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Synthetic Oil VS. Regular Oil

Synthetic oil is an oil product that contains additional chemical ingredients that are not present in crude oils. These additional ingredients are synthesized or created artificially and added to petroleum as a means of meeting specific needs for lubrication.

Fully synthetic motor oils contain non-conventional, high-performance fluids and a system of additives that helps prevent wear, keeps engines clean, flows easily, maintains viscosity performance, prevents rust and reduces friction.

Using synthetic oil has many advantages associated with it. The addition of artificial ingredients also helps to ease the burden on diminishing crude oil reserves, making it possible to use natural oils much more efficiently. Using a synthetic product often minimizes the oil sludge issues in your truck especially in older vehicles. Synthetic oils also have a higher tolerance to heat and aging.

A major benefit of using synthetic oil is a more efficient performance when your trucks engine is started in cold weather. Petroleum-based motor oil thickens in cold temperatures, requiring the starter and battery to work much harder to start a cold engine. Synthetic oil is not as affected by low temperatures and begins to lubricate all the working parts much more quickly and efficiently than crude oil products would, thus lowering your chance of gumming and unnecessary wear on your trucks individual engine components.

Synthetic oil was originally developed as a way to deal with the shortage of crude oil products and is used more frequently today due to the better performance. During periods when the price of crude oil rises significantly, synthetic oils may also be a less expensive lubricant option to go with.

Advantages of Using Synthetic Oil:

  • Better low and high temperature viscosity performance
  • Improved fuel economy in most engines
  • Decreased evaporative loss
  • Better lubrication on cold starts
  • Resistance to oxidation, thermal breakdown and oil sludge problems
  • Oil changes are not needed as often because synthetic is more durable

Disadvantages of Using Synthetic Oil:

  • The cost is usually 2 to 4 times more than petroleum-based oils
  • The lower friction may make them unsuitable for break-in period
  • Potential decomposition problems in certain chemical environments
  • Potential stress cracking of plastic components like polypxymethylene (POM) in the presence of  polyalpholefins (POA’s)
  • Synthetics do not hold lead in suspension as well as mineral oil
  • Synthetic oils are not recommended in automotive rotary engines

Please Remember! Never dump your used motor oil in the trash, on the ground or down a sewer or storm drain!!!

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding  Synthetic oil. Ask about Free Shipping!

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying Synthetic oil, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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The best choice for Synthetic Diesel Motor Oil, Torco SD-5

SD-5 Synthetic Diesel Motor Oil is designed to conserve energy and resources by increasing fuel mileage and extending oil drains. SD-5 Synthetic Diesel Motor Oil is formulated using hydro-cracked synthetic base oils along with the chemically balanced MPZ anti-wear package to provide unequaled protection for todays diesel engines. MPZ provides a separating anti-wear barrier to reduce friction and wear while increasing power throughput. The high alkaline reserve (TBN) effectively protects the engine from any corrosive acids that may form.

The low SAPS contained in SF-5 protect your engine from wear even in the presence of soot and other contaminants. SD-5 meets or exceeds the performance requirements of virtually all diesel and many gasoline engine manufacturers.

SD-5 Synthetic Diesel Motor Oil is designed to conserve energy and resources by increasing fuel mileage and extending oil drains. It meets performance requirements of most manufacturers of diesel engines and specifically in engines operating on high sulfur fuels. The high alkaline reserve (TBN) effectively protects bearings and other engine surfaces from the corrosive effect of acids formed by the combustion of high sulfur fuels.

SD-5 Synthetic Diesel Motor Oil is a blend of specially selected synthetic base oils and additives designed for long drain performance in all recommended diesel engine applications. It contains special detergents and dispersants to keep sulfated ash to a minimum. MPZ Synthetic Diesel is also fortified with oxidation and corrosion inhibitors, high temperature anti-wear additives and foam inhibitors to protect vital engine parts during long drain service.

Features

  • 100% Synthetic Formula
  • High TBN/Alkaline reserve to neutralize acids
  • Minimizes ash deposits in combustion chamber
  • Extends drain intervals to 30,000 miles or 550 hrs.
  • MPZ formulated to reduce friction and wear
  • Improves fuel mileage
  • High oxidation stability
  • Excellent high & low temperature protection

Application: Recommended for diesel engines using high sulfur fuels and is suitable for low sulfur fuel and gasoline engines. Not recommended for Electro Motive Diesel engines with silver bearings or marine diesel that require extra high TBN.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the SD-5 Synthetic Diesel Motor Oil. Ask about Free Shipping!

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying SD-5 Synthetic Diesel Motor Oil, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Torco SUPER DIESEL MOTOR OIL, only the best for your Diesel!

TD-1 SUPER DIESEL MOTOR OIL from Torco!!

TD-1 is a blend of hydro-processed petroleum base oils, special polymers and the proprietary MPZ additive system focused on superior performance and engine protection. The special detergents and dispersants contained in TD-1 keep sulfated ash to a minimum (low SAPS). TD-1 is fortified with oxidation and corrosion inhibitors, high temperature anti-wear additives and foam inhibitors to protect vital parts during long drain service. It is designed to give excellent performance in all 2007 emission compliant engines using ultra low sulfur diesel fuel (ULSD). Meets or exceeds the performance requirements of virtually all diesel and many gasoline engine manufacturers.

TD-1 Super Diesel Motor Oil is designed for long drain intervals in engines using high sulfur fuels. It meets warranty requirements of American, Japanese and European diesel engine manufacturers. With high alkaline reserve (9-TBN) and corrosion inhibitors,  Super Diesel protects bearings against acids formed during combustion of high sulfur fuels.

TD-1 Super Diesel Motor Oil is a blend of highly refined hydrocracked base oils and the most advanced detergents and dispersants plus Torco’s MPZ friction and wear reducing additive. Low sulfated ash and superior anti-wear properties contribute to longer engine life, fewer oil changes and less waste oil.

Features

  • Hydrocracked petroleum formula
  • High TBN/Alkaline reserve to neutralize acids
  • Minimizes ash deposits in combustion chamber
  • Improves fuel mileage
  • Good low temperature pumpability
  • Protects against sludge and varnish deposits
  • Long term wear protection of all internal engine parts
  • Excellent high temperature thermal stability

Application: Recommended for diesel engines using high sulfur fuels and is suitable for low sulfur fuel and gasoline engines. Not recommended for Electro Motive Diesel engines with silver bearings or marine diesel that requires extra high TBN.

Directions: Follow manufacturer’s fill level requirements. Compatible with other petroleum and synthetic lubricants.

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Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying TD-1 Super Diesel Motor Oil , we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Diesel’s Blowing White, Blue or Black Smoke

Does your Ford Powerstroke, GM Duramax, Dodge Cummins blowing White, Blue or Black smoke from the exhaust?

Orange County Diesel is your experienced and reliable diesel aftermarket and repair shop located in Huntington Beach, CA. If your diesel is blowing smoke, we suggest bringing it in to have it diagnosed by one of our experience and highly qualified diesel technicians.

White Smoke

White smoke usually occurs when raw diesel fuel comes through the exhaust unburned and intact. The reason for this could be any of the following:

  • Faulty or damaged injectors
  • Low cylinder compression
  • Worn timing gear or damaged crankshaft cause incorrect injection timing
  • Water entering combustion spaces due to bad head gasket or broker cylinder heads or blocks

Black Smoke

Black smoke is the most common and can indicate incomplete combustion of your diesel fuel due to any of the following reasons:

  • Worn or dirty injectors
  • Over fueling
  • Low Cylinder compression
  • Bad fuel
  • Low or cool operating temperatures
  • Carbon build up in combustion and exhaust areas
  • Incorrect air-fuel ration
  • Bad or faulty turbocharger
  • Incorrect timing
  • Restricted inductions system
  • Or other engine tune factors

The sooner your replace worn or damaged parts or components the less damage will be done on your engine. It is important to keep on top of your diesels maintenance including tunes, valve adjustments and servicing on your air, fuel and oil filters.

Blue Smoke

Blue smoke is usually an indicator of your oil being burnt from the combustion chamber, which can happen from several different ways including:

  • Piston ring sticking
  • Cylinder glaze
  • Worn valve seals or guides
  • Wrong grade of oil
  • Or other reasons

Blue smoke is often evident at cold starts.

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Diesel Performance Parts for Ford Powerstroke, GM Duramax and Dodge Cummins Trucks

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Are you looking for a reliable online shop to purchase your Diesel Performance Parts?

Orange County Diesel‘s online store has a wide variety of diesel performance parts for your Ford Powerstroke, GM Duramax or Dodge Cummins truck or SUV.

Weather you are looking for an Intake System, Replacement Air Filters, Air Filter Cleaning Kits, Tuners, Programmers, Modules, Gauges, Pillars or Pods, Exhaust Systems, Injectors, Oils and Lubes, Intake Mainfolds, Fuel Tanks, Exhaust Brakes, Intercooler, Lighting Options or a Turbo Charger, Orange County Diesel has them and MORE!

We carry the TOP Manufactures in Diesel Performance Parts including but not limiting to: AEM, AFE, Airaid, AMP Research, ATS Diesel, Banks Power, BD Diesel, Bully Dog, CFM+, Corsa, Diablosport, Diamond Eye, Dr. Performance, Dynomite Diesel Products, Edge Products, FASS, Flash Lube, High Tech Turbo, Hypertech, ISSPRO, Kelderman, K&N, Kleinn Air Horns, LightForce, Mag-Hytec, Magnaflow, MBRP, PacBrake, PPE, Quadzilla, Recon, RIZE, S&B, SCT, Silverline, Smarty, Snow Performance, Spearco, Sun Coast, Superchips, Titan Fuel Tanks, Torco, Transfer Flow, TS Performance, Turbonetics, VisionX and Volant. and so much more!!

We are always adding MORE parts and Manufactures to our website so check back with us often!

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Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B.  We have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Synthetic Oil Change for your Ford, GM and Dodge Diesel

Using Synthetic Oil on your Ford Powerstroke, GM Duramax or Dodge Cummins Diesel engines has many benefits that include:

  • Better low and high temperature viscosity performance
  • Improved fuel economy in most engines
  • Decreased evaporative loss
  • Better lubrication on cold starts
  • Resistance to oxidation, thermal breakdown and oil sludge problems
  • Oil changes are not needed as often because synthetic is more durable and last longer

Orange County Diesel, located in Huntington Beach, California is highly experienced in your Ford Powerstroke, Dogde Cummins and GM Duramax diesel engines.

Mention this Blog and receive your Oil Change using 100% Synthetic Motor Oil for

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Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding  Synthetic Oil. Ask about Free Shipping!

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying Synthetic Oil, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Orange County Diesel – Complete Diesel Services

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Orange County Diesel has the greatest selection and most competitive prices for all your diesel performance parts needs. We offer professional service for all Ford, GM and Dodge diesel powered trucks with precision diagnostic and repair of any Ford Powerstroke being our specialty.

OC Diesel specializes in service and repair work in the Ford F250, Ford F350, Ford F450, Ford F550, Ford F650, and Ford F750. With the latest and most technologically advanced diagnostic tools and equipment, Ford Powerstroke 7.3L 94-03, Ford Powerstroke 6.0L 03.5-07, and Ford Powerstroke 6.4L 08-09.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B.  We have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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