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This is a discussion on Oil change next week, which oil? within the RAM 1500 Diesel Maintenance forums, part of the RAM 1500 Diesel Garage - RAM 1500 Diesel Mechanics Corner category; Juat thinking about this topic lately...for my previous trucks (hemis) the only detail I worried about was getting the proper weight oil in it; which ...

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    Juat thinking about this topic lately...for my previous trucks (hemis) the only detail I worried about was getting the proper weight oil in it; which was 5W20. I didn't give the brand a second thought. Penzoil, Quaker State, Mobil whatever. Is Rotella T6 the only 5W40 diesel synthetic around? Why is everyone hung up on this being the only acceptable oil? Isn't any 5W40 diesel synthetic acceptable?

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    No.

    Just find an oil with the API rating of CK-4. That's the new rating that replaced the older CJ-4.

    Some other ratings also included is the MS1092, ACEA E9/E7 and ACEA A3/B4. They are also part of that rated package. I would think that the CJ-4 would be one rating I would not go without.

    Of course now it's YOUR job to make the effort to find substitute oils with those ratings. There are many. If you do make the effort, list the ones you find with the attendant ratings.
    Use your head or my may have to use your feet.

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    So there are many others. It just seems to me that Rotella T6 is the only one everyone talks about. I can do the leg work and find alternatives that satisfy the requirements, I was just wondering why Rotella seems to be the only one talked about. Maybe it's as simple as the cost and/or availability?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselmike View Post
    So there are many others. It just seems to me that Rotella T6 is the only one everyone talks about. I can do the leg work and find alternatives that satisfy the requirements, I was just wondering why Rotella seems to be the only one talked about. Maybe it's as simple as the cost and/or availability?

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    The reason that most people reference Rotella T6 5w40 is because 1)FCA specifically calls it out in the updated diesel supplement along with the other recommended specs 2) It's easily obtained for a fair price (ie: WalMart) 3) It has a lot of historical data showing that it's a great oil.

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    Thanks SavagePatch. Even though I have a 2016 I haven't received any type of supplement/notice from my dealer. I didn't know they named Rotella specifically (which I find strange that a manufacturer would single out a specific brand like that). If it weren't for this forum, I would still be using the Euro oil.

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