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Old 06-22-2011, 06:57 PM
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Rotella Synthetic

Just a quick question guys. What is it about Rotella synthetic that is so bad? I have seen in multiple posts people saying not to use it. Just looking for a little clarification on why. Thanks.
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:05 PM
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I hope not thats what i dumped in mine last oil change!
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:08 PM
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Its not bad at all! I think in the past it was in group III sythetics but now I believe it is a full group IV. Im sure someone can help answer!
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:13 PM
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I know I am not crazy. I remember reading it multiple times, but no one ever said why...
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:16 PM
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I know I am not crazy. I remember reading it multiple times, but no one ever said why...
I used it from Ford 15/40. Injectors got real quiet. Have used it for the past 30,000.... Also, I have sent a few samples into blackstone, all came back great! I would post the results but everything is on my busted up hard drive.
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:18 PM
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I don't know if it effects the 7.3 any differently, but I've used it exclusively for 2+ years now and I have no complaints.
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i figure it is $18 a gallon and better than Dino. All good for me! I am using Amsoil next because I found out my neighbor is a dealer and everyone loves it. I will see if my big girl with the 6.0 will too. Then I will see what blackstone says. But, I only have 100 miles on this oil change so I will let you know in about 5,000 miles!
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Yeah, nothing is wrong with Rotella... was it an AMZOIL rep who was saying this?

For real though, I run a 7.3 and send in my stuff to blackstone and they say it's in fine shape, and that I could run it longer. I change mine at 5k, they suggested 7,500.

Oil related failure is rare with modern lubricants. I love rotella, it's inexpensive, quiet and smooth, and keeps things clean in the engine.

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Old 06-22-2011, 07:24 PM
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Yeah, nothing is wrong with Rotella... was it an AMZOIL rep who was saying this?

For real though, I run a 7.3 and send in my stuff to blackstone and they say it's in fine shape, and that I could run it longer. I change mine at 5k, they suggested 7,500.

Oil related failure is rare with modern lubricants. I love rotella, it's inexpensive, quiet and smooth, and keeps things clean in the engine.
Enjoy!
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:28 PM
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Ok cool. It could have been an Amsoil rep...haha. I am switching to synthetic, and I want to run something that is readily available. I hate having to order things as vital as oil in the event of an emergency or something. What weight do you suggest for the Northern IL climate?
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