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Rotella oil help

Manual says 10w30... I live in Alaska so it gets cold and stays cold. Will that oil hold up in the cold or am I better off just running a 5w40 full syn.
Also from what I understand 10w30 is a synthetic "blend"...

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I would run 0w30/0w40 or 5w40 per manual for your extreme temperatures.

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It would be advantageous to run a full synthetic 5W-40 such as Rotella T6.

For that matter, switching all of your fluids to 100% synthetic would be a wise practice.

Especially if you are making trips north.

Finally a great snowmachine season, eh?

EDIT: Rotella does have a 0W-40 Full Synthetic Diesel rated oil but I have only seen it Canada and its not cheap.


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If you are regularly seeing temperatures to the left of the red line (taken from the diesel supplement) I would run a xW-40 or xW-30 and call it good. You are correct that most 10W-30 oils are synthetic blends.




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Thanks for the info guys. Ya I'm leaning towards doing a 5w40 for all year long to make it easy on myself. I suppose I could run a 10w30 for summer use but I've always been on the wagon of using a full synthetic.
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I'm living in Fairbanks, we saw -50 here a time or two this winter. I'm running full synthetic 5W-40. No issues with starting in my 2012.


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yes 0w40 or 5w40 will work well for you....and u can leave it in for the summer too, no worries there.

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I've run this lots too. Not sure if it's available in Alaska though.

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I've run this lots too. Not sure if it's available in Alaska though.

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I see the 0W-40 weights in Canada regularly but its seldom an on the shelf item in the Great Land.


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