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Old 03-29-2004, 04:04   #1 (permalink)
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Who Uses 15w-40 Diesel Oil in their Falcon?

Is running something like Delo 400 / Delvac MX in my '88 Fairlane a good idea? I drive about 15km downhill in the morning, and 15 uphill every day in light to moderate suburban traffic. I'll need to switch the oil from Shell Heix Super City (15w40) to other oil as Shell is discontinuing this line. I like the 'idea' of an heavy duty diesel engine oil with its better additives, if courier fleets can live with them, I don't think they should perform any less compared to the Helix City but I was just worrying about incompatability for a diesel oil in the Falcon's I6. Any opinion is appreciated.
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Re: Who All Uses 15w-40 Diesel Oil in their Falcon?

No, no problem really. Diesel Oil should be fine in the Falc. While you're at it, you may also want to add space shuttle fuel to the fuel tank to give that extra bit of power to get you up the hill at night. And don't forget to add penguins to the radiator to help keep the water cool. LOL
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Re: Who All Uses 15w-40 Diesel Oil in their Falcon?

Good idea. There are a few oils that have a duel rating, some of the Penrite oils for example. Delo 400 is a good oil and you will have no problems with it. It's duel rated SL/CH4.

If you are worried about engine deposits, just run Caltex Vortex Gold. This petrol has some serious good cleaning agent in it.


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No, no problem really. Diesel Oil should be fine in the Falc. While you're at it, you may also want to add space shuttle fuel to the fuel tank to give that extra bit of power to get you up the hill at night. And don't forget to add penguins to the radiator to help keep the water cool. LOL


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Penguins for sale... I got f'kn PENGUINS for sale!!!!
How much per penguin, and how many are required for a standard 3.9L MPFI engine, I realise having a ghia I may need an extra 1/2 a penguin
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Penguins for sale... I got f'kn PENGUINS for sale!!!!
What sort of corrosion protection do these penguins offer?


Seriously you would be better to use Shell Helix Plus 15 or Castrol GTX-3 or Castrol Magnatec or similar rather tha a diesel oil.
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Re: Who All Uses 15w-40 Diesel Oil in their Falcon?

i prefer to use distilled water + Tectaloy for the oiling system as it tends to keep the motor cooler, and for coolant i find that Mobil 1 heeps my waterpump oiled up nicely.
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Re: Who All Uses 15w-40 Diesel Oil in their Falcon?

Generally diesel engine oils have better cleaning agents & anti foam properties. Think of it this way, it's like putting LSD oil in a non LSD diff it's not gonna hurt it. Being an older (high miler?) engine it probably has a bit of varnish buildup in it & the diesel oil will be better for it.
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Re: Who All Uses 15w-40 Diesel Oil in their Falcon?

Well, someone agrees with me. If you take the time to do a used oil analysis, you will find that Delo 400 causes less engine wear than most other oils, including your high price synthetics. As SSG said, it also has a superior additive package that can really clean all the crap out of the motor.

As for the penguins, are they fairy penguins?


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ok, due to popular demand I'm starting the penguin club......I'll suppy the penguins, you bring your own club!!
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