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Rotella T6 15w-40 Is JASO MA2 Rated #5025551 02/27/19 02:15 PM
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Picked up a Gallon last night from the local wallyworld. Sure enough its MA2 rated for our bikes. It may just what we have been waiting for....

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Re: Rotella T6 15w-40 Is JASO MA2 Rated [Re: ad244] #5025703 02/27/19 04:37 PM
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a lot of happy users with the conventional 15-40 so the fake synthetic 15-40 should be even better on the cheap!

Re: Rotella T6 15w-40 Is JASO MA2 Rated [Re: ad244] #5025709 02/27/19 04:43 PM
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Unobtainable here.

Re: Rotella T6 15w-40 Is JASO MA2 Rated [Re: ad244] #5025732 02/27/19 05:08 PM
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I'll be keeping an eye out at WM for this stuff, not here yet. Lots of bikers happy with the T6 5W-40, but I would prefer the 15W-40 for the shared sump.


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Re: Rotella T6 15w-40 Is JASO MA2 Rated [Re: krismoriah72] #5025744 02/27/19 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by krismoriah72
Unobtainable here.


Soon Friend.

Oil change coming up!

Re: Rotella T6 15w-40 Is JASO MA2 Rated [Re: ad244] #5025817 02/27/19 06:29 PM
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Even at retail price, it's cheaper than a "dedicated" MC oil. Hope it performs well.

Re: Rotella T6 15w-40 Is JASO MA2 Rated [Re: ad244] #5026019 02/27/19 09:39 PM
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Never seen it.


'18 Santa Fe: PP 10W-30/OEM
'18 Soul: Synpower 5W-30/ProGuard
'12 xB: M1 EP 0W-20/CQ Blue
'10 Santa Fe: Synpower 5W-30/D+
'04 F150: Magnatec 10W-30/ST
'02 F150: PP 0W-20/M1
'94 VT1100: Peak 15W-40/Wix
Re: Rotella T6 15w-40 Is JASO MA2 Rated [Re: ad244] #5026022 02/27/19 09:42 PM
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I was about to pick up a gallon, but couldn't resist the last 7 quarts of M1 4T 10w-40 for $5/qt. Valvoline 10w40 dino m/c oil was on clearance at $2.50/quart..[Linked Image]
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Re: Rotella T6 15w-40 Is JASO MA2 Rated [Re: ad244] #5026867 02/28/19 06:50 PM
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My local Walmart had 4 jugs today (they did not yesterday). I picked one up.. going to give it a shot in my 2019 RZR turbo.

Re: Rotella T6 15w-40 Is JASO MA2 Rated [Re: ad244] #5029729 03/03/19 12:47 AM
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Don't have the full synthetic 15w40 here in Colorado at Walmart's..... only this.....

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15 Mercedes ML250 BlueTec, PenEuro 5w30
16 Honda VFR1200x, T4/T6 Blend
14 BMW G650GS Sertao, T4/T6 Blend
10 Mahindra 2816 HST, T6 15w40
Re: Rotella T6 15w-40 Is JASO MA2 Rated [Re: ad244] #5033611 03/06/19 12:21 PM
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Anybody else running this yet?

I'm tempted to dump my T5 Blend and test it out

Re: Rotella T6 15w-40 Is JASO MA2 Rated [Re: ad244] #5034074 03/06/19 07:46 PM
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Finish out the OCI with the T5 15w40. It turned in a great UOA in my ZRX1200 over the course of 3,700 miles in terms of staying in grade and wear numbers.

I want to see the add-pack numbers on the new T6 we are discussing. Haven’t found it at my Wally World yet, look forward to seeing it show up.

Re: Rotella T6 15w-40 Is JASO MA2 Rated [Re: ad244] #5034582 03/07/19 10:43 AM
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I just saw this oil the other day and I was surprised. I've been using Delvac 1300 in my VStrom 1000 with great results but I thought I've been reading that HDEOs have been changing recipes? This is making me nervous about using them.

I live in Michigan and it's cold but I really don't start riding until it gets in the high forties. The Suzuki 1000 v twin can suffer clutch shudder and idle hanger and the heavier oil is supposed to help. I may have give this T6 15w40 a try.

Re: Rotella T6 15w-40 Is JASO MA2 Rated [Re: ad244] #5034608 03/07/19 11:12 AM
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My main concern is the zinc and phosphorus numbers. Bikes are still flat tappet for the most part, 1100-1200ppm (or more) is where I would hang my hat for zinc and 100 ppm less for phosphorus. Getting down in the sub-1000 ppm range just isn’t where I want to be.

With that said, can anyone tell me the main job of boron? Does it make up for lower zinc levels as an anti-wear, is it a better cleaning agent than anti-wear, etc. I have read the info on the forum, but am curious if there is one function it does more/better than other functions?


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Re: Rotella T6 15w-40 Is JASO MA2 Rated [Re: Goodkat] #5034753 03/07/19 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Goodkat
The Suzuki 1000 v twin can suffer clutch shudder and idle hanger and the heavier oil is supposed to help.


As I understand it, the clutch shudder on these bikes is due to worn primary drive (clutch basket) damper springs.

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