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Old 12-29-2012, 08:34 AM   #31
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In Ontario at Can Tire, the 5 (US) gallon (18.9 L) pail of Rotella T 15-40 Diesel Motor Oil (Product #28-7932-6) is $76 + 13% tax, so $4.54 / liter. I used the 15-40 in an old DR350, and it ran fine. I wouldn't hesitate to buy this if T-6 wasn't available.

The same 15-40 oil at Walmart in NC this week was $13 / gallon, + around 6% sales tax, so still a good deal at $3.54 / liter, and easier to handle than a pail.

The T-6 Rotella 5-40 synth I brought back was around $22 / gal + tax, which works out to $6.15 / liter

At Can Tire, T-6 Rotella 5-40 synth 4L jug is currently listed at $43 + 13% tax, so $12.15 / liter. No bargain in my opinion, though it does go on sale occasionally.
Are you sure the Canadian Tire stuff wasn't in a 5 Liter jug? The 4 liter jug seems to be a thing of the past in the box stores out this way... That being said, even if it is a 5L jug the $43 crappy tire price seems pretty high as Wal-Marts regular price runs around $37...
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:02 AM   #32
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Rotella T was $59 here in BC Can Tires two weeks ago for the 19l bucket, so app. $3 a litre. From reading some of the links posted here, however, it appears that the consistency of synthetic oils lends it to be friendlier for cold weather applications. Now, at 1.1 liters per oil change per 5000km's as recommended by Yamaha, I should have enough oil in one bucket to change the oil in my XT225 for the next 85,000km's.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:56 AM   #33
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85,000 km on a XT225. Wow! Do you think you'll live long enough?
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:40 PM   #34
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Check out the Bob is the Oil Guy web forum. A couple searches there convinced me that Canadian Tire oil comes out of the same tank in their Ontario refinery as Shell's brand name oils.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:14 AM   #35
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Are you sure the Canadian Tire stuff wasn't in a 5 Liter jug? The 4 liter jug seems to be a thing of the past in the box stores out this way... That being said, even if it is a 5L jug the $43 crappy tire price seems pretty high as Wal-Marts regular price runs around $37...
You may be right about the jug size, as I do recall ours used to be 5L. If so, Can Tire is using a US photo, because their site shows a 4L jug. http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:44 AM   #36
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And the description underneath the pic states 4.4L.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:24 PM   #37
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Was there yesterday looking at the Castrol and the old jugs in the rack were 5l and the ones on sale were 4.4l
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:37 PM   #38
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Castrol GTX automotive oil

Here in Wpg Cdn Tire stores Castrol GTX automotive oil is sold in both 4.4 litre and 5 litre jugs. I've seen both sizes go on sale... usually never at same time.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:01 PM   #39
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T-6 Rotella

So, does Rotella T-6 qualify as one of those "Special Oils" referred to in my R1150R owner's manual?
Anyone using it in BMW Oilheads?
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:18 AM   #40
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So, does Rotella T-6 qualify as one of those "Special Oils" referred to in my R1150R owner's manual?
Anyone using it in BMW Oilheads?
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I run it in my oilhead in the spring and fall but I go to 15-50 Mobil 1 in the heat of summer. I run it in my Suzook year round. It is probably fine in the BMW all the time.

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Old 02-23-2013, 08:48 PM   #41
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accidentally bought synthettic rotella t6 0w-40

Meant to buy 5w-40. The 0w-40 does not say JASO certified on the jug. Does the 5w-40 and 15w-40 have different certification?

Do I have to try to return this to canadian tire?
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:12 PM   #42
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Meant to buy 5w-40. The 0w-40 does not say JASO certified on the jug. Does the 5w-40 and 15w-40 have different certification?

Do I have to try to return this to canadian tire?

Pretty sure any oil with a viscosity rating of 0w, is not motorcycle capable, in fact it's probably classified as an 'energy saving oil' which means friction modifiers, which are not known to be good for wet clutches.

Get rid of the shite.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:43 PM   #43
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Meant to buy 5w-40. The 0w-40 does not say JASO certified on the jug. Does the 5w-40 and 15w-40 have different certification?

Do I have to try to return this to canadian tire?
The 0W/40 is for sub zero winter conditions in the big trucks, a much different formula than the 5W/40 Rotella... I would take it back and swap it unless your planning a mid winter ride to Inuvik... The 5W/40 synthetic will hold it's viscosity longer so your motorcycles oil change intervals can be extended over what is recommended for the non synth 15/40...
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:19 AM   #44
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The 0W/40 is for sub zero winter conditions in the big trucks, a much different formula than the 5W/40 Rotella... I would take it back and swap it unless your planning a mid winter ride to Inuvik... The 5W/40 synthetic will hold it's viscosity longer so your motorcycles oil change intervals can be extended over what is recommended for the non synth 15/40...
Thanks for the info. That stuff is going back, no plans to ride to Inuvik.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:25 PM   #45
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CND Tire Oil has worked for me.

I've used the motomaster oil in several bikes and quads with no problems. I use Castrol GTX synthetic in my boxers because of the dry clutch. I'm suprised to see all of the people using synthetic oil and assuming there is lots of it going into bikes with wet clutches. Twice I've had quad clutches get slick, once with Mobil 1, a car oil but also to two machines using Motul full synthetic. My mechanic says to use plain old motorcycle oil in everything and change it often.
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