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Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? #4802464
07/01/18 03:58 PM
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Contemplating running the new Rotella T6 5W30 Multi Vehicle in my Jetta in signature. Does not have the VW specs approval like some other oils out there do though. Manual states you can run 5W30 Synthetic in the car though?



Ps. Have 7 gallons sitting on my shelf at home of the new T6 5W30 Multi Vehicle.

Last edited by BAJA_05; 07/01/18 04:07 PM.

2017 VW Jetta SE TSI 1.4L Turbo (hers)
M1 Euro 0W40 & FU (19K)
2008 Acura TL 3.2L PPPP 0W20 & FU (108K)
2005 Subaru Baja AWD 2.5L N/A 5spd.
Rotella T6 5W30 & Wix (91K)
2000 Ram 4X4 5.2L (93K) PYB & FU
Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05] #4802467
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I think an approved oil is still less expensive, and there's no guesswork.


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Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05] #4802468
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I have 7 gallons of this new oil from Shell sitting on my shelf at home.


2017 VW Jetta SE TSI 1.4L Turbo (hers)
M1 Euro 0W40 & FU (19K)
2008 Acura TL 3.2L PPPP 0W20 & FU (108K)
2005 Subaru Baja AWD 2.5L N/A 5spd.
Rotella T6 5W30 & Wix (91K)
2000 Ram 4X4 5.2L (93K) PYB & FU
Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05] #4802471
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Well then go for it. I'd keep it to 5k.


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Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05] #4802476
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Did Shell send you that oil for free?
Regardless, I would NOT use it in your VW. The oil is fine for your VW, except it technically isn't approved for your VW because
Shell has no reason to go through the approval process they have other oils that fit the bill.
That being said, if you have an issue it could very well cause a warranty mess not worth dealing with.
But I'm no expert on the warranty process for VW's.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05] #4802487
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I'd run the correct spec oil for warranty. Save the the t-6 for the subaru or even the acura.


13 elantra 70k 5w30 QSUD
03 chevy avalanche79k synpwr 10w30
01 saturnsc1 185k synpwr rebuilt
17 mazda cx-5 5600 miles m1 0w30
Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05] #4802488
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I wouldn't.

Seems there are plenty of approved oils out there that will not cause warranty issues.


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Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05] #4802542
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That sounds like a mess waiting to happen.


17 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T
15 Honda CRV 2.4
12 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0
01 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2
Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05] #4802576
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Originally Posted By: BAJA_05
Contemplating running the new Rotella T6 5W30 Multi Vehicle in my Jetta in signature. Does not have the VW specs approval like some other oils out there do though. Manual states you can run 5W30 Synthetic in the car though?



Ps. Have 7 gallons sitting on my shelf at home of the new T6 5W30 Multi Vehicle.


What is the HTHS of the oil and what is your driving style?

Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05] #4802732
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Ended up buying Mobil One 0W40 for the Jetta and will continue using the T6 5W30 in the Subaru in signature.

Last edited by BAJA_05; 07/01/18 10:05 PM.

2017 VW Jetta SE TSI 1.4L Turbo (hers)
M1 Euro 0W40 & FU (19K)
2008 Acura TL 3.2L PPPP 0W20 & FU (108K)
2005 Subaru Baja AWD 2.5L N/A 5spd.
Rotella T6 5W30 & Wix (91K)
2000 Ram 4X4 5.2L (93K) PYB & FU
Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05] #4802743
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you prolly want a low calcium oil as small turbo engines have issues with LSPI $$$$$$

Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05] #4806334
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I would think it would work just fine, but in this situation, sticking with an approved lube, as you mentioned, would be best.


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

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