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Rotella T-6 in our diesel?

Has anyone started using rotella t-6 in their engine? Hearing a lot of guys in other forums saying that they've switched to Rotella T-6 5W-40. Wondering if anyone here has and what their thoughts were.

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Re: Rotella T-6 in our diesel?

If your Jeep is under warranty, IMHO, stick with the APPROVED FCA oils meeting spec MS-11106. In the U.S., I believe they are still only Mobil1 and Pennzoil low SAPS 5w30 oils. I haven't seen anything different on the MoPar site concerning any additions. This subject is discussed ad nauseum on this and several other threads on Jeepgarage and other forums.

Mobil 1 ESP 5w30 1 Liter VW 504 00 507.00 MS-11106
Pennzoil Platinum Euro L 5w30 with PurePlus Technology.

Remember, the operative word is APPROVED....not meets, not equivalent simply
MS-11106 specifications and APPROVED by FCA. I believe the Pennzoil is the factory fill on our VM motors.

Ok, so the question is : Do you believe anyone on this board (or any other forum) has more experience with the VM Motori engine requirements than the engineers that designed it???

Your money, your choice but, if you ever DO have a warranty issue, sticking with Mopar and OEM fluids during your warranty period will give FCA much less "wiggle room".
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Re: Rotella T-6 in our diesel?

While Rotella is a great oil and I used it in my Superduty and my back up diesel gen set it is not low ash. That fact alone will cause regeneration issues when it plugs up a component.
Your ride your call but until I hit 120k miles I will use only factory approved products...


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While Rotella is a great oil and I used it in my Superduty and my back up diesel gen set it is not low ash. That fact alone will cause regeneration issues when it plugs up a component.
Your ride your call but until I hit 120k miles I will use only factory approved products...

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I had heard from people in the community, specifically the guys at GDE who used to work for Chrysler, that it would be getting the Chrysler certification soon. From what someone said they also are using it in their diesels. Just wondering if people had already started using it too. I've got another 7500 miles before my next oil change and I still have another round of Mobil-1 to burn through before I'm even ready, but a $40 oil change would be awesome ha-ha.
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Re: Rotella T-6 in our diesel?

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While Rotella is a great oil and I used it in my Superduty and my back up diesel gen set it is not low ash. That fact alone will cause regeneration issues when it plugs up a component.
Your ride your call but until I hit 120k miles I will use only factory approved products...


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Rotella T-6 is indeed a low ash formulation.
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Rotella T-6 is indeed a low ash formulation.
^this. I don't know where I saw the data sheet, but from what I remembered seeing the SAP difference between the Pennzoil/ Mobil-1 and Rotella T-6 was like .2% (Chrysler spec being .8% and Rotella being 1%).
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Re: Rotella T-6 in our diesel?

Well it currently does not meet spec. If they do get it then that changes the pricing game a lot since Rotella is a good price at Walmart.
As I said I ran it in my Superduty but that was a required 15 qt oil change every 5000 miles. I honestly never noticed any real difference regarding the type of oil for the 7.3 it just ran and ran and ran...
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Re: Rotella T-6 in our diesel?

I'm considering using either T6 or Mobil 1 TDT now that I've got my tune and full delete. I've run the Mobil 1 in my Tdi jetta since I bought it and it's always run well...omitting the electrical problems. Still on the fence. I've got a case of the Mobil 1 ESP in the garage. I wonder if they'll take it back....
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Well it currently does not meet spec. If they do get it then that changes the pricing game a lot since Rotella is a good price at Walmart.
As I said I ran it in my Superduty but that was a required 15 qt oil change every 5000 miles. I honestly never noticed any real difference regarding the type of oil for the 7.3 it just ran and ran and ran...
Spec officially changed from Chrysler. There ya go.

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Re: Rotella T-6 in our diesel?

As of this week the spec was changed to CJ-4 / 5W40 Rotella and apparently theres a whole yard of ECODiesel Rams at FCA in Michigan awaiting a jiffy lube nightmear, all needing oil changes.

I for one have been touting the use of CJ-4 oils since inception on this forum, and received staunch ridicule. Now you're officially wrong, and i'm right.

Its the MS11106xit ....
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Re: Rotella T-6 in our diesel?

I know I can click on the picture and it will blow it up bigger, but I still can't read what that picture is telling us.

Am I understanding that the MS 1106 is no longer approved?
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