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Old March 7th, 2012, 10:57   #31
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just heard about this Rotella...

is this good? T6 for the ALH?
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Old March 7th, 2012, 11:01   #32
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I use T6 for my ALH two oil changes now.

The super cold winter starts (only have had a handful this year) seem to be much quieter/quicker now versus Castrol Syntec.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 11:03   #33
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just heard about this Rotella...

is this good? T6 for the ALH?
Yes and yes.
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Old March 8th, 2012, 07:46   #34
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just heard about this Rotella...

is this good? T6 for the ALH?
Dennis, I've been trying a few oils since owning a TDI. Most have been okay (PC-Duron, Esso XD-3). While the oils have been okay, I noticed I would lose oil over time. I tried Motul and the oil loss stopped, but the oil is a little on the pricey side and harder to find. I'm on my first jug of T6 (running all winter), and the oil seems to work quite well in my ALH and is available everywhere. So far, so good.
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Old March 8th, 2012, 12:17   #35
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Anyone want 4, 5L jugs of T6 unopened let me know, Golf is going next week and I have no use for this oil anymore
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Old March 8th, 2012, 12:43   #36
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I'll grab em from you Jason, we need to hook up for wings anyway...
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Old March 8th, 2012, 13:56   #37
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T5 Synthetic 10w-30: $18 (can i use this?)

T6 Synthetic 5w-40: $25
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Old March 8th, 2012, 13:56   #38
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I tried Motul and the oil loss stopped, but the oil is a little on the pricey side and harder to find.
If you're ever coming down to Scarborough, try this shop (I found their listing on kijiji):

100 Select Ave, Toronto, ON M1V 4A8, Canada
647-825-4037

Motul 5W40 5L - $40 tax in
LUBRO MOLY 5W40 5 Litres - $38 tax in

Rotella T6 5L is $29.99+tax = ~$34 taxes in on sale, so they're selling Motul 5L for $6 more.
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Old March 8th, 2012, 14:01   #39
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T5 Synthetic 10w-30: $18 (can i use this?)

T6 Synthetic 5w-40: $25
T5 10w30: Unknown yet, do you feel lucky? (it's probably really a blend, isnt it?)

T6 5w40: Great oil for older TDIs at a good price.
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My local Advanced Auto Parts in Tennessee has T6 on sale for $28 also, and you get $5 off with a coupon for any purchase above $25. So the oil is actually $23!!!
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Old March 8th, 2012, 14:08   #41
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T5 10w30: Unknown yet, do you feel lucky? (it's probably really a blend, isnt it?)
lol, no one has used it and survived?




edit: i would think that 10w-30 would be ok for tropical weather (no snow)

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Old March 8th, 2012, 17:31   #42
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lol, no one has used it and survived?




edit: i would think that 10w-30 would be ok for tropical weather (no snow)
The 10w part is fine for most parts of the US, it's 30 part that's the unknown for a truck oil. I'm all for trying new oil (within reason) but understand you are "testing" it. Using a blend is also unknown.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 15:22   #43
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Becca, a lot of us high milers wouldn't put untested but good quality oil in our engines.... Good quality tested oil is the cheapest insurance you can buy for your cars engine......period

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Old March 9th, 2012, 16:05   #44
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wonder what the crappy oil change places uses?
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Old March 9th, 2012, 16:37   #45
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I would be cautious about that 10W-30 oil... the rings in your engine, as well as the turbo, need the added protection of a 40 weight oil... The T6 (as well as the Mobil-1 "Truck & SUV") 5W-40 oils have been shown to work well in the 2003-and-older TDIs for extended oil change intervals (over 15,000 miles), and are really quite affordable.

Now, for a question: has anyone tried the Castrol "Edge" 5W-40 ??? A young newbie around here found it for around $22 at Canadian Tire... says it has the VW 505.00 spec on it...

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