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#4802464 - 07/01/18 03:58 PM Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval?
BAJA_05 Offline


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


Edited by BAJA_05 (07/01/18 04:07 PM)
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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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#4802467 - 07/01/18 04:03 PM Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05]
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I think an approved oil is still less expensive, and there's no guesswork.
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#4802468 - 07/01/18 04:05 PM Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05]
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I have 7 gallons of this new oil from Shell sitting on my shelf at home.
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2017 VW Jetta SE TSI 1.4L Turbo (hers)
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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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#4802471 - 07/01/18 04:08 PM Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05]
rooflessVW Offline


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Well then go for it. I'd keep it to 5k.
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#4802476 - 07/01/18 04:12 PM Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
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Loc: The Midwest
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.
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#4802487 - 07/01/18 04:26 PM Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05]
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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.
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#4802488 - 07/01/18 04:27 PM Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05]
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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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#4802542 - 07/01/18 05:55 PM Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05]
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That sounds like a mess waiting to happen.
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#4802576 - 07/01/18 06:48 PM Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05]
talest Offline


Registered: 04/29/18
Posts: 34
Loc: Texas
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?

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#4802732 - 07/01/18 10:04 PM Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05]
BAJA_05 Offline


Registered: 02/04/18
Posts: 387
Loc: Berks County/Pa.
Ended up buying Mobil One 0W40 for the Jetta and will continue using the T6 5W30 in the Subaru in signature.


Edited by BAJA_05 (07/01/18 10:05 PM)
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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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#4802743 - 07/01/18 10:14 PM Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05]
benjy Offline


Registered: 08/23/10
Posts: 906
Loc: pa
you prolly want a low calcium oil as small turbo engines have issues with LSPI $$$$$$

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#4806334 - 07/05/18 10:18 PM Re: Run T6 5W30 in a new VW without specs approval? [Re: BAJA_05]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
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Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
I would think it would work just fine, but in this situation, sticking with an approved lube, as you mentioned, would be best.
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