Rotella Gas Truck 0W-20 VOA

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Batch is from Dec 2018. [Linked Image]

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Thank you for posting. Many here have been curious about this oil. Hmmm, not really loaded with add's like I though it would be. TBN is low as well.
 
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Shell oils typically show lower starting TBN than most competitors - mind you that does not necessarily show the rate at which the TBN decreases.
 
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I used four 5 quart jugs of this oil last year in my 2018 Subaru Outback at 6000 mile intervals. It seemed okay but I had consumption issues on the last jug so I stopped using it after that.
 
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Running this in the Subaru now. Its OK but its not a lowe end torque maker. Seems "gooey" compared to the Subaru Genuine 0W20 - which seems like you poured "air" into the crankcase. Currently Subaru Idemitsu has run the best on the 2 litre. Just behind that was Valvoline Advanced with Magnetec as Makeup. The Valvoline loved the Maggie and it made for a smoother running sump and a stellar UOA posted on this site. -Ken
 
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Originally Posted by PimTac
Remember, this oil is from 2018. A lot has changed since then.
My hair became greyer, and my wrinkles deeper. More seriously it looks like they reduced a bit calcium/phosphorus/zinc. Or it's just batch variation, or lab differences, or both.
 

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Originally Posted by Popsy
Originally Posted by PimTac
Remember, this oil is from 2018. A lot has changed since then.
My hair became greyer, and my wrinkles deeper. More seriously it looks like they reduced a bit calcium/phosphorus/zinc. Or it's just batch variation, or lab differences, or both.
Yep exactly. Bought brand new a few weeks ago at a busy Advance Auto. Check those dates!
 
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Why are people sending in samples of this stuff? Subie and PQIA have every RGT virgin sample posted in most weights.
 

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Why are people sending in samples of this stuff? Subie and PQIA have every RGT virgin sample posted in most weights.

To have more data points?

Was there a formulation change?

To see if one was an outlier?

And any other number of reasons why you would repeat an experiment more than one time.

I was going to post a few more of my VOAs that just came back but you've convinced me to go ahead and not share them with the world, with that great attitude of yours! (y)
 
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