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post #1 of 36 Old 12-31-2009, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Shell Rotella 5w40 T6

Has anyone used the new formula Shell Rotella T6? I saw one gallon of it at Wal-Mart for $19.50 in North Austin, TX. I did some research online and it is said to be a group IV base oil, a higher base stock than Shell Rotella T version. The T6 version is supposed to be more competitive to Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck, Valvoline PBE and Amsoil for extended use with proper filtration. I've been running Mobil 1 TDT for the past several oil changes. I was intrested in trying the Shell T6...but Wally world didnt have enough supply

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Does it have a blue bottle? I just put some rotella synthetic in last month. Not sure if it is the T6 though?

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Get Valvoline 5w-40. Your truck and injectors will thank you.

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Yeah...it's the blue bottle. Says T6 on it (Shell Rotella). I'm looking for top quality for the most economical price. The Valvoline was $27/gallon at NAPA here and Mobil 1 is $22/gallon and the T6 was $19.50/gallon. Seems like the Shell T6 is a good bargain...

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if its the blue bottle then thats what i put in the truck. seems ok to me. for the price and availability thats what i'll be using.
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The T6 is a replacement for the 5w-40 Rotella T full synthetic. There is a new "family" of Shell Rotella oils (there is also a T5 synthetic blend and a "Triple" 15w-40 dino oil).

These look like a new formulation, they tout reduced wear and better emissions performance. They also claim the T6 is extended-drain capable.

I have 4 jugs of the T6 I got at my local auto parts store for $19.50/gallon, I'll be putting it in in about 500 miles.

http://www.shell.com/home/Framework?...ucts_home.html
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I run 5/40 Rotella syn in my truck (blue bottle) year round and all my UOA's have been pretty good.

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Im running it! Full syn Rotella 5 40. MUCH better than the 15 40 stuff.

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I just dropped the Shell Rotella T6 in last night after putting 6,000 miles on Mobil 1 TDT. The new Shell T6 seems to be performing just as well. It's cheaper by a few bucks so I'll stick with Shell Rotella T6 for now...and I like the fact that it's now uses Group IV base stocks to be directly competitive with Mobil 1

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Ive been running the Rotella syn 5-40 for about 20k now and love it!! Its 19.50 per gallon here in Missouri

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