Shell Rotella T6

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Shell Rotella T6

Post by HeavyDuty » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:34 pm

Anybody ever use this stuff in there gas engines?
The label says heavy duty Diesel engine oil but I’m not sure how much different it can be.
Thoughts?
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Re: Shell Rotella T6

Post by nts007 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:17 am

I ran it for 4 years in winter in my 5.7. And I ran 15-40 in the summers. No issues at all. No hemi tick. I run the same oil in all my trucks and equipment
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Re: Shell Rotella T6

Post by Mule » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:30 pm

I run it in my dirt bike :lol:
It doesn't have the detergents/friction modifiers that "normal" car engine oils have. Diesels don't need them.
Moto has a wet clutch, friction modifiers will render the clutch inop in short order.

But those friction modifiers may benefit gas motors. Image

My PW gets whatever my mechanic puts in it. Seems to work just fine. :mrgreen:

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Post by TwinStick » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:06 pm

Yup, I have used it (5w40 full syn) in many of my vehicles. 2004 Corolla from 500 miles to 96k. We sold the car to a friend-now has 186k & running strong. Am currently running it in our 2010 Corolla & the PW. Handy to get the 2.5 gallon jug. No issues.
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G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

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Re: Shell Rotella T6

Post by jswider » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:07 pm

I have ran the 5w40 rotella T6 and Delo synthetic before with no issues. I just ordered Rotella T6 5w30 multi vehicle, it is a new version for gas or diesel vehicles. It is only available online from napa or oreilly's.

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