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    Rottela T6

    Walmart had Rottela T6 on sale yesterday for $19.22 a gallon. Thought that was a pretty good price and want to get the word out.
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    Re: Rottela T6

    Thanks... it's on my list!


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    Re: Rottela T6

    The Walmart close to work did not have the T6 or T4 on the shelves. I got the T5 Synthetic Blend instead for about $16. Things cost a little more out here in Cali...

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    Re: Rottela T6

    As a point of info, Wal-Mart prices are not consistent in all markets. They base their pricing on their local market where the store is located. Same goes for Sam's Clubs. I suspect all large retailers use this pricing philosophy. Inventoried items are not consistent as well.

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    Re: Rottela T6

    Alright then...


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    Re: Rottela T6

    If you look closely at the label of T5 it does not have the JASO MA designation. I spoke with the Rotel a product manger at our conference yesterday and he advised that T5 is a 50/50 blend of T4 and T6. Shell did not want to go to the time and expense of MA certification. Just for everyones FYI.

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    Re: Rottela T6

    This subject has been debated numerous times on just a many forums. The "MA" rating is the Japanese JASO standard is not use on oils produced domestically. Here in the US, we use several rating standards, one of which is the dual letter rating system such as "SJ" on the seal in the back label of the oil bottle. The proceeding letters such as SM meets the previos requirements of the preceeding rating.

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    You want to stay away from anything that has friction reduces or has the word "Energy Conservation" on the lower half of the outer ring.

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    In the NT700V's owner manual regarding oil types to use, it clearly states SG or higher except oils labels as energy conservation on the API service label. Therefore any oil that meets these requires can be used, conventional, synthetic or synthetic blend.
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    Re: Rottela T6

    If I am lucky I do 2 oil changes a year, many years only one (5K interval). On my BMW I use BMW oil, NT I use Honda. I do NOT get in OIL arguments about how much better some oil is better. In fact I take my Fords to the dealer (every 5 oil change is free), and they use Ford oil. I might use Honda tires if they made them for the NT, etc. I can not remember having any oil cause a failure on anything I own. I think all oils do what they are intended to do, just use oil designed for wet clutches on machines with one. The change is the requirement, brand my only matter in your mind, but what ever makes you happy
    Old Man with too little time and too much to ride

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    Re: Rottela T6

    Quote Originally Posted by Brillot2000 View Post
    This subject has been debated numerous times on just a many forums. The "MA" rating is the Japanese JASO standard is not use on oils produced domestically. Here in the US, we use several rating standards, one of which is the dual letter rating system such as "SJ" on the seal in the back label of the oil bottle. The proceeding letters such as SM meets the previos requirements of the preceeding rating.

    Oil_Figure1.jpg

    You want to stay away from anything that has friction reduces or has the word "Energy Conservation" on the lower half of the outer ring.

    Oil_Figure2.jpg

    In the NT700V's owner manual regarding oil types to use, it clearly states SG or higher except oils labels as energy conservation on the API service label. Therefore any oil that meets these requires can be used, conventional, synthetic or synthetic blend.
    Lots of domestically produced oils carry the JASO MA spec. The presence of the API designator "Energy Conserving" simply means that the oil has friction modifiers as additives, i.e. molybdenum, etc. and those friction modifiers play hell with wet clutches. The JASO MA designation simply means that the oil in question is safe to use in wet clutch applications.

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    Re: Rottela T6

    The automotive fluids constantly change and improve as time goes on but it does add confusion with the choices available.
    SM is OK but not SM energy conserving. Coolants are the same story. They used to be all pretty much the same makeup but now not all are created equal.
    I bought a new lawn mower late last year and spent way too much time deciding what oil to put in it. The dealer had warned me of the importance of the correct oil to use in it but the mower came with an engine manual and a mower manual. Both books had oil types/change intervals in them but naturally did not match each other. Another talk with the dealer. I'm now ready for mowing season when winter ends. Rotella is going in it after break in.

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