can I put Rotella T5 0W30 in my truck? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 Old 09-25-2010, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
HawaiiBake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 256
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
can I put Rotella T5 0W30 in my truck?

I have literally looked everywhere for Rotella T5 10W30, and I cannot find it. I live in Victoria BC, Canada. I have found one place that carries a 0W30 for diesels, but I am not sure if that would be good for my engine, I dont know enough about it. I have heard of guys running 5W30, just not sure how much diffferent the 0W30 would be

Anybody have any idea?

05 F350 Lariat Crew Cab Short Bed, Every option
Mods:
4" turbo back no cat
SCT X2 SRL by Matt @ gear head
325 60 R18 Hankook Dynapro MT's
Glowshift EGT Gauge (The Fun Police)
8" Cage Offroad Lift stacked with 2.5" newton leveling kit
Zoodad
55w 8000k HID's
Deranged driver mod
Custom body damage from wife driving through mcdonalds drivethrough

HawaiiBake is offline  
post #2 of 15 Old 09-25-2010, 08:37 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
smokersteve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: California
Posts: 4,335
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I feel that 0W is too thin for diesels at start up with ware and tare. I would not go any lower than 5W-XX. That is just my stand. Can you get 5W-40? Do you have a wallmart, kregan, autozone, napa near you?
smokersteve is offline  
post #3 of 15 Old 09-25-2010, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
HawaiiBake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 256
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
wal-mart and napa dont carry it here. not sure why...
maybe because i live in a retirement city full of newly weds and nearly deads.

there is a john deere place up the highway a ways from me, i haven't checked with them yet. i wonder if they carry synthetic??

05 F350 Lariat Crew Cab Short Bed, Every option
Mods:
4" turbo back no cat
SCT X2 SRL by Matt @ gear head
325 60 R18 Hankook Dynapro MT's
Glowshift EGT Gauge (The Fun Police)
8" Cage Offroad Lift stacked with 2.5" newton leveling kit
Zoodad
55w 8000k HID's
Deranged driver mod
Custom body damage from wife driving through mcdonalds drivethrough

HawaiiBake is offline  
post #4 of 15 Old 09-25-2010, 10:11 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
smokersteve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: California
Posts: 4,335
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Well my wallmart has gone through some changes by increasing the variety of oils in what they stock for the past 2 moths. Maybe yours will get it soon
smokersteve is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old 09-25-2010, 10:23 AM
FJuanfiddy mod


 
Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Trempealeau, WI
Posts: 31,826
Thanks: 132
Thanked 186 Times in 166 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Dave
0w anything is too thin unless you are in extreme cold temps

Email: Dave@powerstroke.org
2011 F150 Ecoboost Crew cab lariat. Custom tunes from KEM and 5Star, and Unleashed
2012 F150 Crew Cab Ecoboost stock for now-Totaled March 12 2015
2006 F250 ECSB Lariat 4x4

Leveling kit, 315/70/17 Kelly TSRs on Method race wheels
ARP studs and OEM gaskets done by Renegade Diesel
ECM and Atlas 40 FICM tuned by Bill at PHP SCT tunes by Truck Source Diesel. Gearhead, Innovative, Wildman and Tyrant diesel
Flowmaster/MBRP Hybrid Exhaust
Edge Insight CTS
Coolant filter
Bulletproof diesel FICM EGR Delete, Oil Cooler and Water Pump, and Light bar.
Dually LED lights from Stealth Automotive/Xpedition Outfitters
No Limit Fab 6.0 Cold Air Intake
http://www.bulletproofdiesel.com/default.asp
http://nolimitfabrication.com/
Dave is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old 09-25-2010, 10:35 AM
Super Moderator


 
SuperCrutyPS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Orangevale, CA
Posts: 15,075
Thanks: 79
Thanked 475 Times in 459 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 233 Post(s)
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Can U:

Go to your local parts store to special order it?

Order it on-line and have it delivered to your house?

Just throwing out some suggestions?


Owner | Operator: Darryl
My Truck Garage: Ol' Guy
Tow Toy Garage : Pilgrim International 31RE3SLF5
United States Navy - IC2 - '76-'80
SuperCrutyPS is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old 09-25-2010, 10:55 AM
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kingston, TN, WATTS BAR LAKE
Posts: 135
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I would suggest GreenOil fully synthetic 15-40 it's way better than anything I have used. I have treid almost everything. It is the best and not hard on the wallet!

LM
WakemanLM is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old 09-25-2010, 05:20 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
tuckman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Elk Point, Alberta
Posts: 719
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
I am running T-5 0w-30 right now and its just fine, I ran Esso XD3 0w-30 this summer with no problems. There are a group of 6.0 owners on bobistheoilguy running 0w's in theirs year round with good results on their UOA's.

2005 Excursion Limited 6.0 4X4
PHP tuned Swamps 58v FICM
Edge Insight CS, with universal 0-100psi sensor for fuel pressure
SCT tunes by Quick Tricks and Gearhead
Sinister EGR Delete and Coolant filtration kit w/Cat EC-1
6.4 banjo bolts
Ford fuel pressure spring kit
High Idle Mod
ARP head studs
Magnaflow 4" turbo back w/muffler
Powermax turbo
Firestone Ride-Rite air bags
Retro Solutions 55w 4300k digital HID's
Clarion NX500 double din DVD/Nav
tuckman is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old 09-25-2010, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
HawaiiBake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 256
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
0 weight doesn't coat parts as well?
The stuff is surprisingly hard to come by, especially since everybody else can get it at walmart. wtf.
i will check out bobistheoilguy. would engine wear show up on a UOA?

05 F350 Lariat Crew Cab Short Bed, Every option
Mods:
4" turbo back no cat
SCT X2 SRL by Matt @ gear head
325 60 R18 Hankook Dynapro MT's
Glowshift EGT Gauge (The Fun Police)
8" Cage Offroad Lift stacked with 2.5" newton leveling kit
Zoodad
55w 8000k HID's
Deranged driver mod
Custom body damage from wife driving through mcdonalds drivethrough

HawaiiBake is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old 09-26-2010, 03:09 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
tuckman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Elk Point, Alberta
Posts: 719
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by HawaiiBake View Post
0 weight doesn't coat parts as well?

would engine wear show up on a UOA?
0W not coating parts well is straight up bull!

Yes a UOA will show wear metals in the results as well as fuel dilution, coolant in oil, just to name a few off the top of my head.

2005 Excursion Limited 6.0 4X4
PHP tuned Swamps 58v FICM
Edge Insight CS, with universal 0-100psi sensor for fuel pressure
SCT tunes by Quick Tricks and Gearhead
Sinister EGR Delete and Coolant filtration kit w/Cat EC-1
6.4 banjo bolts
Ford fuel pressure spring kit
High Idle Mod
ARP head studs
Magnaflow 4" turbo back w/muffler
Powermax turbo
Firestone Ride-Rite air bags
Retro Solutions 55w 4300k digital HID's
Clarion NX500 double din DVD/Nav
tuckman is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome