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Unread 08-15-2013, 08:07 PM   #1
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Rotella T5 10w30

Coming up for an oil change so I'm debating what to use, I'm thinking about this diesel oil

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Unread 08-15-2013, 08:14 PM   #2
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Rotella is a good oil. I ran it in the 15w40 variety in my 4.0 for a couple years. (Also in my Cummins powered Volvo for almost 500k, and in both of my diesel pickups)
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Unread 08-15-2013, 08:25 PM   #3
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Well I got a 2.5 I run 10w30 so I thought I might use their t5 10w30 diesel oil but I'm not sure so I'm asking lol

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Unread 08-15-2013, 08:39 PM   #4
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Well I got a 2.5 I run 10w30 so I thought I might use their t5 10w30 diesel oil but I'm not sure so I'm asking lol

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Its just oil. Change it every 3-4k for peace of mind with standard dino oil and don't sweat it. You're over thinking things.

But, like I said, Rotella is a decent oil.
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Unread 08-15-2013, 08:48 PM   #5
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if its thick some how go for it
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Unread 08-15-2013, 08:51 PM   #6
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Hmm might just put in some Dino oil, idk if my seals could take synthetic

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Unread 08-15-2013, 09:00 PM   #7
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I also have a 2.5 yj i run 10w30 with stp oil treatment. I asked the guy at the local parts store about he said lots guys complain about.
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Unread 08-15-2013, 09:02 PM   #8
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I run the rotella in my 6. Works fine for me
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Unread 08-15-2013, 09:04 PM   #9
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The old advice was that the diesel oils had a higher concentration of ZDDP. Now with the advent of clean running diesels that additive has been sharply reduced and modified. Diesel has a different additive package and using it in a gasoline engine will break it down faster. Not a big problem if you keep up with regular oil changes.

Glad to see you are using a 10w-30. That is what the factory specs out. 10W-40 has a tendency to leave deposits in the ring lands over time and creates extra stress on the cam gear.

First choice would be Brad Penn 10w-30 or even 5W-30 when it gets cold. The BP oil has all the additives to prevent cam wear and is the closest oil your going to find that matches up with what the designers of the I-6 engines spec-ed for oil.

I use BP 10W-30 in my stroker and would not consider anything else.

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Unread 08-16-2013, 06:17 AM   #10
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Hmm might just put in some Dino oil, idk if my seals could take synthetic
Rotella is a great oil for spark engines as well as diesel. Suspends particulants well so that the filter can pick them up. It is a dino oil, not synthetic. I have been using it in my diesels as well spark engines for decades and have never had any oil related problems whatsoever.
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Unread 08-16-2013, 10:51 AM   #11
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Rotella t5 is a synthetic blend, not dino. I use it for all my vehicles. That with the FL-1a filter for my 4.0
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Unread 08-16-2013, 11:13 AM   #12
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Hmm lol think I'm gonna to, now what filter lol

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Unread 08-16-2013, 12:34 PM   #13
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I use Rotella T6 in my Jeep and my car.
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Unread 08-16-2013, 01:43 PM   #14
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I just did an oil change I had out delo in it and you'd be amazed at what came out, oil was blacker than all hell, and had random sludge pieces fall out, cleaned it up pretty good, and now I put valvoline 20/50 in it and it seems to run better with thicker oil in mine atleast...
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Unread 08-16-2013, 02:07 PM   #15
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Standard filter.
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