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somewhat related, since I got another Corolla last month, and this one does not burn a quart of oil every 500 miles like my 2000 did (with poorly designed rings) I looked into what would be best for this car, since I expect to put over 250k miles on the odo.
It turns out Toyota has a "Toyota Oil" that you can only get if you take your car to the dealer for an oil change. Im sure it comes in 55 gallon drums. Its a bit of a mystery what it is, rumored to be made by Mobil. Here's the thing: you can take your car to a toyota dealer and get an oil change and filter for $10 (4 quarts). I doubt its full synthetic, because the interval is only 5000 miles, maybe its a blend.
They do this to get you to take your car to the dealer for the loss leader oil change, and they check over every inch of your car and print out a 4 page listing of all the things they recommend you have done. I know this because the previous owner of this Corolla always took it to a dealer for everything, and kept all the receipts. He paid a lot for the work he had done, and the car is in excellent condition (with 107k miles on it). Im eternally grateful for his stewardship on this car... but I always change my own oil.
I dont know when the oil was changed last, it has a light that comes on when the 5000 miles have clicked off, but Ive put 1000 miles on it so far, and the oil on the dip stick looks like honey. I sure wish I knew what it is.
FYI. The Rotella while being rated JASO is not rated for gasoline engines and does not meet the requirements of the OEM. personally I think it is better and have used it for over 100k on my Wing but for those concerned with warranty it does not meet requirements.I put 60K+ on the Honda I had before the V-Star I have now and had no issues with the T6 5W40. Never had the oil tested, but never had any oil related issue either. 24K on the 950T so far, same story. Always looks and smells good when I drain it out. Just be careful when you pick up the blue bottle - there is a 0W40 that is NOT JASO certified. Bottles look almost identical.
The S in SE, SA, ETC is for gasoline. Diesel will have a rating starting with a C. All of the rating for the current Rotella are C, it is not rated S. This changed a couple of years ago. I heard it was because gasoline engines had to reduce the amount of some oil additive required. Rotella no longer qualified for gasoline ratings because it did not reduce the additive. I'm no expert and could be telling you wrong but I do know the oil is no longer rated for gas.This is interesting, Im pretty sure Walmart also sells Rotella oil, over in the truck/diesel section of the fluids isle.
The owners manual for 2000 Royal Star calls for 20W40, recommended API service SE, SF, SG type or higher, with a caution to not use oil with anti-friction or energy conserving modifiers.
Nothing about JASO, nothing about the oil being rated for gasoline engines.
If its straight petroleum oil with no additives, how can it not be rated for gasoline engines?
I had a good handle on all this, now Im confused....
owners manual will tell you you need jaso and sm rated oil. jaso is in my understanding for the wet clutch and sm is the engine.OK, I'm really confused now. JASO is the Japanese motorcycle designation, correct? Maybe it's just that they are not imported, but I have yet to see a diesel motorcycle. So wouldn't the JASO imply that it is OK in gasoline motorcycle engines?
I run Rotella T6 in the winters because I do ride when it’s cold. JASO cert, no issues. I usually go heavier in summer, but can’t imagine Rotella isn’t good for any standard street MC situation.I put 60K+ on the Honda I had before the V-Star I have now and had no issues with the T6 5W40. Never had the oil tested, but never had any oil related issue either. 24K on the 950T so far, same story. Always looks and smells good when I drain it out. Just be careful when you pick up the blue bottle - there is a 0W40 that is NOT JASO certified. Bottles look almost identical.