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#2237310 - 04/19/11 07:36 PM Using rotella diesel oil in a gas engine
Clevy Offline


Registered: 11/11/10
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Loc: Saskatoon canada
I am wondering if it will harm the engine. It's 5w-30. The car it's going into is a 2000 ford mustang gt with a 4.6 2v engine. I got it free and will only be for 1 oci. Thanks for the responses.
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#2237322 - 04/19/11 07:49 PM Re: Using rotella diesel oil in a gas engine [Re: Clevy]
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its fine
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#2237325 - 04/19/11 07:52 PM Re: Using rotella diesel oil in a gas engine [Re: Clevy]
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Rotella 10-30? That would be a great summer oil.
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#2237329 - 04/19/11 07:54 PM Re: Using rotella diesel oil in a gas engine [Re: Clevy]
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no harm.
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#2237370 - 04/19/11 08:42 PM Re: Using rotella diesel oil in a gas engine [Re: Clevy]
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Why only 1k oci? That is good for an easy 5k. Are you racing it or something?
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#2237407 - 04/19/11 09:22 PM Re: Using rotella diesel oil in a gas engine [Re: Clevy]
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Registered: 04/17/06
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Loc: Irvine, CA
Originally Posted By: Clevy
I am wondering if it will harm the engine. It's 5w-30. The car it's going into is a 2000 ford mustang gt with a 4.6 2v engine. I got it free and will only be for 1 oci. Thanks for the responses.

One OCI whatever the mileage 3k or 5k or ..., not 1k miles OCI.
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#2237442 - 04/19/11 10:06 PM Re: Using rotella diesel oil in a gas engine [Re: Clevy]
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Registered: 06/01/09
Posts: 1633
Loc: Virginia
I've been using nothing but diesel-rated oils since about 30,000 miles.

No problems to report.
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#2237453 - 04/19/11 10:13 PM Re: Using rotella diesel oil in a gas engine [Re: Clevy]
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Registered: 02/03/10
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Loc: Connecticut
used Rotella 5W-40 in my Jeeps and now they are currently running 15W-40. no problem thumbsup
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#2237565 - 04/20/11 05:07 AM Re: Using rotella diesel oil in a gas engine [Re: Clevy]
ChuckBerry Offline


Registered: 08/23/10
Posts: 261
Loc: Lafayette, LA
Rotella has a 5w-30? I thought they had a 10w-30 and a 5w-40, do you mean one of those?

In any case, if the label says it's OK for gasoline engines, it will be OK, but if you do have the 5w-40, you might want to thin it out a bit with maybe some Marvel Mystery Oil or a quart of some lighter gasoline engine oil in a 20w range.
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#2237569 - 04/20/11 05:46 AM Re: Using rotella diesel oil in a gas engine [Re: Clevy]
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Use it without hesitation!
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#2238031 - 04/20/11 02:37 PM Re: Using rotella diesel oil in a gas engine [Re: Clevy]
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Registered: 05/17/06
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Loc: Central Wisconsin
Rotella has 'blends' that go down to 0W-30.
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#2238039 - 04/20/11 02:44 PM Re: Using rotella diesel oil in a gas engine [Re: Clevy]
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Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 375
Loc: Southern NH, Boston MA region
Just as a matter of fact....The last time I used 15w40 Rotella in my '67 Pontiac, I'm sure the container had a print saying that it was suitable for use in 2001 and older vehicles. So here's an extra vote of confidence.
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#2238065 - 04/20/11 03:06 PM Re: Using rotella diesel oil in a gas engine [Re: Clevy]
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 3199
Loc: Coney Island, NY
I've mixed blends of Rotella 15w40 and Formula Shell 5w20 (Dino), PYB 5w20 or QSUD synthetic 5w20, Chevron Delo 15w40 and Havoline 5w20, Mobil Delvac 15w40 and Mobil EP 5w20 or Advanced Auto 5w20 Synthetic for many of the oil changes that I did last month and early this month.

The mix was usually 50/50 or 60/40 of Diesel to Dino or Synthetic auto oil. I used NAPA Gold, P1 and Purolator Classic Oil Filters for each vehicle. I tried to oversize the filter if I could find the application conversion.

All the Family, Neighbors and Friends vehicles are "Gasoline" engines. All of the Diesel Oils were API-SM, CJ-4 rated and all of the vehicles were 2006 and earlier.

When I get back to Coney Island I will change my oil to a blend of Shell Rotella, Triple Protection 15w40 and Formula Shell 5w20 all in API-SM. I plan on using 3 quarts of each in the sump for a 6 month run.

Lots of Stop and Go traffic and short trips in NYC so this blend of oil should help clean the engine and give them added protection. I've had nothing but compliments from all of these people about how their cars, suvs and mini vans are running.


Edited by mongo161 (04/20/11 03:07 PM)
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#2238675 - 04/21/11 06:04 AM Re: Using rotella diesel oil in a gas engine [Re: Clevy]
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Registered: 01/16/06
Posts: 175
Loc: Florida
Once you've tried it, you might want to change over to using it exclusively. I did.

When passenger car oils were reformulated several years ago and there was all the controversy about zinc being reduced as an anti-wear additive, I decided to try HDEO instead of the synthetic I had been using since the 1980s. I figured that I'd try to keep an oil with the same additive strengths that regular oils used when my cars were new instead of going with the reformulation - and HDEOs sold on Walmart shelves were a convenient way to do that. I tried Rotella 5w40 synthetic (now called T6) and had excellent UOAs with clean, quiet engines. I've been using it and their new 10w30 synthetic blend (called T5) ever since.
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#2238978 - 04/21/11 12:22 PM Re: Using rotella diesel oil in a gas engine [Re: Clevy]
bigmike Offline


Registered: 06/05/09
Posts: 3239
Loc: Florida
I'm using Chevron Delo 15w40 in my truck. Raised the oil pressure some, but nothing else noticeable. Found it last year on sale for $8 / gallon. Couldn't pass it up.
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