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Old 02-17-2010, 01:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does Rotella make 15w40 Synthetic?

I was at Advanced Auto Parts the other day and they had some 5w40 Synthetic and I was wondering could I run the 5w40 or do they make the 15w40 in synthetic?

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Old 02-17-2010, 06:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No, they do not make a synthetic 15w-40. They do make a semi-syn 10w-40, but good luck trying to find it.

Yes, you can run the synthetic 5w-40 with no worries. Very proven group III product with excellent track record, and a great buy on the performance/dollar ratio. IF you use it long enough ...

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I Found Rotella Syn @ Menards 18$ A Gallon 15-40
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Last night at the Sam's Club here in SoCal they had Rotella 15w40 for $31 for 3/1g bottles..Delo400 for $29 for 3/1g bottles..and Mobil 1300 for $38 for 4/1g bottles...not sure what the prices per case might be in your area..just throwing it out there...
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"I Found Rotella Syn @ Menards 18$ A Gallon 15-40"
I doubt that. Not in 15w-40, anyway. Did you mean 5w-40?

Here is the product page for Rotella:
http://www.shell.com/home/Framework?...ucts_home.html

I don't see any 15w-40 synthetic anywhere.
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yes thats the one in the blue jug.
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Shell Rotella T6 is a full synthetic oil rated at 5W-40 which has only been available for a very few months. I will be switching to this new oil as soon as I have used up my remaing stock of Amsoil DEO.
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I just saw the 5W-40 synthetic at Wal-Mart this morning. It was under $20 gallon. They also had the regular Rotella 15w-40 in a 2.5 gallon jug for $25 and change.
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I ran the blue jugs before and was not happy with it. Triggered the oil change message at 7000 miles. Mobil one never triggers at 7000 miles. The engine sounded louder during those miles. Ask around for opinions.
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I ran the blue jugs before and was not happy with it. Triggered the oil change message at 7000 miles. Mobil one never triggers at 7000 miles. The engine sounded louder during those miles. Ask around for opinions.
The oil life indicator has no idea what kind of oil you are using. It doesn't feel, taste, or smell the oil. It bases your oil life on your driving style, and how hard or easy you were on the engine over the miles and hours of use since your last oil change.

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