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Old 05-06-2012, 08:57 AM   #1
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Default High mileage rotella t6 switch

Hey I'm new to the forums but I am not new to cars, I have 184k miles on my 2004 wrx, mostly highway and I am currently running 10w-30 gtx with decent amount of oil burn off. I can not give an exact oil burn off because of varying driving habits. I changed my oil at 1500 miles and it pours out like water! Kinda scary. but would it be safe to switch to rotella t6 with all the good reviews
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:52 AM   #2
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Hey I'm new to the forums but I am not new to cars, I have 184k miles on my 2004 wrx, mostly highway and I am currently running 10w-30 gtx with decent amount of oil burn off. I can not give an exact oil burn off because of varying driving habits. I changed my oil at 1500 miles and it pours out like water! Kinda scary. but would it be safe to switch to rotella t6 with all the good reviews
1. Stop running conventional oil in a turbo.

2. Yes switching to RT6 is fine

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Old 05-07-2012, 12:12 PM   #3
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Fill out your profile man, up until reading your post again I thought you had an '83 Olds Delta 88

T6 rotella is good stuff
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:49 PM   #4
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OP, after you make your switch please report back on the status of your oil consumption. I'm curious if the RT6 helps .
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:00 PM   #5
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I'm at the store now so rt6 is only in 5-40?
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:37 PM   #6
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yup 5w-40 only, as far as I am aware
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:59 PM   #7
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Kool beans.. Good luck op
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:14 PM   #8
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Another vote for T6, it's good stuff. I use it in my motorcycle, too!
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:39 AM   #9
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Ok sweet guys thank you, I will pick up my oil and filter tomorrow. And yes yes off to fill out my profile lol. Thank you again and I will report back with oil consumption results.
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:58 AM   #10
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Hit up Walmart for a gallon jug (or two)

I've found it's usually $21'ish there as opposed to $26'ish at Autozone.
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:21 PM   #11
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My '02 loves it (91K mi.) - zero loss in 3200 miles this OCI and still looks golden on the 'stick.

Nor Cal Autozone has T6 on sale now for $4 off (so 22.99 or 23.99/gall.) but don't sell quarts - just FYI if AZ is closer to you than Wallymart
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:26 AM   #12
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I'm running it in my 90 plow jeep with 200k plus mile, no leaks & running great
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:08 PM   #13
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Ok guys thank you for the great knowledge, I changed the oil last night and of course forgot to grease my UOA bottle as I took the plug out but there no need to know if I'm not using gtx any more, will keep checking oil every 200 miles and post back
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:31 AM   #14
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mmmmmm....if it had been ME.....i woulda got some of the 10w30 valvoline max life and used that for a change or 2 at 3k miles/per.....then went to the t6

but that's just me

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Old 05-18-2012, 09:10 AM   #15
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Ok guys thank you for the great knowledge, I changed the oil last night and of course forgot to grease my UOA bottle as I took the plug out but there no need to know if I'm not using gtx any more, will keep checking oil every 200 miles and post back
Grease your uoa bottle?

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Old 05-18-2012, 12:24 PM   #16
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Grease your uoa bottle?

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ahhhh thanks to the iphone it autocorrected and instead of grabbing my UOA bottle i now grease it... thank you iphone
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:57 PM   #17
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Another vote for T6, it's good stuff. I use it in my motorcycle, too!
its awesome stuff, use it in my bike (clutch friendly) as well as (2) Subarus (both have over 140K miles)

if truckers are using it, that's enough convincing for me.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:56 PM   #18
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My '02 loves it (91K mi.) - zero loss in 3200 miles this OCI and still looks golden on the 'stick.

Nor Cal Autozone has T6 on sale now for $4 off (so 22.99 or 23.99/gall.) but don't sell quarts - just FYI if AZ is closer to you than Wallymart
O'reilly/Kragan in NorCal doing them one better: $19.99/gallon in current ad.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:12 AM   #19
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Rotella for the win!!!!!!!!!! With 1076 miles and I don't burn any on my trip that made up the last 640 miles considering I was cruising at 80 which is about 3000-3250rpm for 4 hrs straight, this oil works AWESOME!!!!!!!!
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