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Should I just stick with recommended 5-30 or should I switch it up to something else with the turbo setup on her?

Also, should I still only fill to recommended spec, or is a slight overfill required at all?

Thanks!:tank:

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General Thread Consensus = Rotella T 15w-40
 

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Wow, 20-50, that's some pretty heavy stuff! Would that possibly bring up my hot idle oil pressure?
 

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And these heavier weights are OK for a stock y8 oil pump?

Jumping to 20-50 seems like a massive jump, I feel better moving to 15-40 first.

Isn't Rotella designed for diesel engines (not that it matters I suppose), I know we use it in all of our Cat equipment at work.
 

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I don't know about the heavier oil in these motor but on an air cooled motor it helps keep the motor cool and you don't get oil temps as high


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Yeah 10-30 is sounding like the most logical first jump, lol. I always use Mobil 1 full syn in all of my motors so I like knowing I can get it in 10-30.
 

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And these heavier weights are OK for a stock y8 oil pump?

Jumping to 20-50 seems like a massive jump, I feel better moving to 15-40 first.

Isn't Rotella designed for diesel engines (not that it matters I suppose), I know we use it in all of our Cat equipment at work.
Just doesn't have all the additives in it. And its not really a heavy oil guys its a 40 weight at warm which I will take a heavier oil for a little more bearing film and besides d's don't rev to high to really need a lighter weight oil.
 

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I don't know about the heavier oil in these motor but on an air cooled motor it helps keep the motor cool and you don't get oil temps as high


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Why would lower temps be better for heavier oil?
 

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I've been running castrol synth. 10w-30, but since it's warmin up for the summer I added some 50 in to help my warm idle oil pressure.

I would say check your oil pressure and see what you need to do from there!
 

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after reading alot of oil test i went with the rotella t4 10w-30 i believe, its a synthetic mix diesel oil that has a great zinc count and a few other high temp things that matter the most, even ran it in my car after the turbo with no problems..its about $16 a gallon at wally world
 

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t4 or t6??
 

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seems like i should up my weight. been running 5w30 since i brought the car didnt think to change weight once the turbo went on.
What weight are you considering moving to?
 

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Go find out your turbo brand and see what they recommend

I personally would not recommend thick ass oil

I would use synthetic 5w-30. If you are worried that it will get hot with the turbo and break down, go buy a $30 oil cooler and an ebay 10-20 dollar sandwich adapter
 
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