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    Default Anyone run Rotella T6 in a 998 SM5?

    Anyone run Rotella T6 in a 998 sm5? How many miles before oil change. My riding style varies from moderately aggressive to Sunday drive. 2011 rts.

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    I run T 6 and have 69,000+ miles. I change oil every 4500 miles as per BMP instructions.

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    If Rotella T6 meets the API service specifications listed in your operator's guide you can use it. If you use it change your oil according to the service specifications in your operator's guide. You can change it at shorter intervals if you want; it's your money.
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    I ran Rotella T6 in my past life 2013 STS SM5. Great oil. Changed at 3000 - 4500 miles.
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    When I bought my 2013 RTL, the previous owner had a Spyder dealership do the maintenance. One of the first things I did was get on the forum here and look for things I should be doing. A repeated recommendation was the T-6 synthetic oil. I changed the oil within the first week to be safe and I noticed much of the transmission noise decreased and shifting improved. Not sure what oil the PO dealership was using...but the T-6 seems to work well. My driving is mostly city and not on a daily basis. I change around 3000 miles (1 years worth of local driving). The oil and filters are plenty cheap enough...

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    A number of us here on SL, self included, have reported smoother shifting with full synthetic oil, me with both Mobil1 T4 and Amsoil Metric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayBros View Post
    If Rotella T6 meets the API service specifications listed in your operator's guide you can use it. If you use it change your oil according to the service specifications in your operator's guide. You can change it at shorter intervals if you want; it's your money.
    The T-6 does and actually has one of the highest ratings for Synthetics used in Spyders .... It's dirt cheap at Walmart and google Shell oil and see about re-bates for this oil .....Mike

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    I ran T6 in my 08 GS when I had it. Never a problem or issue.
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    Previously 2008 GS SM5 and 2014 RT SE6






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