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Rotella T6 15W-40 #5069502
04/09/19 04:11 PM
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yahtzee Offline OP
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This oil is so new, even Blackstone Labs doesn't think it exists LOL

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Re: Rotella T6 15W-40 [Re: yahtzee] #5069522
04/09/19 04:30 PM
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'14 Forester XT FA20DIT (Cobb Stage 1)
Edge 0W-40 + FU filter (64,774 miles)
'15 Legacy FB25 (OEM Stage, uh, neg. 7?)
Magnatec 5W-20 + FU filter (47,300 miles)
Re: Rotella T6 15W-40 [Re: yahtzee] #5069533
04/09/19 04:38 PM
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Thanks for sending in the oil and posting.


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 202k Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 186k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 158k M1 EP 10w30 Supertech ST3980 (Ecore)

Re: Rotella T6 15W-40 [Re: yahtzee] #5069566
04/09/19 05:21 PM
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Here is the VOA for 5w40 CJ-4/SM in on the left, while the CK-4 is on the right...i kinda expected the 15w40 to be much more potent.

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Re: Rotella T6 15W-40 [Re: yahtzee] #5069611
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yahtzee Offline OP
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I like to see everything side by side, figured others would too.

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Re: Rotella T6 15W-40 [Re: yahtzee] #5069695
04/09/19 07:48 PM
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Thank you for the VOA. I expect this oil to be more shear stable than the 5W-40 version, which is a particularly good benefit in shared sump motorcycles.

Re: Rotella T6 15W-40 [Re: yahtzee] #5069831
04/09/19 10:13 PM
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Thanks for posting this. Weak add pack, surprisingly.

Last edited by claluja; 04/09/19 10:14 PM.

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2006 Sequoia 4.7L
2005 E500 5.0L
2018 Jeep Rubicon, Pentastar 3.6L
Re: Rotella T6 15W-40 [Re: yahtzee] #5069965
04/10/19 05:11 AM
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where is Shell selling this T6 15w40 I'd like to get some


Canada
Re: Rotella T6 15W-40 [Re: Degreaser] #5069982
04/10/19 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Degreaser
where is Shell selling this T6 15w40 I'd like to get some


Here in the USA, Walmart.


14 Road King (current)
08 VStar 1300 Tourer
07 Suzuki C50
Re: Rotella T6 15W-40 [Re: yahtzee] #5069983
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Thanks for the VOAs. Great job, really appreciate the work you put into this. Without question, to me anyway. The T6 15/40 looks great!
Considering it for my boat.

Last edited by alarmguy; 04/10/19 05:58 AM.

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Re: Rotella T6 15W-40 [Re: yahtzee] #5070227
04/10/19 09:54 AM
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Thanks for doing this.

RT6 15W-40 is basically the exact same thing as RT6 5W-40, it will just be a bit thicker in the cold, and more shear-resistant.

For a summertime hot-rod or bike, it would be just about perfect.

I love how B-S didn't even know what it was! LOL!


2010 Kia Soul 2U - 2.0L I-4, auto; 144k miles.
Castrol GTX HM 5W-30, STP blue bottle; Fram TG 9688.

2009 Pontiac G5 - 2.2 I-4, auto, 121k miles.
Oil/filter TBD
Re: Rotella T6 15W-40 [Re: yahtzee] #5071094
04/11/19 02:47 AM
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Thank you for the VOA. I’m inclined to agree on the add pack, weak-sauce. Is it just me or does the T5 15w40 look stronger?

T5

Last edited by Metric_Twins; 04/11/19 02:48 AM.
Re: Rotella T6 15W-40 [Re: Metric_Twins] #5071953
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Originally Posted by Metric_Twins
Is it just me or does the T5 15w40 look stronger?


15w40..........T5 T6
Moly............. 68 0
Boron...........138 168
Calcium......1767 1955
Phosphorus..1177 961
Zinc..............1257 1082
Magnesium...413 80
[email protected] 14.84
FlashPoint.....450 445

T5 Does yes except for the Moly

Last edited by Degreaser; 04/11/19 07:16 PM.

Canada
Re: Rotella T6 15W-40 [Re: yahtzee] #5072264
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You can not tell which is a better oil by looking at the limited results of a VOA.
Either way 15/40 rules over a 5/40 if you dont need extreme cold weather performance.
I am partial to conventional and semi synthetics but nothing against full synthetic either, they all serve a purpose and I am for sure interested in the T6 for my boat.
I use Chevron conventional in my car/truck.

Last edited by alarmguy; 04/12/19 06:04 AM.

14 Road King (current)
08 VStar 1300 Tourer
07 Suzuki C50
Re: Rotella T6 15W-40 [Re: yahtzee] #5073264
04/13/19 02:37 AM
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Degreaser thanks for the side by side makes life easier. Why is moly the weak point for the T5?

Alarmguy I agree w/ you & wasn't necessarily stating one being more superior than the other, It just seems the add pack in the T6 seems not as strong as in the T5, kinda of shocked me how “meh” it was IMO, I use T5 in all my diesels & generators. For my motorcycles i use Mystik 15w50, That being said I just did my last oil change in my Cummins 5.0L (Nissan Titan XD) w/ the T6 15w-40. As you can see I agree with you on 15w40’s being superior.

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