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Old 02-28-2010, 09:24 PM   #1
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Rotella T5 Synthetic Blend?

Has anyone tried the Rotella T5 Synthetic Blend? It's a 10w40.

I've been running regular Rotealla for a long time. I'd like to go full synthetic, but for the price, my truck seems to run fine on regular Rotella.

The T5 might be a good compromise.

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You can make your own blend....1/2 regular and 1/2 full syn.....synthetic lets you run longer between changes....I use full syn Rotella.....change it every 10k.
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Full Syn has proven very good over the last few years on the 6L!.

10K mile intervals are a bad idea unless you are having your oil tested regularly!
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Full Syn has proven very good over the last few years on the 6L!.

10K mile intervals are a bad idea unless you are having your oil tested regularly!
I know lots of guys that succesfully pull 10k or more change intervals on full synthetic .....especially Amsoil folks......with no adverse effects.
I would totally agree with Bill if your duty cycle includes alot of off road or heavy pulling most of the time.
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I know lots of guys that succesfully pull 10k or more change intervals on full synthetic .....especially Amsoil folks......with no adverse effects.
I would totally agree with Bill if your duty cycle includes alot of off road or heavy pulling most of the time.
The 6.0 shears oil like no other engine on the market. You are playing Russian roulette with your engine and injectors. 5,000 miles recommended and 7,500 max with UOA's to back it.
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The 7.3 is not as hard on the oil as a 6.0 so you cant compare your 7.3 to it.

With Rotella T 5W40 @ 5000 miles, my oil sheared to a 30W 4 different times. What do you think that oil will shear to after 10K?
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Lol amsiol. Again. 10 is way to much unless regulalry(every) testing the oil every change threw a company like blackstone

And not to mention that your oil will break down faster with little to no load on the motor.
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Back to the OP. I have never seen the T5 oil. Is it CI4+ or CJ rated for diesels?
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The 7.3 is not as hard on the oil as a 6.0 so you cant compare your 7.3 to it.
Very true.. I have seen 7.3's run even further than 10K between oil changes.

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With Rotella T 5W40 @ 5000 miles, my oil sheared to a 30W 4 different times. What do you think that oil will shear to after 10K?
Amsoil's "best" oil, the 5w-30HDD sheared to 20W in 8K miles in my truck.....
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