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Rotella Multivehicle 5W-30 #5443098 05/31/20 10:54 AM
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Shell doesn't share much about this oil besides some viscosity numbers.

I got some numbers for Detergent and Antiware Additives from couple VOA posted here on BITOG and I liked what I saw.

Would be helpful to know more before I try this in my Golf but can't find anywhere, like:

CCS @ -30°C
Pour Point °C
Flash Point °C
HTHS
MRV VI

Searched all over to no avail.


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Re: Rotella Multivehicle 5W-30 [Re: js1956] #5443151 05/31/20 12:14 PM
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Rotella MV

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I wouldn't use it in a VW as it has no certifications. I would bet that the HTHS and NOACK are not up to VW snuff. Your car would be happiest with a 502/505.

Looks like it's mainly marketed to fleets that have some gassers. It primarily says it's for Diesels but allowable for gas.


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Re: Rotella Multivehicle 5W-30 [Re: js1956] #5443155 05/31/20 12:16 PM
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Chevron Delo XLE and XSP are SN/CK4 if you are looking for other “multi vehicle” options.

Re: Rotella Multivehicle 5W-30 [Re: js1956] #5443218 05/31/20 02:00 PM
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Then there's the Mobil-1 ESP line that's well respected here.


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Re: Rotella Multivehicle 5W-30 [Re: js1956] #5443392 05/31/20 05:18 PM
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Given it’s ACEA E6 rated that means
HTHS >= 3.5 cP
Noack <= 13 %
SA <= 1%
Phos <= 800 ppm

So similar SAPS, Noack and ZDDP levels to Dexos1 oil but with a higher HTHS (min oil film thicknesses) for heavy duty engines. Same HTHS and Noack limit as a Euro A3/B4 oil.

From Lotl above, it’s SN rated (not SN-Plus) so best to assume it’s not developed with LSPI control for TDI engines. Unless someone has better data.

Ref ACEA sequences:
https://www.acea.be/uploads/news_documents/ACEA_European_oil_sequences_2016_update_REV_2.pdf


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Re: Rotella Multivehicle 5W-30 [Re: SR5] #5444162 06/01/20 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by SR5
Given it’s ACEA E6 rated that means
HTHS >= 3.5 cP
Noack <= 13 %
SA <= 1%
Phos <= 800 ppm

So similar SAPS, Noack and ZDDP levels to Dexos1 oil but with a higher HTHS (min oil film thicknesses) for heavy duty engines. Same HTHS and Noack limit as a Euro A3/B4 oil.

From Lotl above, it’s SN rated (not SN-Plus) so best to assume it’s not developed with LSPI control for TDI engines. Unless someone has better data.

Ref ACEA sequences:
https://www.acea.be/uploads/news_documents/ACEA_European_oil_sequences_2016_update_REV_2.pdf


There has been a lot of discussion as to whether this oil is or is not SN Plus rated, see thread linked below:

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/foru...67/shell-rotella-t6-5w-30-sn-plus-rating

I have used this in a Hyundai GDI and know of many who have used it in a Subaru WRX and Forester XT both with the FA20F engine all without issue.


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Re: Rotella Multivehicle 5W-30 [Re: js1956] #5444168 06/01/20 06:59 PM
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Have that oil in my Subaru and Ram in signature now. Great oil and was free -- cant beat that. Personally, have never seen it on the shelves anywhere around my location.


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Re: Rotella Multivehicle 5W-30 [Re: Ignatius] #5444504 06/02/20 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Ignatius

There has been a lot of discussion as to whether this oil is or is not SN Plus rated, see thread linked below:

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/foru...67/shell-rotella-t6-5w-30-sn-plus-rating

Good to know, thank you


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Re: Rotella Multivehicle 5W-30 [Re: SR5] #5444580 06/02/20 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by SR5
Originally Posted by Ignatius

There has been a lot of discussion as to whether this oil is or is not SN Plus rated, see thread linked below:

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/foru...67/shell-rotella-t6-5w-30-sn-plus-rating

Good to know, thank you

SN Plus rated in that link. But not ILSAC GF-5. It's a go for some VWs. But not a real good fit for my Koreans.
Rotella T6 is good oil, as is similar Mobil-1 ESP and Delo XSP.

Last edited by Triple_Se7en; 06/02/20 11:44 AM.

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