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Old January 20th, 2012, 20:01   #1
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Default Rotella T6 in PD

Bought 2005 Jetta TDI PD (1st diesel). Been reading and searching lots of oil posts but am still unclear on Rotella T6. Read that 505.1 is needed for PD. Are folks using Rotella T6 in a PD? UOA good? I haven't used the car yet so I can change it out if necessary. Great forum. Thanks.
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Old January 20th, 2012, 20:09   #2
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Rotella T6 in a PD, safe?
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Old January 20th, 2012, 20:11   #3
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I have a 2005 NB and all I use is Rotella T6, I have put 55K on it in the last year and no problems. The guru's on this forum recommend it!
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Old January 20th, 2012, 21:25   #4
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In fact, I dare say T6 is the most popular, or is well on its way to being the most popular oil on this forum.

I use it in both my PD engines, and one of them runs 20k mile oil change intervals.
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Old January 21st, 2012, 05:05   #5
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Have you check the owner's manual?
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Old January 21st, 2012, 05:18   #6
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Joe, I think that was the problem, or else he would have been happily using T6 already.
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Old January 21st, 2012, 06:54   #7
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Old January 21st, 2012, 11:15   #8
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It's reasonally priced as well
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Old January 21st, 2012, 12:55   #9
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Thanks for the confirmation. It's nice to be able to use the same oil in the PD and motorcycle. Cheap too at Wally World.
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 12:40   #10
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Have you check the owner's manual?
Joe, the manual specs grade 5W40

However, VW has discontinued that grade and is using a 5W30 grade oil which is resulting in cam damage.

Since T6 is 5W40 grade, it does not cause the same damage.

As for the VW 505.01 specification, that might be a concern during the warranty period but not any more as the warranty period is way past.

You know, a conspiracy theorist might say that VW dropped the grade to 5W30 because they could then make more money selling new cams!
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Joe, the manual specs grade 5W40

However, VW has discontinued that grade and is using a 5W30 grade oil which is resulting in cam damage.

Since T6 is 5W40 grade, it does not cause the same damage.

As for the VW 505.01 specification, that might be a concern during the warranty period but not any more as the warranty period is way past.

You know, a conspiracy theorist might say that VW dropped the grade to 5W30 because they could then make more money selling new cams!
They would have to quite a stupid conspiracy theorist. Selling a few cams that are likely outsourced so less profit per piece, is worth alot less than the loss in sales that will occur if the cam problem really was bad and customers stopped buying their new cars.
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Thanks for the confirmation. It's nice to be able to use the same oil in the PD and motorcycle. Cheap too at Wally World.

I would NOT use T6 on my motorcycle - Use the motorcycle specific oils from your shop. Engine oil on a motorcycle also deals with the transmission gears and clutch as well.
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That's a pretty universal statement not true for all motorcycles, most HD have separate gear boxes and I'm sure other brands do also.


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I would NOT use T6 on my motorcycle - Use the motorcycle specific oils from your shop. Engine oil on a motorcycle also deals with the transmission gears and clutch as well.
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