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#4715859 - 04/04/18 08:34 AM Pulling the plug on Rotella T6 5W30
BAJA_05 Offline


Registered: 02/04/18
Posts: 387
Loc: Berks County/Pa.
Hello everybody,

Came to the conclusion that the Shell Rotella T6 Multi Vehicle 5W30 is not compatible with the Acura in signature. Have ran this oil for 400 plus miles now -- engine is very sluggish and my MPGs took a significant hit also. I drained the oil this morning and will run it in my Baja that is speced for 5W30. The Acura states on the filler cap & manual to use 5W20. Replaced the Rotella T6 with Quaker State High Mileage 5W20 paired with a Fram Ultra.


Dale
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2008 Acura TL 3.2L QSHM 5W20 & FU (103K)
2005 Subaru Baja AWD 2.5L N/A 5spd.
Rotella T6 5W30 & Wix (91K)

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#4715864 - 04/04/18 08:37 AM Re: Pulling the plug on Rotella T6 5W30 [Re: BAJA_05]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 12032
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
Of course it too thick. Too high HTHS too.

Slow those pistons way down.

Thickest you should ever need is QSUD 10w30.

Unless your running AC motor or giant turbo nitrous combo

May be too much for BAJA too. Most I ever ran was 1/2 sump 10w30 rotella triple in an EJ253 the rest was 5w30 shell GF3 SL.


Edited by ARCOgraphite (04/04/18 08:40 AM)
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#4715905 - 04/04/18 09:07 AM Re: Pulling the plug on Rotella T6 5W30 [Re: BAJA_05]
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Wading through mud vs water. harder for smaller engines.
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#4715933 - 04/04/18 09:19 AM Re: Pulling the plug on Rotella T6 5W30 [Re: BAJA_05]
khittner Offline


Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 328
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: BAJA_05
Came to the conclusion that the Shell Rotella T6 Multi Vehicle 5W30 is not compatible with the Acura in signature. Have ran this oil for 400 plus miles now -- engine is very sluggish and my MPGs took a significant hit also.


Do whatever you like, but it sounds like pretty doubtful "science". You've concluded that your MPGs took a significant hit after, essentially, one tankful of fuel? OK.

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#4715938 - 04/04/18 09:22 AM Re: Pulling the plug on Rotella T6 5W30 [Re: khittner]
BAJA_05 Offline


Registered: 02/04/18
Posts: 387
Loc: Berks County/Pa.
Believe me, my car/my engine -- I KNOW WHATS UP!!! wink


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Rotella T6 5W30 & Wix (91K)

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#4715945 - 04/04/18 09:25 AM Re: Pulling the plug on Rotella T6 5W30 [Re: BAJA_05]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
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I think it's very close to being a 40wt oil. One of the thickest 30 wt oils out there.

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#4715953 - 04/04/18 09:29 AM Re: Pulling the plug on Rotella T6 5W30 [Re: BAJA_05]
jakewells Offline


Registered: 12/28/12
Posts: 523
Loc: Cave City KY
Send it to me my truck doesn't mind.
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#4715961 - 04/04/18 09:31 AM Re: Pulling the plug on Rotella T6 5W30 [Re: BAJA_05]
bubbatime Offline


Registered: 03/18/08
Posts: 5723
Loc: South Florida
Acura used 5W30 in their 2.4L until 2009. They changed the 2.4L to 5W20 on my 2010 Model. I have mostly ran 5W30/10W30 synthetic and the car doesn't know the difference. I am highly skeptical that 5W30 bogs your engine down. Did you put 30 quarts of oil in it?
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#4715990 - 04/04/18 09:56 AM Re: Pulling the plug on Rotella T6 5W30 [Re: BAJA_05]
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Registered: 12/22/13
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Doesn’t matter what we think, if 5w20 works for you, then cool.
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#4716018 - 04/04/18 10:22 AM Re: Pulling the plug on Rotella T6 5W30 [Re: khittner]
zorobabel Offline


Registered: 01/27/11
Posts: 506
Loc: Anaheim, CA
Originally Posted By: khittner

Do whatever you like, but it sounds like pretty doubtful "science". You've concluded that your MPGs took a significant hit after, essentially, one tankful of fuel? OK.

Agreed.
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#4716028 - 04/04/18 10:26 AM Re: Pulling the plug on Rotella T6 5W30 [Re: zorobabel]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 30008
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: zorobabel
Originally Posted By: khittner

Do whatever you like, but it sounds like pretty doubtful "science". You've concluded that your MPGs took a significant hit after, essentially, one tankful of fuel? OK.

Agreed.


+1
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#4716058 - 04/04/18 10:53 AM Re: Pulling the plug on Rotella T6 5W30 [Re: BAJA_05]
SOHCman Offline


Registered: 03/29/10
Posts: 1324
Loc: USA
Cold snap probably had more to do with the MPG?
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#4716131 - 04/04/18 12:17 PM Re: Pulling the plug on Rotella T6 5W30 [Re: BAJA_05]
BAJA_05 Offline


Registered: 02/04/18
Posts: 387
Loc: Berks County/Pa.
Just got back from a 40 mile round trip after I changed the oil this morning. The PEP is BACK -- another observation I discovered; when I had the Rotella T6 5W30 oil in it -- the cock pit would get hotter than normal after about 15 minutes of driving. Just seemed like the motor was putting out excessive heat?? Now, reset my fuel mileage and the up and back trip to the Honda/Acura dealer to get some aluminum crush washers & Acura auto tranny fluid. Fuel mileage up and back is at 27 mpg. Same trip last week to pick sandwiches up in that area -- 23 mpg up and back.
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2017 VW Jetta SE TSI 1.4L Turbo (hers)
M1 Euro 0W40 & FU (19K)
2008 Acura TL 3.2L QSHM 5W20 & FU (103K)
2005 Subaru Baja AWD 2.5L N/A 5spd.
Rotella T6 5W30 & Wix (91K)

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#4716136 - 04/04/18 12:20 PM Re: Pulling the plug on Rotella T6 5W30 [Re: bubbatime]
BAJA_05 Offline


Registered: 02/04/18
Posts: 387
Loc: Berks County/Pa.
First of all -- my engine is the 3.2L not your smaller 2.4L engine. Secondly, I put 4.5 quarts of oil in it like I always do when I used the Rotella T6 5W30.
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2017 VW Jetta SE TSI 1.4L Turbo (hers)
M1 Euro 0W40 & FU (19K)
2008 Acura TL 3.2L QSHM 5W20 & FU (103K)
2005 Subaru Baja AWD 2.5L N/A 5spd.
Rotella T6 5W30 & Wix (91K)

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#4716141 - 04/04/18 12:24 PM Re: Pulling the plug on Rotella T6 5W30 [Re: jakewells]
BAJA_05 Offline


Registered: 02/04/18
Posts: 387
Loc: Berks County/Pa.
Sorry, cant do that -- I am purchasing my neighbors 2000 Dodge Ram 4WD 5.2L that im sure will luv the Rotella T6 5W30 here in the next week or two. His truck sits parked with 92,xxx miles on it. He just got a brand new Jeep Cherokee and now needs the space in his driveway he says. I offered him $2300.00 and it comes with two brand new doors to replace the doors on there now. I climbed under it and the frame and body are solid. smile
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2017 VW Jetta SE TSI 1.4L Turbo (hers)
M1 Euro 0W40 & FU (19K)
2008 Acura TL 3.2L QSHM 5W20 & FU (103K)
2005 Subaru Baja AWD 2.5L N/A 5spd.
Rotella T6 5W30 & Wix (91K)

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