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post #1 of 110 (permalink) Old 04-04-2018, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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Default A question for those running Rotella.

Please do not mess this post up with oil thread bashing plz.

I was just wondering do you buy 2 gals of T6 and save the rest for next time or do you add a different Rotella product creating a blend?

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For my latest change, I bought a 2.5 gal container of T4 and used a bit less than half. The rest will sit on the shelf until it's time for the next change.
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I thought we were suppose to use the Shell T6 ? ? or are you mixing the T6 and T4.......... I need to change mine now but haven't because I torn between the T6 and my usual Castrol 10W40 Motorcycle oil

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I figured "What the hell" and gave T4 a try. Either one should work since they are both JASO-MA rated. I'm not mixing it, I'm just using it straight.



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Can't remember if the T4 is a synthetic. I know the T6 is. All I saw was a T6 that was a 15W40 I think. or maybe it was a 5W40.
Seemed a bit thin to begin with.

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T6 is 5w40 and synthetic, T4 is 15w40 and is semi-synthetic I believe.
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Does it seem to work ok for you ? Motor sound any different ? What did you use before ?

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I used T6 all year last year. This month, for the halibut, I figured I'd try T4. Motor doesn't sound any different (than I can tell, I did put different pipes on). SO far, no issues and I don't expect there will be. No real reason why, but if anyone here knows me, they know I am always futzing with stuff, even if it's working fine



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Gotcha... I think I'll gas up and take a little ride, then change oil. Still haven't decided on the oil...Thanks friend and have a good day.

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To address the OP's question; I'm a devout T-6 user and have only their gallon jugs on the shelf. When doing a change, I use one entire jug and a bit from a second. Then it becomes my "a bit from the second jug."
Re mixing; I'm also a KISS guy; Keep It Simple Stupid. T-6 has been good for my engine in many ways: smoother shifting, quiet starts even when cold, etc. And after inadvertently running it over 7K miles, I sent a sample in to be analyzed and the report came back very positive and they said there's at least 2,500 more miles to go on it! Now, with that info, why would I ever want to use anything but straight T-6?
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