Paging Rotella T guru's

Paging Rotella T guru's

Postby Lash » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:30 am

I am considering using this oil but wonder if it would be of any value to add ZDDP to it. Anyone have experience with this?
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Re: Paging Rotella T guru's

Postby EMS » Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:47 am

Rotella is an oil for Diesel engines. I have heard of some guys swearing by it for use in their CBX, I don't know. As far as ZDDP is concerned, you are probably O.K. without adding any:

15W40 “NEW” SHELL ROTELLA T Diesel Oil conventional

zinc = 1454 ppm
phos = 1062 ppm
ZDDP = 1200 ppm
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Re: Paging Rotella T guru's

Postby Lash » Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:20 pm

Ya, I'm kind of on the fence with using it but nice to know I shouldn't have to add anything. I should have all winter to think about it, doesn't look like very good riding weather around here, maybe snow by the weekend.
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Re: Paging Rotella T guru's

Postby EMS » Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:32 pm

You should change the oil BEFORE you store the bike for the winter, not afterwards, in the spring...
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Re: Paging Rotella T guru's

Postby Lash » Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:02 pm

Already did that and used Motul but I am thinking of next year and the next change.
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Re: Paging Rotella T guru's

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:24 pm

Have been running Rotella T6 5W-40 in my '81 for 25,000 miles.
Have been running Rotella T 15W-40 in my '79 for 10,000kms.

I have experienced no new oil leaks, clutch slipping or starter clutch problems.
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Postby Z Grand » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:57 pm

The first (and only) time I put Rotella T6 in my '79, the clutch started slipping badly. Replaced the clutch and have used Honda G4 10W-40 ever since.
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