancor GPR, Michelin LTX M&S2.
ArcticDriver is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-05-2019, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
AzScott59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 11
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks for the input. Even tho I work on diesels this is MY first diesel . I also use Motorcraft products on my truck. I've found in all my other trucks (gas) that by changing the oil every 3k my engines lasted forever with no problems. I put 200,000 miles on a 94 Ford with a 351 Cleveland with no drips and it ran perfect . I also do little or no major modifications to the engines. Thanks again. I'm glad I joined this group. I've learned alot.
.
AzScott59 is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-05-2019, 08:19 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 77
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Changing the oil in your diesel every 3,000 miles will get expensive fast. I just wait till the truck tells me to change my oil. In my cars that don't tell me I go around 5,000 miles. if I have to add oil than I just go ahead and change it.
Only additive I use in my fuel is cetane. I get it at my ford dealer. That is the only place I get it from.
Stroking it is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-05-2019, 08:22 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Tallassee, AL
Posts: 2,393
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Wal Mart oil is good oil. Like Motorcraft oil, some one makes it and bottles it for both.
badbart likes this.

Larry

2015 F350 Ultra Lariat 6.7L CCLB DRW 3.73 Limited Slip, Green Gem Metallic w/ Caribou accent, Camper Package, Titan 65gal tank, Rapid Heat, Block Heater, Upfitter Switches, Dual Alternators, Camper Package, Cable Lock, Husky Floor Liners, Spray in Bedliner, 5th Wheel Prep, 25K 5th Wheel Hitch, Ford Goose Neck Hitch.

Traded 2011 F350 XLT CCLB SRW 6.2L gasser 6,000 miles for 2015

Sold 1996 F350 XLT CCLB DRW 7.3L 208,000 miles



larrgh is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-15-2019, 08:14 AM
Senior Member
 
wpetko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Lumberton, Texas
Posts: 841
My Photos: (17)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by larrgh View Post
Wal Mart oil is good oil. Like Motorcraft oil, some one makes it and bottles it for both.
This is true. I retired from the ExxonMobil refinery in Beaumont, Texas &, while I never worked at the Blending & Packaging Plant, I have seen it & knew guys that worked there. They put the same oil in different bottles or jugs for different customers. As long as the oil meets specs (& it does) it’s fine.
The same thing is true for gasoline & diesel fuel. They all meet the minimum octane & cetane requirements & NO MORE. These companies do not believe in “product giveaway”. Often these companies will buy fuels from each other to save on shipping & other expenses. For example, Chevron will by fuel from Valero because the Valero refinery & distribution center may be closer to several of their Chevron stations. They all do this & there is no problem because the fuel will be EXACTLY the same at the time of delivery. Obviously, there may be concerns about age of the fuel or water in the tanks, but these problems occur on a case by case basis at various individual stations & have nothing to do with brands.
larrgh likes this.

2013 F-350 Lariat 6.7 L PSD Crew Cab Dually, FX4, white platinum metalic tri-coat with black interior, N-Fab step bars, factory spray-in bedliner and 5th wheel hitch, trailer tow package, integrated brake controller, upfitter switches, Sync with My Ford Touch, memory group, remote start, reverse sensing with rear view camera, nav, satillite radio, Weather Tech floor mats, limited slip diff, moon roof, climate controlled seats, engine block heater and tailgate step.

2014 Lifestyle (formerly Carriage) 5th wheel 38' long with 3 slides & all the goodies.

SOLD: 2005 F-350 Lariat, 6.0 PSD, Torqueshift auto trans, crew cab, SRW, short box, FX4, ESOF, limited slip dif., tow command, upfitter switches, 6 CD changer, Lariat Lux. package, camper package, engine block heater, triple A-pillar gauge set (Autometer) with pyrometer, trans temp & voltmeter, MBRP 4" cat back exhaust w/5" dual wall chrome tip, dark shadow gray/ med. flint interior.
wpetko is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-15-2019, 11:38 PM
Lifetime Supporting Member
 
ArcticDriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Longmont, CO
Posts: 3,466
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
@Petko.

Trying to figure out how to get further details without sounding argumentative.

Since motor oil is a combination of base stock and additives, is it possible that even though the Base stock was reported to you as the same in all brands that your co-workers forgot to consider that the additives were of different quality/quantity depending on what that particular customer wanted? Or did they say the oils were identical even with the additives?

Your Beaumont XOM refinery produces some very high quality oil under the Mobil label and a history of VOAs has shown many times it is superior to many other products so there seems to be a disconnect somewhere.

Here is a quick example of two well known 15w40 HDEOs: Delvac 1300 vs Rotella T-4. The two oils performed quite differently under identical test conditions.

https://rotella.shell.com/en_us/medi...on-ssht-lr.pdf


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2002 F-250 4x4 CC SB 7.3 PSD w/4R100. 182,000 miles.
NOS Black CPS. ScanGauge-II, AIC, Bilstein 5100, Stancor GPR, Marinco Mod, B&W Turnover Ball, Michelin Defender LTX


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2002 F-250 4x4 SC LB 7.3 PSD w/ZF-6. 177,000 miles.
NOS Black CPS. ScanGauge-II. Bilstein 5100. Noco Mod. Michelin Defender LTX 285/75/16.

SOLD:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2000 F-250 4x4 SC SB 7.3 PSD w/4R100. 164,000 miles.
NOS Black CPS. Rebuilt Fuel bowl w/gold spring, 6.0 Cooler, Walker BTM, Stancor GPR, Michelin LTX M&S2.

Last edited by ArcticDriver; 03-17-2019 at 07:36 AM.
ArcticDriver is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com > 2011 - 2016 Ford Super Duties > '11-16 General Questions

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Additives needed for ULSD fuel? UnclKracker 1999-2007 General Questions 8 09-25-2011 01:55 PM
Question about fuel and coolant additives? nbkr341 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes) 20 07-23-2011 07:21 AM
oil additives mmterrill Upgrades and Aftermarket - 6.0L Engine 13 03-19-2010 12:26 AM
Motor oil in diesel fuel? amko22 Bio-Diesel and Alternative Fuels 16 04-26-2008 11:34 PM
Diesel Additives - Power Service Products wheeze General Diesel 1 06-17-2006 11:48 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome