RotellaT syn

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  1. landtoy80

    landtoy80

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    I have about 1900 mi on the Rotella T syn oil and its only down about a 1/2 qt
    With dino oil I am usually down a qt. I have been hard on the throttle to see how it holds up. With M1 I would of used several qts of oil.
    One strange thing is the oil pan seep leak from the front pan hump stopped leaking. I don't know why.
    Is this oil miracle oil?
     
  2. Beowulf

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    >> One strange thing is the oil pan seep leak from the front pan hump stopped leaking. <<

    How would you know? :D

    -B-
     
  3. RavenTai

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    IIRC Rotella is mainly a group III, Group III's are dino oil that has gone through further refining and is marketed as "synthetic" (most synthetics fall in this category) it is a well liked oil and relatively inexpensive good compromise if a full synthetic is too expensive for you

    do some searching on BobIsTheOilGuy.com it is talked about fairly often over there, should be some analysis results also

    I have been running Chevron Delo 15-40 sience I bought the cruiser and it has not consumed or leaked any that I can tell, thicker oil same nice for this engine at least in the mild south
     
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    [quote author=RavenTai link=board=2;threadid=12907;start=msg119018#msg119018 date=1078975517]
    IIRC Rotella is mainly a group III, Group III's are dino oil that has gone through further refining and is marketed as "synthetic" (most synthetics fall in this category) it is a well liked oil and relatively inexpensive good compromise if a full synthetic is too expensive for you

    do some searching on BobIsTheOilGuy.com it is talked about fairly often over there, should be some analysis results also

    I have been running Chevron Delo 15-40 sience I bought the cruiser and it has not consumed or leaked any that I can tell, thicker oil same nice for this engine at least in the mild south
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    We have another oil Guru!!!!

    Cary
     
  5. RavenTai

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    nope not an oil Guru, just a disciple, you can pick up a lot @ BITOG in a few months and a little home experimentation, so far my experiments just show what does not work :-\ , part of the problem was my crappy '01 chevy that gave bad #'s no matter what I did, I am hoping the cruiser will do better
     
  6. cary

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    I will save you the time. Check out my UOA of M1 0w-40. It appears both the big 6 and the v-8 Toyota motors produce very low wear numbers.

    Cary
     
  7. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator

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    Great,


    "Bookends"................. :rolleyes:


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  8. landtoy80

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    Why would my oil leak stop and use less oil?
     
  9. RavenTai

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    I would assume the heavier weight, thicker oild leak less and seal rings better, or were you running a 40 wt before? anway M1 is made to the thin side for each viscosity if your motor has a place to loose oil M1 will find it

    Dan, maybe i have not slept recently enough but I dont get it ??? , but something tells me the green guy is in order just in case :flipoff2:


    :D

    must sleep......
     
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    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator

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    Simple,

    Two oil fanatics = "bookends" :D
     
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  12. cary

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    [quote author=landtoy80 link=board=2;threadid=12907;start=msg119644#msg119644 date=1079053249]
    Why would my oil leak stop and use less oil?
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    Some people have had oil consumption issues with the M1 0w-40, don't know why. Seems the Shell Rotella Synthetic 5w-40 doesn't have the problem (but it is a group III oil). You may also want to try the new Mobil 1 5w-40 SUV oil which is Delvac 1 repackaged. It is a little thicker and formulated a bit differently.

    Cary
     
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