I enjoy this site as you can get a cross section of answers: no all Dodge, Ford, Chevy or the highway.
on another forum I follow, diesel oil was the topic:
Question was: Is Mobil Delvac 1300 Super 15w40 good oil
most all that responded like Mobil Delvac 1300 oil
one response said he used it because Shell Rotella stinks, he called Rotella, (Shell Rosmella).
Plus the word is that Shell is doing dealings with certain countries and areas of which the USA is not friends with... remember 9/11? I wish I still had the email that I received from an Exxon/Mobil rep. with the links to the articles.
I use Shell Rotella in my Dodge diesel truck and my farm tractor, I believe it is an excellent oil with the zinc additive.
Have any of your guys ever heard anything about Shell's dealing with countries the US is not friendly with? Also, I never had a problem with the smell of the oil, all oil has some odor, but it is not a bad odor.
Thanks for your reply,
It sure would take some heavy duty negitives on Shell Rotella for me to change oil brands.
Shell Oil is an international company and they (and all OTHER oil companies) certainly do business with all kind of different nations. They are a BUSINESS organization not a political one. In order to get away from doing business with folks in the petrochemical business who also do business with those nations means you stop driving. Where does the oil they refine to make the gasoline or diesel you burn come from? The answer is "you have NO IDEA"
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All the big name oils are going to have the quality, and Rotella is no different. As far as where an oil came from (or who the company works for), it shouldn't have an effect on the quality of the oils you mentioned. That doesn't mean that it won't effect how some folks review it
A lot of these products are traded back and forth by intermediate Brokers, so just because Citgo or Shell may have alliances to places we don't like, doesn't mean that the dealer down the street, with the Red/White/Blue flags and such isn't getting something from one of those other companies put into their tanks.
Buy the Rotella, or whatever oil your Mfgr recommends, for the best price you can find, and don't worry about it
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Any certified CJ-4 oil will be fine for today's diesel engines. IMO, Rotella is good oil even though it does look and smell a little funky. I prefer Delo just because it looks cleaner coming out of the jug, but I'm sure it's no better than Rotella or Delvac. I stick with the big 3 and usually buy what's on sale at the time. I think a lot of people get way too anal about oil and way too many people get sucked into the Amsoil hype.
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