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Shell Rotella Gas Truck: how many people here are using it? #5276266 11/24/19 01:34 PM
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Happy Holidays folks and I will be on the way to my brothers house tomorrow mid morning smile


I have thanks to Autozone, like 48 quarts of RGT in all 3 flavors ( 0w20, 5w20 and 5w30)


the brother is getting some 5w30 and 5w20 for the Yukon he has and sister in laws 09' Acura TL. How many folks here are using Rotella Gas Truck?

Thanks and everyone have a good week and Happy Thanksgiving USA Canada



Re: Shell Rotella Gas Truck: how many people here are using it? [Re: 53' Stude] #5276271 11/24/19 01:37 PM
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I have some on deck for the next couple of oil changes in both vehicles in my signature. I have one more oil change of older stock to use up in the Spring before I get to the RGT so it should be going in next Fall.


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Re: Shell Rotella Gas Truck: how many people here are using it? [Re: 53' Stude] #5276281 11/24/19 01:48 PM
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I put it in the Freestyle before the kid I sold it to took delivery of it. No appreciable difference from the Harvest King 5w-20 that was in it lol. But I figured good Synthetic oil will be more forgiving if the kid goes way too long before changing the oil. Get her off on a good start!


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Re: Shell Rotella Gas Truck: how many people here are using it? [Re: 53' Stude] #5276325 11/24/19 02:34 PM
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I think a lot are in the same situation as you, bought because of clearance. it will be a few years till I get to use mine.


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Re: Shell Rotella Gas Truck: how many people here are using it? [Re: 53' Stude] #5276329 11/24/19 02:41 PM
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Did a recent OCI (5W-30) in my '01 silverado 6.0 HD back in September and it sure idles quieter and runs a little smoother thumbsup approved


Other week at self serve car wash. I left it idling while I was washing wheels/tires and engine was so quite, I ALMOST did a 2nd start on it shocked2


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Re: Shell Rotella Gas Truck: how many people here are using it? [Re: 53' Stude] #5276332 11/24/19 02:44 PM
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I'm using it. I think it's a good oil for the $. Nice amount of moly and boosted AO's. GTL/III base. I noticed over the last few hundred miles it has a slight reddish tint to it now. I have about 2k miles on it.

Happy have a great week and Thanksgiving too. cheers


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Re: Shell Rotella Gas Truck: how many people here are using it? [Re: 53' Stude] #5276345 11/24/19 02:54 PM
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On clearance at Auto Zone for $2.00/quart currently


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Re: Shell Rotella Gas Truck: how many people here are using it? [Re: 53' Stude] #5276353 11/24/19 03:03 PM
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I ran a 5K OCI with RGT earlier this year. I also have 6 more quarts in the stash to use up.


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Re: Shell Rotella Gas Truck: how many people here are using it? [Re: 53' Stude] #5276364 11/24/19 03:22 PM
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I ran it for the last OCI in my Sierra, still have to send the sample out for a UOA. Engine was the quietest with it compared to the ACDelco, Napa Synthetic that preceded it and the Castrol GTX that's in it now.


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Re: Shell Rotella Gas Truck: how many people here are using it? [Re: buster] #5276366 11/24/19 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by buster
I'm using it. I think it's a good oil for the $. Nice amount of moly and boosted AO's. GTL/III base. I noticed over the last few hundred miles it has a slight reddish tint to it now. I have about 2k miles on it.

Happy have a great week and Thanksgiving too. cheers


What’s AO’s ?

Re: Shell Rotella Gas Truck: how many people here are using it? [Re: 53' Stude] #5276370 11/24/19 03:24 PM
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Antioxidants.

"Shell Rotella Gas Truck full synthetic motor oil is a unique formulation from others in the Shell lubricants portfolio. It is formulated with a higher level of antioxidants to perform better in larger truck and SUV engines."


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Re: Shell Rotella Gas Truck: how many people here are using it? [Re: 53' Stude] #5276373 11/24/19 03:26 PM
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I generally avoid Rotella (and Shell) products when possible, so it didn’t resonate with me , and the incessant “new product yay” hype and viral marketing was annoying.

However, I think it’s been shown to be a perfectly adequate oil, and is same/same as most other gf5/SN+ synthetics on the market.

I think a lot of oil companies are grasping at straws when it comes to new products. First it was “more labels, more niches,” now some like Castrol are signaling a potential return to single label branding (all mileage, etc.) while others double (or quadruple - looking at you pennzoil hybrid and pennzoil turbo) down on niche marketing.

I think real game changers in branding/marketing won’t be label differentiation (if it was shell and valvoline would have eclipsed mobil1 by now) but by packaging, a la Chevron Havoline smart change boxes.

We shall see.

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^those are great points BLND1.


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Just did a 5,300 mile run with RTG 5W-30.
Didn’t notice anything out of the norm with it, seem to perform about like anything else I’ve used in the past

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I was also recently wondering if it was selling well. If its going on clearance already Im guessing not well? Im heading over to AZ tomorrow, for 2$ a quart it cant be beat.


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