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nshunter
Subject: Mixing Oil2014-03-07 20:32:28
Posts: 123
Middleton, Nova Scotia , Canada

Just a quick question its Oil change time and I have been running synthetic Oil for a few years now, I started using Rotella T SB 0W-40 , well I have Rotella T6 5w-40 now. I have a litre of the Rotella T SB 0W-40 left can I mix this with the Rotella T6 5w-40.
I can't see it being an issue but what are your thoughts?

Thanks

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Subject: Mixing Oil2014-03-07 21:05:27

Posts: 5450
ATV/UTV Paradise, Colorado , USA



Great topic.

Personally I see no issues. Just as long as it is wet clutch compatible. And I think both are.

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nshunter
Subject: Mixing Oil2014-03-07 21:12:06
Posts: 123
Middleton, Nova Scotia , Canada

Well the Rotella T SB 0w-40 was the Oil that Demijohn recommended quite few years ago and I've used it ever since but now I bought the Rotella T6 5w-40
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SmoothKing700
Subject: Mixing Oil2014-03-08 03:17:53

Posts: 2776
Somewhere in, Kentucky , USA


It has been years since I read about mixing oils, but here is what I think I remember. Never mix service ratings and never mix oils that have different hot viscosity values (the last number). Both being Shell oils the service rating should match and they are both xw40 oils, so they should be okay to mix. You wouldn't want to mix a 5w30 with a 5w40 because the recommended hot engine viscosity is 40. Living in Canada I would leave the 0w40 in until the weather is warmer.

There should be an FAQ on Shell's website. I think I remember reading about mixing oils there. Or email their support.

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Biglake
Subject: Mixing Oil2014-03-08 07:35:40
Posts: 175
Bramber, Nova Scotia , Canada

I switch from the shell 0-40 to shell 5-40 a bit without issue and use whatevers left in the jug before using the next one, non of my bikes or atvs have minded in the last 8 years.

As you've found out you cant always get the 0-40 easily in ns lol

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nshunter
Subject: Mixing Oil2014-03-08 08:32:42
Posts: 123
Middleton, Nova Scotia , Canada

Well Canadian Tire has the Rotella T6 0w-40 $42.99 and Napa has the Rotella T6 5w-40 $38.99 I don't use my King as much in the winter anymore as mama likes the driveway done with the snowblower over the ATV so a happy wife is a happy life..............
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Nuck007
Subject: Mixing Oil2014-03-08 08:48:16

Posts: 5407
Philly, Pennsylvania , USA


I just wanted to add a fact mentioned in my 2014 HONDA owner's manual.

It went something like this: Use the recommended oil ( Honda's ) in this owners manual and it will meet all the requirements and NO supplement oils need are necessary.

I believe in clean oil over oil supplements, I rather spend my money on more oil changes than pricey oil supplements.

This may be a slightly different view on this topic.

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