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Old 07-25-2014, 12:37 PM   #1
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Cheap Rotella ?

Anyone know where Rotella is on 'special' in Canada ? Saw it in Walmart today for $46 !...j.f.
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:28 PM   #2
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CT has synthetic 5L for $38 and the regular dino 5L for $24.
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:47 PM   #3
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Take a look at truck stops. Rotella T6 5W40 is $40 for a 1 US Gal / 3.785L jug at a truck stop close to me. Of course, the same jug is $26 south of the border...
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:47 PM   #4
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Try TSC. Dont know their price but often have oil on sale. or in large quantities if you want, like 45 gallon drums.
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Old 07-25-2014, 02:42 PM   #5
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In small town Alberta. Dino and Syn.
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:42 PM   #6
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CT near me had the 20 gal pails of Rotella T 15-40 on sale for $60 a couple of weeks ago but no T6. It's probably still there.
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:03 PM   #7
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Just paid $27 tonight for 4L 15W40 dino at Princess Auto. It goes on sale regularly so keep an eye on TSC, Canadian Tire, Princess Auto, Walmart, etc. if you're not in a hurry.

I know I've paid less than $20/jug in the past.
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Old 07-25-2014, 08:06 PM   #8
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Just paid $27 tonight for 4L 15W40 dino at Princess Auto. It goes on sale regularly so keep an eye on TSC, Canadian Tire, Princess Auto, Walmart, etc. if you're not in a hurry.

I know I've paid less than $20/jug in the past.
Looking for the '5w 40', thanks for the input...j.f.
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:32 AM   #9
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5W-40? What's it for? Even full synthetic, I'd never go lighter than 15W for any of my bikes.
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Old 07-26-2014, 08:00 AM   #10
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5W-40? What's it for? Even full synthetic, I'd never go lighter than 15W for any of my bikes.
I have over 300,000 km on two Strom's running it. I have used it in temperatures from -16 tpo +54c (death Valley.) Works fine no issues.

No reason not to use it.. the 5w basically is the startup (cold) viscosity.

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Old 07-26-2014, 08:12 AM   #11
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5W-40? What's it for? Even full synthetic, I'd never go lighter than 15W for any of my bikes.
I've been running 5w/40 6T in my bike for 180,000+ kms... 5w/40 is all I ran and will continue to run , no issue....
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5W40 full syn specifically for modern turbo diesel engines, but meets JASO DH-2 and MA spec for wet clutch bikes. My air-cooled '82 Yamaha calls for 10W40 back when dino oil was pretty much the only option. I haven't had any problems since switching to this oil 20k+ km ago. 30+ year old rubber seals are still in good shape, less than 250ml consumption every 10k km, clutch is smoother, trans shifts easier and neutral is easy to find, magnetic drain plug has virtually no metal on it after 10k km mixed urban/highway riding with lots of time spent above 8k RPM.

Not trying to start another heated "internet oil debate", but I wouldn't consider a thicker oil even if I was riding in 50C temps. Synthetic oils today are so much better than dino oils of yesteryear, yet most people still think of oil like it was 1970. However, I have a unique perspective. My father-in-law is a retired chemical engineer with a number of synthetic oil patents in his name...
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:24 AM   #13
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5W-40? What's it for? Even full synthetic, I'd never go lighter than 15W for any of my bikes.
I run T6 in all three of my bikes. It meets BMW 1150 warranty requirements (not that my bike is still under warranty) and it works great. I started off running it in the fall/winter/spring only but eventually went to it year round when Mobil 1 15-50 became unavailable.

You can get it for cheap when it goes on sale at Crappy Tire or Partsource, which appeals to my BMW rider side (the cheapest thing on a BMW is the rider). I typically buy it for under $30 for a 5 liter jug.

Although it is a small incremental cost in the big picture, it would piss me off if I had to buy 10-60 synth at $20/liter like the new European bikes all want. I'd probably run T6 there, too (at least once the warranty was over).
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:52 PM   #14
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5W40 full syn specifically for modern turbo diesel engines, but meets JASO DH-2 and MA spec for wet clutch bikes. My air-cooled '82 Yamaha calls for 10W40 back when dino oil was pretty much the only option. I haven't had any problems since switching to this oil 20k+ km ago. 30+ year old rubber seals are still in good shape, less than 250ml consumption every 10k km, clutch is smoother, trans shifts easier and neutral is easy to find, magnetic drain plug has virtually no metal on it after 10k km mixed urban/highway riding with lots of time spent above 8k RPM.

Not trying to start another heated "internet oil debate", but I wouldn't consider a thicker oil even if I was riding in 50C temps. Synthetic oils today are so much better than dino oils of yesteryear, yet most people still think of oil like it was 1970. However, I have a unique perspective. My father-in-law is a retired chemical engineer with a number of synthetic oil patents in his name...

I didn't know Rotella was JASO MA spec.
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Old 07-26-2014, 01:18 PM   #15
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I didn't know Rotella was JASO MA spec.

Says so on the back label. :)
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