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Shell Rotella T6 0W-40 CJ4 VOA

Posted By: SubaJew

Shell Rotella T6 0W-40 CJ4 VOA - 10/09/18 11:42 PM

I couldn't find a VOA for this so I had one done.
I'm going to be using this in my Carrier APU (Kubota engine) on my truck and wanted a baseline.
I'll be switching between this for winters and T6 5W-40 CK4 for summers.

Attached picture ROTELLA T6 0W40-181001.jpg
Posted By: SubieRubyRoo

Re: Shell Rotella T6 0W-40 CJ4 VOA - 10/09/18 11:49 PM

Looks stout! Gonna use it in the Forester as well?

Where did you find the 0W40? AAP?
Posted By: Snagglefoot

Re: Shell Rotella T6 0W-40 CJ4 VOA - 10/09/18 11:51 PM

Thanks for the VOA. This is also rated SN. Very high Zinc. Excellent.
Posted By: SubaJew

Re: Shell Rotella T6 0W-40 CJ4 VOA - 10/09/18 11:54 PM

Originally Posted by SubieRubyRoo
Looks stout! Gonna use it in the Forester as well?

Where did you find the 0W40? AAP?

Nope. Forester never leaves south Florida. Sticking with the M1. It's been working well for me. Local supplier is Advance Auto.
Posted By: skyactiv

Re: Shell Rotella T6 0W-40 CJ4 VOA - 10/10/18 12:55 AM

Looks like it would be a good oil for the my wifes Audi and my VW.
Posted By: Linctex

Re: Shell Rotella T6 0W-40 CJ4 VOA - 10/10/18 01:26 AM

Originally Posted by SubieRubyRoo
Looks stout!


But it has almost no Moly ;'-(
Posted By: SubieRubyRoo

Re: Shell Rotella T6 0W-40 CJ4 VOA - 10/10/18 01:38 AM

You know moly isn't the end-all-be-all of a motor oil. Stop feeding the trolls LOL
Posted By: userfriendly

Re: Shell Rotella T6 0W-40 CJ4 VOA - 10/10/18 05:17 AM

Am I reading it correctly? 11.99 @ 100C
Posted By: SubaJew

Re: Shell Rotella T6 0W-40 CJ4 VOA - 10/10/18 09:19 PM

Originally Posted by userfriendly
Am I reading it correctly? 11.99 @ 100C

Yes. It appears that way. I'm a bit suspect of it though. It seems a bit low compared to the specs released by Shell.
Posted By: SubaJew

Re: Shell Rotella T6 0W-40 CJ4 VOA - 10/10/18 10:43 PM

I will also note that other posted UOAs show ~12.5 @ 100C. Considering that those samples were taken from degraded end of service life oil, I'm inclined to think that the 11.99 number on my VOA is an unexplained anomaly? FWIW Shell says it should be ~13.2 @ 100C, which would jive better with the posted UOA vs my VOA. YMMV....
Posted By: dave1251

Re: Shell Rotella T6 0W-40 CJ4 VOA - 10/13/18 01:20 AM

Looks like I may use this in the Focus.
Posted By: userfriendly

Re: Shell Rotella T6 0W-40 CJ4 VOA - 10/16/18 04:51 PM

The 0W40 VOA is almost identical to the 5W30 RT posted. 11.99 @ 100C falls short of the SAE 40 grade, and the minimum HTHS for 0W40 - 10W40 is suspect.
Posted By: oil_film_movies

Re: Shell Rotella T6 0W-40 CJ4 VOA - 10/17/18 10:39 PM

Originally Posted by userfriendly
The 0W40 VOA is almost identical to the 5W30 RT posted. 11.99 @ 100C falls short of the SAE 40 grade, and the minimum HTHS for 0W40 - 10W40 is suspect.

Only in KV100 is it similar. Additive package between Rotella T6 0w-40 & Rotella T6 Multi-vehicle 5w-30 is a lot different. Also, a 0w40 is usally formulated with thinner base oils than 5w30 here.
Posted By: CT8

Re: Shell Rotella T6 0W-40 CJ4 VOA - 11/06/18 01:14 AM

Do you have to mail order the 0w?
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