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Old 12-23-2008, 08:47 PM
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Default Engine oil type for Miller BigBlue 500D - Deutz engine??

Hello,

My company recently bought a Miller Big Blue 500D welder, powered by a diesel Deutz engine. Its time for first oil change. What type of oil is best for this thing? I think its spec'd to use CD/CE/CF4 oil. This is used in Alaskan outdoor winters, being cold started at all temperatures (minus 45 won't stop us..)
15w40 oil sounds too thick, but I cant find any other oils that are CD or CE spec. CF4 is discontinued.

Any thoughts?

Thanks..
Tim
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:56 PM
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I would think 15/40 but how long and where is it going to sit between starts? At at least 0-10 degrees I don't think you will have any problems.

I like Rotella T and if you can find some old stock it still has zink in it the new stuff does not.
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:49 AM
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I use Rotella 0W40 synt on my diesel pick up. Synth is the way to go in winter.
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:11 PM
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Hello,

My company recently bought a Miller Big Blue 500D welder, powered by a diesel Deutz engine. Its time for first oil change. What type of oil is best for this thing? I think its spec'd to use CD/CE/CF4 oil. This is used in Alaskan outdoor winters, being cold started at all temperatures (minus 45 won't stop us..)
15w40 oil sounds too thick, but I cant find any other oils that are CD or CE spec. CF4 is discontinued.

Any thoughts?

Thanks..
Tim
CD, CE, CF are all antiquated, CI-4 plus is the current specification with CJ-4 in the implementation process now.

Mobil Delvac 1 (5W-40) would be my recomendation. It has a pour point of -45C.

http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub...ac_1_5W-40.asp

Also with any diesel in that cold a temp. I would recommend an engine heater of some kind.
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:12 PM
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We decided on using Mobil 1 Delvac 5w40, full synthetic. Looks like a great all around diesel engine oil!

Thanks for the suggestion!
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Old 12-25-2008, 01:28 AM
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Manual here; with oil recommendations:

http://www.millerwelds.com/om/o4428p_mil.pdf
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