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Shell Rotella T6 Full Synthetic 15W-40 Diesel Engine Oil | Anyone Using It???

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  1. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm out of usual Amsoil AME Heavy Duty Diesel and Marine 15w40 and don't have time to wait for more to show up. So I went out and bought 4 gallons of this ($79.45 after tax at Advance Auto):

    https://amzn.to/2WteXi6




    Has anyone run this stuff in their PSD, or have some positive UOA reports on it? I'm wondering if it uses the same GTL base stock as Pennzoil Ultra Premium?
     
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    geoffmt Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I actually use it in my scca ranger. No data or statistics, just have some great influences in my life that swear by it in race engines.


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    specracer SVTOA MCA Premium Member

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    Last oil change, switched from Mobil 1 to Rotella, for our 17 SD because of local "off the shelf" availability.
     
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  4. gfcobra04

    gfcobra04 Active Member Premium Member Established Member

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    That’s a good deal. Amazon wants to selling it to me for $5 more. The T-6 meets Ford diesel oil spec.
    Does the Amsoil meet the Ford spec?
    Doesn’t the 6.7 take 13 quarts.
     
  5. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    The Amsoil I use is the stuff made for non-emissions engines. It meets no modern specs because the additive package isn't great for DPF, SCR, and EGR systems. This is it:

    SAE 15W-40 Heavy-Duty Diesel and Marine Oil AME - AMSOIL
     
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    gfcobra04 Active Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I thought you had a 6.7
    I been using the T-6 for around 60k in either 15W-40 or 5W-40 which ever is available. I have 130k on my 2013 now and it still purs like a kitten.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Nope. I have a 6.4, with a little spice.
     
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    mat50ho Active Member Established Member

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    You can't go wrong with Rotella. Company I worked for used it in all the work truck's a few had over 350k zero engine failures.
     
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    Fat Boss Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I've run it from time to time in my 7.3 PSD. It's highly regarded in the 7.3 circles. Most of the time I use Delo.

    I've done the math. I've changed the oil over 80 times in my 7.3 now.
     
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    shurur Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Popular with the Audi 3.0 (B6) folks.
    This may sound unscientific, but I used it once on my Audi and it seemed to burn off fast.
    I had to top it off a lot more at the 3500 out of 7000 mile mark of my OC.

    All my VC and oil pan gaskets are new.
     
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    slo-poc SKYNET 03 Established Member

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    I just started using this, more zonc in it too.
     
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    Pribilof Life's Better @ Elevation Established Member

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    I'm using Rotella T6 in both the '87 930 and in the 2020 6.7 Cummins. Its great oil.
     
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  13. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm getting ready to drain the T6 15w40 after 5,000 miles and will refill with the same. I'll be sending a sample in for UOA.
     
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    Love the stuff
     
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    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Premium Member Established Member

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    I bought this stuff for daughter’s 7.3 First oil change, so nothing to report but it’s pretty highly regarded.
     
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    SVTdreamin04 What's a "Termi"??? Premium Member Established Member

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    Always used Rotella 15w 40 Dino oil in all of my diesels until I bought this 6.7 Powerstroke. It was gear stuff.

    Now I have to use 5w40 and I bought the Rotella full synthetic version. I’m not sure what was in the truck before but it quieted the engine down a little. It was already quiet compared to my last four Cummins diesels.


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    I ran that in my 6.7 for a while because of availability, but started getting a cold idle surge when the temps dropped. Switched back to Motorcraft 5w-40 and all is well again. I didn't notice any difference other than that.
     

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