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post #1 of 69 (permalink) Old 01-27-2011, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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been using mobil 1 turbo diesel oil and its gotten down between 0 and 5 degrees here and my truck fires right up without plugging it in

just switched to rotella t6 full synthetic on my last oil change, and i went out today at 29* and it would NOT start...cycled the grid 3-4 times, tried, cycled, tried, etc....after 15 minutes of cycling it, plugging it in, putting my salamander heater on it...it finally starts....

so much for easier start ups rotella

i will never buy this junk again...i only bought it because everywhere was sold out of mobil 1 and i didnt want to wait...what a mistake that was

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Most guys I know locally use T5 semi-syn 10W30 and it works fine for them..
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all i know is, my truck started MUCH better on mobil 1 than it does on t6 rotella

almost missed work this morning and almost missed class this evening....my project for tomorrow is to fix my block heater cord since its gonna be cheaper than switching back to mobil 1...but my next oil change i will be going back to mobil 1 or switching to amsoil

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where are you located, i'm just north of cincinnati and i've always used rotella, not saying its always freezing cold here but there's been plenty of nights where its gotten around 0 and stayed there and my truck always fires right up


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I'd almost be willing to say you have other issues, I run 15-40 rotella DINO oil in my old 7.3 and I have not used the block heater in about 4 or 5 years. Started the other day at 20 below zero like it was nothing(today was the first day above freezing here in over a week). Can't speak for the t-6 but If it was me I'd be looking my GP system over pretty closely.
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right outside columbus....and im sure theres some people whose trucks do great on rotella - i can only compare mine having just switched oils back to back.

if your truck is like mine, imagine how good it would run on mobil 1 if its running so well on that rotella


i just know i started up my truck today and i swear it mumbled "FU" through the vents because shes not happy with me for putting this rotella crap in there

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I'd almost be willing to say you have other issues, I run 15-40 rotella DINO oil in my old 7.3 and I have not used the block heater in about 4 or 5 years. Started the other day at 20 below zero like it was nothing(today was the first day above freezing here in over a week). Can't speak for the t-6 but If it was me I'd be looking my GP system over pretty closely.
im sure something else is contributing to hard starts - not denying that at all lol

just saying that the mobil 1 was enough to compensate for any hard start issues, and now that i switched to rotella, im having more issues than i was before

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Works good in my truck.

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right outside columbus....and im sure theres some people whose trucks do great on rotella - i can only compare mine having just switched oils back to back.

if your truck is like mine, imagine how good it would run on mobil 1 if its running so well on that rotella


i just know i started up my truck today and i swear it mumbled "FU" through the vents because shes not happy with me for putting this rotella crap in there
lol i would give the mobil 1 a shot but i dont want any hard start issues lol I'm only kidding

How much does a gallon of it cost? It's almost time for me to change oil


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before next winter - i think ill buy a GP overhaul kit and replace plugs and harness and everything...just gonna get by this winter with my block heater

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