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Old 11-02-2021, 08:39 AM   #1
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Rotella t4 oil missing

Where did all the Shell T4 rotella oil go. Walmart has none, Amazon has none. AND shell customer service said they may send some next month but there is a shortage do to lack of truck drivers. WHAT?. In a recent trip from SW Florida to Boston To Syracuse to Cemson to SW Fl. My DW and I commented that we never saw so many trucks on the road and in rest stops.
So now what is everyone using for oil changes with the lack of T4. I have an older ISB 5.9 so T4 was perfect.

Oh did I say Amazon has none. I meant they have but will cost you DOUBLE the price it was at walmart. $28 per gallon. that is $64 more per oil change. what a rip
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I went to two ag supply stores and walmart and sams last week, not a drop between them. Now I know theres more to it even. Wow, wth?
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Just bought a few gallons of Delvac that was in stock. Didn't see any Rotella but I'm not stuck on using only products from Royal Dutch Shell.
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I found some at Home Depot and had to order the remaining 2 gals from Tractor Supply.
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I was at a tractor supply yesterday.. lots of T4 T6 Delvac Mobil and house brands.. atleast shelf full..and some 5 gallon pails..

Some areas and stores I am sure are short suppled..
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Speedco changed my oil last week. They had Rotella but it was nearly twice the cost of Speedcos brand, which they claimed was MobileOne Delvac. I went with their brand.
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You got to be flexible. Just make sure it has the correct SAE or Mfgrs recommended ratings.
Ive been using Walmart brands for 25+ years. I've even ran with the wrong viscosity, no problems.
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update rotella

When I call Shell they said they would have product on the shelf by november. Well that has come and gone and so has all the rotella even at tractor supply. what is everyone else using now that shell rotella has been off the shelf since spring of 2020
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Sams was out of Rotella, but my WalMart in Alabama had plenty on 12/23/21.
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We've been out of rotella around here for awhile. I switched over to supertech at Walmart after reading as much as I could online. Here's a decent link about it and everything I've read has been positive including oil analysis results. It was enough to convince me.


https://vehiclefreak.com/who-makes-s...s-it-any-good/
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Valvoline Premium Blue 8600 ES 15W-40 Conventional Heavy Duty Engine Oil.

Get it at Tractor Supply for $14.99 a gal
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There hasnt been any rotella here for a while. I used the 15/40 Valvoline HD, it says its “approved” by Cummins, whatever you think that worth.
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I used to be stuck on Rotella, but have determined that any oil that meets the engine manufacturers specs is good to use. I don't even know what the Cummins shop that's been servicing our coach for eight years and 75,000 miles uses. It still does not need any oil added in 9-10,000 mile annual changes.
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The Walmart located on I-10 near my home has had empty shelves of all types of engine oils for months. Why I don't know. To change oil in my Jeep Wrangler a couple of weeks ago I had to pay the higher price at O'Reilly's Parts Store for Mobil-1 5W-20 I like to use as the Walmart was completely out of ALL brands of synthetic 5W-20 engine oils !!

I have the LubeZone business near my home change my coach's engine oil. They have had no problems with bulk supply of Rotella conventional T4 engine oil.
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