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Shell Rotella T Synthetic

I just changed my oil and was reading some of the post from some of the guys about what oil to use and so on and so forth. But I had not heard too much from anyone that used the Rotell T Synthetic. Have any of you used it. Like it? Hate it? Good bad or ugly. Thanks:burnout

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I've been using it since I changed the oil at 5,000 miles. It keeps me from having to use 2 different viscosity oils. I run it all year long. I like it, get it at the local Wallyworld. Keith

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What does it cost compared to regular Rotella?
Does it go longer on a change that the regullar stuff?

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Yeah this is my first change with it. I am just wondering what to expect? Thanks for the reply Keith. Anyone else. I paid just under 15 a gallon so I hope to get better life out of it.

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$15/gal doesn't sound to bad. I can get the regular Rotella fo $9/gal on sale thru Orchlen's. You could probably stretch the synthetic out to 7500 or so. Maybe longer if you don't mind pulling a few oil samples on the first batch to get a idea how long it'll last.

I'm sure anti-synthetic Marc will chime in soon on this.

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It's Ok. I like hearing both sides...good and bad. I was thinking about maybe the Amsoil next. I know Marc won't like to 25000 mile idea.
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I have used it makes starting in the winter much better. I tried running 5000miles with it last summer all highway miles. I don't know about running 7500 miles, mine seemed very dirty at 5000 so I change it 3500-4000.
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I change the oil every 5000 miles and send a sample to Blackstone at every change. If I could figure out a way to delete my info from mthe oil results I''d post them. Keith

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Open it in paint and black out the info maybe?

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Shell Rotella T

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I just changed my oil and was reading some of the post from some of the guys about what oil to use and so on and so forth. But I had not heard too much from anyone that used the Rotell T Synthetic. Have any of you used it. Like it? Hate it? Good bad or ugly. Thanks:burnout
Shell rotella T has the highest level of anti-foaming agents of any oil and this is extremly important in the Powerstroke.
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