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Old 01-04-2018, 10:54 PM
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For a truck that only runs around your place, I'd go the cheap route; but you
know as well as I do, when you really need it, it will fuck you.

I just swapped out both my batteries in the F-350 back in November, but I
have to rely on it to start in the winter. As long as she is plugged in when
it gets cold, she starts the first time and fires right up. Good batts, 5W-40
Delvac 1 engine oil, and block heater, she starts every time. When it gets
cold, I avoid all biodiesel, and add PowerService 911 to the tank every time
I fill-up. Only one issue in 18 years, I had the fuel gel up on me once and it
was bio-diesel that fucked me. If the truck does not get plugged in, she can
be tough to start but usually can get her running.
Ron is there a particular reason you use the 911 over the regular white bottle?

I’ve never had power service let me down as long as it was in the tank BEFORE it got cold.
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Old 01-05-2018, 12:07 AM
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Everything in the chemical business is filled by mass (weight) if you fill by
volume, you also have to fill at a particular temperature. For example, if I
fill a '55' gallon drum cold but put in 55 gallons, depending on the substance
it could over flow on a hot summer day. Expansion is a bitch, everyone of
our products has the thermal expansion coefficient calculated on it then it
is confirmed with the first 3 batches. We fill to the mass that is equal to
53 gallons volume at 60°F. BTW, a standard 55 gallon drum will hold
57.5 US gallons if filled completely. For some strange reason Big Oil is
touchy about spills...

I have seen overfilled drum plump up and leak, not pretty when your
customer calls bitching you out. I have also seen chemicals react with
unlined steel drums and generate hydrogen. Because the fill line didn't
use lined drums. Nothing like a 55 gallon bomb.
That's interesting. As a kid I asked why a gallon gas always holds more than a gallon. The answers I got didn't include expansion. Makes sense and had I pursued chemistry beyond requirements? Everything about engine efficiency can be reduced to temperature and pressure, atmospheric and induced. This is even true with your viscosity discussion. It's important to use the recommended viscosity in an engine because viscosity effects the efficiency of oiling ports and jets within an engine. Too much viscosity and required lubrication can be retarded, too little and the filming and adhesion properties don't match what is required for the engine tolerances. Furthermore, extremes of both cases can starve or choke the oil pump to perform to engineered specs. The cold weather discussion is also pertinent because cold starts at any temperature overwhelmingly accounts for the majority of wear an engine suffers during normal use. This is why with performance engines, the tighter the tolerances the more time required to perform the pre-start procedures. The engine and fluids are brought to operating temperature before starting and the sequencing required depends on the engine. Bringing an engine to operating temperature is not a uniform process in any engine. The need for a thermostat makes this obvious. Oddly enough this same discussion can be extended to explain the color of engine oils in another thread.
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Old 01-06-2018, 06:28 PM
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How did we get from batteries to oil?
But now that are here...

I seem to remember a time when the B&S lawnmower users book said to use "straight 30w" oil.
(I am not sure the "W" was there. That is just an assumption.)

Does summer time and air cooled make a difference?
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:45 PM
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Does summer time and air cooled make a difference?
Yup! Air cooled engines rely on the oil for a share of their cooling. Heavier grades of oil don't break down when it's hot.
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:07 AM
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I still like the idea of our Canadian friend of 1 semi battery .
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:39 AM
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Ron is there a particular reason you use the 911 over the regular white bottle?

I’ve never had power service let me down as long as it was in the tank BEFORE it got cold.
Yes, I do have a particular reason, but I cannot say as it is trade secret.

I use the White Bottle for my bulk tank.
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:44 AM
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How did we get from batteries to oil?
But now that are here...

I seem to remember a time when the B&S lawnmower users book said to use "straight 30w" oil.
(I am not sure the "W" was there. That is just an assumption.)

Does summer time and air cooled make a difference?
Never assume, as you would be wrong. SAE 30.
there is 0W to 25W every 5 numbers.
W specifications are performed at low temperatures, the temperature varies
on which spec you are trying to meet.

8, 12, 16, 20, 30, 40, 50 & 60 are performed at 100°C and 150°C
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