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Rotella...
« on: March 11, 2010, 03:34:51 pm »
Thoughts on running Rotella?

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Re: Rotella...
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 04:05:41 pm »
My dad was a big fan of it in his commercial trucks with big ole Cummins diesels. :biggrin:
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Re: Rotella...
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 04:19:52 pm »
Alot of west coast peeps run Rotella T. In fact my son has used it in all his bikes for quite a few years now. There Is alot of discussion about Rotella on many forums.
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Re: Rotella...
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 05:03:04 pm »
Sure, ran it in lots of bikes.  Has had zinc in it, but that's starting to change with the new emissions for current diesels.  I believe that boron or boric acid is the replacement.  The Rotella T Synthetic is good too, but it's only a Group III oil.  It's classified as a "synthetic" for marketing reasons because of a court case years ago, but don't mistake it for something that is an actual synthetic.  But, for the cost, it's really good stuff.
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Re: Rotella...
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010, 05:33:25 pm »
So, is it ok to run in a modern 4 stroke then? I have known many folks who do run it in their bikes, but never knew any official info with regards to it's capabilities vs. high grade racing syn.

The reaosn I ask is a buddy of mine wants to run it in his street bike, and he asked me what I thought.  I told him honestly, that I didn't know all the facts.  His quesitons made me wonder if it would be good to run in my racee bike- hence the post!

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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2010, 05:42:54 pm »
So, is it ok to run in a modern 4 stroke then?
Yes.  The oil pressure of modern diesels is in the thousands of PSI on the high pressure oil side of the pump, and Rotella is recognized as a very good oil for that application.   
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2010, 10:49:18 pm »
ive been using rotella in my SV's for about 2 years now. its great
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Re: Rotella...
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2010, 07:45:30 pm »
Make sure you buy the blue bottle. That's the gooder stuff.
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Re: Rotella...
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2010, 09:13:54 pm »
I ran the synthetic Rotella T in my race and track bikes for several years with no problems whatsoever. I have a friend who's a petroleum engineer and he told me the OLD synthetic Rotella T was perfectly capable of handing our needs, BUT as Dave mentioned there have been some changes.  According to my friend it's time to switch to actual motorcycle oil.  Now I use the Maxima Race oil.
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2010, 08:28:22 pm »
I can back Skloss up on that, i bought his 750 and continued using the old blue bottle.  after 3 yrs of racing and CR and 5k miles between us it started missing the occasional shift so i had it opened up over the winter and it only had rounding on the dogs, everything else looked great.  i have had an engine failure on silkolene, i thought it was great i won free oil then a fresh engine spun a rod bearing in less than 500mi!  i have a 08 cbr which calls for 10-30 so i think i'll go with honda's own synth stuff unless someone has any good ideas????????????????????? anyone want to buy some silkolene?
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Re: Rotella...
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2010, 09:49:48 pm »
Silkolene is good oil. Maybe the bearing wasn't clearanced correctly...
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Re: Rotella...
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2010, 02:20:10 pm »
What about the new rotella T6? i've seen some internet buzz over its new JASO MA rating which a wetclutch requirement???
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