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    Default diesel engine oil

    What is the best engine oil for the Mits diesel ?

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    Been using 5-40 synthetic Connoco Triton EC for the last year. Seems to be working well for my customers

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    Default diesel engine oil

    Haven't seen that in California how about chevron Dello 5-40 ?

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    You should be able to find shell Rotella. California gets rather warm so stick with a Rotella 15-40

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    Default diesel engine oil

    Thanks for the input !

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    Most all diesel engines use 15w40, including my F250.
    In winter I go to 10w30 for slightly better starting.
    In extreme cold a 0w30 full synthetic will make sure the motor starts at -40 temps.
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    You can use any oil that has the api rating for diesel engines. Cj-4 rating

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    I'm in California, I use 15-40 for everything. No confusion, engine oil is engine oil. Back in the '70's and the 80's,,, was even simpler, just use series 3 30w for everything, never once shut an engine down due to improper oil.
    Obviously, I'm just a hack-artist, you shouldn't be listening to anything I say .....

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    Shell rotella t and don't look back
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