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Anyone use Shell Rotella T Synthetic

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by corrado007, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. May 27, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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    Mad Man Marty

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    Yes.
    It is the '07 TRD sport.
    T6 keeps the engine clean, & is great for MPG.
     
  2. Aug 26, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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    Okay...it's in there... :pray:
     
  3. Aug 27, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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    Rotella is great oil.....I work for a major fire truck manufacturer and its what we use....I have used it in my last truck and my bike......I am currently using 5-30 mobil 1 in my Tacoma....but I will make the switch to rotella 5-40 next change.....you may lose a tad in gas mileage but its probably not enough to consider.....its still a 5w so cold starts wont be a issue....don't see any issues with it.
     
  4. Sep 1, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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    Excellent, thanks for the reassurance. Where is your fire truck factory? My dad retired as a FF a few years ago in California. The trucks sure have come a long way since 1921. I switched from Mobil 1 5w-30 and lately, maybe just because it's fresh oil, it feels and sounds a lot smoother :cool:
    I'm really peticular when it comes to sounds and can tell when something is off, but in this case it seems better.

    I'm likely wrong here but I thought the second number (30 or 40) was the one that had to do with temperature?

    Thanks again!
     
  5. Sep 2, 2013 at 4:41 AM
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    Both numbers have to do with temperature. Basically, a 5w-40 behaves like a straight 5w when it's cold so it flows well on cold starts. It behaves like a straight 40w at operating temperature.

    That's it in a nutshell...You can research for details but you'll likely get overwhelmed by the details.
     
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  6. Mar 5, 2015 at 7:54 AM
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  7. Mar 7, 2015 at 4:42 PM
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    So far south in Texas my feet are in salt water
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    I posted back in 2011 that I was using Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 in dirt bikes, Tacoma and other cars. I still am using this oil in everything except for a new Mini Cooper S. The Cooper has a European spec that requires a BMW oil that is required for warranty.
     
  8. Mar 7, 2015 at 4:53 PM
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    how many miles you got on the truck? trying to determine if i should run this or not.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2015 at 5:54 PM
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    112,000 changing at 10,000 interval
     
  10. Mar 8, 2015 at 8:22 AM
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    Run it now.
    It does not matter when you change over to full synthetic.
     
  11. Mar 8, 2015 at 9:00 AM
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    X2 Just do it. Its a great synthetic oil. I run it in the Tacoma , Honda Civic Si, CRF250X dirt bike , DRZ125 dirt bike, two CRF50 dirt bikes and a Garden tractor.
     
  12. Mar 8, 2015 at 12:15 PM
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    Been Running Mobil one since 40K.
     
  13. Mar 8, 2015 at 2:26 PM
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    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
    Mobil 1 is good. I run Shell Rotella T because I cant run Mobil 1 in the dirt bikes and its nice to have one oil for (almost) everything
     
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