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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Just not going to use it. Sounds like it was a "Fad" for a few people. If it's not significantly cheaper than conventional synthetic I see no reason to use it. I don't have a 2.7L so I see no issues with sludge reduction, etc.

Dan....would you use Rotella in the SRT-8? I doubt it and I'm really not interested in using it in my other two 3.5L equipped cars now.

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Just to chime in with my experience... I'm using Shell Rotella T6 5w40 currently, 1 gallon, with two quarts Rotella 15w40 (6 quarts were needed, and I didn't want to buy a second full gallon of t6)...

And now for short runs, my car is fine, makes no noise... but after a decent drive (20 miles or so?) it begins to hammer a bit - really quiet, but you can hear it at idle...

I'll be dropping the oil here soon in favor for something else (likely Valvoline Dino, 5w30) and a filter change - I think I'll take some of the oil from the filter and send it to Blackstone.
I have NOT had good luck at all with any kind of Valvoline. I'm currently burning some of that new recycled Valvoline. The burnoff has finally stabilized after adding 2 quarts of Shell 10w30.

The best luck I've had has been with Castrol...although the high-mileage stuff in the green bottle burned off quite a bit, but stabilized quite quickly.
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Just not going to use it. Sounds like it was a "Fad" for a few people. If it's not significantly cheaper than conventional synthetic I see no reason to use it. I don't have a 2.7L so I see no issues with sludge reduction, etc.

Dan....would you use Rotella in the SRT-8? I doubt it and I'm really not interested in using it in my other two 3.5L equipped cars now.

Again...thanks for the input that everyone provided.
I wouldnt use it. If you drop a Cummins in one of your LH's, then yes. LOL.

No, I will not use Rotella in the Mag. Planning Mobil 1 0w-40 per the factory, with a Mopar filter when it comes due.
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I have NOT had good luck at all with any kind of Valvoline. I'm currently burning some of that new recycled Valvoline. The burnoff has finally stabilized after adding 2 quarts of Shell 10w30.

The best luck I've had has been with Castrol...although the high-mileage stuff in the green bottle burned off quite a bit, but stabilized quite quickly.
Consequently I ran 6 quarts of NAPA Dino 5w30 with a 1515 NAPA (Wix) filter.
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Interesting thread.....never thought of using it in the ol' 3.5, just noisy at start-up with only 80,000 miles on it : /
I do however use Rotella in my 87 Shelby Charger. Seems to hold better heat properties for the turbo. The place I bought my rebuilt Garrett from recommended it rather than synthetic. I guess it has something to do with the old flat tappet slider cam and turbo combo .
So i use 15w-40 and a zinc additive...all seems well in that application.
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