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Old 04-23-2012, 03:58 AM
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T-6 for the win, in my Kubota, Ford tractor, motorcycles..............

I can't say enough good about Rotella T-6 5W-40, I'm running it in my Kubota L2350 diesel, it starts quicker, and runs smoother. My little FORD LGT14D garden tractor with a little Shibaura 3cyl diesel has improved in starting/idling as well. this oil is the darling of the Motorcycle Forums as well, I use it in my '03 Honda RC51 and '89 Hawk GT, the clutches never worked smoother in those bikes. I'm impressed, I guess it's not just great Powerstroke oil.

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Old 04-23-2012, 04:42 AM
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I've been running T6 for about 20K miles and though about switching to Mobil TDT just for a change but I'm not so sure now. I've had very good luck with the T6 and its cheaper than the Mobi so I'm not too sure about switching. Glad to hear it runs good in all your other equipment
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It's good stuff for sure. Some people seem to think because it doesn't cost as much as amsoil it's not as good. I would recommend it it anyone
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It's good stuff for sure. Some people seem to think because it doesn't cost as much as amsoil it's not as good. I would recommend it it anyone
I would argue the contention stating T6 is not as good as Amsoil stems more from the chemical differences as opposed to price. The base stocks and additives Amsoil uses are chemically superior to those found in T6.

That's not to say T6 isn't a fine oil and representative of a good value.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:27 PM
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I would argue the contention stating T6 is not as good as Amsoil stems more from the chemical differences as opposed to price. The base stocks and additives Amsoil uses are chemically superior to those found in T6.
Please elaborate on the chemically superior base stocks and additives in Amsoil as compared to Shell Rotella T6. I'm curious as to the differences.
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I recently switched over and have found a substantial difference in starting though i did replace my glowplugs HPOP etc which i think all contribute to great starts but still impressed
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In my 6.0, from 15w-40 to Rotella T-6 5W-40, cold starts became incredibly easy, even in the teens outside.
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I can't say enough good about Rotella T-6 ... this oil is the darling of the Motorcycle Forums as well, I use it in my '03 Honda RC51 and '89 Hawk GT, the clutches never worked smoother in those bikes.
Shrug. I replace the Rotella-T in my 1K7 after every third race weekend (or after racing in dust storm). That's roughly every 200 laps.

It's cheap and effective.

(1K7 = 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000)
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I run T6 in my truck and some of my big blocks.

I wouldnt run Amzoil just because of the dealers. I dont care it if was the best product in the world. Their dealers make me want to shoot myself.
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I agree. I run the T6 in my truck and my 30hp dsl compact tractor, the T5 semi syn in my Victory Vision... (Made in the US motorcycle)

In fact, it's so good I run the used oil from my Victory in my lawn mower!!!
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