What’s your favorite brand of oil?
Extra dirt polished off the rough parts, keeps everything shiny.And yet you've installed a K&N air filter that allows tons more dirt into your engine and provides no benefits. I'm dead.
I'm currently running the 0w-40 Mobil 1 ESP, but I've also run various proper HDEOs (Mobil Delvac 1 5w-40, Valvoline Premium Blue 5w-40) and my recent oil analysis was actually done after roughly 7,800 miles on Valvoline Premium Blue 5w-40 CK-4 that oil change, the report showed it looked better than other LWNs with fewer miles on different oil. So yes, the HDEOs aren't approved but they work very well, likely even better than the dexos2/ACEA C3 spec, and 5w-40 is also OK to use as the full range of viscosity ratings allowed covers it. 0w-40 and 5w-30 being listed means that 5w-40 also falls into the range and there is even 5w-40 dexos2 oil.Extra dirt polished off the rough parts, keeps everything shiny.
I do believe that 0W-40 Dexos 2 oil is approved for the LWN. Mobil One makes one. That's a better choice than Rotella which is not approved for the LWN.
Sorry for the dumb question, I'm pretty sure its been answered.... but I'm too lazy to search...Of course, if there are any warranty concerns then stick with a dexos2 oil like the Mobil 1 0w-40 mentioned if someone doesn't think 5w-30 is sufficient.
It depends on the non-dexos2 oil. If you use a gasoline-only oil then you could be in a world of hurt over time because those oils don't have the additives to deal with soot and will turn to sludge. So, more specifically, if you use a non-dexos2 diesel oil, like a "proper" CJ-4/CK-4 5w30 or 5w40 diesel oil, there are really no consequences to worry about. As long as they're low SAPS with ash <= 1% then you won't have to worry about the DPF having a shorter life due to ash loading.Sorry for the dumb question, I'm pretty sure its been answered.... but I'm too lazy to search...
Besides possible warranty issues are there consequences using a non-Dexos2 oil? You guys using Rotella seem to know what you're talking about..