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Old 05-29-2009, 11:53 AM
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I've used Blackstone for many years on all of the various diesel rigs I have owned. I found that I could routinely go 10,000 miles between oil changes using regular 15w40 with plenty of safety margin. In fact, I could just change the filter at 10,000 miles and add 2 qts for what was lost in changing the filter and easily go another 5,000 miles with plenty of safety margin (adequate additives left with minimum particulates and fuel).

I routinely got 200,000 plus miles out of all those motors with zero failures. The ones I know of are still running fine without any major repairs.

Everyone has their own opinions and if changing your oil every 6 months or 5,000 mile is what makes you comfortable, then that is what is right for you. But, if you use the oil test reports on a regular basis you will find you can go much farther between changes with complete safety, especially when you're using the expensive synthetic stuff.
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