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Old 11-13-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
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Auto store only had the big jug of rotella t 10w30... well, I figured I'd get it done while I had them time and go back to another store the next day and pick up a single..

well, literally southwest Missouri is DRY. Not a single quart of this stuff exists.

I dont want to run around a quart low....

any suggestions?
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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Auto store only had the big jug of rotella t 10w30... well, I figured I'd get it done while I had them time and go back to another store the next day and pick up a single..

well, literally southwest Missouri is DRY. Not a single quart of this stuff exists.

I dont want to run around a quart low....

any suggestions?
go buy another big jug..
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:47 PM   #3
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go buy another big jug..
This.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:47 PM   #4
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that may be what I have to do if I can find one of those lol
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:01 PM   #5
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that may be what I have to do if I can find one of those lol
whats the big deal? You'll then have enough oil for 3 more oil changes
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:56 PM   #6
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Why are you running the synthetic blend 10w30? Most turbo owners run the fully synthetic 5w40.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:58 PM   #7
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That said, if it's already a blend, what's the harm in blending a bit more? Better to run 4qts of syn-blend and 1qt of dino than to run a quart low.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:01 PM   #8
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Why are you running the synthetic blend 10w30? Most turbo owners run the fully synthetic 5w40.

I was thinking this also.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:37 PM   #9
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it REALLY is 100000000000000% irrelevant what bloody oil ya mix it with...jesus

this isnt(quite ) rocket science

get a quart of walmart 5w30 syn oil and dump it in and quit worrying like a lil girl over her period about this
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:39 PM   #10
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it REALLY is 100000000000000% irrelevant what bloody oil ya mix it with...jesus

this isnt(quite ) rocket science

get a quart of walmart 5w30 syn oil and dump it in and quit worrying like a lil girl over her period about this
Sweet mother of god.... You have over 62,000 posts!
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:07 AM   #11
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it REALLY is 100000000000000% irrelevant what bloody oil ya mix it with...jesus

this isnt(quite ) rocket science

get a quart of walmart 5w30 syn oil and dump it in and quit worrying like a lil girl over her period about this
Is it really ok to mix different oil weights? When the oil sits it will separate. Obviously it will mix pretty quickly, but this just seems like a scientifically bad idea. Waiting...
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:24 AM   #12
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Is it really ok to mix different oil weights? When the oil sits it will separate. Obviously it will mix pretty quickly, but this just seems like a scientifically bad idea. Waiting...
seee...there ya go thinkin ya know about oil an ****....and ya just like so many out there that dont

it wont separate

i promise

all (all but maybe a few weird proprietary ones, which we are not discussing here) current, MODERN, motor oils are 100% mixable with each other without any issue.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:21 AM   #13
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Sweet mother of god.... You have over 62,000 posts!
And many with a similar tone, don't take it personal.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:52 AM   #14
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I think Scotty has a pager that goes off whenever someone posts an oil thread like this.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:44 PM   #15
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Any oil is better than being a quart low - Even Dino.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:31 PM   #16
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Sweet mother of god.... You have over 62,000 posts!
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And many with a similar tone, don't take it personal.
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I think Scotty has a pager that goes off whenever someone posts an oil thread like this.
doh

my secret is out.....ssshhhhhhh!!!

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Old 11-15-2012, 12:32 AM   #17
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Scotty, that last quote was funny....

I have seen the Shell 10w30 but only in gallon size. To the OP, I would try to find some rotella T6 5w40 and try that if you can and just make sure to check the oil at least once a week
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:58 AM   #18
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d0000000000000ds

seriously.....

SERIOUSLY

if ya do a bit of research HERE about oil....there are a good few choices that ya can just go to and buy and throw in and fergetaboutit.

mixin oil is not a bad thing.....in fact it CAN be a real good thing if ya know what to throw together to makee makee all

hint: a quart of the M1 10w40 racing 4t added to yer other 4 would be GREAT

but what do i know....im just the mad uncle around here
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:16 AM   #19
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Auto store only had the big jug of rotella t 10w30... well, I figured I'd get it done while I had them time and go back to another store the next day and pick up a single..

well, literally southwest Missouri is DRY. Not a single quart of this stuff exists.

I dont want to run around a quart low....

any suggestions?
I buy my T6 at WallyWorld...
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:23 AM   #20
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Same here^^^ Like $22 for a gallon of the T6 5w40 Going to mix a quart of the M1 10w40 racing 4T once spring gets here or sooner once I have this one short block rebuilt for my car.

The point is, as long as you don't run low and keep the oil where it should be you will bee better off than running the best oil but letting it run like 2 qrts low...
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:42 AM   #21
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Same here^^^ Like $22 for a gallon of the T6 5w40 Going to mix a quart of the M1 10w40 racing 4T once spring gets here or sooner once I have this one short block rebuilt for my car.

The point is, as long as you don't run low and keep the oil where it should be you will bee better off than running the best oil but letting it run like 2 qrts low...
Buying oil at Walmart FTW
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:55 PM   #22
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Buying oil at Walmart FTW
+1,000,000

T6 is $21 a gallon at my Walmart.

It's always a tease that every other Shell oil product on the shelf has a nice discount, except the T6.

I'm just waiting for the day it does go on sale, or they mark it wrong, ill buy like 4 gallons and stock up!
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:22 PM   #23
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+1,000,000

T6 is $21 a gallon at my Walmart.

It's always a tease that every other Shell oil product on the shelf has a nice discount, except the T6.

I'm just waiting for the day it does go on sale, or they mark it wrong, ill buy like 4 gallons and stock up!
Advanced Auto usually has sales like $30 off $100. That is probably the only time it is cheaper than wallyworld. (if oil isn't excluded on the deals)
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:44 AM   #24
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Advanced Auto usually has sales like $30 off $100. That is probably the only time it is cheaper than wallyworld. (if oil isn't excluded on the deals)
who needs 20 gallons of oil at one time......
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:01 AM   #25
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who needs 20 gallons of oil at one time......

math major u ar not

at $20/gal

$100 = 5 gal

not 20 gallons

ill leave the rest of the math to u
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