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Old 08-18-2009, 09:24 AM   #1
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Default One more Shell Rotella Used Oil Analysis.....

Just got my first used oil analysis..........

Sounds good based on their description, i have to compare it to other's used oil analysis
I'm running an 18g to about 17-18 psi currently and boosted often

https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=...YTUzOTIw&hl=en
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:19 AM   #2
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Yeah that looked good. Plenty of moly left and other add pack stuff. If you would have done a TBN, I'm sure it would have shown this oil to have a couple thousand more miles left. More reason to put the PP 5w30 in my wifes Accord and get some RTS for the WRX
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:32 AM   #3
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Thanks, I don't know how to interpret the numbers yet. Next time I'll do the TBN .

This Shell rotella just looks a lot more viscous than other oils I've used pouring out of the drain plug. I ran Mobil 1 and Pennzoil 10w30 and they poured like water after a few thousand miles. I wish I did the UOA for those as well just for comparison.
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:52 AM   #4
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Yeah that looked good. Plenty of moly left and other add pack stuff. If you would have done a TBN, I'm sure it would have shown this oil to have a couple thousand more miles left. More reason to put the PP 5w30 in my wifes Accord and get some RTS for the WRX

That's what i'm doing
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:07 PM   #5
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my car smells like Rotella
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:01 PM   #6
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Nice report! Although, it does look like this new RTS shears a little bit (it's a low 40 grade). That's better than a 30 grade shearing though, IMO.

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Old 08-19-2009, 10:04 PM   #7
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A 12.45 cSt at 100degF is still a solid 40 wt particularly with 4k miles on it. But yes, I've seen RTS get into the low 11s after 3500-4000 miles. Better than starting with a ~10.5 cSt 5w30 that is in the mid 8s by the end of a modest 3-4k mile OCI (ie M1 and RP ).
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A 12.45 cSt at 100degF is still a solid 40 wt particularly with 4k miles on it. But yes, I've seen RTS get into the low 11s after 3500-4000 miles. Better than starting with a ~10.5 cSt 5w30 that is in the mid 8s by the end of a modest 3-4k mile OCI (ie M1 and RP ).
Yeah that seems like what happened to mine too.

I'm trying GC 0w30 now for the winter...I'm debating wether I should get another UOA right away or just wait until next april or so when I'm on my 2nd oil change on GC when at least the ambient temps are similar to what the car saw during this UOA...

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A 12.45 cSt at 100degF is still a solid 40 wt particularly with 4k miles on it. But yes, I've seen RTS get into the low 11s after 3500-4000 miles. Better than starting with a ~10.5 cSt 5w30 that is in the mid 8s by the end of a modest 3-4k mile OCI (ie M1 and RP ).
Likely cause are the VI in a 5w40 oil right? My Amsoil 5w40 was doing the same thing. I agree as well. Better to start with a 40 and end up with a 30 then a 30 to a 20...
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