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    Default Rotella T6 5w 40 in 7mgte

    I heard people like to run 5w 40 synthetic in the 7mgte

    I run it in my 7.3 diesel I know it's great oil. Will it work great in these engines too.

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    Default Re: Rotella T6 5w 40 in 7mgte

    Um, I run 0w30 castrol edge europe blend.
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    Default Re: Rotella T6 5w 40 in 7mgte

    ^^ Very Good oil. Unfortunately I can never find those in australia i have to import them -.-

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    Default Re: Rotella T6 5w 40 in 7mgte

    Moved to the proper section.

    The Castrol made be available under a different name there, you'd have to bug someone (paging IJ) that would know.
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    Default Re: Rotella T6 5w 40 in 7mgte

    Hmm i guess i've been under the shades then. Barely came across the european 0w30 blend.

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    The guy before me ran 15w50 in it. It' has 140,000 on it so thin oil won't work to well untill it's rebuilt. I just heard of people running 5w 40 in it. I know it's great oil but idk if its great oil in a 7m

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    Default Re: Rotella T6 5w 40 in 7mgte

    The 7M was designed for a 5w30 oil. If you do increase the weight you'll essentially be trying to push thicker fluid through the same gaps in the bearings. Not saying that it won't work, but it's not optimal. That being said, over time these gaps get larger from regular engine wear. I won't say putting 5w40 is the right thing to do in a higher mileage engine, but it's something I've done in the past. It's a topic that can be debated back and forth either way. Regardless of whatever you do though, 15w50 is definitely too thick.
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    So I'm thinking that the 5w 40 will work. If it can take the punishment I put in my truck it should handle the supra.

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    Default Re: Rotella T6 5w 40 in 7mgte

    Quote Originally Posted by Zrain25 View Post
    So I'm thinking that the 5w 40 will work. If it can take the punishment I put in my truck it should handle the supra.
    So um, because your truck can handle it, you think a 20+ year old vehicle can?
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    No I thought i could use it because if it runs of off thick 15w 50 it will run off of 5w 40. Be easier for the engine to move the oil around when cold

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