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Old 09-30-2016, 09:09 AM   #11
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A lot of diesel engines are like the old school Harley's.

If they aren't leaking oil...something is wrong!
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Old 09-30-2016, 11:08 AM   #12
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A lot of diesel engines are like the old school Harley's.

If they aren't leaking oil...something is wrong!
maybe.. if they arent leaking oil then they arent running...

just like my dad and I always said about his 69 GTO... if the front tires were wearing out before the rear then we werent treating it right,,

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Old 09-30-2016, 11:29 AM   #13
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When I was in high school (a hundred years ago), I remember seeing a lot of old Harley guys riding around with a coffee can hanging from their handlebars with a bent coat hanger. Finally figured it out when I saw a few of them pull up at a pool hall, get off their bikes, then put the coffee can under their crankcase. When they came back out an hour or so later, they all picked up the can and poured pint or so of oil back into the engine before riding off.

Who knew the Harley crowd was already into recycling way back then?
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Old 09-30-2016, 04:29 PM   #14
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ha!! when i had my first car... a diesel Peugeot.. it blew a transmission gasket... not a rotating seal.. but it would drop a quart of fluid every 30 miles or so.. (that got smelly smoky and expensive).. so I bungie'd a metal lasagna pan up to the bottom of the tranny and each day did the same thing... poured the fluid back in the tranny..

until i fnnaly "fixed" the leak... when i didnt need the car for a couple days, I got underneath.. I knew where the gasket was bad... sand papered it and then smeared 2 part high strength epoxy all over it, covered the wet glue with a piece of duct tape...

let it sit for 2 days.. never added another drop of fluid to that tranny....

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Old 09-30-2016, 10:37 PM   #15
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its not uncommon at all for diesel engines to have oil leaks... ever notice at rest areas how the Semi-truck parking spots are completely covered in oil wheras the car spots are usually pretty clean? as long as you arent gushing it out and as long as its not getting into dangerous areas like severely hitting the exhaust around the turbo, it probably wont hurt anything..

I am a firm believe in Rotella T oil... I run it in my DT-360 and will run it in the new bus too.. my DT-360 sometimes leaves a few drops of oil on the ground, other times not.. its wierd..

my new bus left a couple drops of oil on the ground the first time I drove it from the lot to the hotel.. but on its 1100 mile trek to florida i didnt notice any oil on the ground.. so that one is intermittent..

and always be in the habit of checking your oil often... esp until you learn how much your bus uses..

change it, start fresh, drive it around and check it every day.. if on a road trip stop and check it every 100 miles and learn how it uses it.. nothing worse you can do to a diesel engine than to run it down low on oil... your oil Pressure gauge is not an oil level indicator.. if the gauge starts going down due to sucking air you are trashing the bearings.. (yeah its normal for the gauge to drop with the RPM's of the engine)...

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This price didn't seem too far out of line

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Old 10-01-2016, 09:43 AM   #16
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nope and thats where I buy it too... at auto parts stores or truck stops they charge at least $5 more a gallon..

and I also found that buying 5 1 gallon jugs of it to be cheaper for an oil change than a 5 gallon pail... wierd..

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