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Old 09-29-2014, 09:02 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Yep, an '07 with the 3.0 and quickly approaching 200k miles.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:21 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Good to know ,my engine also had the ticking at start up since the day i got it out the dealer lot back in 2005 ,now almost 9 years later is not louder or quieter. just the same ,but it will not surprise me that the T6 make the engine quieter that's what almost everybody reports , by the way i have to ask if you ever had any head gasket issues now that you are almost at 200 k ,knocking on wood for you if you haven't
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:21 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I was searching for rotella use in the 3.0 and came across this thread, my wife's tribeca is at 130k miles and I have only used mobil 1 in it since we got it in 2010. I was definitely thinking to just for the t6 and use the same oil in my LGT and her B9, just to simplify things.

Right now autozone has Gallon rotella for 14.99 so I may stock up on a few and see how it likes it.

We also have had the tick since we bought the B9 and same as you no better or worse since. I believe it is the timing chain that is responsible, I don't know if these engines also have tappets but that could be it also.
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Old 01-08-2015, 04:01 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Aye you sure the $14.99 is for the T6 ?.if that is the case i will Buy a Dozen!!!!
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Rotella T6 5w40 plus Liqui Moli Ceratec
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Old 01-08-2015, 05:26 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I will double check but yes I believe it was all shell rotella oil in gallon size.
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Old 01-08-2015, 05:59 AM   #26 (permalink)
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That will be awesome .never seen the T6 going for that low
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:03 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Oops I was starstruck by the 14.99 that is for the rotella t, the t6 is 22.99 still a good price IMO mobil1 is about the same.
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:17 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Walmart has a 3 gallon pack online deal for $60 with free shipping.I think I am going to switch to T6 on the next OC
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:46 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Thanks, just grabbed 3 as I am almost out. Slight less than amazon.
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:52 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Good price on Walmart. Only $5 more on amazon so price is coming down a little. I've only used Rotella for the past 130k miles on our Tribeca. Engine still running strong. Transmission just **** the bed, but the engine has been going great.
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:54 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Alert!!!!!! Rotella T6 is selling for $19.57 right now on Amazon .Just got 3 jugs
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:05 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I will echo what everyone else says - T6 definitely makes the H6 engine quieter. I noticed a definite lowering in valve clatter on the 'Beca after doing the first oil change.

It has also worked on the EJ251 in my Forester, and a similar weight oil that I used on my old EJ22E Outback worked wonders for the HLA slapping noise.
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:16 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Yes I do believe that the correct oil weight for the h6 is 5w40 .at least I feel that way and more so now that the T6 is going for $19.97 .I know is not going to be for long
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Old 02-15-2015, 07:28 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I'm gonna have to use t6 on mine after everyone is talking good about it on the b9
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Old 02-15-2015, 07:49 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Awesome .please report back on results
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:16 AM   #36 (permalink)
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I switched my '08 (3.6) over to a 10w-40 synthetic last change and it also made a big improvement in overall quietness and it essentially cut oil consumption in half compared to 5w-30. I've noticed no penalty in fuel consumption either.

Considering going with a 0w-40 in it next change. Any thoughts?
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:01 AM   #37 (permalink)
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unless you live in an extremely cold area the Rotella T6 sould serve you well with it's strong add pack and cheaper price,they are the same grade at operating temp ,0WXX tend to be more expensive than 5WXX oils
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Old 02-17-2015, 12:29 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I know there's a huge following of RT6 users, and many claim long term success in using it. However, even though it's an SM rated oil, RT6 is first and foremost a diesel oil and the anti wear additives included for diesel engines will ultimately shorten the life of the catalytic converter(s) when used in light-duty/passenger vehicle applications.

There's a couple recent posts on BITOG where members have contacted Shell Tech Services asking if this oil is suited for passenger vehicles with catalytic converters, and the response was a very clear "no" for the reason I stated above.

I'm going to stick with an oil that's formulated for gas engines...
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Old 02-17-2015, 12:32 PM   #39 (permalink)
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How does the oil shorten the life of the cat converter? Is there some inherent blow-by that lets it into the cylinders?
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How does the oil shorten the life of the cat converter? Is there some inherent blow-by that lets it into the cylinders?
Yup...blow-by, oil evaporation/volatility, consumption, etc ends up going out the exhaust.

That's also why several years back the EPA established limits to the levels of ZDDP that oil makers could formulate into their oils...ZDDP is an excellent anti-wear additive, but the vapors/burnt oil going out the exhaust was shortening the life of the emissions components. And given the fact catalytic converters are so expensive to replace, most people were letting them go unattended when the CEL came on. Therefore the cars were polluting more.

I had a '98 Maxima & and a '00 Infiniti I-30 in which I ran a top quality synthetic passenger car motor oil (PCMO) with a high ZDDP content for wear control. Neither engine used a drop of oil in the ~12k miles oci's I practiced. However, on both vehicles the cats failed in just over 100k of highway driving from what I believe is this phenomenon....the failure would have occurred much sooner if my miles included more city driving. My current Nissan, a Frontier, has over 150k with no issues whatsoever...I believe the SN rated synthetic oil I'm using has a lot to do with it.

Concerning cost, a buddy of mine recently got a quote from Subaru to replace what they diagnosed as a bad cat for his '97 OB. It appears they were incorrect in their diagnosis, but the quote was $2500. People can use what they want, but I'm not going to run an oil that will potentially cause a premature failure.

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