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2014 WRX Rotella T6 CJ-4/SM #4455329
07/10/17 01:16 PM
07/10/17 01:16 PM
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Brazoria County Texas
rotorcraft230 Offline OP
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Brazoria County Texas


I am running Cobb stage 1 93 octane
Stock intake and exhaust
Amsoil 2 micron bypass filter
Mishomoto 2 can AOS
Auber Instrumants oil pressure and temp gages
Perrin sandwich plate for temp sensor and bypass oil


06 Silverado 237,000 Val HM 5W-30 DD
14 WRX Hatch Rotella T6 5W-40
11 Subaru Outback Wife Val HM 5W-30
13 Honda Civic Daughter Val 0W-20
Re: 2014 WRX Rotella T6 CJ-4/SM [Re: rotorcraft230] #4455345
07/10/17 01:44 PM
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Looks great. With Viscosity down a bit, I'd keep doing what you're doing (3k mile OCI's)


2018 Chevy Silverado 3500HD 6.0L Gas: RLI 10w30
2010 Accord-LX K24: MaxLife 5w30 + Torco MPZ
2014 CR-V LX K24: M1 0w30
Re: 2014 WRX Rotella T6 CJ-4/SM [Re: rotorcraft230] #4455414
07/10/17 02:49 PM
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Great report

Re: 2014 WRX Rotella T6 CJ-4/SM [Re: rotorcraft230] #4455489
07/10/17 04:17 PM
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Great White North.. eh
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Great White North.. eh
Good looking typical RT6 report. Nice to see strong flash... gotta hate DI :P


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17 Dodge GC, VWB 5w20, Fram DL11665
15 DL650, Rotella T6 5w40, KN-138
Small engines; RT5 10w30
Re: 2014 WRX Rotella T6 CJ-4/SM [Re: rotorcraft230] #4750286
05/07/18 03:00 PM
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I'm a long time lurker. One thing has always bothered me about posted UOAs. They often don't look anything like previous UOAs or VOAs of the same oil. This UOA is a prime example. Below is a VOA that shows the old and new versions of Rotella T6. This UOA above is nothing like either version of T6. Is it really Rotella T6?


Re: 2014 WRX Rotella T6 CJ-4/SM [Re: rotorcraft230] #4751071
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I'll give it a shot.

- You should always compare VOA to VOA. For the best UOA interpretation, a VOA should be submitted at the same time.
- Slight variations between oil batches
- Lab error
- Different residual oil from previous fill skewing results
- The Amsoil bypass filter is too effective and is removing additives grin2


popcorn2


'04 Subaru Forester 2.5XT
Castrol Edge High Mileage
Re: 2014 WRX Rotella T6 CJ-4/SM [Re: rotorcraft230] #4751420
05/08/18 05:32 PM
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I find it interesting that a heavy duty motor oil is light on Detergents.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: 2014 WRX Rotella T6 CJ-4/SM [Re: rotorcraft230] #4757557
05/15/18 05:19 AM
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SE British Columbia, Canada
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I think lowering the calcium was to make this product low ash. Maybe the magnesium was raised to compensate?


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: 2014 WRX Rotella T6 CJ-4/SM [Re: bluesubie] #4757561
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Originally Posted By: bluesubie
I'll give it a shot.

- You should always compare VOA to VOA. For the best UOA interpretation, a VOA should be submitted at the same time.
- Slight variations between oil batches
- Lab error
- Different residual oil from previous fill skewing results
- The Amsoil bypass filter is too effective and is removing additives grin2


popcorn2


Although they differ, you can still assume Rotocraft230 is using the newer CK4 product with lower calcium and higher magnesium. By the way this product is not rated as SN, and is bad news for catalytic convertors (as if he still has cats). spank


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: 2014 WRX Rotella T6 CJ-4/SM [Re: rotorcraft230] #4760411
05/17/18 08:22 PM
05/17/18 08:22 PM
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Brazoria County Texas
rotorcraft230 Offline OP
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I'm still using the T6 and although it may be the new formula, it is the new bottle with the old CJ-4 /SM rating. I have lots of it. I'm due for my yearly oil change its been about 3500 miles and will send a sample to Blackstone and post it here. Most of what I have was made in October November and December of 2017.


06 Silverado 237,000 Val HM 5W-30 DD
14 WRX Hatch Rotella T6 5W-40
11 Subaru Outback Wife Val HM 5W-30
13 Honda Civic Daughter Val 0W-20
Re: 2014 WRX Rotella T6 CJ-4/SM [Re: webfors] #4760654
05/18/18 06:49 AM
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Nashville, TN via Memphis
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Originally Posted By: webfors
Good looking typical RT6 report. Nice to see strong flash... gotta hate DI :P


The 2014 WRX is not DI.


16 WRX - PPPP
07 Tacoma V6 - M1 EP 5W-30, Fram Ultra, 10K OCIs, 198K
07 Yamaha R1 - Rotella T6 5W-40, Bosch 3300
07 Yamaha YZ-250, Klotz, Rotella

Re: 2014 WRX Rotella T6 CJ-4/SM [Re: Snagglefoot] #4761246
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Originally Posted By: Snagglefoot
Originally Posted By: bluesubie
I'll give it a shot.

- You should always compare VOA to VOA. For the best UOA interpretation, a VOA should be submitted at the same time.
- Slight variations between oil batches
- Lab error
- Different residual oil from previous fill skewing results
- The Amsoil bypass filter is too effective and is removing additives grin2


popcorn2


Although they differ, you can still assume Rotocraft230 is using the newer CK4 product with lower calcium and higher magnesium. By the way this product is not rated as SN, and is bad news for catalytic convertors (as if he still has cats). spank


If Im interpreting Dave1027s question correctly, hes actually wondering why the additive levels in the CJ-4 uoa in the OP are different than the additive levels in the CJ-4 version in the VOA. Or did you know that? smile

Originally Posted By: Dave1027
Below is a VOA that shows the old and new versions of Rotella T6. This UOA above is nothing like either version of T6. Is it really Rotella T6?

Last edited by bluesubie; 05/18/18 04:37 PM.

'04 Subaru Forester 2.5XT
Castrol Edge High Mileage

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