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Old 08-22-2013, 03:36 PM
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Oil for Upcoming Winterzation

Yes I know it's early to start thinking about winterization but I just got a flyer from AutoZone on the new RotellaT6 oil. It's $8 off a gallon and $40 off 5 gallons. We tend to do multiple boats around here so the 5 gallons would tend to go quick.

Anyway the T6 Rotella is only offered in 5w40 and is full synthetic. I'm thinking of moving this direction but thought I would throw it out here and see what others think. Here's a clipping on the performance as related to our beloved 15w40 of the same make.....

Shell Rotella® T6 provides extra protection against breakdown by heat and offers up to 70% better oxidation resistance, compared to conventional Shell Rotella® T3 15W-40 API CJ-4 oil.

Here's the link to the site with more information about the product.....


With the discount the cost is about the same. Thoughts?
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:41 PM
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Should be ok for newer roller tappet motors if the weight is right. I was running in my 1995 - If you need ZDDP T6 has 1260/1147 zinc/phosphorous. The synthetic base stock of all synthetic oils gives you better temperature and oxidation protection.... not to start an oil discussion.

Not a bad choice for oil in any way IMO.
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