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This is a discussion on Shell Rotella T6 5W40 Synthetic Oil within the Can-Am Outlander forums, part of the Can-Am ATV Discussion category; This oil marketed for diesel engines is also very popular with the high performance motorcyle crowd due to it meeting the Jaso wet clutch certification ...


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Shell Rotella T6 5W40 Synthetic Oil

This oil marketed for diesel engines is also very popular with the high performance motorcyle crowd due to it meeting the Jaso wet clutch certification and low friction modifiers.My question is anyone using this in there outlanders as the price is very good.I also looked at a bottle of the BRP syn oil and there are no certifications listed on the bottle.Rotella meets most MFGs certifications.
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I've used Rotella in my Rincon for the past 8 years, and I used Rotella on my 1000 on the 1st change, and have put over 200 miles on it since the change. Never had any issues with it, and the price is better than most other synthics.
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Friction modifiers make the oil "More Slippery", so I always ran oil with the friction modifiers in it! Just my opinion, and it may not even make a difference in the end.........
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i used to run amsoil full synthetic but now i run shell rotella 5-40 full synthetic. it's only $35 for 5 litres and it does have the right properties to run in a bike with a wet clutch system. can-am's only run dry clutch systems so you could use regualr motor oil also but i haven't found it $7 a litres.
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This is exactly what i use! Rotella (Shell) 5w-40 FULL Synthetic
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I like rotella T6.

Have used it for many years with no engine failures.

The additive package contained in the "Heavy duty" oils is beneficial to the drive train & bearing material in our ATV motors.

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It's worth noting again the differences between anti-wear additives and extreme pressure additives: Anti-wear such as zinc and boron layer on the metal surfaces and attempt to keep the metals apart, finding applications in sliding actions like pistons and bearings. Extreme pressure additives such as sulphur phosphorus react to the metal surface making it harder and less subject to wear, such as on gears and cam lobes.
The other consideration is ingressed contaminants such as dirt. Dirty oil is dirty oil and no additives will help that. Changing the filter is the answer there.

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Many folks use it. I run Royal Purple in everything on the Outty
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I,ll be using it on my first oil change as it gets good reviews from guys running 200 plus HP 4 stroke racing bikes as well.Hard to beat the price about half that of royal purple or amsoil.Not seeing any API certifications on the bottle of BRP synthetic tells me its an average overpriced synthetic with their name on it.
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Kragen/Oreilly has it on sale for about $20 a gallon.
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Kragen/Oreilly has it on sale for about $20 a gallon.
Wow that's a good price. I was just gonna say that i buy the T6 Rotella (Shell) 5w-40 FULL Synthetic at Walmart for $28 / 5 quarts all year long, always in stock.
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