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Old 10-18-2010, 07:44 PM
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Rotella claims to be a 'low ash' oil. That bothered me until I realized that everything that burns leaves ash.

Piston rings rotate (by design) and at some point all the gaps line up, sending a blow torch of flames to the bottom of your engine.

Rotella is designed for very severe service and it already contains 1,500-PPM of zinc. I've had good service from it in my classic Fords, and my original cams are like new. - Dave
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Rotella claims to be a 'low ash' oil. That bothered me until I realized that everything that burns leaves ash.

Piston rings rotate (by design) and at some point all the gaps line up, sending a blow torch of flames to the bottom of your engine.

Rotella is designed for very severe service and it already contains 1,500-PPM of zinc. I've had good service from it in my classic Fords, and my original cams are like new. - Dave
So you have been using Rotella for a while then? Should I start using it in my T-Bird with 96K miles on it?
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...Should I start using it in my T-Bird with 96K miles on it?
It's very good protection for your engine regardless if you have 96 or 96,000 miles.

15W-40 Rotella-T is a detergent oil (due to the phosphorus content) and it protects your flat tappets and cam lobes (due to the zinc). I change my oil every three thousand miles whether it needs it or not. That gives me an opportunity to look around under the engine & suspension area, check all the hoses, and grease the zirks.
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I'm using Rotella now, because of the recommendations of the folks on this site. I got zinc additive from e-bay if you think you want to use that too.
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