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Rotella??

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Fuels' started by busdriver75, May 14, 2008.

  1. busdriver75

    busdriver75 Busier than hell...

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    i had an oil guy tell me today that he wouldn't put Rotella 15W-40 on his bicyle chain...

    i've always run Rotella without problem, and so has my uncle in all of the semi tractors he services. any comments?? problems????
     
  2. nosliw

    nosliw Recruit

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    great stuff, and zillions of people use it, including truckers.

    guy sounds like he just sat through a 2 hour amsoil ad
     
  3. deeretracks

    deeretracks You Cant Fix Stupid !!!!!

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    I have ran it for years...All we used in the tractors on the farm and in our trucks to..We use it here at the county in all our eq. with no probs. One thing that I have noticed is when they went to there new formula that it dose brake down a little quicker but its not enough to cause any probs because we change the oil in our graders every 250 hrs. And im still running it in my D-Max with no probs...
     
  4. busdriver75

    busdriver75 Busier than hell...

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    roger that response driver....

    the oil guy i talked to works for the co-op and said that John deere has been trying to get the coop to make oil for them for a long time, but the co-op doesn't have the facilities...

    a JD contract could add a litte to the bottom line IMHO and would help pay for some added capacity.

    i'll stick to rotella.
     
  5. DuneMe

    DuneMe Republican

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    Just a little over 20,000 miles on my truck (still a baby). That's all I've run in her.
     
  6. Drew

    Drew <font color=blue>Capa'n</font>

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    Rotella is fine. I use it in all my diesel equipment and have had no problems. I change at regular intervals as well.
     
  7. 05lly2500hd

    05lly2500hd Recruit

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    Rebuilding my Duramax and that's what I'm going with. Rotella.
     
  8. DunesRunner08

    DunesRunner08 Banned

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    x2 I run rotella in all my trucks...I love the stuff
     
  9. HDpullingpower

    HDpullingpower Hellion

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    I run the Rotella synthetic... no problems what so ever.:thumbsup:
     
  10. Clark20ry

    Clark20ry Agent #58 OB-DII A(ALCU)

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    If I wasn't running Amsoil thats what I would be running.....
     
  11. addicted

    addicted To Him

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    x2

    I ran Rotella in my 01 and never had an issue.
     
  12. btfarm

    btfarm 300,000 Worth Staff Member Moderator

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    Well over 100k on Rotella T 15w40 and zero issues.
    Your "oil guy" obviously doesn't want you to buy anything but whatever he's selling. Ignorant sales tactics like that are why he's gonna need another line of work soon.
     
  13. Heartbeat Hauler

    Heartbeat Hauler A(ACLU) Agent Yoda

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    I'm still running it in my '01. :thumbsup:

    JP
     
  14. busdriver75

    busdriver75 Busier than hell...

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    i'm running rotella in mine now without issues. i just wanted to see if the local guy can get it for me in 2.5 gal jugs. looks like Tractor Supply will continue to be my supplier.
     
  15. upbrakie

    upbrakie Recruit

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    I use a can of roller chain lube on by bicycle chain. I wouldn't use Rotella on my bicycle chain either. I would, and do use it in all of my heavy equipment and my ride. I'll prolly go sysnthetic, but millions of truckers can't be wrong. They wouldn't be in business if it was crap.
     
  16. DunesRunner08

    DunesRunner08 Banned

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    well put!!:hurray:
     
  17. 66FLH

    66FLH "The Big Kahuna"

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    Me too!
     
  18. DEERE3594

    DEERE3594 I welcome everyone...not just Penguins!

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    Its all Ive ever used in my diesel's, no problems yet.
     
  19. txfiremedic

    txfiremedic Member #52 A(ACLU)

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    Rotella Full Synthetic here. Works great and smells too :D
     
  20. rtquig

    rtquig New Member

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    Rotella is fine, both the dino and synthetic. I used both up to 50K miles before switching over to Mobile 1 turbo diesel, but would go back to the Rotella at any time. I found that my truck idles at about 5 psi higher with the mobile 1, so for now I'll stay with it.
     

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