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Old 09-10-2007, 11:33 AM   #1
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Rotella T oil

Has anyone ever used Rotella oil in their car? Its formulated for turbo diesel engines and is supposed to be awesome oil for most turbo engines. I need an oil change and i'm thinking about trying it. My scoobie friend swears by it. Any suggestions on weight for altitude and a cold winter coming up also?
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I think bkrell has a swimming pool full of it in his backyard...

It's supposed to be very good and super cheap, especially if you get it from Wallyworld....
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yup quite good, i use it in my Merc, and the 99, very good quality oil, dirt cheap, and unlike most of the "designer" synth oils, if you find yourself a quart low almost every gas station has the stuff.

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What weight do you think is best?
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I run it in all my cars pretty much. the price can't be beat for the quality.
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ok, im gunna go do that pronto, its supposed to have a lot of detergents in it too, which i would assume to be good for turbo engines
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:02 PM   #7
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Fresh Rotella T Synthetic in my 900se
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Are you just using the stock suggested weight oil w/ this stuff?
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Old 09-10-2007, 05:10 PM   #9
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15w-40 Rotella T in my cars.
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i have been using the 5w-40 synthetic rotella in my 9-5 for the past 6 months or so, and it is great. i have been using the 4 quarts in the big jug and half a quart of lucas oil stabilzer, and it is an awesome combo.
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I have been doing the Amsoil 5w40 Euro Synthetic for a long time now. Per Andrews of Princeton's recommendations.
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ya nick, thats the stuff i got too, i got 2 one gallon jugs, figured i would buy enough for a while when i was at wally-world
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oooh amsoil is good stuff too. much higher costs come with it than the rotella though
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oooh amsoil is good stuff too. much higher costs come with it than the rotella though
much much much much much higher....

5 muches cause it's like 5X the price... one quart of the amsoil is $7.30 a pop at the B-boys. a gallon of Rotella is only a buck more...
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a gallon of the synthetic rotella is like 16 though.
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The case of Amsoil I've been working on ended up costing me around $5/quart. Not bad really.

I'll have to check out the Rotella for the ng though. No way I'm wasting expensive Amsoil in that thing.
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oooh amsoil is good stuff too. much higher costs come with it than the rotella though
You get what you pay for. The Amsoil is outstanding oil. The Rotella T synthetic is average. It is not a true synthetic, but it meets the standards that allow it to be sold as synthetic. Many hydrocracked oils do this. The way you guys fuss and change oil on time, you should be in good shape with either.
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I had been running amsoil, but I put sooo damn many miles on the car, and I really didn't feel comfortable doing more than 5000-6000 miles on an oil change, even then I was changing oil about every month and a half. I figured I could start using Rotella at about 1/4-1/5 the cost and change every 3000 and still be ahead cost wise.
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