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#4482135 - 08/07/17 07:24 PM Rotella T 10W30
645ja Offline


Registered: 07/16/16
Posts: 3
Loc: shasta county ca
Did I read that Shell changed the formula for the Rotella T 10W30 oil?
Something about no longer having an API rating. I have been using this oil in my
Mercury 40 horse 4 stroke for the last 3 summers, absolutely no complaints about the oil.
Regards, old jim


Edited by wwillson (08/07/17 09:28 PM)
Edit Reason: subject clarification

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#4482218 - 08/07/17 08:50 PM Re: Rotella T 10W30 [Re: 645ja]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: 645ja

Something about no longer having an API rating.


You can thank the Lawyers,
who will hold the oil companies liable for "killing" catalytic converters.


Some diesel oil are keeping the "C" (compression) like CJ & CK,
but dropping the "S" ratings (Spark) like SM and SN,
because they want to be able to keep using the oil n diesel engines,
even though they can't "LEGALLY" market the oil for gasoline engine use.
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#4482382 - 08/08/17 05:19 AM Re: Rotella T 10W30 [Re: Linctex]
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Registered: 09/14/10
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Loc: Gonzales, La.
Going on 3 years running Rotella 15/40 in my 50 HP Mercury 4 stroke. We run this thing hours at a time.

Running Rotella 10/30 in my '16 Ford F150 5.0.
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#4482489 - 08/08/17 08:46 AM Re: Rotella T 10W30 [Re: 645ja]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 11970
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
back in the early 2000's I liked rotella triple protect 10w30 (not the T5 semisyn). Use to run it in the EJ Subaru with a qt of formula shell 5w30. Happy engine. Ran it in the Mower too - though the mower doesn't care.
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#4482698 - 08/08/17 12:42 PM Re: Rotella T 10W30 [Re: 645ja]
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Registered: 05/17/06
Posts: 3969
Loc: Central Wisconsin
Despite the re-classification/ declassification of diesel oils,
I'm of the opinion that using them in gasoline engines won't do any harm.
I'm still going to use Rotella in OPE and motorcycles.

My 2
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#4482749 - 08/08/17 01:32 PM Re: Rotella T 10W30 [Re: dwendt44]
645ja Offline


Registered: 07/16/16
Posts: 3
Loc: shasta county ca
Thank you gents, I feel better already. old jim

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#4503153 - 08/31/17 09:20 AM Re: Rotella T 10W30 [Re: 645ja]
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Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 3159
Loc: Boston, MA
I would continue using it. As mentioned, it is more legal bull versus a lack of quality. Shell makes some superb oils that will work fantastic for your engine
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#4511037 - 09/08/17 05:09 PM Re: Rotella T 10W30 [Re: dwendt44]
bubbatime Offline


Registered: 03/18/08
Posts: 5622
Loc: South Florida
Originally Posted By: dwendt44
Despite the re-classification/ declassification of diesel oils,
I'm of the opinion that using them in gasoline engines won't do any harm.
I'm still going to use Rotella in OPE and motorcycles.

My 2


THIS. The formulations have changed slightly, but not much. Run it with confidence in a gas engine. Or try Delo 10W30. I believe it is still dual rated.
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#4512367 - 09/10/17 02:20 PM Re: Rotella T 10W30 [Re: 645ja]
FastLane Offline


Registered: 12/10/14
Posts: 448
Loc: MB - Manitoba
Why not just buy Mercury 10W30. It's not that expensive. I buy a 4 litre jug. Lasts me two oil changes.
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#4513308 - 09/11/17 02:14 PM Re: Rotella T 10W30 [Re: FastLane]
4WD Online   confused


Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6374
Loc: Texas
Yeah - just bought some for $8/quart - still have over a year on warranty before I can venture off from nmma oils ...

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