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Old 06-27-2008, 11:35 AM
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Exclamation Rotella Synthetic??

I currently run amsoil, but due to the fact that I can't get it fast enough and need to go out of town soon I'm looking for an alternative. I know Royal Purple is available at NAPA, but was wondering if there was a walmart product such as Rotella Synthetic that would work well? Any and all input appreciated.
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i used rotella syn once and saw no improvement over regular rotella.
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The Shell Rotella synthetic product works very well. They have it in both CI-4Plus and CJ4 at Wal Mart.

The CJ4 was formulated for the '08 trucks.

Use the CJ4 in my '06 Powerstroke with no issues.
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Old 06-27-2008, 11:53 AM
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Clay, I didn't notice a mileage increase or smoother running until the 2nd oil change. You should give it a shot. I may try the rotella this weekend.
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how much milage increase? i used it for 5k miles and went back to regular rotella... the Syn is twice the cost IIRC and i can't really justify that, milage increase or not because I don't pay for my fuel
I may try it again.
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I got about 1.5 out of it, and another .5 or so when I switched out the axle grease and tranny fluid. I go around 10k per oil change, sometimes farther with clean UOA's. They usually tell me it's ok to keep running after 10k.
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Oh wait, your talking about the amsoil?
How much is a gallon?
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You could also use Mobil Delvac or Valv. Prem Blue.
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Ive' heard good about both of them.
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