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Old 07-02-2015, 12:29 PM   #1981
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What's so great about this t6 stuff? 5qt of mobil 1 is like 3 dollars more, the extra quart gets me to the next oil change.
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<p>Idk, people rave about it so much I figured I had to try it.</p><p>
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I put T6 on my toast and in my oatmeal. I put it in gasoline vehicles starting with 50k miles that have gone over 330k miles without a single internal engine issue. I jizz T6. It is the top oil I know of for the right additives in the right amounts. Just go on bobistheoilguy.com if you have questions. Everybody who knows oil knows it is the best.
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My flat tappet cam TruckBeast runs Rotella T 20w50 dino lube and everything else I touch runs Rotella T6 5w40. It's the bees knees. Its about the only thing thats readily available OTS that won't break the bank.
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:35 PM   #1983
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<p>New favorite paint. This **** lays on smooth and dries fast. It lays down the most consistent coat I've ever seen from a spray can.</p><p><br /></p>
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Its one of the "better" oils on the market, especially at the price point. After that is Valvoline VR1 or Amsoil but if you have our crazy paranoia and you change oil before every event, the cost of T6 is very attractive. You can get it for under $20/gal from WallyWorld and save even more if you catch it on sale/coupon.

Once I started tracking the car and following oil temps and associated oil pressure, I stopped using Mobil 1. They make nothing I'm interested in.
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:49 PM   #1985
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<p>Turns out there are no wallyworlds near me. And they are the only people that sell it by the quart. Going to start ordering on amazon though. Less than 20 to my door. Still need some for an oil change tonight.</p>
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:53 PM   #1986
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T6 isn't cheaper than 0W40 M1, at least not here. They are about exactly the same price.

I've used M1 in everything I've ever driven, and my non-fun daily drivers don't get changed at 10K unless they're lucky. I don't see the point yet, I guess.

I should send some in. I have no oil cooler and I know it gets hot.
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T6 is a diesel formulation and still contains high levels of anti-wear additives ("ZDDP" -- principally Zinc and Phosphorus). This is beneficial for flat-tappet engines like ours. Start doing oil analyses and you'll see the high levels of those additives. And, yes, if you get it from Wally World -- or when it is on sale at the "Zone" -- it's cheap. T6 meets SAE SM -- but not the later SAE gasoline specifications. Those specifications have evolved to prioritize fuel economy and preservation of new-generation catalytic converters over engine wear. If you run an older engine, especially one with flat-tappets, you are nuts if you use the new gasoline oils.

Personal experience, my Pontiac G8 lost its cam and a couple of lifters at around 34K miles. Known issue fixed under warranty. I was using the owner's manual recommended oil at the time. Switched over to T6 and am now above 100K miles with no further issues. My fuel economy did drop about 1mpg with the switch though.

**** the EPA. They don't like your old car.
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:55 PM   #1988
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<p>^^I read about that too this morning doing research. Once you switch, no other problems right?</p>
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I don't think the oil had anything to do with the cam falling out of that car, that sounds like the retarded displacement on demand blowing up. That's not flat tappet, anyway, those are roller lifters?
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None for me. Use it in pretty much all the cars, but especially the older ones. My wife's 1981 Mercedes runs super smooth and clean on it. Interference V8 with expensive parts, so I'm hyper about that car.
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I don't think the oil had anything to do with the cam falling out of that car, that sounds like the retarded displacement on demand blowing up. That's not flat tappet, anyway, those are roller lifters?
All correct. But I was done putting EPA water in it. I've never had any other vehicle lose a camshaft -- absent grit in the oil -- ever. The recommended EPA water could not have helped.

Anyways, I recommend that you do oil analyses rather than take some dudes' opinion off the internet (including mine). That's what really sold me on T6, even compared to race oils like Motul. Really great wear rates.
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More epa fuckerery, all the same. I wonder if the fuel economy loss wasn't more from different DOD working or programming after it was fixed, maybe it doesn't shut down as often or something now.

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I was running a SuperChips tune before and after that had DOD disabled. The fuel economy difference was due to the higher viscosity of T6.
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Have you seen the rest of my thread? I think we're at 2000 posts now.
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Not your thread anymore. Sorry. And you can't neg prop me either. :P
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I've started putting really descriptive stuff in my posts so I can search for then in this muck.
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Retitle this bitch to, " Community build thread...Aidan occasionally does the things"
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Wait does changing a title break old links?
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I dunno. I don't actually have any editing rights to my own build thread because I didn't start it.

2000 posts! They grow up so fast.
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