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Re: Shell Rotella Gas Truck synthetic engine oil Q&A - Answers [Re: Linctex] #4997564 01/31/19 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Linctex

I don't think they are given much leeway from the legal department or PR dept other than "marketing type answers"

This and also they have to keep and specifics as closely guarded as possible from competitors that aren't willing to spend the $1300 or so to reverse engineer the oil through a lab.

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There is no such thing as "lifetime" fluids! mad
Re: Shell Rotella Gas Truck synthetic engine oil Q&A - Answers [Re: BLND1] #4997798 02/01/19 04:52 AM
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There is an important difference, though. The audience here is more than just those of us who really are paying attention and know a bit about specifications. There are plenty of lurkers, and this site does come in pretty high in search engines when people are looking for information.

Realistically, I don't expect a Q&A to even cover what's in a data sheet, and definitely not more than those numbers, since formulations are always subject to change. In fact, given that this is the first dexos1 oil in the ROTELLA lineup, formulation was a consideration here, as opposed to slapping a new name on a Formula Shell offering.

Plain, simple Garak.

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Re: Shell Rotella Gas Truck synthetic engine oil Q&A - Answers [Re: Linctex] #4999375 02/02/19 11:05 AM
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Building3 Offline
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Question 24: That was my question; just to clarify, I asked about both flat tappet and newer vehicles without flat tappets. The recommendation was for Rotella T4 for flat tappets and PUP for new vehicles.

Re: Shell Rotella Gas Truck synthetic engine oil Q&A - Answers [Re: wwillson] #5001681 02/04/19 11:22 PM
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Autozone is running a deal on this oil for the month of Feb 2019.

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