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    07 RT El Cheapo Oil Change

    What I had laying round. 2 qts Castrol 20-50 4T Mineral. 1 qt Mobil 15-50 syn, 1qt Castrol 4T racing 10-40 syn, Pure one PL 10241 filter. Did have to buy the 4T racing for $6 on sale though.

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    Oh great. Now you've started a "What can happen if I mix mineral and synthetic oil?" thread!
    Not to mention THREE different weights!
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    Ogh, I forgot. Added 2 ml of maxx ZDDP..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 51AM View Post
    What I had laying round. 2 qts Castrol 20-50 4T Mineral. 1 qt Mobil 15-50 syn, 1qt Castrol 4T racing 10-40 syn, Pure one PL 10241 filter. Did have to buy the 4T racing for $6 on sale though.
    I think that you have found the perfect mix and yes I am 90% serious. A 2 part mineral to a 2 part synth is ideal.

    Truck on

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    good call....

    using the same/old filter to help the "blend" jell-well with the new stuff!
    You did drain it 1st.... right? .

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    I have pasted this oil formula on the cover of my owners manual for future reference
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    I've often wondered what would happen if I just dumped some Rotella from WalMart into my RT. I'm kind of sick of the $50 do-it-myself oil changes!
    -Scott
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    Quote Originally Posted by C172MyP51 View Post

    I've often wondered what would happen if I just dumped some Rotella from WalMart into my RT. I'm kind of sick of the $50 do-it-myself oil changes!
    -Scott
    My take on that.... if Rotella is good enough for $20,000+ diesel engines, it will be just fine in my RT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C172MyP51 View Post

    I've often wondered what would happen if I just dumped some Rotella from WalMart into my RT. I'm kind of sick of the $50 do-it-myself oil changes!
    -Scott
    The Myanmar calendar will run out, winter will set in, birds will fly south, and the oil will lubricate your engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 51AM View Post
    What I had laying round. 2 qts Castrol 20-50 4T Mineral. 1 qt Mobil 15-50 syn, 1qt Castrol 4T racing 10-40 syn, Pure one PL 10241 filter. Did have to buy the 4T racing for $6 on sale though.
    No point in wasting oil....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 51AM View Post
    2 qts Castrol 20-50 4T Mineral. 1 qt Mobil 15-50 syn, 1qt Castrol 4T racing 10-40 syn,
    Is there a specific reason you would run 16.25 W 47.25 oil?
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