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Old 05-11-11, 05:46 PM   #1
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Default Shell Rotella T6 5W40 - Yes or No?

Just as it says... Yes or no?

Lately I've been burning up my M1 10w30 and decided I would try something new... Castrol 0w30? M1 0w40? Rotella t6 5w40?

I decided to go with the rotella but I just want to be sure I won't regret it. So what are your thoughts?

I've heard a lot of good about the Rotella t6 by reading the forums and I've also heard a lot of good about the Castrol european blend 0w30 however I cannot find the castrol anywhere so the T6 it is.

Am I on the right track? guy at the store thought I was crazy to buy a diesel oil for a gas car.

07 STI Stage 2
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Old 05-11-11, 05:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Shell Rotella T6 5W40 - Yes or No?

T6 5W40 is great oil. BITOG has lots of writeups on it. It's constantly mentioned as being a great oil for our engines on this forum and NASIOC.

I run T6 and have had nothing but great experiences with it. You're good to go! Of course, always check oil levels at every fill up, better safe than sorry. I have almost no oil consumption/loss between 3750 mile changes.
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Default Re: Shell Rotella T6 5W40 - Yes or No?

I ran mobil1 and royal purple. Both got passed the turbo seals and smoked a lot. Changed to T6 and not a single problem. Only consume about .5-1 quart at 3k miles.
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Old 05-11-11, 05:57 PM   #4
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Default Re: Shell Rotella T6 5W40 - Yes or No?

Exactly what I was hoping to hear!
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t6 is great!
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Love it!
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Old 05-11-11, 06:35 PM   #7
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Default Re: Shell Rotella T6 5W40 - Yes or No?

its good in my 06
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Just as it says... Yes or no?

Lately I've been burning up my M1 10w30 and decided I would try something new... Castrol 0w30? M1 0w40? Rotella t6 5w40?

I decided to go with the rotella but I just want to be sure I won't regret it. So what are your thoughts?

I've heard a lot of good about the Rotella t6 by reading the forums and I've also heard a lot of good about the Castrol european blend 0w30 however I cannot find the castrol anywhere so the T6 it is.

Am I on the right track? guy at the store thought I was crazy to buy a diesel oil for a gas car.

07 STI Stage 2
I ran CO for 40k miles. The last 35 I have tried lots of different synthetic 30Ws. T6 is the best one so far. It's not perfect though. It doesnt blow by at all, but For me it tends to hide on the dipstick & absorbs gas/exhaust more than I'd like. Bare in mind this usually happens at the track. I actually wished the other day that I'd never switched from conventional. You know what I'd run if I hadn't? Rotella T3 20-50, which is made for heavy duty diesel engines. You know why diesel oil is good to use? What do almost all heavy duty diesel engines have?

Turbos.

I've been thinking about trying something else...so yes...and no.
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Old 05-11-11, 09:34 PM   #9
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t6.........
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Old 05-12-11, 01:17 PM   #10
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Isn't T6 for diesels?
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