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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 05-16-2012, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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Jugs are on sale at O'Reilly again through June 12th. $20 per. Good deal?

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To get it for less is by the 30 or 55 gallon drum...

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Yes. Thank you for the heads up Mario, I will be stocking up. Regular price is about $28 for the 4 quart jug.

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What are you going to use it in these days, Stan?

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What are you going to use it in these days, Stan?
I run it in everything. I have it in the Lexus currently, going to switch the Volvo to it as well (when on sale, it's cheaper than the MaxLife blend that's in there now). I also run it in my Ducati M900 -- dry clutch FTW.

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Hmm, I was just thinking about this earlier today too and had thought or swapping my Foz over to it soon.

As far as I know, it's been on standard dino sludge since day-1 Shes just shy of 90k now. Are there any concerns y'all can think of as to why I SHOULD NOT swap it over to the Rotella T6?
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Nope, you might get a little seeping, but I doubt it.

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There's been claims of people getting lower gas mileage with 40 weight vs 30 weight, but I like the idea of protection it provides. When it's on sale it's $5/quart which is a no-brainer (happens about once a year and I stock up), otherwise for a regular N/A engine it may be overkill. It is also diesel oil and contains additives that may be bad for your catalytic converter.

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Here in Lancaster, Pa the 4qt jugs are around $21 at walmart.
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Nope, you might get a little seeping, but I doubt it.
Seeping? Which direction, cyclinders or out the gaskets?

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There's been claims of people getting lower gas mileage with 40 weight vs 30 weight, but I like the idea of protection it provides. When it's on sale it's $5/quart which is a no-brainer (happens about once a year and I stock up), otherwise for a regular N/A engine it may be overkill. It is also diesel oil and contains additives that may be bad for your catalytic converter.

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I agree with you Stan, I was doing a little digging around about a month ago or so and have more or less come to the conclusion that the differences in gas mileage are worth the added protection that a 40 weight provides versus a 30 weight. I've normally ran the specified oil description (5w-30) in my vehicles but when my next oil changes come due I was thinking about swapping them over from 30 weight to 40 weight. As far as I've known, the Foz has always just had conventional Dino oil in it but my STi was swapped over to Motul a long time ago and has since only seen Motul fluids.

Since it's on sale now, I was thinking about stocking up on it myself to be honest since it's such a great deal. I'm not entirely sure there is really such a thing as overkill though when it comes to proper protection, you can never have enough in my mind (but that's just me, I like to play the "better safe then sorry" card). The diesel oil and additives have me a bit worried though but I won't be using the stock exhaust for long since I've got a set of Tsudo UEL Headers w/Hi-Flow Cat to be installed and am also going to be fab'ing a new exhaust while I'm at it.
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For full synthetic, that's not a bad deal at all. Remember to get some extra as XT's take a full 5 quarts with doing an oil and filter change.......plus you need some extra to keep topping it off between changes.

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Seeping? Which direction, cyclinders or out the gaskets?
Oilpan, maybe gaskets. It happened on an older car I had back in 97 (although this was a Ford).

T6 helps with blow-by as well

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