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Old 06-30-2015, 01:25 AM   #21
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Any add on filters are snake oil in my book.
I disagree.

IMO the filter is the most important part.

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Old 06-30-2015, 09:58 AM   #22
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I disagree.

IMO the filter is the most important part.

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I agree with Nat. You might want to do a little reading on Racor by pass oil filter. These are not the toilet paper systems of yesteryear.
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:40 AM   #23
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You really should be asking this at bobistheoilguy.com. Also might want to give Blackstone Labs a call and ask them about oil additives. I would most surely do an oil analysis. I do one every other oil change.
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I'll throw in my $0.02, which is actually just regurgitation from sites such as bobistheoilguy and thedieselstop.

I hear the HEUI systems (DT466e, T444e, some Cats) don't want anything but dino oil. It seems a good chunk of the HEUI driving population also advises against additives such as Lucas. This is mostly derived from anecdotal evidence, but it seems to be the direction people have taken.

I used Rotella T conventional last change and am happy with it.. I mean, the engine hasn't blown up.. runs as I would expect.. it was on sale

International's recommended oil change interval for the T444e is 10000 miles (16000 kms) or 350 hours, btw. I did the last oil change in the spring of 2014, but hardly drove the bus. I'll change out the oil next spring. I won't be at 16000kms, but I'll drain it due to age.
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:41 PM   #25
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I agree with Nat. You might want to do a little reading on Racor by pass oil filter. These are not the toilet paper systems of yesteryear.
I agree with you guys, a quality oil filter is very important, never said otherwise. All I am saying is, add on by-pass filters are an unneeded expense. Just something more to sell you. We have truck with a million miles on them that have never had the valve covers off. Using only the filters that the engine builder provided.
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We have truck with a million miles on them that have never had the valve covers off. Using only the filters that the engine builder provided.
Sound like 12 valve Cummins!!

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Old 07-01-2015, 09:08 PM   #27
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Sound like 12 valve Cummins!!

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So Volvo owns Mack? That means Mack is owned by Geely Motors... AKA China.
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