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Shell Rottella and Quicksilver (Mercury) 2-stroke oils at Sams club.

Old 03-04-2002, 03:55 PM
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I had always heard that there is something not good about using regular oil (oil not formulated for diesels) in diesels, but never the other way around. I had heard that it has something to do with the interaction with combustion and the residues left in the oils. I had heard this from a long time diesel mechanic of course that does not make it true. Just my $.02

OK, now I remember it has to do with the high sulfur content of diesel fuel interacting with the oil. Sure made sense to me.

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Old 03-04-2002, 04:18 PM
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Always Rottela in my diesels....Never thought of it for gas ? Makes sense though.....If it has to hold up to the crap diesels put out its gotta be tough stuff [High heat,Lots of cleaners]
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