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#2219100 - 04/01/11 06:41 PM Rotella T6
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Registered: 02/26/11
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Hi all!

Is Rotella T6 5W-40 for diesel engines only or can it be used in gasoline engines as well? Thanks.
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#2219109 - 04/01/11 06:47 PM Re: Rotella T6 [Re: Sierra048]
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#2219115 - 04/01/11 06:51 PM Re: Rotella T6 [Re: Sierra048]
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Yes it can be used in gas engines. I am using it now.
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#2219155 - 04/01/11 07:21 PM Re: Rotella T6 [Re: Sierra048]
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Gas as well. I am using it now.
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#2220173 - 04/02/11 07:14 PM Re: Rotella T6 [Re: qdeezie]
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It works in any engine that recommends a 40 weight oil, e.g. NOT most modern Japanese and American car/truck gas engines which recommend a thin oil like 5w20 or 5w30.

That said, many European cars still take a 40w like 5w40, I run T6 in my gas Audi A4 2.0T, which the factory recommends a 5w40 or 0w-40 for.
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#2230276 - 04/12/11 04:07 PM Re: Rotella T6 [Re: qdeezie]
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Originally Posted By: qdeezie
Gas as well. I am using it now.


I gotta ask what you have ran in that cavalier to acheive 300k ?

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#2230955 - 04/13/11 09:52 AM Re: Rotella T6 [Re: wsar10]
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Originally Posted By: wsar10
Originally Posted By: qdeezie
Gas as well. I am using it now.


I gotta ask what you have ran in that cavalier to acheive 300k ?

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#2231177 - 04/13/11 02:18 PM Re: Rotella T6 [Re: Sierra048]
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Registered: 04/13/11
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Rotella is dual rated-that is, it's API rated for diesels, and has a couple gas-engined ratings also (just look on the back of the bottle).

I run it in my WRX, with no issues. A small (1mpg) drop in mileage after the changeover from running 5w-30 syns (tried a couple different brands). After running it all winter without problems but I did a change at 3k and it still looked quite new.

IMO, I think your xterra could use it, but I would have reservations about putting it in your jeep. I'm no expert on either of those cars however.
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#2232484 - 04/14/11 07:34 PM Re: Rotella T6 [Re: Sierra048]
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I'm using it in my Subaru H6 with good results.

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#2234720 - 04/17/11 08:58 AM Re: Rotella T6 [Re: Sierra048]
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Registered: 09/23/06
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Loc: Bad Axe, MI
Originally Posted By: Mfrank84
Hi all!

Is Rotella T6 5W-40 for diesel engines only or can it be used in gasoline engines as well? Thanks.

As others said it's perfectly fine for gasoline engines as it carries a API gasoline use classification SL,SM

great oil!
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#2235688 - 04/18/11 11:11 AM Re: Rotella T6 [Re: Sierra048]
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The T6 in my Jeep held good pressure yesterday when I ran the thing on a track for Watkins Glen opening weekend. Coolant temps were running around 212*, and I was turning between 2500 and 4000 rpm most of the time, with a few runs up to 4800 or so, and lots of heavy throttle. Pretty sure I burned through 2 gallons of fuel in about 3 laps at one point.

I would guess my oil temps were around 230 - 240* (although I don't have a gauge). Oil still looked, smelled and felt fine on the stick when I checked it later that day.
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#2235708 - 04/18/11 11:31 AM Re: Rotella T6 [Re: Sierra048]
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Rotellas (both the T6 and T) don't have friction modifiers. I wouldn't used them in my gasoline engine for that reason, even though they are good oils otherwise. But they are a good choice for motorcycle engines, which require the absence of friction modifiers.
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#2237747 - 04/20/11 10:08 AM Re: Rotella T6 [Re: smonska]
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Registered: 10/17/02
Posts: 616
Loc: Maryland
Originally Posted By: smonska
It works in any engine that recommends a 40 weight oil, e.g. NOT most modern Japanese and American car/truck gas engines which recommend a thin oil like 5w20 or 5w30.

That said, many European cars still take a 40w like 5w40, I run T6 in my gas Audi A4 2.0T, which the factory recommends a 5w40 or 0w-40 for.


Where did you get your info on Japanese engines? 40wt is in use in Europe and it is recommended for Outback/Subaru engines. It is even in the owners manual for use here. I have been using 5w-40 since my first oil change in my Outback 4 banger. I have almost 3 years and 75,000 miles on her with no issues. 5w-40 is a great oil and we should be using it more here IMHO...
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#2237751 - 04/20/11 10:10 AM Re: Rotella T6 [Re: Sierra048]
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Registered: 10/17/02
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Oh, I am using T6 5w-40 for the past year. I was using Pennzoil Platinum 5w-40 European but it is to hard to find and pretty expensive to boot.
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#2238092 - 04/20/11 03:37 PM Re: Rotella T6 [Re: Gokhan]
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Registered: 06/21/02
Posts: 282
Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: Gokhan
Rotellas (both the T6 and T) don't have friction modifiers. I wouldn't used them in my gasoline engine for that reason, even though they are good oils otherwise. But they are a good choice for motorcycle engines, which require the absence of friction modifiers.


Why would friction modifiers (or lack thereof) be an issue in motor oil that's being used in a motor and not in a differential, clutch, etc.?

T6 contains more zinc than most oils marketed for gasoline engines, so it has enough EP additives. It uses Shell's XHVI Group III+ base oil which is excellent. It carries API gasoline ratings.

If you have a gas vehicle that needs or benefits from a 5W40 synthetic oil, it's probably the best value out there. Not necessarily the best oil if cost is no object, but the best bang for the buck.


Edited by dbrowne1 (04/20/11 03:38 PM)

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