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Shell Rotella 0w40 in a Nissan VQ35? #4801155
06/30/18 07:37 AM
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Toronto, Canada
m4gician Offline OP
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hi everyone,

I've searched through here and couldn't find a definitive answer so I thought I'd ask directly if that's okay?

The available Shell Rotella T6 0w40 oil at stores here in Canada states its a diesel oil though I've used it in a Volvo T5 engine in the past.

I have a Nissan VQ35de (Murano) that I've been using pennzoil 5w30 and Mobil extended 5w30 in.

my question is: is this oil safe to use in a gas engine? I read somewhere about phosphorus being the reason it isn't officially rated for gas anymore but still great in a gas engine. is that true?

being in Canada with cold winters and warm summers, is the 0w40 a good choice Vs the 5w30?


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Currently Using:
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Re: Shell Rotella 0w40 in a Nissan VQ35? [Re: m4gician] #4801184
06/30/18 08:14 AM
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Ontario Niagara region
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In Toronto a 5w30 is fine.

Re: Shell Rotella 0w40 in a Nissan VQ35? [Re: m4gician] #4801197
06/30/18 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted By: m4gician
hi everyone,
I've searched through here and couldn't find a definitive answer so I thought I'd ask directly if that's okay?
The available Shell Rotella T6 0w40 oil at stores here in Canada states its a diesel oil though I've used it in a Volvo T5 engine in the past.
I have a Nissan VQ35de (Murano) that I've been using pennzoil 5w30 and Mobil extended 5w30 in.
my question is: is this oil safe to use in a gas engine? I read somewhere about phosphorus being the reason it isn't officially rated for gas anymore but still great in a gas engine. is that true?
being in Canada with cold winters and warm summers, is the 0w40 a good choice Vs the 5w30?


Why risk it?? There are many 0W40 that are suitable to a gas engine. What year is yr Murano? What viscosity does your manual suggest?

Last edited by Pelican; 06/30/18 08:31 AM.
Re: Shell Rotella 0w40 in a Nissan VQ35? [Re: m4gician] #4801199
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Shell Rotella T6 0-40 is not siutable for gasoline engines with catalytic convertors.

However Shell Rotella T6 10-30 is a multi fleet oil and is rated as SN and is suitable.

Last edited by Snagglefoot; 06/30/18 08:39 AM.

If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Shell Rotella 0w40 in a Nissan VQ35? [Re: m4gician] #4801205
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It'll be fine. T6 in 5w40 flavor has been a favorite of gasoline turbo car people for decades. Every Subaru forum is littered with people recommending it.


2010 Mazda RX8 Sport - 37k miles - ????
2006 Toyota Matrix XR AWD (Wife) - 130k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
Re: Shell Rotella 0w40 in a Nissan VQ35? [Re: m4gician] #4801206
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If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Shell Rotella 0w40 in a Nissan VQ35? [Re: m4gician] #4801211
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This is a better choice for you.






Last edited by Snagglefoot; 06/30/18 08:43 AM.

If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Shell Rotella 0w40 in a Nissan VQ35? [Re: m4gician] #4801253
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+1 on the Castrol 0/40

Re: Shell Rotella 0w40 in a Nissan VQ35? [Re: m4gician] #4801301
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m4- if you have this oil on hand, use it.

I wouldn't buy it specifically for my VQ35DE?

Mine recommends 0w20 or 5w30 for severe use. I run 5w20 in it. LOl.


2017 Ram 1500 4x4, 3.6L. 2016 Nissan Quest SV (Babe magnet IV)
Re: Shell Rotella 0w40 in a Nissan VQ35? [Re: m4gician] #4801380
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The Shell Technical Team has stated on previous occasions that there is no Rotella T6 oil suitable for use in gas cars with catalytic converters. That changed, however, with the release of Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W30 for mixed-fleet use.


2015 Kia Optima EX 2.4L GDI
2015 Chevy Volt
Re: Shell Rotella 0w40 in a Nissan VQ35? [Re: m4gician] #4801428
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+2 on the Castrol 0W-40.

I'm using this oil this summer in both - Forte and Sportage, both are 2014, MPI and GDI (non turbo).
Interesting part is not only engines run quieter and with way less vibration but also gas mileage improved in both compared to my staple PP 5W-30 oil that I've run since cars were new.
The Castrol I'm using is made in Germany.

Last edited by dubber09; 06/30/18 01:10 PM.

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Re: Shell Rotella 0w40 in a Nissan VQ35? [Re: Snagglefoot] #4801444
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Originally Posted By: Snagglefoot
Shell Rotella T6 0-40 is not siutable for gasoline engines with catalytic convertors.

However Shell Rotella T6 10-30 is a multi fleet oil and is rated as SN and is suitable.


Whoops. Itís actually T6 5-30 that is SN rated. Turnbrown also confirms that.

Last edited by Snagglefoot; 06/30/18 01:22 PM.

If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Shell Rotella 0w40 in a Nissan VQ35? [Re: m4gician] #4801449
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The word "Rotella" somehow fascinates people and they want to put it in all of their engines, regardless of what it does or doesn't. I know it sounds like Nutella but still... It's probably the most successful trademark choice in oil names ever!


1985 Toyota Corolla LE, 4A-LC engine, ~ 273,000 M
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Re: Shell Rotella 0w40 in a Nissan VQ35? [Re: m4gician] #4801484
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I would follow the owner manual's guidelines.



Respectfully,


Pajero!


Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

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Fram Ultra/ Snorkel with Pre-filter
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Re: Shell Rotella 0w40 in a Nissan VQ35? [Re: m4gician] #4801579
06/30/18 03:58 PM
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I think the important thing that people aren't noticing here is that Rotella T6 0w40 isn't the same as the 5w40 variant. Rotella 0w40 is in fact SN rated. PDF from Shell's website


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