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Old 01-14-2018, 05:14 PM
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http://rotella.shell.com/products/t6...synthetic.html
Comments at the end of this indicate T6 is working well in many different engine applications. I know Subaru had a shit show when they went to 0-20. Engines consumed the oil like crazy. There was a class action law suit that they lost. Interesting to see one user had gone to T6 in his Subaru and it stopped the oil consumption.

Manufacturers are not always right.
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:34 PM
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Manufacturers are not always right.
Not always, but my money is on the OEM vs. the loose numb nut
behind the wheel 99 times out of a 100!
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:37 PM
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Most of the power sport stuff takes a 10-40 oil. Ten years ago it was hell to try to find a synthetic that worked well with a wet clutch. Amsoil had the only product we could get locally.
Over the years I've put various brands of synthetic oils into customers motorcycles and ATVs and I've never had issues with the clutch. Now on the other hand, you put any of the viscosity modifiers like STP or Lucas, etc. in there, it's slip city.
What I tell people is this: if having $25/quart oil in your motorcycle makes you sleep better at night, by all means put it in. Personally I think it's a waste, not needed for your average application.

I do run T6 in my Jeep though
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:44 PM
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As a guy that makes a living repairing engines, please tell everyone you know
to run the wrong oil in their engines.

People that does this kind of shit are like the people that go to casino weekly
and always tell you when they are “up”. Made $250 today! Ya well they lost
a $1,000 to get $250 back. You will never hear when there is an oil related
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Yup, as someone who makes a good part of his living "repairing" things I have
really grown to appreciate dumb customers...

Yeah, you don't have to run the most expensive oil; just the "right" oil.

I'm no expert on the subject but I do know from talking to the owners of various
repair shops that we do work for that motor oil specifications have changed
significantly in the past 10-15 years. The manufacturers have put a lot of research
into the oiling requirements of their engines and it doesn't make sense to me to
not follow their recommendations...
Thank you gentlemen...

I have 3 engines oils, Mobil 1 ESP in 5W-30 for all my gas engines, except the
2011 Ford Explorer that takes 0W-20 or 5W-20. All my diesels get Delvac 1 ESP
5W-40. It is not hard to stock the right oil. I buy cases of quarts for the Mobil 1
products, and pails for the Delvac 1, the 7.3L takes four gallons for an oil
change.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:17 PM
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Over the years I've put various brands of synthetic oils into customers motorcycles and ATVs and I've never had issues with the clutch. Now on the other hand, you put any of the viscosity modifiers like STP or Lucas, etc. in there, it's slip city.
What I tell people is this: if having $25/quart oil in your motorcycle makes you sleep better at night, by all means put it in. Personally I think it's a waste, not needed for your average application.

I do run T6 in my Jeep though
I’ve never had a clutch failure either. But when I was working on $20,000 custom bikes I didn’t recommend oil that did not specificy that it was wet clutch compatible. Very few bottles of oil said that back when.

My poor little work car did get its first synthetic oil change since I’ve owned it. Had enough left over from a customers service to fill my car. It cranks nice when it’s 0 degrees......
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