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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

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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?

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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??

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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

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0w anything is too thin unless you are in extreme cold temps

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Can U:

Go to your local parts store to special order it?

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

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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!

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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.

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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?

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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.

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