[V8] FW: Mobil DTE 13 M

Tony and Lillie tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 19 20:34:50 PDT 2008

I'm no purist, that's for sure. I've run a 50//50 mix of ATF/Motor oil in 
min just to get home. I was in Vegas, living in Oklahoma. went through about 
40-50 quarts to get home. Yea, it was smoking ;-) That was the cheap stuff, 
BTW, no synthetic there. I rebuilt the pump (an "X" cap was leaking bad), 
had all the hoses done at spokane hose, and flushed the system and filled 
with DTE-13M. Rack has never leaked, and I put about 60K on the car after 

Now, I did a rack on a customer's Jetta the other day. 02 VR6 with 55K on 
it. Only Pentosin in the car since new. It leaked pretty badly, enough that 
they would loose all assist after two days if they didn't keep adding to the 
car. So, just how good is that Pentosin, anyhow?

Not that I'm saying a substitute is better, I think they both have 
positives/negatives. But, I certainly couldn't justify spending $60 to flush 
and fill my system on that car (V8) when I had two 5000's also that needed 
it, and I could do them all for $35. Call me cheap, but I just can't do it. 
And, the results (still) speak for themselves.


----- Original Message ----- 
Subject: Re: [V8] FW: Mobil DTE 13 M

> In that case, there is a RYKON 16. Shell and Mobil are sure to have
> an equivalent.
> For me, the 32 weight works fine on all but the coldest days but if
> you live much further north I would recommend the lighter oil.
> And - on those sub zero days, the only effect is that I have to wait
> a few seconds to get the oil pumping. Not usually a problem because I
> am warming up the car anyway.
>  I have no idea how compatible this (or Pentosin 11S) is with ATF,
> but since it is so cheap and available, I don't see much need to
> fiddle with anything else.
> Dave
> On Aug 16, 2008, at 7:00 PM, Ron Wainwright wrote:
>> I use Pentosin 11S In all my V8's & 200 20v's.... cause my
>> hydraulic systems do not leak.
>>  Plus doesn't the "other" stuff mentioned not have the cold
>> characteristics that the rite stuff has?!
>>  But that's just me :-)
>>  Ron 

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