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Shell Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 #4629626
01/09/18 06:44 PM
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Since I got a bunch of free oil from Shell to try, I felt it was only right to have this done. A prior post puts TBN at 11.


Last edited by ZZman; 01/09/18 06:44 PM.

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: Shell Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 [Re: ZZman] #4629632
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Thank you for posting. I just heard today I'll be receiving some samples as well. Look forward to giving it a try. Which is nice since I use Shell gas in both cars. thumbsup

Re: Shell Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 [Re: SatinSilver] #4629634
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Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Thank you for posting. I just heard today I'll be receiving some samples as well. Look forward to giving it a try. Which is nice since I use Shell gas in both cars. thumbsup


Awesome!


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: Shell Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 [Re: ZZman] #4629640
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Ya know what's funny?

We've seen Lexus/Toyota UOA samples on here with iron that low.... and this is new oil


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Shell Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 [Re: ZZman] #4629670
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Other than the lack of Moly it looks pretty good.


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: Shell Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 [Re: ZZman] #4629694
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Originally Posted By: ZZman
Other than the lack of Moly it looks pretty good.


That caught my eye, too, but it does have a gob of boron.
Calcium level is pretty low and it looks to have high ZDDP, which are both good for avoiding LSPI.

Thanks so much for sharing this VOA, I've been curious about this oil for a long time!


2014 Forester XT, 95000 miles
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Re: Shell Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 [Re: ZZman] #4629705
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Originally Posted By: ZZman
Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Thank you for posting. I just heard today I'll be receiving some samples as well. Look forward to giving it a try. Which is nice since I use Shell gas in both cars. thumbsup


Awesome!


How are y’all getting this stuff for free?


2011 F-150 Ecoboost
2012 Focus S
2001 Taurus
Re: Shell Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 [Re: volk06] #4629717
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Originally Posted By: volk06


How are y’all getting this stuff for free?


Contacted by someone on here who asked if I wanted to try it. I said yes... smile


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: Shell Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 [Re: ZZman] #4629761
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I happen to have a picture of this same product.


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Shell Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 [Re: ZZman] #4629784
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Thanks for that; I was considering getting one done, too, but never got around to it. I like how Blackstone says it's a little thick for a 5w-30. Given that it's an CK-4, E6 lubricant, that should be no surprise. That's a lot of boron, and I'm not surprised about there being a fair shot of magnesium, too. You didn't get TBN, but that's supposed to be 11.0.

Last edited by Garak; 01/09/18 08:37 PM.

Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, NAPA Gold 7356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515
Re: Shell Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 [Re: ZZman] #4629845
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Awesome, thank you!

I'll be running this stuff in both of my vehicles. I have a little bit of concern about running it in the Impala, just because that vehicle is exclusively short-tripped (12 miles a day) and I'm not sure if the oil ever reaches operating temperatures. I've been running thinner 5W-30s for that very reason, but I'll give the T6 a shot in that car too.

Re: Shell Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 [Re: ZZman] #4629848
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Originally Posted By: ZZman
Originally Posted By: volk06


How are y’all getting this stuff for free?


Contacted by someone on here who asked if I wanted to try it. I said yes... smile


Hopefully that someone will see this post and offer me some to try for 2 different TGDI applications.


2017 CX-9 2.5T
PUP 5w30

2013 Optima 2.0T
PUP 5w30

2000 Tundra 4.7 1UZ-FE
PUP 0w40 SRT
Re: Shell Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 [Re: ZZman] #4629974
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Looks good. Thanks for posting.


2014 F250 6.7L PSD
2006 Sequoia 4.7L
2005 E500 5.0L
2018 Jeep Rubicon, Pentastar 3.6L
Re: Shell Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 [Re: ZZman] #4630186
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More info on this oil including TBN



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: Shell Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 [Re: ZZman] #4630450
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Dynamic viscosity at -4F/-20C for a 5W30?
ASTM D5293 is the CCS test, that should be at -30C for a 5WXX.
Probably just a typo or a bad temp conversion, but that's embarrassing for SOPUS.
I would expect something like that from a PQIA red dot oil maker, not a major...


2014 Forester XT, 95000 miles
Last Change;
M1 0W30 AFE d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter
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