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    Thread: 1.8t with rotella t6?

    1. 08-19-2012 02:09 PM #1
      I'm new to vw but I have had turbo cars in the past and have had great luck with running rotella t6 in all o them and my cbr1000rr, I'm just trying to figure out if anyone had ran it in a 1.8t and what kinda luck they had

    2. 08-20-2012 12:53 AM #2
      Also I am getting a cabrio next week I think an 01 2.0 does anyone have a good recommendation on an oil for that

    3. 08-20-2012 01:50 PM #3
      How about adding Lucas oil treatment anybody have any experience with this is a good idea or a bad idea? I'm currently running mobile 1 0-40. Full synthetic

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      08-20-2012 11:53 PM #4
      Rotella T6 is fine for both engines.

      Lucas Oil stablizer is a horrible idea. It has a tendency to aerate the oil, killing its properties.
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    5. 08-21-2012 01:08 AM #5
      Ok no Lucas, I can't seem to find the infamous 502 spec on the rotella is my only concern

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      08-21-2012 01:16 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Helcat17 View Post
      Ok no Lucas, I can't seem to find the infamous 502 spec on the rotella is my only concern
      YOu're not going to find 502, 505.00/505/01,etc on Heavy Duty Diesel oils.

      If you're that concerned, There 's Mobil 1 0w40 European Car Formula
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    7. 08-21-2012 01:22 AM #7
      No I'm not just want to make sure I'm not going to damage anything by running it like I said befor I'm new to vw im still learning the differences

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      08-21-2012 04:36 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Helcat17 View Post
      No I'm not just want to make sure I'm not going to damage anything by running it like I said befor I'm new to vw im still learning the differences
      You should be fine since RT6 also meets API SM specs. I agree to stay away from Lucas Oil Treatment. It's just an oil thickener with no beneficial additives.

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    9. 08-21-2012 09:52 PM #9
      Sweet that way all my vehicles with be running the same thing yea the only reason I was asking about Lucas is because it's kinda warm here and it seems on a hot day my oil press is a lil low when the oil is good an hot

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      08-22-2012 03:55 PM #10
      +1 on the Rotella T6. been running it in my GTI with no complaints. It quieted everything down a little and its actually cheaper than most other synthetics.
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    11. 08-22-2012 04:10 PM #11
      Yea I love it in my bike and the other vehicles I have ran it in

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      08-29-2012 04:57 PM #12
      I personally run mobil 1, but i have only heard good things about rotella t6
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    13. 08-29-2012 05:20 PM #13
      Awesome I'm going to be changing mine over maybe this weekend so we shall see

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      08-29-2012 06:03 PM #14
      Used to run Mobil1 and it was good, but I recently switched to the Rotella 5w40 and I absolutely love it. Definitely quieted things down a bit and it's fairly inexpensive. I highly recommend it to anyone with a 1.8t.
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      09-04-2012 08:58 AM #15
      T6 is great! I run it in both my 1.8t Passat and my S4. Like others have said, it's pretty cheap...I think like $22 at walmart.

    16. 09-05-2012 08:56 PM #16
      Well it's taking me longer to switch than I anticipated but the change will happen by Sunday but I'm doing a seafoam oil treatment now trying to brake up what ever may be stoping up my timing chain tensioner so just maybe I won't have to change it but I shall see

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      09-06-2012 03:01 PM #17
      you're fine with the rotella t6 as well as vag 502 oils. it's most important to change it regularly in a 1.8t and use the upgraded oil filter as it adds oil capacity (esp on a longitudenal motor), they're tight on a jetta but do fit..

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      09-06-2012 03:03 PM #18
      go to the beach and watch the wave crash, it will do almost as much good and is far more therapudic

    19. 09-06-2012 03:05 PM #19
      Lol ok at the wave

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