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Using Rotella 15-40 in 2N/8N tractors

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tracman

12-20-2012 12:21:39
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Gentlemwn, has there been any problems using Rotella 15w-40 diesel grade oil in the N tractors? It would be cheaper to buy the 5 GAL. pail at Wl-mart to do my two tractors than the usual 5 liter containers.




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G6 at Snook, TX

12-21-2012 11:46:18
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 Re: Using Rotella 15-40 in 2N/8N tractors in reply to tracman, 12-20-2012 12:21:39  
Here is the thread I referred to earlier. Where you live, I would think hard about the oil you use. I am not sure that 15w-40 is what you want when you need to plow snow when you are in a bad weather situation. To me, you would want that tractor to work, and not incur any extra wear on the motor due to too thick oil.


http://ytforums.ytmag.com/viewtopic.php?t=896303&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30

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tracman

12-21-2012 12:46:14
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 Re: Using Rotella 15-40 in 2N/8N tractors in reply to G6 at Snook, TX, 12-21-2012 11:46:18  
That 10W-30 is starting to look pretty good again. The high temp viscosity for all those oils is similiar anway.



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TheOldHokie

12-21-2012 13:05:22
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 Re: Using Rotella 15-40 in 2N/8N tractors in reply to tracman, 12-21-2012 12:46:14  
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There is little if any benefit to grade 40 oil in an N-series. Ideally the oil should have an operating viscosity sufficient to produce an oil film thick enough to support the crankshaft loads and no thicker. Thicker simply wastes power and provides zero additional lubrication.

TOH



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G6 at Snook, TX

12-21-2012 05:34:41
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 Re: Using Rotella 15-40 in 2N/8N tractors in reply to tracman, 12-20-2012 12:21:39  
Go for it. I use the JD 15w-40, but from what I can tell it is a tailor made oil for JD by Shell/Rotella. It is used in my 3 8ns. Good pressure and no problems.



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G6 at Snook, TX

12-21-2012 05:37:08
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 Re: Using Rotella 15-40 in 2N/8N tractors in reply to G6 at Snook, TX, 12-21-2012 05:34:41  
I would caution that if you live in British Columbia and it is a particular cold part of that province, I would look hard at 0w-40, and from a previous discussion on this board, using 0w-40 might be the best of all worlds. I live in Texas and it doesn't get that cold.



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tracman

12-21-2012 08:51:40
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 Re: Using Rotella 15-40 in 2N/8N tractors in reply to G6 at Snook, TX, 12-21-2012 05:37:08  
I I might be OK because I live on Vancouver Island and the coldest it ever gets for a short while is -10C. Normally it hovers around -2C to +5C in the winter. Mind you I do have a good dump of snow to plow occasionally.



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Bob Purinton

12-21-2012 05:12:14
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 Re: Using Rotella 15-40 in 2N/8N tractors in reply to tracman, 12-20-2012 12:21:39  
I use Shell Rotella in my "48. It holds about 35 lbs. of oil pressure when first started and doesn"t fall off much as it warms up. I may change it to something else for winter use or put a heat lamp to warm the oil pan for a while before starting.



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Jerry/MT

12-20-2012 17:35:19
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 Re: Using Rotella 15-40 in 2N/8N tractors in reply to tracman, 12-20-2012 12:21:39  
The only problem is if you live in a cold climate and the tractor is in an unheated building or outside. I tried it on my TO-30 and it made for harder starting in the winter so I went back to 10W40. All our diesels use 15W40 but they have block heaters for winter operation.



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BillM (OH)

12-20-2012 17:27:05
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 Re: Using Rotella 15-40 in 2N/8N tractors in reply to tracman, 12-20-2012 12:21:39  
I have used it in all my rolling stock for years, except my wife's car, with no problems.



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ericlb

12-20-2012 17:26:19
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 Re: Using Rotella 15-40 in 2N/8N tractors in reply to tracman, 12-20-2012 12:21:39  
ive been using it in my jubilee for more than 15 years its great stuff, i went to it as i have big trucks and there is always some around here for them



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55deere70

12-20-2012 16:16:17
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 Re: Using Rotella 15-40 in 2N/8N tractors in reply to tracman, 12-20-2012 12:21:39  
"It is quite suitable for your N tractor unless your engine is very badly worn"

please explain this...
This post was edited by 55deere70 at 16:16:58 12/20/12.



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Dean

12-20-2012 18:09:47
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 Re: Using Rotella 15-40 in 2N/8N tractors in reply to 55deere70, 12-20-2012 16:16:17  
A very badly worn N engine will have very little oil pressure at hot idle.

In such cases, 20W50 or 40W would be a better alternative.

Dean



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soundguy

12-20-2012 14:52:04
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 Re: Using Rotella 15-40 in 2N/8N tractors in reply to tracman, 12-20-2012 12:21:39  
i use 15w40 oil in almost all my tractors..gassers included



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Kurt-NEPA

12-20-2012 13:31:26
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 Re: Using Rotella 15-40 in 2N/8N tractors in reply to tracman, 12-20-2012 12:21:39  
I use Shell Rotella 15W-40 in both my 8N and 660. Works great.



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tracman

12-20-2012 14:12:02
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 Re: Using Rotella 15-40 in 2N/8N tractors in reply to Kurt-NEPA, 12-20-2012 13:31:26  
Thanks. Iwill give it a try.



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Bruce (VA)

12-20-2012 12:33:53
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 Re: Using Rotella 15-40 in 2N/8N tractors in reply to tracman, 12-20-2012 12:21:39  
Like Dean, I use it in all the tractors around here. The M-F diesel, 4 8N's & a 740.



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Dean

12-20-2012 12:29:45
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 Re: Using Rotella 15-40 in 2N/8N tractors in reply to tracman, 12-20-2012 12:21:39  
I use 15W40 diesel spec oil in all of my tractors, gasoline or diesel, late model or vintage without issues.

It is quite suitable for your N tractor unless your engine is very badly worn or you live in a very cold climate.

Dean



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