Why is it that when I look for Shell Rotella T6 full synthetic I find 5w40 and the word Diesel associated with it? Apparently no other weight oil is offered in Shell Rotella T6 synthetic?
When I used to ride dirt bikes I knew a guy who is a diesel mechanic and a 3rd generation racing engine builder, building engines for vehicles like top fuel dragsters, sprint cars, drag boats, and motorcycles. At the time he was sponsoring a pro motocross team. He had much to say about oils.I would never use a oil that was not labled MA for motorcycles, diesel engines do not sheer the oil like the transmission and clutch do on motorcycles. If it is labled MA then it is good to go, 5w 40 should be fine in FL. just my two cents worth. RR
It all depends. I have several 6.0Ls (Ford). They are high-oil-shear engines as they use high pressure oil to fire the injectors. T6 is a 7500+ mile interval oil. In 6.0Ls, oil needs to be changed every 5k. I use T6 in all my diesels, but no oil survives long in the 6.0L!I would never use a oil that was not labled MA for motorcycles, diesel engines do not sheer the oil like the transmission and clutch do on motorcycles. If it is labled MA then it is good to go, 5w 40 should be fine in FL. just my two cents worth. RR
I use amsoil in all my 2 strokes. Chain saw, blower etc. You can mix it at 100 to 1. Amazing stuff.Do a search, there was another thread on T6 a while back that went for a few pages. I am not going to type a long response again but have been using it for a very long time in my street, track, dirt and even SHO outboard boat motor - zero oil related issues.
One of my best friends is an Amsoil dealer and I can get the stuff cheap, still use the Rotella!
G3+/ XVHI "full syn"I use amsoil in all my 2 strokes. Chain saw, blower etc. You can mix it at 100 to 1. Amazing stuff.
Amsoil is one of the few companies that produce true synthetic oils. That is to say made in the lab not sucked out of the ground.
Most of what is called synthetic today is really just Dino oil taken out of the ground. These start with a quality base stock which is more highly refined than standard automotive oil. Then add to this a really good additive package and slap on the label "Synthetic or even full synthetic."
The result is an oil that will produce results approaching that of a full synthetic but at a considerably cheaper price.