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Unread 05-01-2014, 06:29 AM   #1
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NAPA Synthetic Oil

Anybody ever use it? I noticed it less than half the price of regular synthetic oils.

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Unread 05-01-2014, 07:29 AM   #2
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Does it matter for a tractor motor?
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Unread 05-01-2014, 07:42 AM   #3
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From my research I have found that NAPA synthetic oil is just rebranded Valvoline synthetic, although with a slightly less stout adative package
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Does it matter for a tractor motor?
That's what I'm thinking!!
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From my research I have found that NAPA synthetic oil is just rebranded Valvoline synthetic, although with a slightly less stout adative package
Well I've been using the Valvoline full synthetic. But saw the price difference and started thinking, would it really make a difference. I change the oil every 3k anyway.
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valvoline makes many of the "house brand" and "no name brand" oils on the market.
alot, but not all, will have "ashland oils" somewhere on the label.
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If it's a tractor motor, why not run Mobil 1 Delvac?
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If it's a tractor motor, why not run Mobil 1 Delvac?
Never seen it before.
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From my research I have found that NAPA synthetic oil is just rebranded Valvoline synthetic, although with a slightly less stout adative package
I would be very surprised if the additive package was any different at all.
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If it's a tractor motor, why not run Mobil 1 Delvac?
I interested what the difference between this and the Mobil 1 turbo diesel truck blend is.
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I used diesel oil in my 4.0 (Rotella T5)...

The people over at BITOG say the NAPA Synthetic is Ashland oil (Valvoline) and it's a pretty darn good oil.

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Is Rotella SF rated? I would only use an engine oil in a gasoline engine if it includes that SF rating.
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Here are the ratings for their 'T' blend. I'll try to find the T5 information here in a little while. For the record, I've been using T5 successfully for a couple years. The flat tappet 4.0 loves the higher ZDDP/stout add pack in the rotella. The added cleaning agents are a plus too.

I actually use T5 in my wifes 4cyl TJ, my 4.0 WJ, and my 5.9 J-10...

Anyway, the ratings are listed below:

API: CJ-4, CI-4 Plus, CI-4, CH-4, CG-4, CF-4, CF.
API: SM, SL, SJ, SH
ACEA: E9, E7
JASO DH-2, MA, MA2
Caterpillar: ECF-1A, ECF-2, ECF-3
Cummins: CES 20081
DDC: 93K218
Deutz: DQC III-10 LA
Mack: EO-O Premium Plus
Ford: WSS-M2C171-E
MAN: M3575
MB Approval: 228.31
MTU: Category 2.1
Renault Trucks: RLD-3
Volvo VDS-4

Edit: Here are the specifications for T5 10W-30:

API: CJ-4, SM
ACEA: E9, E7
Caterpillar: ECF-3, ECF-2
Cummins: CES 20081
DDC : 93K218
Ford : WSS-M2C171-E
JASO: DH-2
Mack: EO-O Premium Plus
MAN: M 3575
MB Approval: 228.31
MTU: Cat 2.1
Volvo: VDS-4

Information can be found at: http://www.epc.shell.com/

Specifically for T5 10W-30: http://www.epc.shell.com/Docs/GPCDOC...-US%29_TDS.pdf
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I second the Rotella T, been using it in my YJ for a few years now....
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Never seen it before.
Yeah, it's oil for diesel vehicles and rather expensive (55-gallon drum is ~$1,700). I used to have two turbo diesel vehicles, a Chevy Duramax w/Allison and a VW TDi Golf, and ran Mobil 1 Delvac. I used to have to get it at a truck stop, oh the looks I'd get in the little VW...
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