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Schaeffer oil

I have been running Schaeffer 15w40 in my truck for the last three oil changes w/o any problems. I don't do any analysis on it. It has always been pretty clean @ 4-5 thousand intervals w/ no problems. Does any one have any thing bad to say about Schaeffer. I'm just looking to see if I'm running the wrong oil:shrug: . I know that there are probably better oils out there. I just haven't changed over yet.

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Issues: Rear main seal at 1'700 mls. EGR valve, EGR cooler and Oil cooler @ about 43k, Stock Head Gaskets @55k, Black Onyx HG's @72k.
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Even though I sell AMSOIL, I can tell you Schaeffer's is one of the better oil's out there.
CHeck out the UOA on this site.

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I'm running their Supreme 9000 5w40 and have been happy with it. Got it from Merchant Automotive (see sig).

http://www.schaefferoil.com/supreme_9000.html
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I know that there are probably better oils out there. I just haven't changed over yet.

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IMO, you can't go wrong with Shaeffers (Paraffin base stock), Amsoil or Red Line (Polyol ester base stock). Although you have no UOAs with it, if it's working for you with no problems why change? IMO though, spending $18.00 (or less) on a UOA is the prudent thing to do.
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A friend of mine owns a Big Rig, thats all he uses is Schaffers They have all kinds of other products too.

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I have been running Schaeffer 15w40 in my truck for the last three oil changes w/o any problems. I don't do any analysis on it. It has always been pretty clean @ 4-5 thousand intervals w/ no problems. Does any one have any thing bad to say about Schaeffer. I'm just looking to see if I'm running the wrong oil:shrug: . I know that there are probably better oils out there. I just haven't changed over yet.

Thanks for any info.

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Sean:
There is no way to tell how your oil performs w/o an OA. Clean oil means the engine is dirty, dirty oil means its holding the soot in suspension and keeping the engine clean...makes sense so far? OK Better oils is like women.....in the eye of the beholder...I can send you the Krispy Kream donut calender to make the point...... .....he-he-he....anywho........Stick w/what yah run but I'd strongly reco the OA its a baseline and trend that will tell you if your injectors are holding up and you'll know if you have coolant in your oil, fuel in the oil and the wear level of internal components. Hey we would never fly our birds w/o one and if a chip detector went off we brought her down fast.

Presently your flying blind, of course so are many thousands of others but hey the PSD techs need a job too right...?

OK bro enjoy your Shaeffers ( that was the oil and not the beer right....?)
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Thanks guys for the info. I guess that I should pull my head out and start doing the OA. :HappyMugs

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Thanks guys for the info. I guess that I should pull my head out and start doing the OA. :HappyMugs
Technically OA is for virgin oil.
UOA (used oil analysis) is what you meant. :Thumbup:
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Ran Schaeffers for many miles on my motors and the UOA testing from Titan Oil has kept me using it. I have always used it in the BTS trans and transfer case. Breaking in new motor with Dino then Synthetic then switched to the 9000 5-40 Full Synthetic and you can hear and feel the difference. This is noticed after 5k miles using another Full Synthetic oil (dealer was out, needed oil). I should have data from UOA on both Synthetics in about a month or 2 max.

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Shaeffers is top quality oil,dont change a thing,keep running it.

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