Rotella T


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  • WR426Frider

Posted November 05, 2005 - 03:11 PM

#1

A friend of mine runs SHELL ROTELLA T 15w 40 oil in his 06 wr250, he loves it, is this a good oil to use?

  • WildRide

Posted November 05, 2005 - 06:00 PM

#2

I run it in all the machines I really care about. It is rated for diesel use which means it has high shear strength which is what transmission gears do to oil.

  • SXP

Posted November 05, 2005 - 06:33 PM

#3

Been running this stuff in my bikes for the past 10 years. Over 100,000 miles bewteen my street bikes and dirt bikes and absolutely no problems.

  • Indy_WR450

Posted November 05, 2005 - 07:11 PM

#4

I have been running Delo 400 15W40 diesel oil for 9 months now in my rebuilt 490. Works well and is cheap! Rotella T is Shells version of the Chevron product Delo 400. Both are great for auto clutches. :banghead:

  • SXP

Posted November 05, 2005 - 07:18 PM

#5

Indy - Did you see Rekluse's post here some time ago about the Delo oils? Something about the make-up changing that wasn't condusive to clutches. They however continued to recommend the Rotella.

BTW, I put the TC balls in the clutch and prefer the engagement feel. Thanks for the advise :banghead:

  • Vetmxrider

Posted November 05, 2005 - 07:28 PM

#6

I have had great luck running Rotella-T in my 02 YZ426. I change the oil every two rides and clean the oil filter every other oil change. My friend also runs the same oil in his two 04 YZ250F's. :banghead:

  • 642MX

Posted November 05, 2005 - 07:40 PM

#7

I have had great luck with Rotella also, I started using it after Rekluse recommended it. You can't beat the price either.

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted November 05, 2005 - 10:42 PM

#8

I used to run Yamalube, but my buddy with a Rekluse is using Rotella so I started using it too. Seems to be working very good.

  • Chas_M

Posted November 05, 2005 - 11:27 PM

#9

All of the major auto clutch manufacturers recommend using a petroleum based 15/40 diesel oil. :banghead:

  • Indy_WR450

Posted November 06, 2005 - 12:50 AM

#10

Indy - Did you see Rekluse's post here some time ago about the Delo oils? Something about the make-up changing that wasn't condusive to clutches. They however continued to recommend the Rotella.

BTW, I put the TC balls in the clutch and prefer the engagement feel. Thanks for the advise :banghead:



NCMountainman and I did the research on the moly in the new Delo 400 semi synthetic diesel oil. In a nut shell we got a hold of a Chevron engineer to discuss the type of moly they were adding in the new blend. Turns out it is the good moly that will drain out on an oil change and will not build up on the clutch plates like the bad moly in some of the automotive oils. In 9 months my rekluse in engaging perfectly and my clutch plates have held up great. :banghead:

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  • byggd

Posted November 06, 2005 - 05:00 AM

#11

I run Rotella T 5w40 im my 02 wr426. Like Indy said it works great with my Rekluse :banghead:

  • cwarren

Posted March 10, 2006 - 03:49 PM

#12

I just changed my oil with Rotella T 15-40 non-synthetic oil. My neighbor who rides a KTM acted like I was crazy. I am new to riding 4 strokes, and am starting to wonder if he is right. My bike is a 98 WR400 all stock. I see that most people running Rotella are using auto clutches. Is this oil ok for a stock clutch, or should I use the synthetic. I know from wrenching on diesels that Rotella is awesome oil and would like to continue running it in my bike if possible.

  • Moto5

Posted March 10, 2006 - 04:36 PM

#13

I have been running Bel-Ray but it is a bit expensive so I have thought of switching to Rotella T.

  • 642MX

Posted March 10, 2006 - 04:56 PM

#14

I just changed my oil with Rotella T 15-40 non-synthetic oil. My neighbor who rides a KTM acted like I was crazy. I am new to riding 4 strokes, and am starting to wonder if he is right. My bike is a 98 WR400 all stock. I see that most people running Rotella are using auto clutches. Is this oil ok for a stock clutch, or should I use the synthetic. I know from wrenching on diesels that Rotella is awesome oil and would like to continue running it in my bike if possible.




Rotella is fine for a regular clutch too. You will be fine using it, just change it every couple rides. Tell your neighbor he is the crazy one for riding a pumpkin. :thumbsup:

  • cwarren

Posted March 10, 2006 - 05:01 PM

#15

Hey Thanks For The Info!

  • Indy_WR450

Posted March 21, 2006 - 04:18 AM

#16

I am switching to Rotella T 10-W30 you want to avoid oils rated to meet "CI-4 Plus" . Delo 400 changed to this rating and no longer works well. I bought a a bunch a year ago and finally used it all up and went to buy some more and find that they changed the formula! :thumbsup: The Rotella T 15W40 meets that "CI-4 Plus" standard and therefore has more Moly then the Rotella T 10-W30 version which does not meet it. :thumbsup:

  • 642MX

Posted March 21, 2006 - 06:09 AM

#17

I'm sticking with the 15W40 Rotella for now. I'd be worried about it breaking down quicker in the summer heat because its just a 10W30. Probably a straight SAE 30 would hold up better.

  • Moto5

Posted March 21, 2006 - 06:16 AM

#18

The Rotella T 15W40 meets that "CI-4 Plus" standard and therefore has more Moly then the Rotella T 10-W30 version which does not meet it. :thumbsup:





Indy,

You don't happen to have any links for this info do you.

Thanks

  • PBDBLUE

Posted March 21, 2006 - 06:50 AM

#19

Shell Rotella website ( www.rotella.com ) has some good info:

http://www.rotella.c...t.php?rowid=169

http://www.rotella.c...t.php?rowid=205

  • Chas_M

Posted March 22, 2006 - 01:21 PM

#20

The Rotella T 15W40 meets that "CI-4 Plus" standard and therefore has more Moly then the Rotella T 10-W30 version which does not meet it.


The recently reformulated Rotella T 15/40 does not have any added moly in its revised 'CI-4 Plus' configuration, as does Delo 400.




 
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