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

Part No. 550019921 Warranty  
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 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil (1 Gallon)
 
4.7

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (38)

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    (7)

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    (1)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reduces wear (35)
  • Improves vehicle performance (24)
  • Runs clean (23)
  • Safe (17)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Truck (24)
    • Car (18)
    • Regular use (15)
    • Motorcycling (9)
    • RV (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (8), Casual driver (5), Mechanic (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (11), Casual driver (9), Competitive driver (4), Truck enthusiast (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.

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    5.0

    I Will buy this again

    By Wild Bill

    from Louisiana

    About Me Mechanic

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • 10000 Mile Oil
    • Improves Vehicle Performance
    • Reduces Wear

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Truck

      Comments about Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Heavy Duty Fully 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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      5.0

      Good for Diesel and Gas Engines

      By Larry

      from DC

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

      3 or more reviews submitted

      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 Fully 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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        5.0

        Always the one

        By Road Runner

        from Huntington, WV

        About Me Pro Driver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Vehicle Performance
        • Reduces Wear

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Truck

          Comments about Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Heavy Duty Fully 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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          (12 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Wrong item for my vehicle, no money back

          By M.Benz Driver

          from Kissimmee, Florida

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 3

          Pros

          • Couldn't Use It

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Diesel Vehicles

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

            I couldn't use it, it wasn't for my vehicle, so be careful when you buy what this page recommends as compatible.

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            (27 of 55 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            heavy weight oil smoothes engine

            By meGrimlock

            from Washington DC metro

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Gas Engine Feels Smoother
            • Reduces Wear

            Cons

            • Pricey

            Best Uses

            • Car
            • Truck

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

            Great heavy-duty synthetic that is compatible with Gas engines. My car takes 5W-30 but the heavy 5W-40 makes the 2.0L n/a engine feel smoother (which is a trick used by shifty car dealers by the way). Had hoped the heavier oil would also fix the oil burning, which it did not, but there must be other issues with my car's engine. I know I said it's pricey but if you wait for a sale its worth the investment.

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            (26 of 52 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent for my wet-clutch motorcycle

            By DrAlloway

            from Washington, DC

            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Pros

            • Reduces Wear

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Motorcycles with wet-clutches can NOT use oil with friction reducers (like molleys). This oil has worked great in my Suzuki for over 50,000 miles. It lasts longer than regular before breaking down.

                Plus being 5w it keeps my engine lubed earlier and longer than heavier oils. Critical because the worst wear is the first couple seconds before the oil gets completely distributed inside the engine.

                Plus, not least, it is significantly cheaper than oils "made" for motorcycles - really just packaged for motorcycles.

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                (28 of 56 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great for motorcycles

                By bluejay

                from Atlanta.Ga.

                About Me Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer
                Level 2

                Pros

                • Improves Vehicle Performance
                • Reduces Wear
                • Runs Clean
                • Safe
                • Shifts Easier

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Motorcycle
                  • Regular Use
                  • Truck

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

                  using in a kawaski for the last year. mileage increase from 51 miles to 55 miles to a gallon

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                  (23 of 52 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Synthetic oil at a regular oil price.

                  By Captain Dennis

                  from Corpus Christi TX

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 2

                  Pros

                  • Reduces Wear

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Truck

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

                    Will be used in my diesel pickup that I pull a large boat with.

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                    (28 of 56 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Works well in VW 505.01 applications

                    By Matt

                    from Akron, OH

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer
                    Level 2

                    Pros

                    • Reduces Wear
                    • Safe

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        I've been using Rotella T6 for over 30k miles in my wife's 2006 VW Jetta TDI with PD motor that requires VW 505.01 spec oils. Due to know cam lobe wear issues with this motor, I wanted a 40 weight oil with more zinc and phos to help protect the top end.

                        Rotella T6 does the job, even though it is not officially 505.01 approved. I've been running 6k oil change intervals and having the used oil analyzed by Blackstone labs. Iron and other wear metals always show low and the viscosity of the oil stays in grade for a 5w40 oil.

                        You can't beat this oil for the price! I'll soon be using this in my BMW 2.5L straight six (M54B25 motor) as well, as it does carry the AECA A3/B3 certification.

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                        (27 of 56 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        SLICK

                        By BUGMANN

                        from PSJ,FLORIDA

                        About Me Casual Driver

                        Verified Buyer
                        Level 3

                        Pros

                        • Improves Vehicle Performance
                        • Reduces Wear

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Car

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

                          REALLY SLICK OIL

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                          • 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:

                              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
                            • 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
                          • 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

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              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
                          • Q:

                            2011 ford f 250 6.7 power stroke... how long between oil changes. this stuff is spendy and sure hope to go more than 3 or 4 thousand miles.
                            Asked on 8/7/2013 by happy horseman from Ardoch, north dakota

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              When it comes to maintenance and repairs, always follow the vehicle's owner's manual. The Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Heavy Duty Fully Synthetic Motor Oil (1 Gallon) (Part No. 550019921) features an advanced multi-functional, low-ash additive technology in a synthetic base oil designed to provide highly responsive protection that continuously adapts to your driving conditions. Use of selected low-viscosity synthetic base oils further energizes the oil’s protective capability that promotes fuel-economy performance with no compromise in durability. Shell Rotella T6 can contribute in many ways to increased fuel economy and engine protection even in severe conditions. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                              Answered on 8/8/2013 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Can this be used in a 2013 dodge dart with the 1.4l turbo?
                            Asked on 5/12/2013 by Dane

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              This Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 part# 550019921 should work fine on your 2013 dodge dart with the 1.4l turbo, since it is designed for virtually all four-stroke engines. However, I would suggest you to refer your vehicle owner's manual and use the exact motor oil recommended in it. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                              Answered on 5/13/2013 by Max from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Does this oil meed specs for 2012 f250 ford diesel with 6.7 l engine
                            Asked on 3/6/2013 by Ridge Runner from Tupelo, Ms

                            2 answers

                            • A:

                              Yes, Ford Recommends using CJ-4 rated engine oil 10W-30, 15W-40 or 5W-40. This will be great for your truck.

                              Answered on 5/3/2013 by SN from Texas
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                              A:

                              Yes, the Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Heavy Duty Fully Synthetic Motor Oil (1 Gallon) - Part No. 550019921 is safe to use on your 2012 Ford F250 Diesel with 6.7L Engine. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                              Answered on 3/7/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                          • Q:

                            My car calls for 5w30. Will this be acceptable to use. Lexus IS350 2008
                            Asked on 3/3/2013 by MW

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              This Shell Rotella® T6 5W-40 part# 550019921 should work fine on your 2008 Lexus IS350, since it is designed for virtually all four-stroke engines. However, I would suggest you to refer your vehicle owner's manual and use the exact motor oil recommended in it. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                              Answered on 3/4/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                          • Q:

                            2005 CHEVY DURAMAX 3500 WILL THIS WORK FOR THAT YEAR DURAMAX??
                            Asked on 3/2/2013 by DURAMAX from CT

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              This Shell Rotella® T6 5W-40 part# 550019921 should work fine on your 2005 CHEVY DURAMAX 3500, since it is designed for virtually all four-stroke engines. However, I would suggest you to refer your vehicle owner's manual and use the exact motor oil recommended in it. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                              Answered on 3/4/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                          • Q:

                            will this oil work in a kubota 13 hp diesel tractor
                            Asked on 2/4/2013 by Freddie from austinville va.

                            2 answers

                            • A:

                              yes

                              Answered on 5/3/2013 by SN from texas
                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              This Shell Rotella® T6 5W-40 - part# 550019921 is designed for virtually all four-stroke engines. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                              Answered on 2/5/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Will this work in my 2004 VW Passat 1.8t?
                            Asked on 1/1/2013 by t

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              This Shell Rotella® T6 5W-40 part# 550019921 should work fine on your 2004 Volkswagen Passat 1.8t, since it is designed for virtually all four-stroke engines. For more information, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our technicians would be more than happy to assist you.

                              Answered on 1/2/2013 by Rick from AAP
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