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Just wondering if anyone has run this? I found it local when I was looking for the 5w40, its definatly not cheap but so far its all i've found

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Re: Rotella 0w40

If it was 0W 30 maybe but basically you got straight 40 w oil all the time.
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Just wondering if anyone has run this? I found it local when I was looking for the 5w40, its definatly not cheap but so far its all i've found
I don't think you are going to find many that are using it. I don't even think it is sold in the U.S.. I had never heard of it so I looked at the Shell website. It is a CG-4/SJ spec oil. So if those specs are ok it should be as good as it gets for cold climates.

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I would use it only in very cold climates.
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I would use it only in very cold climates.
Yeah thats what I was thinking, the pour point is -48 C, and even up here it doesn't get that cold too often

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Yeah thats what I was thinking, the pour point is -48 C, and even up here it doesn't get that cold too often
How much $ are they getting per gallon for this oil?

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Re: Rotella 0w40

I'd run it cause it's cold flow properties are like 0 (zero weight) and it's warm properties are like 40w. To sum it up. It will protect you engine better on cold starts because it will be easier to pump but as the oil heats up it will take on the properties of 40. It might also help your fuel economy a bit and I'd venture to bet that you could run it a lot further than 10K KM. That's the reason most American manufactured have switched over to full synthetic 0W20 or 0w30 oils in gassers. I run Mutoil 0W40 506.1 in my Bug as it's has better cold flow properties and an additive package than the 5w40 505.1 speck oil VW requires for the PD TDIs.

It's also is capable of extending the Drain intervals another 5K miles but I don't push it. It's funny how in Europe the oil drain interval is 1 year 30k onall of the VWs and it's 5 or 10K here in the use depending on the base oil std that the car uses. Can anyone read into the Jiffylube 3 months or 3k BS that's still stuck in the consumers head.

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Re: Rotella 0w40

Okay thats what I was thinking on my limited understanding of oil weights, maybe i'll give it a go on my next change if I can't get the 5w40

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