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Anyone use Shell roletta T5 before? how dose it works?
« on: 18 August 2016, 03:18:26 AM »
I'm using repsol rider now and going to switch to roletta T5 next oil change, is it ok? since it's alot cheaper than the repsol.
still like the old time rock n' roll

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Re: Anyone use Shell roletta T5 before? how dose it works?
« Reply #1 on: 18 August 2016, 10:18:49 AM »
Rotella T5 is intended for use in big diesel engines so will contain more detergents than necessary in a bike engine.
On the plus side: it has plenty of ZDP which is excellent (and largely absent from SL-rated oils onwards) and doesn't have Moly which would make the clutch slip.
If it's a good price I'd happily give it a go.

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Re: Anyone use Shell roletta T5 before? how dose it works?
« Reply #2 on: 16 May 2017, 09:48:38 PM »
This post is tagged as 'new', but is 9 months old!...... What the hell is 'Roletta'??? :lol

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Re: Anyone use Shell roletta T5 before? how dose it works?
« Reply #3 on: 24 January 2018, 05:09:03 AM »
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Re: Anyone use Shell roletta T5 before? how dose it works?
« Reply #4 on: 06 February 2018, 10:15:04 AM »
Interesting for the source of information for the incoming members.

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Re: Anyone use Shell roletta T5 before? how dose it works?
« Reply #5 on: 06 February 2018, 12:27:23 PM »
Detergent heavy, low revving, diesel engine oil, going into very high revving, high tuned petrol motorcycle engine,  :eek  I think I will give that one a miss.
It might be alright, but, I would not  take the chance.
And is it worth the risk saving perhaps 6 or 7 quid on 4 litres of oil, if it was to foc your engine I don't think you will repair it with the money saved. :lol 

Shell Advanced 4T for me every time, either Fully Synth or Semi Synth, what ever is on offer at the time.

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Re: Anyone use Shell roletta T5 before? how dose it works?
« Reply #6 on: 06 February 2018, 01:37:33 PM »
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either Fully Synth or Semi Synth,


Begs a question I've wanted to ask. Supposing you've got a spare litre of fully synth and you mix it with semi for an oil change. Is that going to be OK? Assuming they are both 10/40 and the right spec of course.

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Re: Anyone use Shell roletta T5 before? how dose it works?
« Reply #7 on: 10 May 2018, 05:58:22 PM »
its not meant to be good practice but shouldnt cause any harm from what ive read