Rotella T6 5W-40 Heavy Duty Full Synthetic Motor Oil (1 Gallon)
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Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Heavy Duty Full Synthetic Motor Oil (1 Gallon)

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Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Full Synthetic oil motor features an advanced, multifunctional, low-ash additive technology in a synthetic base motor oil designed to provide highly responsive protection that continuously adapts to your driving conditions. Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 full synthetic motor oil uses selected low-viscosity synthetic base oils to further energize the oil's protective capability that promotes fuel-economy performance with no compromise in durability.

Product Features:
  • 5W-40 Full Synthetic motor Oil
  • Helps to promote fuel economy performance without compromising durability
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ACEA Specification:E9
API Service Category:CJ4
ATV:No
Container Size:1 gal
Conventional:No
Detergent or Non-Detergent:Detergent
Diesel Approved:Yes
High Mileage:No
Motorcycle:No
Race Only:No
Synthetic Blend:No
Synthetic:Yes
Viscosity Index:5W40

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ShellRotella T6 5W-40 Heavy Duty Full Synthetic Motor Oil (1 Gallon)
 
4.7

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reduces wear (37)
  • Improves vehicle performance (26)
  • Runs clean (25)
  • Safe (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Truck (28)
  • Car (20)
  • Regular use (15)
  • Motorcycling (9)
  • RV (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (8), Casual driver (5), Mechanic (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (12), Casual driver (12), Truck enthusiast (5), Competitive driver (4), Mechanic (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good for my motorcycle

Switched from Rotella conventional dino oil to this full syn 5W-40 Rotella T6. Noticed a smoother shifting right from get go. I have a wet clutch which shares the oil with the...Read complete review

Switched from Rotella conventional dino oil to this full syn 5W-40 Rotella T6. Noticed a smoother shifting right from get go. I have a wet clutch which shares the oil with the engine. Less chattering during high RPM.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's a good, not great oil

It's definitely better than conventional or synthetic blend, but it's not the best oil out there. It's a Class III oil, not a Class IV. Needs to be 100% synthetic to be a...Read complete review

It's definitely better than conventional or synthetic blend, but it's not the best oil out there. It's a Class III oil, not a Class IV. Needs to be 100% synthetic to be a Class IV, full synthetics are not 100% synthetic. Would use in an emergency but will go back to Amsoil which I consider significantly better and it's guaranteed for 25,000 mile oil change intervals.

Reviewed by 53 customers

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5.0

Maxi-Scooter in Wisconsin

By 

from Milwaukee, WI

About Me Mechanic

Pros

  • Easy Cold Flow
  • FULL Synthetic
  • Reasonably Priced

Cons

  • Outlasts Riding Season

Best Uses

  • Car
  • Truck

Comments about Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Heavy Duty Full Synthetic Motor Oil (1 Gallon):

I ride a Suzuki Burgman AN400 in Wisconsin down ito the 30's and keep my bike outside under a carport. She gets good and cooled off at night. Start-ups in the morning, the toughest moments for any engine, are always a breeze. I've studied plenty about motor oil and feel that Rotella T6 5w-40 is the best product for my application (5w-40 wasn't available in '05), especially at such a reasonable price. I could get "scooter" or "motorcycle" oil, but I would pay at least twice as much, but could not get twice the benefit from doing so.

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5.0

Good Oil, Especially For The 6.0 Guys

By 

from Tallassee, AL

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

Pros

  • Improved Cold Starts

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Truck

    Comments about Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Heavy Duty Full Synthetic Motor Oil (1 Gallon):

    Made the swap from the conventional oil to the Rotella T6 Full Synthetic 5W-40. The lighter winter viscosity allows for easier starts during the colder weather even though it does not get that cold here in the great state of Alabama. I highly recommend this to all of my 6.0 Diesel guys!

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    (27 of 54 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Works great, easy cold weather starts!

    By 

    from Waukesha, WI

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy Starts
    • Improves Vehicle Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Regular Use
      • Truck

      Comments about Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Heavy Duty Full Synthetic Motor Oil (1 Gallon):

      I have little experience with diesel engines, however after changing my oil and using this brand the truck starts much easier and runs great (to be fair it ran great before the oil change). I see nothing wrong with this oil and will most likely purchase again from all the good reviews I've read along with no issues from my personal use.

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      (27 of 54 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great oil

      By 

      from leesburg,ga

      About Me Casual Driver

      Pros

      • Improves Vehicle Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Car
        • Truck

        Comments about Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Heavy Duty Full Synthetic Motor Oil (1 Gallon):

        Good oil, but pricey compared to opposition. Shell needs 5L bottle like their opponents.

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        (23 of 50 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Using for winter oil in my Goldwing

        By 

        from Lancaster County, PA

        About Me Motorcycle Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Level 2

        Pros

        • Reduces Wear
        • Runs Clean

        Cons

        • Costs More Than Rotella T

        Best Uses

        • Winter Use

        Comments about Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Heavy Duty Full Synthetic Motor Oil (1 Gallon):

        I prefer to use the Rotella T (Dino oil) in my motorcycles, but I ride all winter in PA on my Goldwing, and the 15-40 is a bit heavy for winter use. Therefore, I decided to kive the T6 Full synth 5W-40 a shot since it should flow more easily when first started and in very cold conditions. The T6 also does not list friction modifiers so it should be safe for my wet clutch.
        I am not going to recommend it unless you need it for winter use as I stated, instead I recommend the Rotella-T.

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        (33 of 65 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Top quality oil for diesel engines

        By 

        from Tulsa, OK

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Level 3

        Pros

        • Reduces Wear
        • Runs Clean

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • RV

          Comments about Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Heavy Duty Full Synthetic Motor Oil (1 Gallon):

          Works very well in the engine of my RV

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          (34 of 64 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Best Oil!!

          By 

          from Stillwater, Ok

          Comments about Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Heavy Duty Full Synthetic Motor Oil (1 Gallon):

          I have a 2001 F250 SD. After changing my oil with the Rotella full synthetic, I immediately noticed it running quieter. It's been about two weeks now. My truck did smoke a little when first starting. Now it starts much easier and no smoke! I HIGHLY recommend this oil. THANK YOU, ROTELLA!

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          (30 of 59 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I Will buy this again

          By 

          from Louisiana

          About Me Mechanic

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

          • 10000 Mile Oil
          • Improves Vehicle Performance
          • Reduces Wear

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Truck

            Comments about Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Heavy Duty Full Synthetic Motor Oil (1 Gallon):

            after I reserched oils for my truck, (ford 350, 6.0 Liter), I chose this synthetic oil. I do not drive this truck very often, about 6000 miles a year, and need the oil not to break down due to non-use. I feel confident that this oil will last in the truck for at least 10,000 miles or a year and a half.

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            (33 of 68 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good for Diesel and Gas Engines

            By 

            from DC

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

            Level 3

            Pros

            • Improves Vehicle Performance
            • Reduces Wear
            • Runs Clean

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Car
              • Regular Use
              • RV
              • Truck

              Comments about Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Heavy Duty Full Synthetic Motor Oil (1 Gallon):

              I run this in everything, both gas and diesel. Heavy duty enough to go longer normal. Yet its 5W cold weight is perfect for cold starts and quick pumping to vital parts when thicker oil would be harder to move.

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              (29 of 60 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Always the one

              By 

              from Huntington, WV

              About Me Pro Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Improves Vehicle Performance
              • Reduces Wear

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Truck

                Comments about Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Heavy Duty Full Synthetic Motor Oil (1 Gallon):

                I'm a driver that pulls small and large loads with a 2013 F-350 6.7L powerstroke across the country. This oil has added more miles between changes and helped on my fuel mileage as well. It pays for itself if you do a lot of driving. I would also say that because of the wide range of temp. range 5W-40. You'll have no need to change grades as the seasons change if you were to follow the owners guide for the type of use you may do with your truck such as me. The name Shell has been used in the fleet from which I retired from after 40+ yrs. with no engine problems from lube failure. So that sold me on this product. Hope you do your research first as I did.
                Thanks!!!

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                • Q:

                  IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET A TECHNICAL DATA SHEET FOR ROTELLA T6 5W-40
                  Asked on 5/31/2015 by Butch

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Butch, I'm happy to help you! Please click the below link to view the technical dta sheet of this Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Heavy Duty Fully Synthetic Motor Oil - Part No. 550019921:

                    http://www.euris.rs/maziva/Rotela-T6.pdf

                    Answered on 5/31/2015 by Solomon
                • Q:

                  can I use rotella T6 5-40 in my 2006 jetta TDI turbo diesel ?
                  Asked on 5/1/2015 by John from Beverly MA

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Happy to assist you with your question John! This oil is useable with your TDI; I was also able to find out that 5W40 and 5W30 are both acceptable oil weights for your vehicle. With your oil change don't forget the oil filter (Part No L38113).

                    Answered on 5/2/2015 by Panda from AAP
                • Q:

                  Can i use in my can am spyder... Is it sl rated.... Acceptable for use with wet clutches
                  Asked on 4/14/2015 by Fivedawg

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Happy to help you with your question Fivedawg! This oil is more for diesel application. I looked into the other types of oil we carry and compared it to the manufactures oil. The manufacture does not put the weight of oil on the packaging, on the owners forums there are too many varying opinions on the type of oil that should be used. I suggest speaking with a motorcycle repair shop for more information.

                    Answered on 4/14/2015 by Panda from AAP
                • Q:

                  have a 2004 6.0 diesel and live in florida.been running 15w-40 in it,will this work in the heat in florida,thanks
                  Asked on 1/12/2015 by mark

                  2 answers

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hello Mark, I will be happy to answer that question you had. The 5w-40 oil is more of a weight of oil for winter climates. In Florida the heat in addition to the additional heat produced by a diesel motor may cause that oil to become thinner.

                    Answered on 1/15/2015 by Panda from AAP
                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    I'm glad to assist, Mark! This Shell Rotella 5W-40 Heavy Duty Fully Synthetic Motor Oil (Part No. 550019921) will absolutely protect your 2004 Ford Super Duty 6.0L diesel engine in the Florida heat. The use of a synthetic oil will provide additional protection and may allow you to increase your service intervals.

                    Answered on 1/15/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                • Q:

                  Whats the differents between T-5 & T-6
                  Asked on 8/8/2014 by Sonny from Lady Lake, Fl

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Sonny, great question! Shell Rotella T5 oils are synthetic blend products and Shell Rotella T6 oil is fully synthetic products. Shell Rotella T6 Full Synthetic Oils generally offer higher performance, but currently, Shell Rotella T5 Synthetic Blend Oils are available in more viscosity grades.

                    Answered on 8/14/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  Does this product meet the VW502 standart?
                  Asked on 7/3/2014 by JD from Birmingham AL

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi JD, great question! This motor oil meets CI-4 which it says in VW manual you can use an oil that meets either 502.00 or CI-4.

                    Answered on 7/4/2014 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  can this rotella t6 5w-40 be used in my motorcycle? the containers that you buy it in say heavy duty synthetic diesel oil
                  Asked on 4/18/2014 by ol man from st.louis,mo.

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Yes Ol man! It is JASO MA certified, so it can be used in motorcycles with wet clutch setups. It is a very common and oft used oil in motorcycles.

                    Answered on 4/19/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  can I use T6 full syntheticin my TDI Jetta 2004 Will it be ok with VW guidelines
                  Asked on 2/12/2014 by Roy from Wright City Mo

                  2 answers

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Roy, great question! This motor oil meets CI-4 which it says in VW manual you can use an oil that meets either 502.00 or CI-4.

                    Answered on 2/13/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Great question, Roy! Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 is a great choice for your 2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. According to the specifications for your vehicle you would want to use an oil meeting CF-4 or CG-4 specifications. Those particular American Petroleum Institute grades are now obsolete and CJ-4 is the most recent specification (which Rotella T6 is). According to API CJ-4 grade oil exceeds the performance of CF-4 and CG-4 and will effectively lubricate the engine. Here is a link to more information from API: http://www.api.org/certification-programs/engine-oil-diesel-exhaust-fluid/~/media/Files/Certification/Engine-Oil-Diesel/Publications/MOM_GUIDE_ENGLISH_2013.pdf

                    Answered on 2/13/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                • Q:

                  is this 5w40 est spec?

                  thanks
                  Asked on 11/7/2013 by TRISH

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Trish, this Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Heavy Duty Fully Synthetic Motor Oil (1 Gallon) - Part No. 550019921 meets or exceeds requirements of API CJ-4. We have forwarded the technical data sheet of this product to your email address.

                    Answered on 11/7/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                • Q:

                  Is this a diesel oil only ad is there a rotella oil for a gas motors . I have a 5.7 hemi and I have heard this is the best! I bought some t6 5w-40.
                  Asked on 10/13/2013 by Sherwin from Grand Prairie tx

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi Sherwin, this Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Heavy Duty Fully Synthetic Motor Oil (1 Gallon) -part# 550019921 is for diesel engines. Unfortunately, right now we are unable to locate Shell Rotella motor oil for gasoline engines online. However, if you could please visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 10/14/2013 by Vincent from AAP
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